About Me



Sadly, after four years of trying to keep the bookstore/wine bar opened, we had to wave the white flag. It was nothing more than a very expensive hobby. We tried but were up against so much. However, do us a favor and please patronize your local businesses.



Carol Hoenig has been named OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR THE ARTS by the Long Island Arts Council, 2013. Carol received her awarDSC_0398d at a ceremony at The Adelphi Center for Performing Arts on March 13th, 2013.




This Just In: Best of Long Island 2012 results are in! Carol Hoenig placed 2nd in the category of author, following Nelson DeMille!  She thanks all those who voted for her.

Carol Hoenig is a fulltime freelance writer and publishing consultant. Her novel, WITHOUT GRACE, has been awarded the Silver Medal for Book of the Year 2005 by ForeWord Magazine and given First Place for Fiction by the DIY Book Festival. Jada Press and the New York Book Festival also gave her novel honorable mention. Her book THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO PLANNING BOOK EVENTS was named finalist by USA Book and Reader Views and given the Gold medal by ForeWord Magazine for Book of the Year in the category of writing.

Carol’s essays, articles, book reviews and short stories appear in a wide number of publications. Carol blogs for The Huffington Post covering politics, culture, the publishing industry and the writing life. Carol also contributed to PUTTING YOUR PASSION INTO PRINT, written by Arielle Eckstudt & David Henry Sterry (Workman, July 2005). Arianna Huffington invited Carol to contribute to ON BECOMING FEARLESS, (Little, Brown) released in the fall of 2006. Tory Johnson, ABC’s Good Morning America’s workplace contributor, also invited Carol to submit an essay for her New York Times Bestseller, WILL WORK FROM HOME (Penguin).

Stephanie Gunning invited Carol to submit an essay on creativity for her anthology AUDACIOUS CREATIVITY. Carol’s short story, Snow Angels and Somersaults, was a finalist for the 2007 Spring/Summer Glass Woman Prize, a bi-annual prize for women prose writers. She is also a Red Room author.

Carol has been named Project Manager for the 2011-2012 Labor, Literature and Landmark Series for the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen in Manhattan. She is on the advisory council for Author Solutions and was on The New York Center for Independent Publishing advisory council and writer’s conference committee for five years before it disbanded.  She was the Director and Writer-in-Residence for Old Forge Library Adirondack Summer Writing Workshop for 2008. She is a member of the Women’s Media Group and also writes a monthly column for Digital Americana, the first literary magazine for the Apple iPad.