Events Around Town

By W.A. Muller

Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston Celebrate the Publication of Their Novel FROZEN: Heart of Dread, Book One

In celebrating the publication of their latest novel FROZEN: Heart of Dread, Book One, best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz and co-author Michael Johnston hosted a book party at Tyler Rollins Fine Art on Thursday, September 26, 2013.

Known for her award-winning novels for teens and young adults, de la Cruz is also the author of the hit series Blue Bloods and Witches of East End, each of which Johnston co-created. With the success of Witches of East End, de la Cruz has turned the novel into a Lifetime television series that will air this fall, starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Most recently added to the duo's list of published books, their newest novel FROZEN has already received various critically acclaimed reviews, making it a must-read this season.

For more information on both de la Cruz and Johnston, as well as their previously written novels, please visit:

A Luncheon for The New York Women's Foundation

The New York Women's Foundation ("NYWF") held a luncheon hosted by Board Member Jean Shafiroff, at Le Cirque Restaurant on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in support of the 26th Annual New York's Women Foundation Celebration to be held on November 14th, 2013 at the Starlight Roof at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Special guests Anne E. Delaney, Board Chair, and Diana L. Taylor, Board Member of The NYWF were featured speakers as well as Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women's Foundation. Guests in attendance included Co-Chair Grainne McNamara (The New York Women's Foundation 26th Anniversary Celebration), Carolina Herrera (fashion designer), and Valerie Steele (Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at FIT); The New York Women's Foundation 27th Celebrating Women Breakfast (2014) Co-Chairs Jennifer Giacobbe, Kwanza Butler, Taina Bien-Aime, and Karen Reynolds Sharkey; proud supporter of The NYWF Joyce Cowin; Jen Groover (empowerment expert & author), Rebecca Woodland (defense attorney and FOX News contributor), Debra Halpert (Publisher, Hamptons Magazine); Chele Chiavacci (Managing Director, Mistral Capital International) and Bonnie Comley (Vice President, Stellar Productions International); socialites Ann Rapp and Lucia Hwong Gordon.

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