Loretta’s Week

March 16, 2015

Someone We Admire: Lee Woodruff

Each of us has someone we admire in every way – from beauty, to sense of humor, to grace under pressure, professional success, topped off with a beautiful family. For me, that person is LEE WOODRUFF. We met Lee in 2010 when her second book, Perfectly Imperfect was published and Hooks Book Events hosted a luncheon at the Four Seasons for Lee. Lee has become a good friend and we are pleased to be a small part of the Woodruff Foundation, including […]
August 28, 2014

Hooks Book Events Authors Featured in Andrew Sorkin’s Summer Reading List

Hard to believe the summer is almost over! We have a busy schedule of events this fall, and it is especially gratifying that our clients will have the opportunity to host some of the authors whose books were on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s summer reading list: Absorbing Events Past in a Summer’s Reading List We have already had three events with Brigid Schulte (Overwhelmed:  Work, Love and Play When No One has the Time), and one more coming up in September. We are […]
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!
August 26, 2013

An Escape Key from High School

Well, it appears that those apples really don’t fall far from their trees.. check out this video of Sophia Pink (daughter of good HBE friend and author Dan Pink and the amazing Jessica Lerner Pink) as she de mystifies the vagaries of on line education.  We vote for Sophia.. and can already see her as Secretary of Education one day!
July 2, 2013

Loretta’s Favorite Past Time

On vacation, jigsaw puzzles are a favorite past time, but even then books are never far away!  I was surprised to note that I have not read six of these books.  I will now add to my summer reading list and pick up a couple at  A Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven. Happy 4th to all! – Loretta