On Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., please join me and over 135 other writers at the Rhode Island Author Expo 2017. The event will be held in the beautiful ballroom at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI, and is free and open to the public. This is a terrific opportunity for you to complete much of your Christmas shopping, because who doesn't love a book, right? All different genres will be represented, from children's to poetry to biography to young adult to historical fiction (my personal favorite!). Authors will be on hand to sell/autograph their books, run workshops and presentations, and hold holiday raffles. I, personally, will be giving a workshop on how to write historical fiction from 3:45 to 3:45 p.m. that day. Hope to see you there!
I am very excited to have been invited to speak at the Rockport (Massachusetts) Public Library's program, From Inspiration to Publication. On Thursday, November 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., another first-time author and I will discuss the processes and experiences encountered while writing and publishing our first novels. Afterward, we will be answering questions and signing books, which may be purchased at the event through The Bookstore of Gloucester. Please come to this fun event and encourage two neophyte writers!
From Inspiration to Publication
Rockport Public Library
17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966
Information: (978) 546-6934 or www.rockportlibrary.org
On Tuesday, October 17, please join us for a fun night with Fairfield University MFA Alumni on the Fairfield campus in the Kelley Center. There will be readings to celebrate new book publications from Ben Fine, Joe Reynolds, and me!, followed by snacks, a chance to mingle, and an alumni book fair. This event is free and open to the public, so please stop by.
Fairfield University MFA Alumni Readings and Book Fair
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m., I will be doing a presentation about Frozen Voices to the North Attleborough Historical Society. For this event, I will focus my attention on narrator Millard Franklin, AKA the Boy Houdini, who was born and raised in North Attleborough. I will begin by discussing the facts I discovered about Millard, then talk about other information I gathered relative to that area and time period, and then mention how I used my literary license to tie all of this information together into a cohesive, compelling novel of historical fiction. After a brief book reading and question and answer session, books will be available for purchase and signing.
For more information about this event, contact the Historical Society at (508) 699-0152.
North Attleborough Historical Society
Little Red Schoolhouse
362 North Washinghton Street
North Attleborough, MA 02760
Filling in for another author last minute, I will be doing a live interview on WEMF Radio, Thursday, October 12, from 9 to 9:30 p.m. Max Bowen, the radio show's host/producer, will be discussing Frozen Voices and my writerly process. To hear the program, please go to WEMFradio.com or listen to it streaming live on the Citywide Facebook page. I have never been on a live radio show before, so I am very excited about this opportunity!
Please join me at Rhode Island College's Homecoming & Reunion Weekend. On Saturday, September 30, I will be participating in their Book Authors' Signing & Sale, being held in the RIC Event and Recreation Center from 10 am to 2 pm. Many local authors, crafters, potters, and musicians will be on hand at this FREE event, open to the public.
For a complete listing of all of the weekend's activities, please visit the RIC Fest 2017 website at http://www.ric.edu/homecoming/Pages/default.aspx.
Hope to see you there!
If you happen to be in Southern Illinois on Thursday, September 7th, please join me at the Westville Public Library for a presentation of Frozen Voices. I will be doing a brief presentation about the history contained in the novel followed by a short reading and a Q&A session. Afterward, I will have books for sale and would be delighted to sign them for you.
Westville Public Library
233 South State Street
Westville, IL 61883
On Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30 p.m., I will be doing a reading/signing of Frozen Voices at Barrington Books in Barrington, Rhode Island. Please join me in this wonderful bookstore, full of great books, fun reading merchandise, and one of the friendliest staffs in Rhode Island.
184 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 245-7925 or http://www.barringtonbooks.com
On August 8th at 6:30 p.m., please join me for a book reading/signing at the Barrington Books Retold in Garden City, Rhode Island. This bookstore is big, beautiful, and stocked with all the books and reading paraphernalia you need to enjoy your favorite read. Combine those attributes with a friendly and knowledgeable staff and you have a great place to spend a summer evening, hearing an excerpt from Frozen Voices.
Barrington Books Retold
76 Hillside Road
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 432-7222 or http://www.barringtonbooks.com/
Here's a great opportunity to both visit beautiful Block Island and support a local author--me! Please join us on Saturday, June 24th, at Island Bound Bookstore for a reading/signing of Frozen Voices. The event has been timed so that we may all enjoy the island for the day, go to the book event, and still catch the last ferry home that evening. I hope to see you there!
Island Bound Bookstore
P.O. Box 1729, Water Street
Block Island, RI 02807
I am very excited to be doing a book presentation/reading with fellow New Rivers Press author, Elizabeth Searle, at the Rice Public Library in Kittery, Maine. The library was built in 1888 and is absolutely beautiful. The presentation is free and open to the public, so please stop by, see the library, and say "Hi!" to Elizabeth and me!
Rice Public Library
8 Wentworth Street
Kittery, Maine 03904
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., I will be the guest speaker for the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation's Annual Meeting at the Newport Yacht Club. I will be discussing Frozen Voices and will also talk about the possibility of writing a series of historical novels for the Foundation, based upon people who have lived at the lighthouse over the past 150 years. There will be hors d'ourves and a cash bar. All are welcome. For more information, call the RILF @ (401) 847-4242.
The kind folks at the Richards Memorial Library in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, have invited me to do a book presentation/signing in their events room at 7 p.m., April 20, 2017. This library is only a few miles from the home where Millard Franklin, the Boy Houdini, once lived. Perhaps Millard visited the library to check out books about magic!
Please join me for a slide presentation about Millard Franklin and Frozen Voices, followed by a brief reading, and then a questions & answers session. Copies of the book will be available afterward for purchase and signing.
Hope to see you at this beautiful, old library!
Richards Memorial Library
118 North Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
I will be doing a book presentation/signing at the North Kingstown Free Library on the evening of February 22, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. Please join me for a discussion and a reading about Millard Franklin, one of the four narrators of Frozen Voices. Questions are certainly welcome and I'll bring along some copies of the book for purchase/signing.
Hope to see you there!
North Kingstown Free Library
100 Boone Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
I will be doing one or two book readings/signings at this year's Association of Writers and Writers' Program (AWP) Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C. from Wednesday, February 8th to Saturday, February 11th (my birthday!). Exact times and location are still TBD, so please check back here for further information.
During the AWP Conference, I also will be sitting at the Bookfair tables for New Rivers Press and Fairfield University's MFA/Creative Writing Program, so please stop by for a visit.
Fairfield University's MFA Program Residency
1 Enders Island
Mystic, Connecticut 06355
Please join us for a book reading/signing on beautiful Enders Island, off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut. (Don't worry, no boat is necessary! The island is connected to the mainland by a driveable causeway.) The reading will take place in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with the book signing and conversation afterwards in St. Michael's Hall.
If you have the chance, please come see this gorgeous retreat where I attended Fairfield University's MFA residencies for ten days every winter and summer throughout my graduate school program. For those fellow FUMFA alumni, this event is held on Alumni Day during this residency, so please consider stopping by!
Davisville Free Library
481 Davisville Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Please join us at the Davisville Free Library on Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m. for the Rhode Island launch of my new novel, Frozen Voices. After a brief presentation and reading we will have plenty of time for snacks, drinks, and conversation. Copies of the novel will be available for purchase and signing, too. And, if you have never been to the Davisville Free Library, you are in for a special treat; it is one of Rhode Island's true treasures!