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HipNJ Interviews Author & Medium Teresa St. Francis

HipNJ had the distinct privilege of sitting down for an interview with beloved medium Teresa St. Francis to discuss her new book What Happens The Day After?: Messages From Adolescent Suicides.

The book chronicles Teresa’s experiences getting in touch with adolescents who have tragically committed suicide, and sharing the harrowing conversations that followed. When you look for the book on Amazon, its high ratings and overwhelmingly positive comment section catch your eye – it is clear that this book has been making waves with not only parents of adolescents, but adolescents themselves seem to be finding this book at a tumultuous time in their lives. Amazon describes the book as “an enlightening, unique experience [that] is helpful to parents and students or those seeking answers to what happens after a loved one has passed.”

Actress, comedian and radio hostess Jenny McCarthy wrote the foreword for the book, and continued to praise the book:
“Teresa has written a wonderful book … delivering an unswerving message that speaks with the voice of those teenage kids who took their own lives. They have found a voice in Teresa, who I would call an almost unwitting medium for these kids to once again speak out loud to the living.”

Teresa’s passion for her work is clear not only in her writing, but in the very way she talks about the book and the peace she hopes it can bring to her readers.
Check out our interview with Teresa below!

100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die

“100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die” Book Launch

On Tuesday, August 15th, Newark’s official Glambassador Lauren Craig hosted the launch party at the Newark Museum for her newly published book 100 Things To Do in Newark Before You Die (Reedy Press, $15.98). Through this book, Lauren’s goal was to highlight the cuisine, art, history, and culture of the City of Newark to show tourists and natives alike what the city has to offer.

100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die is your personal tour guide to New Jersey’s largest city. This comprehensive (and family-friendly) listing of 100 amazing ideas will immerse you in the best of Newark cuisine, art, history and culture.

“As Newark’s Glambassador, I am so excited to be able to shine a light on the beauty, culture, and warmth that is Newark, New Jersey,” says Lauren. “It’s time to change the narrative about Newark! This city is the hidden jewel of the East Coast, and 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die is your personal key to the city.”

This book is the latest achievement in a long list of accomplishments by the Newark powerhouse. Lauren, also known as “In a Word Fab”, is a writer, marketer, media personality. Crowned as Newark’s Glambassador by the Greater Newark Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Lauren writes travel blogs for NewarkHappening.com and contributes content to media outlets like MTV and Ebony while acting as Marketing Manager for Newark Arts. After practicing law for 10 years, Lauren retired to pursue her passions full-time and now lives a life filled with creativity, yoga, and happiness.

The event was sponsored by the City of Newark, the Newark Museum, Newark Happening, Newark Arts, and Reedy Press.
A-list attendees included Mayor Ras Baraka, City of Newark; Karin Aaron, President and CEO of the Greater Newark Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; Jeremy Johnson, Executive Director of Newark Arts and Steve Kern, Director and CEO of Newark Museum.

Visit 100thingsnewark.com for all things Brick City, and be sure to follow @100thingsnewark and @inawordfab on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Garden State Top Authors Gather at BooksNJ

On June 11th, #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino was at BooksNJ, a celebration of writing, reading, and books! The event featured panel discussions, readings, storytelling and crafts.

This free, family-friendly event was brought to the masses by the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS), a 77 member public library consortium located throughout Bergen, Hudson, Essex, and Passaic Counties, and the Paramus Public Library, Berkeley College and the New Jersey State Library.

On the beautiful grounds of the Paramus Public Library, Lisa Marie chatted with the top authors and literary leaders that help shape the Garden State’s book scene.

Scroll through the Facebook Live videos below to help shape your Summer 2017 reading list!