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Glendale novelist has book signing

August 11, 2001

Sandra Kraisirideja, Weekend

GLENDALE -- Glendale novelist Steven Schindler will discuss and sign

copies of his latest book, "From The Block," at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at

the Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 245 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale.

The novel is Schindler's follow-up to his 1998 debut, "Sewer Balls."

Both books are published by The Elevated Press, an independent press

Schindler founded in 1997. Like his first novel, "From The Block" is set

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in the Bronx, where Schindler was raised.

The book follows the lives of several young adults trying to find

their way in life during the late '70s.

"My novels are about the importance of making moral choices and how,

many times, taking the wrong direction can be more enticing," Schindler

said. "It takes faith to do what is right."

The first chapter of "From The Block" and "Sewer Balls" can be read

online at Schindler's Web site, www.theelevatedpress.com. Reviews,

readers comments and online ordering are also available.

His next book is a contemporary novel set in Los Angeles and

tentatively titled, "Hollywood View Court."

THE SCHINDLER FILE

NAME: Steven Schindler, novelist and writer-producer for the

advertising department at NBC in Burbank, Glendale resident for the past

four years.

AGE: Preferred not to disclose.

FAMILY: Wife, Susan; two dogs, Bub and T-Bone; two cats, Cosmo and

Lulu.

ON GROWING UP IN NEW YORK CITY: "As a kid you are exposed to more by

the time you are 12 than other people experience their entire lives."

HOBBIES: Running. Griffith Park is a favorite destination for

Schindler and his wife.

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