Meet Author Jean Criss During the Month October
for Book Discussions and Signings 
in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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Jean Criss, author of "My Pain Woke Me Up - BLISS: A Survivor's Tale 
of Love, Life, Breast Cancer & the Pursuit of Happiness", supports October Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is making stops for readings, book signings and fundraising efforts to help support such an important cause. As a five-year survivor,  former board member of the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate and long-time breast cancer advocate, Jean tirelessly continues 
to fight for a cure to put an end to breast cancer forever. 
Her motto: 'Don't let CANCER get the BREAST of you!'

Jean Criss'  book, "My Pain Woke Me Up: BLISS", regularly priced at $64.99, is on sale at $38.99 during the entire month of October for breast cancer awareness.
E-book sales are $9.99. Orders must be placed during her book signings to receive these special discounts. Out of state shipping and handling is available.
Sunday, October 6th 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM: 
Livingston Mall "Paint the Mall Pink! - Fashion Walk of Hope"

hosted by Susan G. Komen, North Jersey Affiliate. Jean will be have her book on display and take orders at the Mall and ship to you, while 

Komen representatives hand out educational materials and sell t-shirts.

Meet Jean and support Susan G. Komen. And a beautiful fashion show 

will be held at 2:00 PM featuring breast cancer survivor as our models!

Pier Village and Susan G. Komen For The Cure of Central and South Jersey join forces once again this year for the second annual Pier Village Goes Pink for breast cancer awareness in October 2013. Pier Village is a year round community with 30 unique shops, restaurants and 530 luxury apartment homes located on the ocean in Long Branch, NJ. All month long, Pier Village will host events and promotions to help raise funds towards the cure for breast cancer. The residential community will be participating in a Pinkest Balcony & Window contest that will be judged at the end of October. Professional pink up-lighting will be installed throughout the site via the generous donation of A & S Sound in Long Branch, NJ. Pier Village retail shops and restaurants will have individual promotions throughout the month to celebrate and share their support. Visit or

for all of the information on "Pier Village Goes Pink: October 2013".

Thursday, October 10th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM: 
"Shindig at The Shore" Bungalow Hotel, Long Branch, NJ.
Hosted by Bungalow Hotel in their eclectic, beach-chic lobby, join us for this interactive art cocktail party where local artists give live demonstrations of their chosen craft. Mike Quon, Pier Village Goes Pink veteran, will be back this year to paint his breast cancer themed water color portraits to be sold that evening. 
Quon is a jersey shore native, whose artwork has made appearances in gallery and museum exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, 
as well as in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, 
The New York Times, The New York Historical Society and the US Air Force. 
Tickets are $75 pp and tickets can be purchased via

Saturday, October 12th 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
words! Bookstore, 612 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ
 words! is a hip, independent bookstore that promotes new ideas, aspiring authors and open discussions with authors and artists. Light Refreshments - Free Admission
Join Jean Criss after'words!' at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park 
'Tramps Like Us' will be performing a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show.
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Tickets in advance $22 on Ticketmaster and $25 at the door.

October 19th - 20th 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM:
"Art for the Cure": Pier Village Festival Plaza, 
Long Branch:
Pier Village customers are invited to a free art show in and around Festival Plaza. Book signings by local authors plus a wide selection of mediums will be displayed including glass, canvas, wood and new this year, performing arts such as ballroom and professional dancing. Live entertainment by Cherry Sea. Proceeds from art sales and vendor fees with go towards fundraising efforts. To become and vendor please contact: Suzanne Corson at 609-896-1201 or 

Sunday, October 20th 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM: 
Jean Criss will be signing her books at MONDO Summit, Bookstore Theatre, 3rd Floor. Meet other greet local authors, buy books, interact with other authors and enjoy an evening where local talents will be celebrated!

A local Book Tour is being scheduled throughout New Jersey and the New York area. The first event to be confirmed is at 
Barnes & Noble, Menlo Park Mall in Edison
Thursday, December 19th, 5:00 to 9:00 PM:
 Menlo Park Mall in Edison - Holiday Gift Wrapping
Proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen, North Jersey Affiliate, "Team Jean" 

Plus, Jean Criss' books will be for sale On Display - Pre-Pay & Ship for the Holidays, especially made by Barnes & Noble of Edison. Percentage of sales 
will support Susan G. Komen & Joe Torre Foundations. 

More event dates to follow!