Monday, May 30, 2016

Tuesday Line-Up for the Authors Hour

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Book Releases, Book Signings, Top 10's, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews Too !

E-Mail the program at waynewnri@yahoo.com

At 9:05 am Author L.L. Craft will discuss Abigail

To the city of Chicago, Abigail Lefay is the eccentric owner of the infamous fetish club, The Black Flame. A strange recluse with ties to the occult crowd, she is seen as no more than a woman with a 'gimmick'.

But what only a select few know is Abigail is a powerful witch and next in line to lead the ancient-and deadly-Lefay coven. That however, is her dying mother, Lorena's wish for her as Abigail wants nothing more than to be left alone in the club she created as her own private world.

But when a local Mafioso breaks a truce established with her mother Lorena years ago and tries to begin a sex trafficking operation, abducting teenage girls to sell them, Abigail must come forward to deal with it.

Having once been a young girl in the hellish existence the Mafia would subject these girls to; Abigail is more than ready to teach the mob they’re not the only family that should be feared in Chicago. 

Then at 9:35 am Author Gina Krupa will discuss, Your Journey to Happiness

Your Journey to Happiness This book will guide you on your path of self discovery. If you go through each chapter and honestly go through each exercise, I promise it will help you to: • Greater appreciation for yourself. • Release guilt and blame. • Forgive yourself and others. • Recognize the good in your life today. • Set realistic goals you can and will achieve. • Better balance all aspects of your life. • Learn how to act vs. react to people and situations. • Release stress and fear • Utilize your internal guidance system –emotions and intuition. • Control your thoughts to create the life you want. • Live in awareness to harness the power of now. All of these things are part of the ten steps in this book to take on your path to fulfillment and lasting happiness. Enjoy every step because the joy is in the journey!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Booklovers Gourmet 55 East Main Street, Webster, Mass Giveaway !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

FREE SEMINAR!
“How Money Works”

presented by
PRIMERICA FINANCIAL SERVICES

Where:
at the
Booklovers' Gourmet
55 East Main St., Webster, MA

When:
Wednesday, June 1st
3:00-4:00 P.M. *


* First 5 people to sign up will receive a FREE “How Money
Works” booklet! Call 508-949-6232 to register or email booklovers@verizon.net

How Money Works

When it comes to finances, how much do you know?

If you’re like most people, you probably know little about personal finance. Perhaps you think long-term security is impossible on your income. But, the truth is, no matter what your income level, you can achieve financial security. You just have to take the time to learn a few simple principles about how money works.

Financial education is for everyone

Primerica is about education. We believe that there are no “secrets” to financial security… and financial education isn’t just for the wealthy. Primerica’s goal is to educate hardworking families — just like yours — on simple concepts that can change your financial future forever.
Do you know when you need life insurance the most? How about saving for retirement? Do you know how much something really costs when you put it on your credit card? Taking a few moments to learn some simple concepts about how money works can save you from financial headaches later. Learn more about how money works with the financial concepts to your right —they’re simple!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Scituate Farmers Market and Rhode Island Authors ,One Location !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber Photos by Wayne G. Barber

Support your local Author!
The North Scituate Farmer’s Market has welcomes a local author each weekend to join their amazing selection of local farmers and artisans. And now on Saturday, May 28, you’ll be able to meet over 10 of your favorite local authors at the market all at the same time. Join us! The market is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

See you this weekend!





This week's bounty:

PRODUCE:

AMCC Cattle Company, Fuoroli's Backyard, Spirit in the Sky Farm, Teaberry Gardens,
 

HANDMADE:

Country Goddess, Kozy Kitten Knits + Krafts, Ladylove Llamas, Marcia's Dollclothes Travis Family Farm
 

EAT:


WHEN & WHERE

46 Institute Lane
North Scituate, RI
Saturday, 9am-12pm

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spend a Night Out & Next Meeting Information

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

NEXT MEETING — June 9, 2016

The next regular meeting of the Association of Rhode Island Authors will take place on Thursday, June 9th in the Community Room at the Thundermist Health Center, 186 Providence Street, West Warwick.
Our guest speaker this month will be Roberta Capuano from the Signet Investment Advisory Group to talk about planning, intellectual property and estate designation for authors.
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!

Car pool with your fellow Authors from your Town !

Monday, May 23, 2016

Tuesday Line-Up for the Authors Hour

Posted by Wayne G. Barber  E-MAIL waynewnri@yahoo.com with any Questions or Comments.

 I will be doing the Authors Hour radio interview at 9:05 am and I also will be at the Scituate Farmers Market on May 28 too.  I'll be doing a giveaway, but please come by and say hi to me, and 20 other local authors.  As a bonus, you can pick up some veggies from local farmers as well.  See?  Food for the brain and food for the body.  It's a win win!

More info about the North Scituate Farmer's Market. B J
Paul is scheduled for the Authors Hour Radio Broadcast at 9:35 am

Well, my latest book, co-authored by Thomas Blacke, is in the final stages of publication and should be released in the next few days. The tales of the corrupt acts revealed in Scoundrels: Defining Corruption Through Tales of Political Intrigue in Rhode Island, have infuriated those who read advanced copies.
Following is a description on the book's back cover. Please share this post so others wi...ll know of the books eminent release.

It has been said that political corruption is as old as government itself. Yet despite its timeless nature and its devastating impact on society, "political corruption" remains an elusive term that is difficult to define. In order to fully grasp its impact on government and society as a whole, it is critical to first have at least a cursory understanding of what corruption is and how it is measured.
Using several infamous instances of corruption in Rhode Island politics as its framework (considered by many to be one of our nation's most corrupt states), Scoundrels: Defining Corruption Through Tales of Political Intrigue in Rhode Island attempts to define what has not always been easily recognized and for years, has eluded traditional definition. This book examines and categorizes various forms of corruption - including both active and passive practices - that have negative and deteriorating affects not only on the individuals who fall victim to the corrupt acts, but on society as a whole.
Scoundrels is an unsettling chronicle of corruption in our times. And the authors warn that until all citizens unite in their opposition to, and the exposing of, all government corruption, nothing in our society will change, and our government of the people, by the people and for the people will continue to hurt the people it was intended to help.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Book Signing Today !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Deb Ciofi (Out and About with Howard and Jane) Book Signing

WHEN:

05/22/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Savoy Bookshop & Café   10 Canal Street, Westerly Rhode Island

Friday, May 20, 2016

Local Book Signing ***** Rating

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
1:00 pm at  Barrington Books Retold,  Cranston, RI. May 21,2016

I read the book and then interviewed this hot new author on the radio show and cannot wait for the sequel !  Great characters in this one !

Join us as we welcome local author, Chrisopher Paniccia for a book signing of his new book, Gridiron Conspiracy, the first in a trilogy. Saturday, May 21st at 1pm in our Garden City Center location.

Gridiron Conspiracy is a book for all tastes. It delves into the world of sports related drama with everyday aspects of suspense, thrilling action, and science fiction. Whether you enjoy the drama of real life situations or the imagined world of science fiction, Gridiron Conspiracy is for you. Come join Chris Strong in his relentless pursuit to become a professional football player while finding out the world he thought was real is nothing more than a smoke screen. Find out how Chris and company go up against a corporate giant in order to find the truth, but yet find the truth not what they thought it would be. This book contains twists and turns around every corner. You will find yourself not able to put this book down. In the end your mouth will be left open wondering how you could have not seen the end coming.
Event date: 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Barrington Books Retold
176 Hillside Drive
Cranston, RI 02920

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Scoundrels: Defining Corruption Through Tales of Political Intrigue in Rhode Island

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

I am now reading this book for Tuesday's broadcast and I cannot put it down.
It has been said that political corruption is as old as government itself. Yet despite its timeless nature and its devastating impact on society, “political corruption” remains an elusive term that is difficult to define. In order to fully grasp its impact on government and society as a whole, it is critical to first have at least a cursory understanding of what corruption is and how it is measured. Using several infamous instances of corruption in Rhode Island politics as its framework (considered by many to be one of our nation’s most corrupt states), Scoundrels: Defining Corruption Through Tales of Political Intrigue in Rhode Island attempts to define what has not always been easily recognized and for years, has eluded traditional definition. This book examines and categorizes various forms of corruption – including both active and passive practices – that have negative and deteriorating affects not only on the individuals who fall victim to the corrupt acts, but on society as a whole. Scoundrels is an unsettling chronicle of corruption in our times. And the authors warn that until all citizens unite in their opposition to, and the exposing of, all government corruption, nothing in our society will change, and our government of the people, by the people and for the people will continue to hurt the people it was intended to help.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Rhode Island Book Launch Tonight !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Scared to Death…Do It Anyway! – National Book Launch & Party

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/17/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Poliquin Group
SCARED TO DEATH…DO IT ANYWAY! – RI AUTHOR HOSTS NATIONAL BOOK LAUNCH PARTY MAY 17 IN EAST GREENWICH
Brian Beneduce, of North Kingstown, will launch his first book, “Scared To Death…Do It Anyway!” at a book launch party on Thursday, May 17th, from 6-8pm at The Poliquin Group, 1598 South County Trail, East Greenwich. Barbara Morse Silva, weekend anchor and Health Check reporter for NBC10, will serve as emcee.  Steve Porter, co-author, will also speak.
Beneduce is a survivor and authority on panic, fear and severe anxiety, and is the CEO of Ocean State Plastics, based in East Greenwich. His book “details one man’s inspirational and tumultuous journey told through the thoughts, feelings and secrets of an acute agoraphobic. It not only chronicles four decades of severe panic and anxiety attacks, but it also reveals the healing thought process of self-realization that helped him defeat “The Thing,” build a multimillion-dollar business, and discover a life of true happiness”.
The event is being co-sponsored by:  The Association of Rhode Island Authors, Discover You, East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, Executives Association of RI, Pat Cruz Network Events, The Patricia Raskin Show, The Poliquin Group, Rich Austin Network, SBR, Tapestry Communications, Out of the Box Networking, and Uncle Jay’s Network.
Beneduce will be available to sign books. Proceeds of book sales will be donated to the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center at Bradley Hospital.
There will be complimentary appetizers and spirits, music, and photos will be taken and available online. Attendees are encouraged to share business cards and use the opportunity to network. Beneduce is speaking to business groups, and groups and individuals who deal with panic and anxiety in the course of their business and personal situations.  “I’ve been giving back for a long time now, in a variety of ways, and now it’s time for me to tell my deepest personal story, unknown to those even closest to me – and to reach out and help others,” Beneduce said.
The event is free, parking is available.  RSVPs are required at http://bit.ly/24iipYZ or www.BrianBeneduce.com.  For more information, contact Nancy Thomas, Tapestry Communications at 401-447-8182 or nthomas@tapestrycommunications.com

Monday, May 16, 2016

Author Line-Up for Tuesday 5-17-16

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Book Signings, Book Releases, Top 10'S, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews too !

E-mail from now thru the broadcast at waynewnri@yahoo.com

I love story telling and have been writing most of my life. The three books of The Elementia Chronicles are my first published books. I have several other action-adventure books in the works and am anxious to share them!

I am also an avid gamer. It was my love of the Minecraft game and the platform that it pro
vides for endless creativity that inspired me to create the tale that I tell in the Elementia Chronicles. The story stays true to the game while being packed with action and adventure. I was inspired by some of my favorite books, such as "Harry Potter" and "The Hunger Games", as well as my favorite animated TV series "Avatar The Last Airbender" and it's sequel "The Legend of Korra."

In addition to playing games, I love to create them. I taught myself to program in the Scratch online programming environment when I was 13. The link to my Diamond Axe Studios page has some of my games including fan games of Fruit Ninja and Super Mario Elements, and original games such as From the Ground Up and Ninth Force. They are free and play right in your browser!

When I'm not going to school, writing, and/or programming, I have various other interests. I am an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America where I enjoy camping and High Adventure trips; I am an accomplished martial artist and musician; and like spending time with my family.

I love talking to people about my books and interests, so feel free to reach out to me www.sfaywolfe.com                

Friday, May 13, 2016

Stillwater Press Book Release

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Hello and welcome to my website! I am the author of Unorthodox, the first in a series of exciting new novels I really hope you will enjoy. Part thriller, part science fiction, part adventure and part romance, I hope you find my books about the strong and mysterious Sophie Fileux as much fun to read as I had writing them.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

ARIA MEETING TONIGHT

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

NEXT MEETING — May 12, 2016

The next regular meeting of the Association of Rhode Island Authors will take place on Thursday, May 12th in the Community Room at the Thundermist Health Center, 186 Providence Street, West Warwick.
Our guest speaker this month will be Custom Editor Judy A. Roth (www.judy-roth.com).
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!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Book Launch | Donna Russo Morin

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Join us as we welcome local author, Donna Russo Morin for a book launch event for her latest historical fiction novel, Portrait of a Conspiracy, book one in DaVinci's Diciples series.

About the author:
Traveling through adolescence on the wings of the ‘60s gave Donna a lot of grist for her writing mill. Feminism, civil rights, the Vietnam War were all a disturbing yet highly motivating muse. Donna found her voice in fiction and with the appearance of a new horror writer on the book scene, a little known author named Stephen King, she turned her pen to the gruesome and the grotesque.

After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, Donna worked in marketing and advertising for large corporations and small non-profit arts organizations. When she had her children, she knew with a certainty that she needed to show them, by example, that if you believe in yourself, anything is possible.

In addition to writing and teaching writing, Donna has worked as a model and actor since the age of seventeen, when she did her first television commercial for Sears. Since then she has appeared in more than thirty television spots and print ads, everything from changing the oil in her car (that was acting) to modeling fur coats. She also appeared in three episodes of Showtime’s THE BROTHERHOOD, as well as in Martin Scorsese’s THE DEPARTED.

Donna lives peacefully, close to the beautiful shoreline of Rhode Island that she loves so much, with her two sons, Devon and Dylan, her greatest works in progress.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Barrington Books Retold
176 Hillside Drive
Cranston, RI 02920

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reading and Book Signing Today !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

 I read the book and interviewed Deb on the Authors Hour and if you too like a Memoir of a New England country girl,  I highly recommend a purchase and conversation with this new Author in Rhode Island

Where:

Louttit Library 274Victory Hwy west Greenwich,RI

When:    Today at 6:30 pm

On Tuesday, May 10, I will be reading from my memoir, The Ferry Home, 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.
Step back in time to a simpler life as you read this captivating memoir of growing up in the 1950s on the small island of Prudence along the New England coast. A story of reconnecting to long-forgotten childhood bonds and memories, Debbie Kaiman Tillinghast's "The Ferry Home" embraces joyful moments with humor and more troubling emotions with compassion. If you have ever faced emotional challenges within your family or had a sibling relationship with both squabbles and shared mischief, if you have found peace in one memorable place, or if you have ever longed for any of these, then this book is for you. Experience the rhythm of life on Prudence Island, the ebb and flow of changing tides and seasons, and the patterns and relationships that emerge. It is a place where independence is fostered, but friends are always there when needed. As Debbie's vivid accounts unfold, you will feel like you too have just stepped off the ferry and been embraced by the tiny Prudence Island community.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Author Line -Up for Tuesday May 10, 2016

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Book Signings,  News,  New Releases,  Publishing Questions.

E-Mail from now through the Broadcast at waynewnri@yahoo.com with any Questions.

Tentatively Scheduled at 9:05am Author Joann Mead will discuss her two Books. Underlying Crimes and "Tiger, Tiger"

Tentatively Scheduled at 9:35 am will be Emmy Winner, Author Maury Klein will discuss his latest book, Stealing Games
Maury Klein is the author of many books, including The Life and Legend of Jay Gould; Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War; and Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Rhode Island.
The 1911 New York Giants stole an astonishing 347 bases, a record that still stands more than a century later. That alone makes them special in baseball history, but as Maury Klein relates in Stealing Games they also embodied a rapidly changing America on the cusp of a faster, more frenetic pace of life dominated by machines, technology, and urban culture.

Baseball, too, was evolving from the dead-ball to the live-ball era--the cork-centered ball was introduced in 1910 and structurally changed not only the outcome of individual games but the way the game itself was played, requiring upgraded equipment, new rules, and new ways of adjudicating. Changing performance also changed the relationship between management and players. The Giants had two stars--the brilliant manager John McGraw and aging pitcher Christy Mathewson--and memorable characters such as Rube Marquard and Fred Snodgrass; yet their speed and tenacity led to three pennants in a row starting in 1911. Stealing Games gives a great team its due and underscores once more the rich connection between sports and culture.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Book Signing May 9, 2016 7 PM

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Thrillers, Chillers, and Noir



Monday May 9, 7pm at Weaver Library
Both readers and writers will enjoy J.J. Partridge as he shares his insights on writing thrillers, chillers, and noir. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Friday, May 6, 2016

WESTERLY: Jim Lynch (Before the Wind) Author Talk

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Please join us at Savoy Bookshop and Café for an author talk and book signing with Jim Lynch, to discuss his new book Before the Wind. This event is free to the public and will be held on Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m.
Following The Highest Tide, Border Songs, and Truth Like the Sun, Jim Lynch now gives us a grand and idiosyncratic family saga that will stand alongside Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion.
Joshua Johannssen has spent all of his life surrounded by sailboats. His grandfather designed them, his father bu
ilt and raced them, his Einstein-obsessed mother knows why and how they work (or not). For Josh and his two siblings, their backyard was the Puget Sound and sailing their DNA. But both his sister and brother fled many years ago: Ruby to Africa and elsewhere to do good works on land, and Bernard to god-knows-where at sea, a fugitive and pirate. Suddenly thirty-one, Josh who repairs boats of all kinds in a Steinbeckian marina south of Seattle is pained and confused by whatever the hell went wrong with his volatile family. His parents are barely speaking, his mystified grandfather is drinking harder, and he himself despite an endless and comic flurry of online dates hasn' t even come close to finding a girlfriend.
But when the Johannssens unexpectedly reunite for the most important race in these waters all of them together on a classic vessel they made decades ago they will be carried to destinies both individual and collective, and to a heart-shattering revelation. Past and present merge seamlessly and collide surprisingly as Jim Lynch reveals a family unlike any other, with the grace and humor and magic of a master storyteller.
Event date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Savoy Bookshop and Café
10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Kick-Off May 7 at the State House

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students
 in grades 3-6, kicks off its 7th year with the 2016 Newbery Honor winning book, Roller Girl by Rhode Island School of Design graduate Victoria Jamieson. Grammy Award winning storyteller and author, Bill Harley, is the 2016 Chair of Kids Reading Across Rhode Island. A May 7th kickoff event with Jamieson at the State House includes a public program and activities and games presented by Rhode Island libraries and community organizations. Every family in attendance receives one copy of the book (while supplies last). Kids Reading Across Rhode Island is a partnership of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. Through Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, RI schools and public libraries join forces to bring the joys of reading from the classroom to summer vacation. About This Year’s Book The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a fast-paced, honest, and funny graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby. Author Victoria Jamieson photographed here by Herminio Jacome About the Author Victoria Jamieson received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children’s book designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada. She now lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, where she maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow, a skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league. Roller Girl, her first graphic novel is a New York Times and Indie Bestseller, and the recipient of the 2016 Newbery Honor Award. Kids Reading Across Rhode Island (KRARI), the summer reading initiative for students in grades 3-6, encourages students across the state to read the same book and engage in community discussions and programs that connect school and summer reading. Now in its 7th year, KRARI programming begins in classrooms, school libraries, and public libraries including opportunities to connect through discussion groups centered on the selected book. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians rally at the annual May Kick-Off Event at the State House where they hear from the author in-person, receive a free, signed copy of the book, participate in activities related to the themes of the book, and learn more about summer reading programs with local libraries and community partners. Programming continues in public libraries throughout the summer, expanding into summer reading programs that introduce new books and encourage continued reading beyond the assigned school curriculum. The 2016 statewide children’s summer reading theme is On Your Mark, Get Set !

Book Signing

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Join us as we welcome local author, Chrisopher Paniccia for a book signing of his new book, Gridiron Conspiracy, the first in a trilogy. Saturday, May 21st at 1pm in our Garden City Center location.

Gridiron Conspiracy is a book for all tastes. It delves into the world of sports related drama with everyday aspects of suspense, thrilling action, and science fiction. Whether you enjoy the drama of real life situations or the imagined world of science fiction, Gridiron Conspiracy is for you. Come join Chris Strong in his relentless pursuit to become a professional football player while finding out the world he thought was real is nothing more than a smoke screen. Find out how Chris and company go up against a corporate giant in order to find the truth, but yet find the truth not what they thought it would be. This book contains twists and turns around every corner. You will find yourself not able to put this book down. In the end your mouth will be left open wondering how you could have not seen the end coming.
Event date: 
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Barrington Books Retold
176 Hillside Drive
Cranston, RI 02920

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Book Lovers Gourmet May News

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Your friendly neighborhood bookstore, coffeehouse & gift shop!

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH!

MAY NEWS & EVENTS

May has arrived! Are you ready for the season celebrating moms, graduates, gardening, grilling and other outdoor activities? Stop by for some great gift ideas whether it's a thoughtful book, handmade jewelry made with copper, sea glass, pewter and gemstones, lovely Healing Touch pottery mugs, or treats for a sweet tooth. We have something for everyone! Scroll down for a special coupon as our way of saying "Thanks" for being a loyal customer.
Help celebrate Children's Book Week May 2-8 by purchasing a book that will go home with a local child at their next wellness checkup. We have a wide selection to choose from and can help you find the perfect one to instill a life-long love of reading!


Meet the authors of
"Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts"
Saturday, May 7th from 1-3 PM

All attendees have a chance to win a signed, matted print from the book!
Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts is the latest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s newest series Images of Modern America. The book is by local authors Tammy Rebello and L. F. Blanchard and features full colored images.
This collection of photographs, history, and firsthand accounts gives readers a glimpse at the roots of mental health. These vignettes are born of the personal stories of those who worked at these facilities, those who were institutionalized, and their families. The authors took the time to listen to their stories and endeavored to understand their pasts and recognize how these events continue to influence the mental health industry today. Pictured throughout are the physical relics of the places—the now largely abandoned asylums—where these stories unfurled.


FREE MONTHLY EVENTS
Writers Group meets Wednesday, May 11th ,5-7 p.m. Open to writers in all genres and styles looking to get feedback on their work and enjoy the inspiration and sharing of ideas. FREE!!

Local Amnesty International Group meets Tuesday, May 17th, 7-8 p.m.
Write letters for human rights around the world. New members welcome!
Book Group meets Wednesday, May 25th, 6:30-8 p.m. to discuss "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

Every Thursday, 11a.m.-12p.m. - Peer support group with the Kiva Wellness Center, part of the Central MA Recovery Learning Center in Worcester. All are welcome. Coffee provided. An opportunity to share or listen to experiences and provide hope, help and support.

All events take place at 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA unless otherwise noted.
Phone: 508-949-6232
Hours: Mon 10-5, Tue-Fri 10-6:30, Sat 10-5, Sun Closed
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Author Line-Up for Tuesdays Authors Hour

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

News, Book Signings, Top 10 Nationwide Lists, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews !

E-Mail from now through the broadcast at waynewnri@yahoo.com with any questions or comments !

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05am will be Author Dee Eaton discussing her two books.

Revenge is Mine and Inheritance of Clues !
Standing at the side of the grave site, Temple looked up. The day was cloudy, cold, and wet. The gray clouds had darkened the sky; rain was coming down in a mist at the moment, but earlier that day it had been pouring. There was not even a little opening in the clouds to let a sliver of sunshine shine through on them.
Bagpipes played as the casket was brought to the grave site. The honor guard stood to the side, waiting to hear their order: “READY, AIM, FIRE! READY, AIM, FIRE! READY, AIM, FIRE!” Then the bugler played “Taps.” This was the day that he had to see his best buddy, Bert, get buried.
For Temple Harrison, those words were the last thing he heard and the only thing that he kept on hearing. The rest of that day went by in a blur. He didn’t remember getting back into the car after the service. He didn’t remember going back to the house. He didn’t even remember finding a chair in the corner and soaking up his sorrow by drinking, and he sure as hell didn’t remember how he got home. Did anyone talk to him? He couldn’t tell you. Did he answer them? This he couldn’t tell you either. Did he eat anything? If so, he didn’t remember what he ate. This went on like that for the next few weeks.
“This is Detective Temple, how can I help you?”
“Well, about time you got back to work, I was beginning to think that you were going to be grieving for your friend for the rest of your life. I think that is very touching.”
“Who is this?”
“I would say I’m your worst nightmare, Detective.”


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Book Signing on May 7, 2016

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Saturday, May 7 at 12 PM - 6:30 PM


  • Plainridge Park Casino
    301 Washington St, Plainville, Massachusetts 02762

  • Christopher Paniccia will be selling Gridiron Conspiracy at Plainridge Park Casino. Come purchase Gridiron Conspiracy and have the book autographed.

    I read the book and interviewed Chris on the AUTHORS HOUR on WNRI.COM and
    asked him to please write another book on his new found career. Wayne  *****