VIOLET ROTHKO AND OTHER STORIES
A shy barista dates a quirky customer, until something unexpected upends her world. A waiter dishes on the privileged suburbanites who pile into his chi-chi restaurant on Tuesday nights. Only the closest few know the true colors of a famous movie star and humanitarian—and they wish they didn't. A group of rootless young people move through days of total nihilism, until one decides being an artist's model is the highest calling imaginable. Life appears picture-perfect for two newlyweds—until she's confronted with a revelation that leaves her the choice of ending their marriage or moving forward. These are intimate, sometimes funny, sometimes sad stories that reflect the uneasy zeitgeist of today.
"[Grabowski] weaves stories around...what connects and divides us...Brilliantly done."
—GEMMA ROMAN BOOKS
"'Violet Rothko'—in my book, it's about as perfect
as a story gets."
—JOSEPH FREDA, author
Suburban Guerillas and The Patience of Rivers
ENTERTAINING WELSEY SHAW
Imagine the most famous and elusive movie star in the world secretly gets together with you every week, to talk about all the things she withholds from everyone else in her life. That's what happens when "regular guy" Daniel Ferrera suddenly finds himself the unlikely confidant of Hollywood superstar Welsey Shaw. And though he's at first loathe to admit it, this unexpected brush with celebrity awakens a burning desire in Daniel to run with the rich and famous. Meanwhile she finds him a breath of fresh air, and so she finds herself confiding in him more than maybe she should. Can she trust him? Do celebrities ever really become friends with "ordinary people"? It all comes to a head one intimate and unforgettable night, when he accidentally reveals the one secret he really should have kept to himself.
"A playful tale of improbable connections that pokes ... fun at celebrities, tabloids, social media, and other trappings of the digital age."
"The story unfolds so effortlessly, it’s almost like watching a movie."
pianist, composer, multi-media artist