Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Booklovers Gourmet Pre-Order Special Now !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
55 East Main Street, Webster, Mass. 01570  phone 1-508-949-6232


Still looking for some great summer reads? Stop in and browse our wide selection of sizzling titles, both new & used, whether your interest is light or serious. We also carry local schools required reading lists at a 10% discount.
For some current recommendations from independent bookstores around the country go HERE!

Happy Fourth of July!! We will be closed on Monday for the holiday.

Coming July 31st! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One & Two is based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling. Pre-order your copy now to ensure you have it on the release date. You will get a 10% discount plus a bonus special offer for 25% OFF any Harry Potter coloring book

Books can make good TV. Just ask ‘Game of Thrones’

Emilia Clarke in ”Game of Thrones.”

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

On Sunday, “Game of Thrones” ended season 6 on a strong note. The blockbuster HBO series is one of many examples of books getting adapted beautifully for TV. From “Brideshead Revisited” and “Roots” to “The Leftovers,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Outlander,” “True Blood,” and “Wolf Hall,” TV writers and producers have at times shown remarkable skill in translating words into visual storytelling.
There are a few very interesting book-to-TV projects in the works. One of the most promising is a miniseries adaptation of David Carr’s addiction memoir “The Night of the Gun” for AMC. The screenplay will be written by Shawn Ryan, who created “The Shield,” and Bob Odenkirk wills star as Carr.
Starz is turning Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” into a series with an interesting cast, including Ian McShane, Cloris Leachman, Crispin Glover, and Gillian Anderson, who has been on a greatness streak with “The Fall,” “Hannibal,” and the return of “The X-Files.” Also in the cast: Boston native Jonathan Tucker.
Whitney Cummings is adapting Maureen Dowd’s “Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide” into an HBO comedy. Lucy Punch and Brett Goldstein will star, along with Cummings. Let’s all hope that, since it’s on HBO, it’s better than Cummings’s two other series, “Whitney” and — I cringe — “2 Broke Girls.”
TNT is making a series based on Caleb Carr’s serial killer novel “The Alienist,” which is set in 19th-century New York. The drama will be directed and produced by Cary Fukunaga, the guy who directed “Beasts of No Nation” and the first season of “True Detective”

Elisabeth Moss is going to star in a Hulu series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Atwood will be involved in the project, as a consulting producer.
The HBO adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s “The Corrections” never made it to the air; maybe “Purity,” based on Franzen’s most recent novel, will fare better. The miniseries will be written and directed by Todd Field, of “Little Children” and “In the Bedroom,” and it will star Daniel Craig.
Source: Globe staff

Monday, June 27, 2016

Authors Line-Up for Tuesday June 28, 2016

Posted By Wayne G. Barber

New Releases, Book Signings, Reviews, Publishing and we take live-e-mail at
At 9:05 am
Walter Scott created the first "diner" in 1872 in Providence, Rhode Island. It was a horse-drawn cart that he parked beside the sidewalk in front of the Providence Journal building. He equipped it so he could sell food to the night shifts of employees through a window. In 1887 Thomas Buckley began the first commercial production of lunch wagons in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In 1893 a widowed Anne P. Haven opened her own horse-drawn lunch wagon on the corner of Dorrance and Washington Streets in Providence. It was a "White House Café" manufactured by Thomas Buckley. She named it Haven Brothers Diner because her brothers helped her run the business.
Rhode Island Diners Today spotlights 50 diners remaining in the state the author located after a great deal of research. He visited each one from Woonsocket to Wakefield and Burrillville to Block Island. The purpose of this book is simply to determine the location of all the diners in Rhode Island. There was no intention to rate the food or service.
This book gives a glance of the exterior of each diner and a few views of the interior. Each photograph is also accompanied by a brief narrative.
Whenever possible the author has included archival photographs that the owners have been so gracious to loan for inclusion in this book.
At 9:35 am

Written specifically for young children, Fish On The Move outlines the migratory habits of Atlantic striped bass. In this beautifully illustrated hardcover our next generation of fisherman will follow striped bass up the east coast and back again; learning about the fish's origins, diet, and migratory habits along the way. Whether you're an avid fisherman, nature lover, or simply a parent looking for a rhythmic bedtime story, Fish on the Move is sure to delight. A portion of proceeds will benefit fishery preservation.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Meet the Author

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If you're in Rhode Island and not otherwise occupied on 24 or 27 June, I'll be making two rare local appearances to talk about my book The Revolution's Last Men...: the Soldiers Behind the Photographs - at Books on the Square in Providence on the 24th, and at Smith's Castle in North Kingstown on the 27th:
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------ PUBLISHER COMMENTS Don N. Hagist reevaluates the sources and evidence of the wartime experiences of Hillard's men. . . . It's long overdue. -Maureen Taylor, author of "The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation" During the Civil War that threatened to tear the United States a...

Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Signing at Scituate Farmers Market June 25 9 am till 12

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Great Beach Read or for the Summer Hammock,   Christmas Present for the Historic Racing Fan in your Family.

Yes I will do a Back to Back book signing at this great Scituate Farmers Market

If you bought a book on line, stop by for a autograph or meet the voice of our 3 Radio Programs

Outdoor Scene  9:00am Sundays  on WNRI.COM or 1380 AM

Race Chatter   6:00 pm Mondays

Authors Hour  9:00 am  Tuesdays

Memberships Applications and our Annual Banquet tickets Sept. 9, 2016 at the Pines Restaurant, North Smithfield, R.I. Porketta sit down dinner for the National Wild Turkey Federation, NWTF
 Rhode Island Chapter, ( Swamp Yankee Gobblers ) will also be available at our booth.

Officers and Board members please swing by for your Banquet Tickets.

Free Handshakes and Smiles !

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thomas Christopher Greene (If I Forget You) Author Talk

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When: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 6:30pm

Where: Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal Street, Westerly, R.I.

Join Savoy Bookshop and Café for an author talk with Thomas Christopher Greene, the author of If I Forget You, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24. This event is free and open to the public.Two former lovers reconnect in this beautiful and haunting tale of great lost love from the critically acclaimed author of The Headmaster's Wife.
Deeply affecting and compulsively read able, The Headmaster's Wife was a breakout book for Thomas Christopher Greene. Now, Greene returns with a beautifully written, emotional new novel perfect for his growing audience.
Twenty-one years after they were driven apart by circumstances beyond their control, two former lovers have a chance encounter on a Manhattan street. What follows is a tense, suspenseful exploration of the many facets of enduring love. Told from altering points of view through time, If I Forget You tells the story of Henry Gold, a poet whose rise from poverty embodies the American dream, and Margot Fuller, the daughter of a prominent, wealthy family, and their unlikely, star-crossed love affair, complete with the secrets they carry when they find each other for the second time.
Written in lyrical prose, If I Forget You is at once a great love story, a novel of marriage, manners, and family, a meditation on the nature of art, a moving elegy to what it means to love and to lose, and how the choices we make can change our lives forever.

About the Author Thomas Christopher Greene was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. Educated at Hobart College and the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College, he is the author of Mirror Lake and I'll Never Be Long Gone. He currently lives outside Montpelier, Vermont, with his wife, Tia, their infant daughter, and their three dogs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Booklovers Gourmet: Book Signing

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
On Saturday, June 25th from 2-4 p.m. meet Scott Schaeffer-Duffy, author of Nothing Is Impossible, Stories from the Life of a Catholic Worker, a collection of humorous and true stories that range from time spent in a shelter for the homeless, in jail for civil disobedience, in various war zones, in a Franciscan friary, in a haunted house, in the Boston Marathon, and as a mountain climber. Free and open to the public. Books available for purchase. For more information call 508-949-6232 or visit

Monday, June 20, 2016

Author Line-Up for Tuesday 6-21-16

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News, Book Signings, New Releases, Publishing Questions or E-Mail from now through the Broadcast at

Tentatively Scheduled at 9:05 am will be Author Theresa MacInnis Schimmel discussing 3 books
Sunny was written to help young foster children explore and understand their own emotions, as well as expand awareness of foster families to all its readers. It's the story of Mandy, a foster child, who is given a puppy. Struggling with her own emotions of loss and belonging, she tries to return the puppy to its mother, only to discover with the help of her kindly neighbor, Mr. Johnson, that sometimes puppies, just like people, can find love, care, and belonging with a foster parent. At the end of the book, there are questions and answers to facilitate discussion about foster care, as well as contact information for the National Foster Parent Association
For each book purchased, $1 will be donated to the National Foster Parent Association.
For further information contact the author's website:

Tentatively scheduled at 9:35 am will be Author Adele Bourne discussing her book, A Grocery List & Other Poems plus discussing her late husbands books.
"Bourne's rhythms are earthy and direct, furrows into which she sows images from the breathstoppingly tragic to the super-wry. The yield is a valuable compilation we are lucky to find in season."
Maggie Robbins, Author of SUZY ZEUS GETS ORGANIZED.

"Adele tells us,'All the world for poetry is grist.' In this fine collection, she creates a tapestry, serious and witty--Ting-a-Ling O'Shaughnessy is truly delicious--in which she skillfully weaves voice and place. Adele's poems are consistently fresh as we follow her from the salt marsh of her youth to the wolf in the back seat to a conversation with a Hungarian refugee. They are a pleasure to read." Nancy Scott, author of DOWN TO THE QUICK

Friday, June 17, 2016

Book Signing June 18 Scituate Farmers Market

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Where: North Scituate Farmers Market

When:  Saturday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
May 7 to October 1, 2016
Next open: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Village Green, Scituate Art Festival Grounds
West Greenville Rd And Silk Lane
  North Scituate

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June16 Overlords Book Signing

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Where : Woonsocket Harris Public Library,  303 Clinton Street, Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895

When: 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm

Come join Mike at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library to hear about his journey in writing, inspirations, and how the Overlords Fantasy Book Series came to be! This free event will include a book signing for those who wish to purchase his books.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Book Signing at Booklovers Gourmet

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Longtime Catholic Worker Scott Schaeffer-Duffy offers dependable optimism, page-turning narrative, wide-ranging enthusiasm, and just the right comic touch in a collection of stories about shenanigans, activism, family, and faith.

On Saturday, June 25th from 2-4 p.m. meet Scott Schaeffer-Duffy, author of Nothing Is Impossible, Stories from the Life of a Catholic Worker, a collection of humorous and true stories that range from time spent in a shelter for the homeless, in jail for civil disobedience, in various war zones, in a Franciscan friary, in a haunted house, in the Boston Marathon, and as a mountain climber. Free and open to the public. Books available for purchase. For more information call 508-949-6232 or visit

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tuesday Line- Up for the Authors Hour

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New Releases, Book Signings, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews, E-mail from now through the broadcast at

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am will be Author Anne Dennish and her book, Waking Up
"Waking Up" is an up-close and personal look at one woman's journey throughout life and breast cancer. She shares intimate stories of divorce, relationships, children, addiction and more, as well as her private journal of her battle with breast cancer. This is a book that has something for everyone. The author shares personal short stories and quotes of her experiences in handling the good times and the bad. "Waking Up" will tell you how this one woman learned to handle them all with grace, dignity, love and a lot of laughter.
Claiming Space, or Finding Stillness that Inspires Action maintains that stopping places between the actions are valuable for wellbeing and recognizing the next steps. Understanding the why of this matters for motivating healthy actions. The words claiming and space are about first finding and then taking time for your self. Taking this quality of time interrupts life's demanding patterns so that you feel better, healthy, and more effective. Claiming Space is an inviting book with uniquely simple ways to take time to care for your self. Stepping away from obligatory demands is essential it s a gift to take a breath and appreciate life. Even a brief pause every day makes a big difference: it will help you become present to your life. Taking time allows you to realize more of yourself and your needs, so you can respond to them. You may need more rest, to eat differently or find greater meaning in life. You may find happiness and vigor waiting beneath the rush. Learning to sustain this vigor helps you respond to your personal life and place on this earth. You may be just fine with where you are, but taking time allows you to reflect and look at what you want for yourself and world. But how to do this? Claiming Space is a workshop in a book that shows you how by way of simple strategies that can be used anywhere and with very little time. No equipment needed. In the book you find ways to gain happiness and insight about your contribution to a world in need of your constructive efforts. Claiming Space is ultimately about finding happiness. It is an invitation to create a healthy world, starting with you and expanding out to ever-increasing numbers of like-minded people.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Booklovers Gourmet Today Sat. June 11th

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Booklovers' Gourmet
"Your Local Independent Bookstore...And So Much More!"

55 East Main St.Webster MA 01570
Phone 508-949-6232
Contact : Debra Horan
Hours-Tuesday-Friday 10-6:30
Saturday and Monday 10-5
Closed Sunday

Artistic creations by adult and children student artists as well as the owner of Caryl's Studio & Creative Design in Webster will be on display June 1-30. An artists' reception will take place on Saturday, June 11th from 2-4 p.m. Some student artists are seasoned decorative painters while others have only been painting for a short time.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Tiverton Public Library Author Meet & Greet

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June 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT


The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) in conjunction with the Tiverton (RI) Public Library will be hosting an Author Meet and Greet event as part of the library’s first anniversary of their grand opening. Twenty-five local authors, including 10 from the East Bay, will be in attendance selling their books, talking with fans, and availabe to chat. The event runs from 11:00 to 3:00 and is free to the public. Contact Ann Rust ( for more information.

Thursday, June 9, 2016


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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.
Authors and Illustrators will be Stampeding to the Event

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, June 8, 2016

Brown Book Store Event

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Bookstore Location:
244 Thayer Street at Angell Street
Providence, RI
(401) 863-3168
Please contact us if you are unable to attend an event but would like an autographed book. We will do our best to accomodate your request at the
author's and publisher's discretion.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Third Tuesday of the Month
Robin Kall's Point Street Reading Series
Author lineup for Tuesday, June 21st:Thomas Christopher Greene, author of If I Forget You
Kate Axelrod, author of The Law of Loving Others
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, author of June
Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks & Gaming Geeks
Rebecca Schiff, author of The Bed Moved 
Pre-order signed copies, especially if you cannot attent the event. Personalization is available

Monday, June 6, 2016

Author's Line -Up for Tuesday June 7, 2016

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New Releases, Book Signing, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews.

E-Mail from now through the broadcast at with any Questions or Complements

Tentatively Scheduled at 9:05 am Author Tabitha Lord will discuss Horizon
FINALIST Next Generation Indie Awards
FINALIST National Indie Excellence Awards

Caeli Crys isn't living--she's surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can't help but risk discovery to save his life.

Commander Derek Markham awakens stranded on an uncharted planet. His copilot is dead, his ship is in ruins, and he's only alive because a beautiful young woman is healing him with her mind.

As Derek recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future. When Derek's command ship, Horizon, sends rescue, Derek convinces Caeli to leave with him. But his world is as treacherous as hers--full of spies, interplanetary terrorist plots, and political intrigue. Soon the Horizon team is racing to defend an outlying planet from a deadly enemy, and Caeli's unique skills may just give them the edge they need to save it.

Tentatively Scheduled at 9:35 am will be Author Heather Rigney discussing her book, Waking the Merrow

In 1772, angry Rhode Island colonists set fire to a British ship, sparking the American Revolution. Taxation without representation was a motivator. So was the vengeful, man-eating mermaid who had it out for the commanding officer.

That was then. This is now.

Mermaids, or merrow, still hunt in Narragansett Bay, but these days they keep a lower profile.

At night, centuries-old Nomia seduces smutty frat boys, lures them into icy waters, and feeds them to her voracious kin. By day, she and her half-breed daughter attempt to blend in at the coastal Village Playground.

But Nomia slips up. She makes a friend. Then she makes that friend disappear, and someone notices.

Thirty-something Evie McFagan just wants to make it through working motherhood. But she’s a blistering stew of issues—snarky alcoholic and a friendless funeral director who just witnessed Nomia dismembering a guy at the nearby yacht club.

When Evie believes a mermaid stole her baby, who will help? The merrow of Ireland? Or maybe anti-hero Evie will surprise everyone, including herself, and summon the strength to save her own family.

Intertwining the stories of two primordial families with the colonial history of Narragansett Bay, Waking the Merrow is a dark historical fantasy.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

ARIA Regular Meeting June 9, 2016

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!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Meet the Author at the North Scituate Farmers Market Sat. June 4th, 2016

Posted by Wayne G.Barber

Where: North Scituate Farmers Market     When : 9:00 am till 12:00

Mangia with Micheline started as a simple article about life and food, but it became so much more. It became a journey during which my mother shared her wisdom, stories, encouragement, recipes and love to make this book a reality. I was belssed not only to know her as my mom, but also as a woman and my best friend. How wonderful it was to see her life's journey through her eyes. Her attitude was always positive, she handled hardships with grace and courage, and tought her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren by her example. My mother safeguarded our secrets, freely shared her wisdom, never intruded, and was steadfast in her love. Mary Bevelaqua Grossi was a beloved sister, aunt and cousin to the Bevelaqua Family.
I have chosen to be consistent throughout the book using the spelling of Bevelaqua as it appeared on my mother's birth certificate, knowing that within the family it is also spelled Bevelacqua and Bevilacqua. Whatever way it's spelled, it's my fabulous family and I love them all.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Meet the Author at Booklovers Gourmet June 4, 016

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Meet children's author Donna Mae
Saturday, June 4th, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Booklovers Gourmet, 55 E.Main St. Webster, Mass.

Donna will be reading and signing copies of her books
"Marshmallows Galore"
& "The Wooly Adventures of PURL"
Both illustrated stories are appropriate for ages 4-8.
Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.
For more information visit

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Annual PVD FEST Saturday June 4, 2016

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RI Books, Children’s Authors Highlight 2nd Annual PVDFest
Come to Providence’s biggest event of the year — PVDFest — on Saturday, June 4th. where ARIA will be selling books written by RI writers from 11 to 6 in Burnside Park. At 4:30,  join ARIA’s children’s authors at the kids stage for a storytelling session featuring original RI stories.
Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.  Artists from across the globe join with the Ocean State’s finest for a free outdoor party that inspires the soul, fires the spirit, and has thousands dancing in the streets. The cityscape pulses with cultural energy and urban spectacle in this Creative Capital celebration.