Sandra Kraisirideja, Weekend
GLENDALE -- Glendale novelist Steven Schindler will discuss and sign
copies of his latest book, "From The Block," at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at
the Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 245 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale.
The novel is Schindler's follow-up to his 1998 debut, "Sewer Balls."
Both books are published by The Elevated Press, an independent press
Schindler founded in 1997. Like his first novel, "From The Block" is set
in the Bronx, where Schindler was raised.
The book follows the lives of several young adults trying to find
their way in life during the late '70s.
"My novels are about the importance of making moral choices and how,
many times, taking the wrong direction can be more enticing," Schindler
said. "It takes faith to do what is right."
The first chapter of "From The Block" and "Sewer Balls" can be read
online at Schindler's Web site, www.theelevatedpress.com. Reviews,
readers comments and online ordering are also available.
His next book is a contemporary novel set in Los Angeles and
tentatively titled, "Hollywood View Court."
THE SCHINDLER FILE
NAME: Steven Schindler, novelist and writer-producer for the
advertising department at NBC in Burbank, Glendale resident for the past
AGE: Preferred not to disclose.
FAMILY: Wife, Susan; two dogs, Bub and T-Bone; two cats, Cosmo and
ON GROWING UP IN NEW YORK CITY: "As a kid you are exposed to more by
the time you are 12 than other people experience their entire lives."
HOBBIES: Running. Griffith Park is a favorite destination for
Schindler and his wife.