Meet Local Author Molly Golubcow

Author Talk, Q&A, and Book Signing

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021  6:30pm

*This program will be held in-person, outside under the Library Tent at the 17th street entrance, weather permitting. Please bring your own beach/camping chair, if possible. Seating will be available to those who need it.


Join The Ocean City Free Public Library in welcoming local author Molly Golubcow as she speaks about her book The Hotel on St. James Place: Growing up in Atlantic City between the Boardwalk and the Holocaust.

Even as a child, Molly Golubcow expressed herself - with words as well as her pen (or Crayon). To her family's chagrin, she often wrote and drew inside the blank pages of her older brother's books - why else were the pages left empty?

With a degree in English, Molly was able to write professionally her entire career. As a technical writer, she covered an array of topics ranging from NASA telemetry systems to health care policy & procedures. In her spare time, she entertains the right side of her brain writing non-technical short stories, articles, and interviews. Her works have been published in several anthologies as well as in newspaper and magazines: Atlantic City Weekly, Montgomery Life, Boardwalk Journal, New Jersey Lifestyle, South Jersey, & JerseyMan. Her favorite subjects to write about center around her home, her roots - Atlantic City and New Jersey in general.

Her first book, The Hotel on St. James Place: Growing up in Atlantic City between the Boardwalk and the Holocaust tells her story - a hybrid of memoir and vivid vignettes that juxtapose her parents, Holocaust survivors and proprietors of a small hotel in Atlantic City, next to some colorful characters ranging from pimps to runaways. All promising to add up to an unforgettable journey of resilience, survival, and acceptance.

Molly is currently working on her next book - a detective novel set in Atlantic City - you never know what can be happening on and under the Boardwalk.