10/7/16 - EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET Launch Party!

This Friday, October 7, come to Cornelia Street Cafe for the launch of Eamon Loingsigh's Exile on Bridge Street, new from Three Rooms Press. I spent the last year editing this historical / crime novel and would be so glad to celebrate its launch with you! Books will be available for purchase, and Eamon would be thrilled to sign your copy. 

EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET Launch with author Eamon Loingsigh

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
Admission: $10 (includes a free drink)

Three Rooms Press celebrates the New York launch of the Brooklyn-based Irish gang saga EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET by Eamon Loingsigh with special guest Brooklyn-based author Kathleen Donohoe
(Ashes of Fiery Weather).

EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET- The sequel story of the critically acclaimed Light of the Diddicoy follows Irish immigrant Liam Garrity as he struggles to find adulthood in pre-Prohibition Brooklyn. As tensions and violence rise in Ireland, he struggles to find a way to reunite his family in America. Joining a gang in “Irishtown” under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, he finds himself on the violent Brooklyn waterfront, struggling to find himself while fighting to survive. When a rival gang member vies to take over, Garrity must fight his own war that mirrors the one his family is fighting in Ireland, the home he left behind. 

Loingsigh takes readers on a fast-paced adventure through time, blending the beauty and grit of New York with the violent and turbulent reality of the Irish immigrants that came searching for a better life, only to find a new war of their own. This is the second installment in the Auld Irishtown trilogy, but stands alone as a powerful piece of historical fiction. 

“In Exile on Bridge Street, Eamon Loingsigh recreates the forgotten world of Irish immigrant New York with a combination of accuracy and drama found only in the best historical fiction” – Tyler Anbinder, professor of history, George Washington University; author, Five Points

Copies of EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET will be available for purchase and signing. 

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $10, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com/).

Info and reservations: info@threeroomspress.com




Meagan Brothers will be reading from her new novel Weird Girl and What's His Name tonight at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow. Come hear some of Lula and Rory's adventure, as read by the author herself! Copies will be available for purchase and signing. Even The New York Times thinks you should go! 

Additionally, Weird Girl and What's His Name was featured on HerCampus's "20 New Young Adult Books to Read." They write: 

Readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories will enjoy this powerful novel. 

Read the full review here. But that's not all! The book has received a number of new reviews, from Barnes & Noble, Stylecaster, and School Library Journal, which I've added to my original list. Check them out here

And last but not least . . . spotted at the Barnes & Noble on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Come give this book a good home. Have you spotted any copies of Weird Girl? Show us on Twitter @threeroomspress

Spotted by the illustrious Nicole Frail (www.nicolefrail.com). 

Spotted by the illustrious Nicole Frail (www.nicolefrail.com). 


Meagan Brothers at Hudson Valley Writers' Center

Meagan Brothers, author of  Weird Girl and What's His Name

Meagan Brothers, author of Weird Girl and What's His Name

On Friday, October 30, author Meagan Brothers will be reading from Weird Girl and What's His Name at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY, for which I occasionally do graphic design. The reading starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $10. 

The Hudson Valley Writers Center describes the event: 

A reading in collaboration with Three Rooms Press. Meagan Brothers reads from her recently published LGBT-Young Adult novel, Weird Girl and What’s His Name, about friendship and finding your place in the world.

Tickets can be purchased here. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Afterward, you can stay to chat with the Press and Meagan, or partake of Sleepy Hollow's annual Halloween traditions. Hope to see you there! 

Kat Georges Design

Kat Georges Design

The Reviews Are In: WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME Is a Hit!

With only a week left until the official release of Meagan Brothers's Weird Girl and What's His Name (Three Rooms Press, 978-1941110270) I'm ecstatic to announce that the reviews have been rolling in and they all agree: this is the one book you need to buy this fall!

Read the most recent reviews here:

Barnes & Noble's BNTEENblog "New Releases: Time Loops, Dark Avengers, and a Silver-Screen Love Triangle"
Lula and Rory are X-Files–loving best friends and misfits—she’s brashly outspoken and bookish, he’s in the closet and in a secret relationship with a much older man—who seem to fit with nobody but each other. But when Lula learns that Rory hasn’t been totally honest with her, she decides to run away. The story is narrated first by Rory, then by Lula following her return home, and evokes the rhythms of a friendship of long standing, even after it has been bruised beyond repair.

Stylecaster's "10 New YA Books Every Twentysomething Should Read"
Weird Girl and What's His Name is number 3! "There have been a lot of noteworthy LGBT YA novels hitting the market lately, but Weird Girl and What's His Name is one of the most complex and touching." 

School Library Journal
“Brothers’s pitch-perfect dialogue and well-polished prose make her an author to watch.”

Foreword Reviews (Winter Print issue)
"This is a novel that transcends the LGBTQ genre, and it holds universal lessons for all. It is reminiscent of Judy Bloom’s Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret and Tiger Eyes in the way it tackles somewhat taboo subjects within a smoothly written narrative. It has all the makings to become a classic of this generation."

Brit + Co's "The Best 12 Books Coming Out This October
Meagan Brothers is number 5, right up there with Rainbow Rowell, Patti Smith, and Nicholas Sparks!  

McNally Robinson's "Weird Girl and What's His Name by Meagan Brothers (from a Two Thumbs Up Reviewer)
They write, "Weird Girl and What's His Name was my favourite read of the summer!" 

Chronogram's "Short Takes--October 2015
Their verdict: "A welcome addition to the growing canon of LGBTQ-themed teen literature."

Manhattan Book Review
"Say hello to one of my new benchmarks for great YA fiction. Weird Girl and What’s His Name is absolutely wonderful, heartbreaking, and utterly engaging stuff.“

YA Romantics' "Just Finished Reading: Weird Girl and What's His Name"
"If you're a fan of moving, emotionally complex books about identity and friendship, books like Will Grayson, Will Grayson or This Song Will Change Your Life or Fangirl, you've got to try this!" 


Join me this Friday, October 9 as Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe:

An Evening with
Celebrating the release of brand new novel

Friday, October 9, 6 p.m.
Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street (between W. 4th & Bleecker) | 212-989-9319

Award-winning LGBT YA author MEAGAN BROTHERS celebrates the release of her extraordinary new novel WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME with a reading at Cornelia Street Cafe on Friday, October 9 at 6 p.m.

“An Evening with Meagan Brothers” will feature the author—whose previous books include Debbie Harry Sings in French and Supergirl Mixtapes—reading from her new book and sharing stories about what inspired it. A book signing follows the reading.

The new release has already received rave pre-publicity praise. In a starred review, American Library Association’s Booklist says, “The characters are wonderfully likable, the story is smartly written.” Kirkus Reviews notes, “Voices are crisply and intimately drawn . . . Carefully and subtly imagined.” Lambda Award winning author Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys) says “Tender characters, tangled romances, and page turning mysteries weave together wonderfully in this exquisite story of love, betrayal, and friendship.” And noted author Janice Erlbaum (Girlbomb) raves, “As someone who’s been both a weird girl and a what’s her name, I heartily endorse this book.”

Copies of WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT’S HIS NAME will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 

Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker), 212-989-9319. 
Admission $9 (includes a free drink)
Details: info@threeroomspress.com

Meagan Brothers is the author of two previous novels for young adults, Debbie Harry Sings in French and Supergirl Mixtapes. She has also been, variously, a musician, a performing poet, a record store clerk, and an adjunct professor of creative writing at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. A native Carolinian, she currently lives and works in New York City.



(Kat Georges Design)

(Kat Georges Design)