Smiling with BookHi!

My name is Sharon Glassman.

I’m an author, a musician, a stage performer and journalist.

In my new show, I perform chapters and songs from my novel-with-songs, BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN.

Here’s a little video about BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN LIVE!

Here’s a little Q&A:

It’s the funnest hour a person could have. I can’t wait to hear what happens next!
—Sherri Prince, Busy Book Lover

What’s the plot of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN?

BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN sets a funny, inspiring love story in Frank Sinatra’s hometown.

The vibe: Marian Keyes meets THE PRINCESS BRIDE and BARON IN THE TREES.

The plot: loosely inspired by Cupid and Psyche.

A classic math proof is HOBOKEN’s MacGuffin.

The songs of BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN  range from jazz and cabaret to country/bluegrass and swing. They stand on their own and soundtrack the plot.

BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN is a fun time and a great way to bring fresh programming to the library. Our patrons enjoy it immensely.
—Stephanie Myers, Librarian.

Will you perform for my group?

Yes! HOBOKEN is perfect for parties, employee gatherings, classroom events, birthday parties, showers and more.

I have performed my shows in private living rooms, corporate boardrooms, post office lobbies, physics labs, church basements and printing shops nationwide.

Do you offer related educational/cultural talks and workshops?

Yes! Here are some of the topics I can speak about. I’m also happy to create a talk tailored to your audience.

“Introvert Heroes” – Meet the hidden stars of classic myths and blockbusters.

“Cupid, Psyche & Sinatra” – Uncovered: the surprising connections between classic and modern myths.

“The story-song connection” – Discover how music amplifies the message, from the Great American Songbook to HOBOKEN.

“Communicating with humor” – Why the funny-bone is the quickest way to the heart – and brain.

“So creative, charming, funny, unpredictable, and smart. I LOVED it!!!—Rockin’ Robin, Entertainment Producer

Why did you write a novel with songs?

Because music was a major character in the plot.

How can I contact you?

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