Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Book Signing at Booklovers Gourmet

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

“Dingers: the 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History", 1-3pm
Sat, September 10, 1pm – 3pm
Booklovers' Gourmet, 55 E Main St, Webster, MA 01570, USA
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Meet author Tommy Shea who will talk about and sign copies of "Dingers", which takes a panoramic look at baseball, told through vignettes of the legendary games and the moments within them that changed the record books and made baseball history.
From splitters to spitters; from a frozen rope to the suicide squeeze; from extra innings to no hitters, baseball is truly a great game. But nothing hypes up a crowd like a home run, a round tripper, a big bomb . . . the long ball! Hitting the ball out of the park is one of the greatest feats in baseball, and doing so in the clutch can make an average player a hero overnight.

In Dingers, authors Joshua Shifrin and Tom Shea break down the 101 most memorable home runs in baseball history, telling their stories and how they affected the game of baseball. Whether it’s “The Shot Heard ’Round the World” or Hank Aaron’s 715th blast, readers will get an inside scoop on some of the most famous moments that now live in baseball lore.

Whether you were there when Reggie Jackson hit three-straight home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, watched Joe Carter’s 1993 World Series-winning home run live, or have seen highlights from Bill Mazeroski’s memorable shot in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, Dingers is for baseball fans young and old. Relive the moments you cherish to the ones you’ve only heard tales about.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.

Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tuesday Line-Up for the Authors Hour

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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

E-Mail the program at waynewnri@yahoo.com with any congratulations, comments or questions.

At 9:05 am Author Stephanie Deschenes will discuss Unorthodox

Where the white walls meet the equally white ceiling there are rows of blinding light bulbs stretching all the way down the hall for as far as I can see. Behind me, the bulbs crackle and pop, darkening the distance I’ve traveled. Desperate to stay ahead of the expanding blackness that is rapidly approaching me, I continue to run. I turn my head to catch a brief glance at the following obscurity. The quick peek costs me my coordination. Tripping over my own feet, I land in the arms of a blinding bright figure.

At 9:35 am Author Gary J. Sikorski will discuss his book 101 Things to do in Rhode Island
Travel with local resident and photographer Gary J. Sikorski on a tour of 101 things to do and see in this beautiful coastal state. Known for its sandy beaches and quaint seaside towns, the smallest state contains many big wonders. Through more than 300 stunning photographs, explore cramped antique shops in Chepachet, climb historic lighthouse towers on Narragansett Bay, marvel at lavish Great Gatsby-era mansions in Newport, visit world-class art galleries in Providence, climb the rocky cliffs on Block Island, and feast on freshly steamed lobster with the ocean breeze blowing through your hair in Bristol. Captions and text include helpful tips from a local's perspective and other useful information. Handy maps of the state, Newport, Providence, and Block Island are also included. Whether it’s your first trip to the Ocean State or you’re a local, you are sure to find something new and exciting that Rhode Island has to offer.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Running for Writing

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Running for Writing

Mike Squatrito


The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2011 for the purpose of celebrating, investing in, and strengthening the literary arts in Rhode Island. Over the past five years, we have helped promote the works of Rhode Island's many incredible authors. But our work does not stop there. We also provide referrals to those wishing to connect with them and mentor the literary talent budding in our schools. We visit local schools and libraries to read to our children and to help aspiring authors achieve their goals. This year, many of our members will be participating in the Pell Bridge Run in Newport, RI to help raise awareness about literacy and writing, and to raise funds for our signature event, The Rhode Island Authors Expo. The 4+ mile course will be challenging but we can do it! Your support will help us achieve our goal, put on a wonderful event, and place books from local Rhode Island authors in the hands of children and adults in our community.

The Story

EVENT DATE: Oct 23, 2016
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Nov 01, 2016
The 2016 Pell Bridge Run will be held on Sunday, October 23rd at 7:15 a.m.
The Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run is a 4 mile run/walk produced by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. This event is not-for-profit and 100% of proceeds will go to support local not-for-profits.
This event is the most unique road race experience in the northeast! Once a year pedestrians are allowed to run or walk across the Claiborne Pell Bridge from Jamestown to Newport, R.I.
The primary goals of the Pell Bridge Run are to fundraise for local not-for-profit organizations and to promote a healthy/active lifestyle.

Shoreline Anthology Available Now

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
We’re proud to announce that “Shoreline: Selected Short Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry & Prose from The Association of Rhode Island Authors” is now available. This book of original, previously unpublished work features 19 exceptional pieces written exclusively for this volume.
To order, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Shoreline-selected-fiction-non-fi…/…/
For information about wholesale ordering, contact info@stillwaterpress.com.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Book Signing at Booklovers Gourmet Today

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

"Bouncing Back" inspirational author talk with Beth Whitman on Saturday, August 27th from 2-4 p.m.
Bouncing Back is a memoir about great loss and renewal. After losing not only her parents but also her husband, Beth Whitman found the internal strength and courage to recreate her life – to find new love and purpose. Many individuals deal with loss but this book illustrates how she learned from her losses and used the support and love from family, friends and community to start a new fulfilling life. This book is for people dealing with illness, loss of loved ones or even careers. She shares the valuable life lessons learned while dealing with those losses, in hopes of inspiring the reader to move forward with courage and insight.

Booklovers Gourmet 55 East Main Street, Webster, Mass.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book readers do live longer !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

A recent study by Yale University researchers, published online in the journal Social Science & Medicine, Book readers survived almost two years longer than those who didn’t crack open a book.
  In other words, just like a healthy diet and exercise, books appear to promote a “significant survival advantage,” the authors concluded.
Why or how that’s the case remains unclear; the research showed only an association between book reading and longevity, not a causal relationship. But the findings are not so surprising. Other recent research showed that reading novels appears to boost both brain connectivity and empathy.

   Book buying has increased annually during the past few years. At least 652 million print and electronic books were sold in the United States in 2015, according to Nielsen BookScan, the main data collector for the book publishing industry.
The bad news: Americans barely crack the top 25 when it comes to which countries read the most books. India, Thailand and China are ranked one, two and three by the World Culture Index, while the United States comes in 23rd, behind countries such as Egypt, Australia, Turkey and Germany

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Book Signing Today at Booklovers Gourmet

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Today at 2 PM - 5 PM
Starts in about 3 hours

  • Booklovers' Gourmet
    55 E Main St, Webster, Massachusetts 01570

  • Meet the Artists! Group Coloring Book! Reading Aloud! Raffle an Artwork!


    by Michelle Zalenski, Chris Benders, and Sue Champeny

    A light-hearted story that features two kinds of Hawai‘i crabs, the ‘Alamihi and the ‘A‘ama and how they creatively overcome any obstacle. Based on a song by Hawaii songwriter Michelle Zalenski, story-boarded and illustrated by Worcester artists Chris Benders and Sue Champeny.

    NO MORE CRABS IN A BUCKET! was created as a fundraiser with 50% of the profit going to help build a home for the Open Arms MCC church in Pahoa Hawai‘i. Sue Champeny is Vice-Moderator of the church, splitting her time between Worcester MA and Pahoa HI. The Open Arms MCC church ...serves the LGBT, HIV-positive, POC, elder, straight and in-need community of Puna and Hilo Districts of Hawaii Island, with a mission of “Welcoming ALL God’s Children With Aloha.”

    Illustrated, 56 pages, color cover, black & white interior. $18
    To reserve your book, call Sue: 508-320-7528 or email: susanchampeny@gmail.com

    If you wish to donate directly to the church, please mail checks to:
    OPEN ARMS Metropolitan Community Church
    The Rev. Dr. William H. Knight, Pastor
    P.O. Box 1292
    Pahoa, Hawai’i 96778

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Book Lovers Gourmet Special

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Poetry for everyone, human or feline — at Booklovers Gourmet 55 East Main Street, Webster, Massachusetts.

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Meet the Author

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Meet the Author: Ann Hood

    Meet the Author: Ann Hood  

    August 19, 2016 7 PM


    /// Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava's mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Have a cold one and purchase a book too !

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Olivers Journey to the Hospital !

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    I Laura Crisafulli Kennedy will be at Hasbro Children's Hospital from 9am to 5pm on Thursday, August 25th selling and signing books. This event is part of a fundraiser for The Tomorrow Fund, which will receive 20% of my book sales . Come by if you can and help support this awesome charity!

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    Tuesday Line-Up for the Authors Hour

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    New Releases, Book Signings, Publishing Questions and so much more.

    Tentatively Scheduled at 9:05  Adele MacVeagh Bourne and a new book.

    E-Mail us your comments or questions at waynewnri@yahoo.com
    Tentatively Scheduled for 9:35 am will be author Al Bettencourt with " Nicky's Story"

    Nicky was an extraordinary dog who endured many calamities. First, he was cooped up in a box sealed with duct tape but managed to escape. Then he fell in a deep hole and stayed there for three days until he was found; came within a hair of being run over by a big truck; was attacked by two big dogs and required numerous stitches and was run over by a riding mower twice. Despite all this, he lived to a relatively old age of thirteen, which is over ninety-one years old in human years.

    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Book Signing in nearby Connecticut

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber
    Friday, August 19, 2016, 5:30 – 7pm

      Author Dan Hayden, a former Fish and Wildlife Officer who rose to the rank of First Sergeant and Marine Patrol Boat Captain in Northern Connecticut, will appear at BOOK CLUB Bookstore Friday August 19 5:30-7:00pm. BOOK CLUB Bookstore is located at 100 Main St. Broad Brook, CT (860)623-5100. This is a free event, signed books available for purchase.

    About The Game Wardens (iUniverse, 19.95)

    Sam Moody is a rookie game warden, fresh from the academy. He has high hopes for his career with the Fish and Game Department and believes in the preservation of nature. However, as he starts his new job, he begins to suspect something is not right with certain personnel – but being the new guy, is not quite sure who he can trust.
    Sam soon comes to learn something illegal is afoot when he's paired up with a seasoned warden. One day while on patrol Sam discovers an illegal tree stand in an animal safe zone. He is first surprised, then suspicious, when his new partner is not concerned.
    Animal poaching is a big money enterprise, embraced by greedy men with guns, so Sam needs to tread carefully as he tries to identify the guilty parties. The people he suspects would not hesitate to kill Sam if he gets too close but Sam is honor bound to do his job right - even if it involves bringing down other wardens. . .and maybe his own Fish and Game career.
    Book(s)Being Signed
    The Game Wardens

    VenueBook Club Bookstore & More - Broad Brook #100
    Address100 Main Street
    Broad Brook, CT 06016
    CityBroad Brook

    Friday, August 12, 2016

    Narragansett Rhode Island Event

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Buy a Book and take in the beautiful surf !

    October 8, 2016, Libraries across North America host local Indie Author Day events.

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Join us and other members of the writing community on October 8, 2016, as libraries across North America host local Indie Author Day events. On this date, indie authors will gather at their local libraries to participate in community-based activities like author panels, book readings and signings, writing workshops, presentations from local industry specialists and more. Then, at 2 p.m. Eastern everyone will join a global digital gathering featuring Q&A with writers, agents, and industry leaders that will bring together the larger indie community.
    Besides being a unique opportunity for libraries and authors to connect locally and globally, Indie Author Day offers an exciting chance to network, discover new friendships, and form business partnerships. Find out if your library has signed up to host an Indie Author Day event.

    If your library has not registered to host an event, be sure to let the Indie Author Day organizers know and they’ll help you get your local library involved.
    The RI libraries already signed up for this are:

    North Scituate Public Library / North Scituate, RI

    Westerly Library / Westerly, RI

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    ARIA Monthly Meeting Thursday August 11,2016

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    NEXT MEETING — August 11, 2016

    The next regular meeting of the Association of Rhode Island Authors will take place on Thursday, August 11 in the Community Room at the Thundermist Health Center, 186 Providence Street, West Warwick.

    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, August 8, 2016

    FREE BOOK OF THE DAY Book Barbarian

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber




    by Aimee Easterling

    From the USA Today bestselling author that readers are calling a “good choice for Patricia Briggs fans” comes an engrossing urban fantasy novel about a shiftless werewolf.
    After years of suppressing her inner beast, Terra struggles to forget life in her old pack. But when her past finally catches up with her in the form of an enticing alpha and an overpowering father, she has no choice but to revive her powers—and reclaim the predator within.
    With over 250 five-star reviews on Amazon, this now-complete series has been enjoyed by thousands!

    $0.00 Previously $2.99
    Category: Fantasy – Paranormal & Urban

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Book Signing at Booklovers Gourmet

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Where: Booklovers Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, Mass.

    Book Release:
    “Throw Away Girls”
    Meet television personality Jennifer Vaughn
    Saturday, August 13th
    1-3 p.m.
    The killer lives a normal life during the day, while hunting the Throw Away Girls at night, punishing them for their dark urges. He leaves messages behind in his victims' blood, his explanation for enacting such brutal, twisted justice upon the unworthy. He watches the media coverage. He knows the wily reporter is chasing him. As Jaycee follows her gut, and the evidence, she forces him to act. But when a killer is clever and cunning, he can infiltrate anywhere. Jaycee must utilize all her skills to expose him before he gets to her first.

    About the Author: Jennifer Vaughn is an Emmy nominated, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press award-winning television news anchor for ABC affiliate, WMUR-TV, in Manchester, New Hampshire. She has contributed to internationally television presidential debates alongside CNN, ABC News, and Fox News, and has interviewed every sitting president and presidential candidate since 1999.

    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Book Revue

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    In Ty Cobb's Shadow by Gregory Rubano

    I have to admit that I love the game of baseball and I love history about Rhode Island and Sports so this book had all of the components to attract my interest. The cover design by Dawn M. Porter caught my attention to pick it up.
     Author Rubano chose a style of writing blending source material from the baseball statistical archives and newspaper personal stories to keep me completely dialed into the story.
     This was the Dead Ball era and know one even imagined a Hall of Fame in their future or putting the fate of the American League on their shoulders. Anyone who has played, enjoyed or coached the game of baseball should read this book to really absorb the foundation of our greatest game. The competition with Ty Cobb for individual statistics and newspaper coverage in it's day before Radio, TV and Internet was critical to the American League's success and for a baseball contract.
     The reader is also reminded of where you came from and to always be humble to all. This book is a great beach read and suitable to all genders and age levels and if was available in French would be a Best Seller in Canada too. One of the original memebers of the Hall of Fame.If you are a serious baseball fan and not a wanna-be add this to your personal library or make a purchase for a grandchild or a retired friend or relative who has shown a interest in the past on Real Baseball, not what is on the field today with that darn American League Designated Hitter in 2016.

    ***** on this one. Wayne G. Barber, Host of the Authors Hour

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    From the Shelf

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Today is National Coloring Book Day. It may be an obscure holiday right now, but given the surging popularity of adult coloring books, in a few more years maybe everyone will get the day off work.
    Grab some coloring books starring your favorite characters, some great colored pencils or pens, margaritas or mojitos, and host a Coloring & Cocktails Party in honor of National Coloring Book Day! Here are some titles to fill in and up on:

    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Tuesday Authors Hour Line-Up 8-2-16

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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

    E-Mail from now through the broadcast at waynewnri@yahoo.com

    at  9:35 am
    The poetry in "A Happy Life" expresses the warmth of love, comraderie and romance shared with a significant other, in partnership throughout a lifetime. 

    and also, "Essays from the Pulpit" and others.

    9:05am Greg Rubano will discuss his book " In Ty Cobbs Shadow " the Nap Lajoie Story

    Book Signing on August 4, 2016 7 pm

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Hi Friends, Please join me at the Prudence Island Library on Thursday August 4, at 7 PM. I will talk about the journey of writing my memoir, The Ferry Home, an...d read excerpts from a few of my favorite stories. I’m looking forward to seeing you and sharing wonderful Prudence Island memories of long ago.
    You can also pick up your own signed copy of The Ferry Home.