About the Book
Jen and Greg, dear friends of mine, live in Long Branch, New Jersey, on the Shore. I spent the day with them and their two young daughters, Sarah Jane and Mia.
The book is a record of the day---playing with the kids, strolling on the Boardwalk, ending up at the Pier Village development, the hottest new shopping and dining attraction on the Shore.
By day I am deputy editor/dining editor of New Jersey Monthly. (In a previous life I was editor of special projects at People Magazine for 11 years.) By night and during the cracks in the day, I am a photographer. I have exhibited in numerous group shows and had a solo exhibition at Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ, in January, 2006 and a much larger solo show, Unscheduled Stops, at the McGraw.Gallery on the campus of Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ, in 2014. In December, 2015 I launched a New Jersey Monthly dining podcast on iTunes called Eating With Eric. No eating involved. It's conversations with all sorts of people doing interesting things in New Jersey's dynamic food scene. My blurb books include several created for family. For my personal work, in addition to Unscheduled Stops, see Souls Have Shapes; I'll Be Right Back: The Bathroom Pictures; Still Life Never Sleeps; and Edible Complex.