Monthly Archives: May 2021

Golden Globes, Diversity and My Novel Zero O’Clock

I went on the MSNBC show “American Voices with Alicia Menendez” to talk about the diversity crisis at the Golden Globes awards show.

Award show ratings have been falling, but they’re still an important part of marketing and promoting a movie. Winning a Golden Globe can boost a movie’s box office by millions of dollars. So when shows like the Golden Globes fail to promote diversity among their member voters, or in the awards they hand out, it hits people in the pocketbook.

Interestingly, one of the award shows that’s on the upswing in terms of ratings is the NAACP Image Awards–a show that’s all about promoting diversity. My novel “Around Harvard Square” won an NAACP Image Award and it really helped raise awareness about the book.

Speaking of books, on “American Voices,” host Alicia Menendez put in a word for my upcoming YA novel “Zero O’Clock,” due out September 7, 2021 and available for preorder now.

You can watch my MSNBC segment below.

Emma Farley: Join Stomp Out Bullying’s Virtual Gala

Emma-Farley-2021My daughter Emma Farley is a youth leader for STOMP Out Bullying and she recently recorded an appeal for the public to join the group’s virtual gala.

The STOMP Out Bullying 15th Anniversary Virtual Gala will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7:00 PM ET.  It will be hosted by  Hoda Kotb, Co-Anchor of the Today Show and Co-Host of Today with Hoda and Jenna. The show will feature performances by Sting and Naturally 7; The New York Jets and actor Taye Diggs will be honorees.

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens. The group works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, and other digital abuse, and seeks to educate people about stopping racism, hatred, LGBTQ+ discrimination, and violence in schools.

Please watch the video below and spread the word!