Po Man's Child
After sustaining a serious injury during an S/M scene with her lover, Po Childs checks herself into a psychiatric hospital for a 72 hour rest. While there, Po vividly recounts her life's most memorable incidents, populated by unforgettable relatives like imperishable Uncle Ray, cigar-smoking Aunt Florida, sister Onya with her unquenchable thirst, and brother Bobby of the Ministers of Allah. After a poignant exploration of her family's curses and blessings, Po perceives the nature of personal empowerment and allows the healing process to begin.

Beyond Definition
Beyond Definition confronts questions of sexuality and identity in a new collection of dynamic work by established and emerging writers from the San Francisco Bay Area. Urgent and significant issues are explored including coming out to one's parents, transgenderism, and coping with the loss of a loved one to AIDS.


Marci Blackman, Francisco X. Alarcon, Michelle Tea, Ali Liebegott, Suzie Bright, Wayne T. Corbitt and many others.

At the age of 21, Gus Weesfree witnessed a brutal crime in his hometown of Tradition, Ohio, and fled. Now an old man exhausted by a life on the run, he is compelled to confront his past only to find most of his memories buried by urban sprawl. He seeks solace in Mabel, the sister he abandoned, a lifelong alcoholic who presumed him dead.
As the surviving Weesfree family exhumes their history, Gus finds that not all was as it seemed in Tradition. The love and betrayal of his youth ran far deeper than he ever imagined.
Moving seamlessly between present-day and the 1930s and ‘40s, award-winning author Marci Blackman reveals the powerful force exerted by the past on the present. Tradition gracefully uncovers the Weesfree family secrets—and how race, family, and loyalty can shape a life."

Bike NYC

The Cyclist’s Guide to New York City
By Marci Blackman, Ed Glazar, and Michael Green

Good news for both the health of city dwellers and the planet—regular bicycle riding has doubled in New York City in the past four years! With protected paths and bike lanes popping up everywhere from Broadway to Prospect Park West, commuter biking and joy riding is safer and easier than ever. BIKE NYC is the definitive guide to navigating the city via its fastest growing mode of transportation. Three seasoned riders and bike tour guides, including the creator of Bikeblognyc.com, offer advice on fabulous rides through all five boroughs. Part guidebook, photo-essay, history, and human-interest story, BIKE NYC is all about rediscovering the city and being a part of the bike culture movement. Get exercise and gain a new perspective on New York City with adventures such as:
• Riding Manhattan tip to tip, from 122-year-old Pier A to the Cloisters
• Checking out the “Cemetery Belt,” an eighteen-mile ride through ancient cemeteries of Brooklyn and Queens
• Pedaling your way through a Manhattan and Queens art crawl
• Seeing Coney Island’s beaches as never before
• Experiencing “the Dead Pool” on Staten Island up close and personal—the place where tugboats go to die
• Taking a spooky Halloween night ride through Brooklyn brownstones
• And more!

Small enough to carry anywhere, BIKE NYC is packed with safety tips, historical facts, photographs, and listings of the best food stops and bike shops no matter where you are on your ride. Whether you’ve got a custom-built bicycle or an old hand-me-down, BIKE NYC will be your new key to the city.

To schedule an interview with the authors or request a review copy, please contact:
Nina Boutsikaris / 212 643 6816 x 233 / nboutsikaris@skyhorsepublishing.com

About the Authors

Marci Blackman has cycled through Europe, across the United States from San Francisco to the Outer
Banks of North Carolina, and through the high octane, traffic-snarled streets of New York. An award-winning novelist, as a tour guide, Blackman leads the daring and adventurous on two-wheeled odysseys through the city.

Ed Glazar has been riding bikes for most of his life—from the ditches and BMX tracks of east Texas to the streets of New York City. His street cred includes several years of experience as a bike courier and a dispatcher, and most recently as a New York City bike tour guide. He has been taking photographs for more than ten years.

Michael Green is the founder of the innovative blog www.BikeBlogNYC.com, one of the key resources for urban cycling in New York and around the world. Michael has been quoted in the New York Times and has been interviewed by New York magazine, Time Out New York, the Village Voice, CBS, and several radio programs.

The Cyclist’s Guide to New York City
By Marci Blackman, Ed Glazar, and Michael Green
Skyhorse Publishing Paperback
On Sale: July 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61608-313-7
Price: $12.95

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