Friday, April 29, 2016

Story Time with Jane Sutcliffe, author of "Will's Words"

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 30

Story Time with Jane Sutcliffe, author of "Will's Words"
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brown Bookstore
244 Thayer Street
Join us for a special story time with local author Jane Sutcliffe as she reads "Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way We Talk". Then be sure to visit the special exhibit of Shakespeare's First Folio at the Granoff Center next door.

When Jane Sutcliffe sets out to write a book about William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, in her own words, she runs into a problem: Will's words keep popping up all over the place! What's an author to do? After all, Will is responsible for such familiar phrases as "what's done is done" and "too much of a good thing." He even helped turn "household words" into household words.

But, Jane embraces her dilemma, writing about Shakespeare, his plays, and his famous phrases with glee. After all, what better words are there to use to write about the greatest writer in the English language than his very own? As readers will discover, "the long and the short of it" is this: Will changed the English language forever.

Backmatter includes an author’s note, a bibliography, and a timeline.

Jane Sutcliffe is author of "Stone Giant: Michelangelo’s David and How He Came to Be", and more than two dozen other books for children.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Ferry Home

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Hi Friends, on Tuesday, May 10, I will be reading from my memoir, The Ferry Home, at the Louttit Public Library in West Greenwich. The program begins at 6:30 and refreshments will be served. Enjoy a spring evening at this former one room schoolhouse. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MAY 21 Book Signing

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             Christopher Paniccia will be at Barrington Books Retold on Saturday May 21.
Saturday, May 21 at 4 PM - 5:30 PM

 Please come join me to celebrate this terrific book. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local wounded veterans.

I read this book and then interviewed Chris on the Authors Hour and you must add this to bucket list entertaining books for all ages.

Please, write another book for your audience Chris !

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pourings and Passages Book Store Big April Sale Now !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

April Special: 50% off all cookbooks! Please share this post with your friends and we look forward to seeing you at Pourings and Passages soon!

Pourings and Passages Book Store on 2nd floor, 183 Main Street, Danielson, Connecticut 1-860-774-1712

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Line-Up for Tuesday April 26

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

News, Book Releases, Book Signings, Top 10 List, Publishing Questions ?

and Author Interviews    E-Mail with any Questions,Comments ?

Tentatively Scheduled at 9:05 am  Author Jimmy Gyasi Boateng will discuss, What's Up ?

Learning the lingo used in the United States can be hard enough for a native speaker, but it’s even more daunting for immigrants. Jimmy Gyasi Boateng, a native of Ghana, has been living in the US since 1978—long enough to successfully adapt to life in a new place. Determining how to use vocabulary has been critical to his success.

Learn how to use certain words and phrases and overcome problems that confront many speakers of English as a second language with this guidebook. You’ll discover how to

• use slang properly—and at the right times;

• adapt to a new style of speaking English; and

• decipher hidden meanings behind certain words and phrases.

You can find out exactly what people are saying and know how you can join the conversation. By understanding the language and employing it properly, you can start down a path that leads to success. Be yourself while discovering how to relate to new people in a new environment through What’s Up?

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:35am Author Burt Jagolinzer will discuss ' Round Newport"

Burt Jagolinzer has attended all 59 Newport Jazz Festivals -- the only person other than the festival's renowned founder and producer who can make such an astonishing claim. And through these years, he has amassed an extraordinary collection of stories that recall personal moments with jazz legends -- from Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Harry Connick, Jr. and Tony Bennett.

Told here for the first time, Burt's stories are a must read for any fan of great jazz.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Book Signing at Barrington Books Retold

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Join us as we welcome
for a discussion and book signing of his useful book,


April 23rd, 1 - 2:30pm
Barrington Books Retold
Garden City Center, Cranston

Barrington Books Retold
Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm / Sunday 10am - 8pm

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Friday Book Signing at Brown Book Store, Providence, R.I.

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Friday, April 22nd at 5:30pm
The Brown Bookstore presents
Rachael McIntosh reads and discusses "The Big Show"

The Big Show, book three of the series, chronicles Jocelyn McLaren’s involvement with a presidential election. As her history of working for a US defense conglomerate collides with global finance and murder her future becomes increasingly unstable.  Will she survive?  The series, although written for GenX, has done very well with Young Adult audiences because of their curiosity about 9/11.  And now, because of the the current frenzy around the presidential election adults of all ages seem to be responding to the books.
Rachael McIntosh’s books are inspired by her real life experiences working for a major US defense contractor, her dealings with national news outlets, and her involvement with a US presidential campaign. Her books are technically contemporary historical fiction and are ranked #1 on GoodReads Best News Series (2014).

Lyn St. James book signing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

Posted by Wayne G.Barber

(THOMPSON, CT) - The 3rd Annual Vintage Motorsports Festival will bring vintage sports car and formula racing back to the quiet corner of Connecticut on June 23-25, 2016. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is proud to announce former IndyCar driver and Daytona 24 Hour winner, Lyn St. James, as this year’s Honored Guest. As part of her visit to the historic track, St. James will present as the guest speaker at the Drivers’ Dinner on June 24, 2016 Friday evening, and will also be holding a book signing.

One of the first women to earn national recognition as a race-car driver, St. James has written an need to speed, mechanics and persistence that does not focus simply on that fact. From the time she was a girl, St. James found her way to racing tracks and garages early and often. Her first experience driving at the Palm Beach International Raceway ended in humiliation when her car spun out of control and sank in nearby wetlands. But the rookie kept racing, and by the end of the season she had earned the respect of her peers. Even readers who have no interest in auto racing will be sparked by St. James's simple, genuine descriptions of the experience ("I don't expect anyone who has never driven a race car to understand it completely, but the sky is always bluer, the grass a little greener, and the air a little fresher after you've driven...."). St. James's pursuit of corporate sponsorship (getting a car into a major event like the Indy 500 can cost hundreds of thousands even millions of dollars) is a study in tenacity, confidence and business acumen. With chapter titles such as "Making It Happen" and "You Never Know Till You Ask," the book is intended to inspire, and succeeds. St. James doesn't make an issue of gender beyond citing occasions when others have. At the Indy 2000, when St. James and Sarah Fisher crashed into one another, the event took on historical significance because it was the first time more than one woman had competed in the event. What are the personal and professional ramifications of such accidents? Readers are left only with the unsatisfying "Sarah and I were left to lick our wounds and ponder all the things that might have been." Despite such flat spots, St. James's story, spiked with plenty of folksy advice, makes for an energetic, encouraging rally.

Suzanne Rindell, Book Signing

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Savoy Bookshop and Café presents an evening talk and signing with Suzanne Rindell, the author of Three-Martini Lunch and The Other Typist. This event will take place on Friday, April 22, at 6 p.m. and is free to the public.

About the Book
In 1958, Greenwich Village buzzes with beatniks, jazz clubs, and new ideas—the ideal spot for three ambitious young people to meet. Cliff Nelson, the son of a successful book editor, is convinced he’s the next Kerouac, if only his father would notice. Eden Katz dreams of being an editor but is shocked when she encounters roadblocks to that ambition. And Miles Tillman, a talented black writer from Harlem, seeks to learn the truth about his father’s past, finding love in the process. Though different from one another, all three share a common goal: to succeed in the competitive and uncompromising world of book publishing. As they reach for what they want, they come to understand what they must sacrifice, conceal, and betray to achieve their goals, learning they must live with the consequences of their choices. In Three-Martini Lunch, Suzanne Rindell has written both a page-turning morality tale and a captivating look at a stylish, demanding era—and a world steeped in tradition that’s poised for great upheaval.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Meet Author Martha Reynolds

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Martha Reynolds is a Rhode Island resident who loves the beach (especially in winter), chocolate, and books. After ending an accomplished career as a fraud investigator, she started writing novels - fiction with an element of truth. "Real True Fiction."

Her Amazon bestselling series the Chocolate Trilogy has had over 40,000 downloads, and CHOCOLATE FOR BREAKFAST, her debut novel, continues to be one of her most popular books. She has published six novels, including BITS OF BROKEN GLASS and BEST SELLER. Her new book, A JINGLE VALLEY WEDDING, was released in November 2015. She is presently working on a new novel, as yet untitled.

Read and follow the writings of Martha at
Follow her on Twitter @AuthorMReynolds
Like her Facebook author page at Martha Reynolds Writer                

Monday, April 18, 2016

Authors Line-Up for Tuesday April 19th, 2016

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

New Book Releases, Book Signings, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews Too !

E-mail from now through the broadcast at with any Comments, Questions , Congratulations or Publishing Questions

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05am Author Rachel McIntosh will discuss her three books and latest, The Big Show

“The Big Show,” chronicles Jocelyn McLaren’s involvement with a presidential election. As her history of working for a US defense conglomerate collides with global finance and murder her future becomes increasingly unstable. Will she survive?

"What good would it be for us if the American public did not believe in the system we have created?”

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:35am will be Author Judith Boss who will discuss her latest book Deception Island

While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave. Before Rachel can respond, bandits storm the desert dig site. Just as they are about to seize Rachel, a helicopter appears with Trevor Brookenridge, a handsome polar geophysicist sent by his Aunt Grace to bring Rachel to Antarctica. Sparks fly, but Rachel already has a fiancé. Rachel must decide who she can trust when a group of bioterrorists engaged in secret genetic experiments in an abandoned World War II Nazi base under the Antarctic ice sheet come after the pendant--and her. For it seems everyone knows a secret Rachel does not, one which will change her life forever.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Great News Rhode Island Authors EXPO 2016 !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Saturday, December 3 at 11 AM - 5 PM

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston, Rhode Island 02905

The 4th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo. Meet hundreds of local New England authors, all under one roof! From middle grade to horror to science ficition every genre is represented! Free admission! Free parking! Giveaways and more!

Congratulations to Rhode Island Authors

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

A young girl has nightmares about a violent assault. A dozen residents of a luxury condominium complex die of lung cancer. A lawyer grieves over the brutal murder of his young wife. Environmental tests are altered by a crooked construction crew. And a paralegal is almost killed in a car crash. Could a stranger's memories breathe new life into a long-closed cold case? This new thriller will keep you guessing.

"Winner. First Prize in Literary Fiction 2015"  and "Finalist in Cover Design 2015" -- Independent Publishers of New England.

"Award-Winning Finalist in Fiction. 2015 USA Best Book Awards" 


"Winner. First Prize in Literary Fiction 2015"  and "Finalist in Cover Design 2015" -- Independent Publishers of New England.

"Award-Winning Finalist in Fiction. 2015 USA Best Book Awards" 

Surviving family horror is one thing. Having the courage and determination to reveal it is another.

DJ Brava, romance novelist extraordinaire, has the courage. She has the determination. She has friends covering her back. But when unearthing one family secret leads to another and another and another… can she survive the fallout? Some family members beg her to wait until they’re dead. Has one of them gone too far in a misguided effort to protect someone – or something?
This book is an entertaining page-turner for anyone who loves a good family drama full of secrets and intrigue. It has the social consciousness of a Picoult, the resonance of Sue Miller, the wit and tongue of Evanovich, the popular appeal of Anna Quindlen, and the female bonding of Thelma and Louise (without the drive off the cliff).

Wait Until I’m Dead! weaves a deeply personal issue with politics, complex family dynamics, and pushes the boundaries of our notions of right and wrong, good and bad. The depth and richness of Dawber’s characters feature some unusual individuals with relationships and points of view that stretch our minds to think in new ways. Using humor, Dawber’s own strong clinical experience, and a deep compassion for people, she provides twists and turns that keep us coming back for more.” Carol A. Plummer, Ph.D., Consultant, trauma therapist, author: Preventing Sexual Abuse.
“As both a long time trauma therapist and avid mystery reader, I highly recommend Wait Until I’m Dead! by Elda Dawber. Elda’s rich descriptions virtually pull the reader into a relationship with the main character. The unfolding of the character’s history is clever, seamlessly woven into the present. A must read!” Geraldine Crisci, MSW, trauma specialist, consultant, trainer; Toronto, Canada.

BOOK SIGNING | Christina Fragola at Barrington Books

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Join us as we welcome author Christina Fragola for a book signing of her new children's book, Nimby and Bubbles, Saturday, April 16th from 1 - 2:30pm.
Nimby and Bubbles is the story of an outcast porcupine who learns about friendship and acceptance through an at times tumultuous relationship with a nervous bee. Along their journey they meet other woodland creatures who show them that everyone is unique as they learn to appreciate the value of being themselves.
Event date: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Barrington Books
184 Country Road
Barrington, RI 02806

Friday, April 15, 2016

Awesome Monthly Meeting and Networking

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A full house of over 50 RI authors turned out last night to hear Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) president Charlotte Pierce (Pierce Press) talk about the mission of IPNE, the 2016 New England Publishing Conference, and the 3rd Annual IPNE Book Awards. 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for books in Rhode Island. #RIAUTHORS

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Exploring the E-Book Phenomenon with Steve Porter of Stillwater River Publications

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Exploring the E-Book Phenomenon - How to get your book out there.

The evolution and explosion of the e-book has revolutionized publishing and spawned more readers and writers than any time in our history. Whether you are a writer, a creator, a business person or simply a reader, this lunch and learn will:
Expose you to the steps you need to take to write and publish your own e-book

Learn how to use e-books to help strengthen your professional reputation

Learn how to locate thousands of free e-books

About Steve:

Steve is the founder and president of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA), and the author (so far) of three independently published books, including the award-winning historical novel "Manisses", inspired the rich history of Block Island.

In 2015, Steve and his wife Dawn founded Stillwater River Publications, headquartered in Glocester, RI to help local writers publish their own original work.

Steve is also an instructor at the URI Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) where he teaches the popular course "Introduction to Independent Self Publishing".

Steve is also the founder and MC of the monthly "Lively Literati" (previously Poetry Night) at The Elephant Room in Cranston, RI (Pawtuxet Village).

As usual, we will be collecting $5 at the door to support the great work of The Hive RI and to provide delicious pizza from Pier Pizza of North Kingstown

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rhode Island Authors Association Meeting April 14, 2016

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

The next regular meeting of the Association of Rhode Island Authors will take place on Thursday, April 14th in the Community Room at the Thunder M
ist Health Center, 186 Providence Street, West Warwick.
Our guest speaker this month will be Charlotte Pierce, Board Director of the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE), who will discussing their new book awards program and their annual fall conference.
Informal networking begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. New authors, members and guests are always welcome!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Authors Line-Up for Tuesday April 12th, 2016

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

New Book Releases, Book Signings, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews

E-Mail from now through with broadcast at with your Comments, Questions or Congratulations.

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05am will be Author  Julien Ayotte discussing his 4th book released April 5th ,

A Life Before

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:35 am will be Author  Rachelle L. McIntosh discussing
her three books, Yellow Stickers, Bubbles Will Pop and The Big Show

She released the first book of the “Security Through Absurdity” series, “Little Yellow Stickies,” in 2014.  There are now two more on the market. The second book called “Bubbles Will Pop” was released in early 2015, and the third, “The Big Show,” was released later that year to much acclaim. In those three books you may enter a world you never knew existed. You may be able to confirm suspicions about Government and the Military and Money that you’ve had for a long time. You may not believe any of it—it is “fictional,” after all… or is it? Sometimes the greatest fiction has more truth than the things we believe to be facts.
Rachael L. McIntosh is currently working on “Book Four : The Peanut Butter Pipeline” as well as a screenplay for the “Security Through Absurdity” series.  She appears on radio shows and blogs regularly as well as produces her own weekly podcast on

Free Public Event Saturday April 16th

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Friday, April 8, 2016

10th Annual Living Beyond Loss Conference

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Saturday, April 9, 2016
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel
Warwick, RI
Win a Private Phone Session with Roland!
You MUST be present to win!

Bridging Beyond Boundaries with Medium Roland Comtois

Roland Comtois is an internationally acclaimed spiritual medium, inspirational speaker, author and radio show host. A professional healer with over 30 years’ experience as a gerontology nurse, Reiki Master, metaphysical teacher, and grief counselor, Roland’s multi-faceted approaches to health and well-being and crossing over are effective, inspirational, and reassuring. Roland will be presenting, Messages of Hope and Love at his 10th Annual Living Beyond Loss Conference. To learn more about Roland, visit his website:

Karen Paolino - Choosing Love in the Midst of Grief.
Karen is widely known as "The Miracle Messenger”. Karen coaches clients to master going inward to ignite the latent abilities that lie hidden within all of us. Her topic at this conference is, “What if you could ask one simple yet profound question and the answer could dissolve your fears and heal your grief moving forward, revealing the divine answer to all your questions?" It’s time to allow love to transform your life and awaken the divine potential within you to manifest miracles in all aspects of your life. To learn more visit Karen’s website at:

Sheri Perl - The Best Solace: Cultivating a Relationship with a Loved One-in-Spirit
Sheri Perl is an Interfaith Minister, a published author and a spiritual healer/advisor. Her work as a spiritual healer and bereavement counselor has touched thousands of lives all over the world and has brought widespread acclaim and gratitude. Sheri began The Prayer Registry in 2009 after her son died unexpectedly and has turned her own grief into the power to heal, soothe and comfort others so afflicted. To learn more about The Prayer Registry, go to:

Sheri Perl - The Best Solace: Cultivating a Relationship with a Loved One-in-Spirit
Sheri Perl is an Interfaith Minister, a published author and a spiritual healer/advisor. Her work as a spiritual healer and bereavement counselor has touched thousands of lives all over the world and has brought widespread acclaim and gratitude. Sheri began The Prayer Registry in 2009 after her son died unexpectedly and has turned her own grief into the power to heal, soothe and comfort others so afflicted. To learn more about The Prayer Registry, go to:

Dave Kane - 41 Signs of Hope
Dave Kane is an American radio talk show host, comedian, performance artist, and author of 41 Signs of Hope. Nicknamed "The Pitbull of comedy" in the 1980s during his time as a stand-up comedian, Kane is known for his passionate, sometimes confrontational style of talk radio, urging people to stand up for what they believe in and to take action in the face of injustice.

John M. LaCross
John is presently the Chief of the Barrington Police Department and formally served 23 years on the Rhode Island State Police when he started his law enforcement career in June of 1979. Loss is a subject close to John as his older brother’s suicide in 1979 launched him on his spiritual journey. John’s quest to find out the truth, “is my brother alive in Spirit, can I communicate with him?” began John’s exploration into the world of psychics and mediums. John inspires many with his presentation of, Changing Grief to Belief.

Judy Giovangelo-Ben Speaks Louder Than Words
Judy Giovangelo is an inspiration speaker and workshop facilitator. She will share her powerful story of the life journey and loss of her middle son Benjamin to suicide in 2009 at eighteen years old after a life long battle with mental illness and the profound miracles and organization that was born through his loss. Ben Speaks Louder Than Words has affected the lies of thousands of young people in middle schools, high schools and colleges across this country. For more information and inspiration go to:

Ryan Tremblay
When Ryan Tremblay starts singing, or picks up a guitar, or gets anywhere near a set of drums, people stop and listen. It's been that way since he was a little boy, and now the 28-year-old musician has tied his gifts to a Powerful purpose: to share his love for God, for the church, and for the beauty of creation. And now his dream has come true with the release of his first CD, "My Life with You.” *Ryan's song "Dream Come True" was recently featured in a wonderful new film called "Rather to be Chosen." This film is an official selection for the 2016 Christian Worldview Film Festival and the premier took place in Michigan on February 11th.
 Mary Catherine Volk---Believe in Forever Mary is a spiritual medium, intuitive life coach, author and speaker. She serves as an ambassador between the worlds. Trained as a shaman and medium, she relays messages of healing and love from those in Spirit to their loved ones here on earth. Since a Near Death Experience, she was given a gift of knowing that life exits beyond this physical form. Mary has studied with internationally known shamans, healers and spiritual mediums and has a private practice, conducts workshops and speaking engagements. Mary has a unique style and her mediumship sessions are consistently filled with healing, comfort and proof of spirit communication. Mary’s goal is to bring the intuitive into the practical. Visit her online at:

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Exciting New Release

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

You’ll want to read this Maine author’s touching tale of relationships, heartbreak
In a small, tidy, heated backyard studio with ladder bookcases and an L-shaped tabletop, built by her husband 22 years ago, a Maine author crafted a touching tale that explores relationships, heartbreak and the intersection of the two.
Author and playwright Monica Wood’s newest book, “The One-in-A-Million Boy,” tells the story of the aftermath of the death of an 11-year-old boy who’d forged a friendship with an 104-year-old woman. While his family reels from his death, his often-absent father steps in to finish a weekly commitment the boy had made to the woman, Ona Vitkus, to fulfill the requirements for an unfinished Boy Scout badge his son was working on.
The story is one that just came to Wood.
“Some books just arrive. This was one of them. Which is not to say it was easy; it was the hardest one yet,” Wood said in an Authors Hour email interview earlier this week.

The incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house — a friendship that touches each member of the boy’s unmoored family

For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records–obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for his son’s unfinished Boy Scout badge.

For seven Saturdays, Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the wily 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn soon discovers that the boy had talked Ona into gunning for the world record for Oldest Licensed Driver — and that’s the least of her secrets. Despite himself, Quinn picks up where the boy left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood, a boy who was always listening, always learning.

The One-in-a-Million Boy is a richly layered novel of hearts broken seemingly beyond repair and then bound by a stunning act of human devotion.

Brown Bag Book Sale !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber


Cumberland Public Library  ( Look for the Monastery on the street sign) The sale is in the Hayden Center in the rear of the library. Books are 2000 and older and are in excellent condition. Fill a brown bag for $5  Great chance to collect books for source material for your next book. Plenty of parking and watch out for the Wild Turkeys roaming the grounds, Wayne