June 30, 2014

Featured Author: Mark Lee Greenblatt with Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front

Mark Lee Greenblatt is an attorney based in the Washington, DC, area specializing in criminal and ethics investigations. Mark is involved in several community service activities, including serving as vice president of the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, a foundation created in honor of his mother to honor excellence in education. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from Columbia University. He was also a Senior Managers in Government Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government […]
June 20, 2014

Howard Feinstein ATB Event

ATB Author Howard “Howie” Feinstein talked about “Civil Rights Then and Now” at the Takoma Park Community Center Tuesday evening. Howie sure is an affable guy.  He loves people.  Even when only ten came to hear him.  He really engaged them.  They asked great questions.  He talked to each person afterwards.  The audience loved the accordion too.  Two 22 year olds came up to him and recognized him as their substitute teacher when they attended B-CC High School! Poor Howie […]
June 18, 2014

Featured Author: Mark Ewert with The Generosity Path: Finding the Richness in Giving

Make sure to watch The Generosity Path:  Join Us video! Mark V. Ewert is a philanthropy and leadership coach for individuals, organizations, and communities. He guides clients to satisfying and high-impact non-profit relationships, while helping them ground their giving in their values, passions, and beliefs. He is a certified by Georgetown University and the International Coaching Federation, and has his Master’s from Norwich University. Mark’s experience includes leadership consulting for nonprofit and faith-based organizations. About The Generosity Path: Finding the Richness […]
June 17, 2014

Featured Author: Nick Bostrom with Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Program on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School. He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias, Global Catastrophic Risks, and Human Enhancement. He previously taught at Yale, and he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy. Bostrom has a background in physics, computational neuroscience, and mathematical logic as […]
June 12, 2014

Featured Author: Len Forkas with What Spins the Wheel: Leadership Lessons From Our Race for Hope

Len Forkas is the founder of Milestone Communications, a Reston, Virginia-based company that owns and develops wireless towers in the mid-Atlantic region. Before forming Milestone in 2000, Len spent 15 years in the commercial real estate industry and held management positions at Bank of America, Weyerhaeuser Real Estate, and Oxford Development Company. Len earned an MBA from The American University and graduated from the College of Architecture at Ball State University. He lives with his family in the Washington, D.C. […]
May 27, 2014

HBE in San Diego with Arianna Huffington!

Last week Hooks Book Events was in San Diego!  After a very successful event with Arianna Huffington and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in April, the North San Diego Business Chamber reached out to HBE about hosting Arianna for their members.  The Book Goddess was in our corner (again!), and on May 21st, I was in Rancho Bernardo for the event.  Thank you for the referral Boston Chamber! It was a lovely start to what we hope is a […]
May 22, 2014

The Demands of Book Promotion: Frivolous or Necessary?

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, James Parker and Anna Holmes discuss whether they find the demands of book promotion — author photos, media campaigns, Twitter feeds — frivolous or necessary.  Make sure to read The New York Times full article here!