Press

2015

The Morning Call

The Morning Call, the newspaper that covers the Lehigh Valley, wrote a feature article about Lehigh Valley Story Slam and its origins. You can read the article here.

Shark Tank Podcast 

Interviewed recently for the Shark Tank podcast where we discussed Shoplandia, QVC and what happens behind the scenes in a live television studio. Podcast should be released soon.

50 Plus Senior News

A nice cover article about the growth of Story Slams. You can read the piece here.

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Main Line Today
In their January 2015 edition, MLT editor Tara Behan wrote this nice review about Shoplandia.10885422_10152978713292079_3510413370279933714_n

2014

Interviewing Authors Podcast
I was interviewed by Tim Knox for his popular Interviewing Authors podcast. You can listen to the podcast by clicking HERE.

Fig West Chester
Catherine Quillman had some nice words about my writing in this article she wrote about Chester County Book Company’s Book Signing Event. Click here to read.

Unsung Philly
The documentary series Unsung Philly interviewed me about writing, Story Slams, and pursuing my dreams. Huge thanks to Mike Zolomij, the creator of Unsung Philly. Click here.

Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review
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‘Shoplandia’: Delightful exploration of the glitzy, manic world of home-shopping TV
Reviewer Holly Love wrote a glowing review, ending with this gem: “Despite a smiley-face ending, this novel is worth its weight in all the gold, silver, and crystal jewelry now on clearance prices until midnight. Give me 10,000 copies. I’d gladly give it a go selling them on QVC myself.” You can read the full review by clicking HERE.
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Pop Culture Tonight
Patrick Phillips interviewed me about Shoplandia and behind the scenes at a home shopping channel. Pop Culture Tonight is a syndicated radio show which also stores interviews on their website. You can hear the interview by clicking HERE.

Huffington Post Books
Entertainment Critic Carole Mallory reviewed SHOPLANDIA, calling it a “raucous novel” and exclaiming that Breslin “writes with wit and a terrific eye for snappy revealing dialogue.” You can read the full review on Huffington Post Books.

Dinner Specials with May Pang and Cynthia Neilson
Monday, June 30, 12 Noon
Appeared on their radio show to chat about life behind the scenes at QVC and the writing of Shoplandia.
Click here to listen.

10482274_10152462656947279_2506331367238567346_oCounty Lines Magazine ran an article about Shoplandia in their July, 2014 edition. Thanks to Jaimielynn Cooper for the interview. You can read the interview here.

Geekadelphia, known as “Philly’s Premier geek blog,” interviewed me about Shoplandia, Story Slams, and more. You can read the interview here. Thanks to Eric Smith!

West Chester Life‘s Richard Gaw wrote a lengthy piece about how Shoplandia came to be written. You can access a digital copy here. The interview starts on Page 80.

Marc Schuster’s review of Shoplandia appeared in Shelf Unbound Magazine. You can read the review by clicking HERE.

10382750_10204397160714473_5902908110703856539_nCounty Lines Magazine placed SHOPLANDIA in the “Good To Know” Section of their June issue. The July issue will feature an interview about the writing of the novel.

West Chester Press writer Terry Heyman wrote an awesome feature on West Chester Story Slam for their June issue. Check it out here.

Small Press Reviews wrote a really nice review of SHOPLANDIA, saying “it’s the author’s talent for using intimate portraits of his characters to interrogate contemporary values that makes Shoplandia so engaging.” You can read the review here.

Turk’s Head Review wrote a nice review of SHOPLANDIA. Read the review here.

Geekadelphia was nice enough to promote my local book launch appearances with this post. Click here.

The Home Shopping Queen interviewed me, asking some really good questions about Shoplandia. Read the interview here.

Yahoo!‘s Alyce Wilson interviewed me about the Top Five Celebrities I met while working as a producer at QVC. You can read the interview here.

2013

The Daily Local’s Chelsea Reyher wrote a feature article about West Chester Story Slam. To read the article, click here.

West Chester & Chadds Ford Life recently interviewed me about the West Chester Story Slam. The article can be found in mailboxes throughout the county or online here.

The Chester Counting Marketing Group interviewed me on their Google Hangout about the growth of the West Chester Story Slam. To watch the interview, click here.

Yahoo News featured West Chester Story Slam and Delco Story Slam in an article about suburban Story Slams. Alyce Wilson interviewed several storytellers for the piece. Check out the article here.

Writer Carla Sarett interviewed me about West Chester Story Slam and the new Delco Story Slam. Check out the interview here.

2012

David Tomlinson from Zouch Magazine interviewed me about writing. Check out the interview here.

County Lines Magazine included Chester County Fiction in their “Good To Know” column. Here’s a link to the online version.

WHYY’s “This I Believe” published my essay about the Twitter community on their website. You can read it here.

Fall 2011

WHYY’s Newsworks Tonight produced a nice piece about Chester County Fiction that ran on Tuesday, December 20th. David Heller interviewed me about the short story collection, Elephant and the West Chester Story Slam. Listen to the piece at this link.

Main Line Today included Chester County Fiction in the “Things We Like” column in their January, 2012 issue.

Nicolette Milholin, the Entertainment columnist for the Montgomery News, wrote a nice commentary about the stories in Chester County Fiction and our upcoming appearance at Phoenixville Public Library. To read the article, click here.

Nancy Johnson wrote a lengthy and informative piece in West Chester Life about Elephant, Chester County Fiction and the West Chester Story Slam. Click here to read the piece.

Misty reviewed the short story collection Elephant on her blog, Kindle Obsessed. In her post, titled “Light readers Need Not Apply,” Misty noted “though the writing was good (even impressive in parts)”… the stories in Elephant “were a tad TOO abstract.”

On October, 21st, appeared on WCHE’s Arts and Entertainment show with Steven Brodsky to discuss the book signing of Chester County Fiction at Chester County Book Company.

Journalist Catherine Quillman wrote an article for the West Chester Patch about Elephant, Chester County Fiction and the West Chester Story Slam. Click here to read the piece.

WCHE’s Arts and Entertainment Host Steve Brodsky interviewed me about the Launch of Chester County Fiction, Elephant, and the West Chester Story Slam. Interview took place on September 30th.

Fellow writer Evan Wawrzyniak wrote a humorous article in which he interviewed me. You can read the article on West Chester Dish. The article is also running in Chester County Cuisine and Nightlife.

Legendary radio personality “Fran the Man” recently interviewed me on WGMD 92.7, The Talk of Delmarva, about the process of writing, editing and publishing my short story collection Elephant. This interview took place on Sunday, September 3rd, 2011. Big thanks to my friend Kurt for recording a file. Click on the link if you would like to listen. Jim Breslin Interview from WGMD

Summer 2011

Philly writer Michelle Wittle interviewed me about the process of writing short stories for Elephant. The interview is posted at her blog, Inside the Mind of a Writer.

Interviewed by Philadelphia Stories Blog about Flash Fiction. June 6th, 2011.

Interviewed by David Wisehart of Kindle Author about the short story collection, Elephant.

REVIEWS

The Amazon Single, We’re Not Dog People, was reviewed by Book Brouhaha!

OTHER WRITINGS

I writer regularly for The Town Dish, a series of foodie websites around Chester County. Articles include breaking foodie news, restaurant reviews, beer reviews, interviews with local chefs and bartenders and event coverage. I’ve only listed a few Town Dish articles below.

Story called The Annual Amphibious Order of Frogs Returns to Downingtown appeared in Downingtown Dish and picked up by The Daily Local. August 6th, 2011.

Story about J Marie’s Speakeasy and SupperClub, a new dining experience along Route 202 in West Chester. Appears in the West Chester Dish. July 8th, 2011.

Story about Diane’s Kitchen, a woman who cooks bountiful feasts for you from her home. Appears in the Exton Dish. June 18th, 2011

My Review of the Sunday Irish Dinner and Music at Molly Maguires in Phoenixville appeared in the Phoenixville Dish. June 6th, 2011

My Review of Raymond Carver’s classic short story, “Are These Actual Miles?” for Short Story Month appeared on Matt Bell’s Blog, May 7th, 2011.

To contact Jim Breslin, please email jimbreslinwc@gmail.com. Follow Jim on Twitter at @jimbrez.