Rosemary O'Brien has been writing professionally for over 18 years after a successful career as an actress in musical theater. Although she is a published novelist, her latest book isn't a novel at all, but a guide to pocket parks and public spaces in New York City. BEST Pocket Parks of NYC is the first publication of her new company, Pocket Parks Publishing. Rosemary plans on publishing guides to pocket parks and green spaces in various cities in the U.S. and in London. To learn more about Rosemary O'Brien or her latest projects, go to http://www.PocketParksNYC.com or visit her author page at http://www.RosemaryOBrien.net.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Kindle app on my iPad. I never thought I would say that since I'm someone who loves books, but I really enjoy the fact that I can take several books with me wherever I go. I also like looking up unfamiliar words through the device. This all started when the publisher of my last novel published primarily in ebook form. I figured I had to get familiar with ebooks, so I published my first novel, FIRST SATURDAY, as an ebook after receiving the rights to the book. I still enjoy paper books, though.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love intelligent fiction. Anna Quindlen and John Irving top my list of favorite authors right now. In fact, I just downloaded Anna Quindlen's latest book, 'Still Life With Bread Crumbs' and can't wait to read it.
‘Best Pocket Parks of NYC’ is a guide to the usable pocket parks and public spaces in Manhattan and why they were built. Gathered from databases, articles and public information scattered across dozens of sources, 'Best Pocket Parks of NYC' is a guide for the tourist and local alike who is interested in these 'little green spaces in the middle of the city.'