Monday, October 31, 2016

Tuesday Line - Up for 11-01-16

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05am will be Author John Luo M.D. to discuss a Retiree's Guide to Medicare
Retirement can be anxiety provoking - especially when it comes to navigating Medicare. How do you know you're making the right decision? Despite being a Federal program, Medicare isn't 100% administered by the government and it certainly isn't free. As an industry insider, Dr. John Luo helps you understand the basics of Medicare, what big decisions you have to make and what the insurance companies don't want you to know. This means you'll have the precise tools to make the right decision when it comes to your Medicare options without the anxiety of doing all the research yourself.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Green Dragon Comics Event Today

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Today at 10 AM - 6:00 pm

We are celebrating the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into our shop.
We will have a bunch of titles that are halloween themed!

  • Green Dragon Comics
    401 Putnam Pike, Unit i, Glocester, Rhode Island 02829
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    On Saturday, October 29th from 11 AM-1 PM Booklovers Gourmet Book Signing

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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

    55 East Main St.Webster MA 01570
    Phone 508-949-6232
    Author Tamra Wight reads from her "Cooper & Packrat" adventure series for middle grade readers
    The stakes have never been higher for Cooper Wilder. When an accident puts Cooper’s dad in the hospital, Cooper must shoulder new responsibilities at the campground. But he’s distracted. First, he finds a fox caught in an illegal trap on the campground’s land. Then kits start to go missing from the fox den. Who would want to steal the foxes? And why?
         Tamra Wight lives in Poland, Maine, where she runs the Poland Spring Campground with her husband and two children. Running the campground for more than twenty years has provided Tamra with plenty of inspiration for her spirited and exciting fiction. She weaves details from her daily life into her work, drawing on everything from campground chores to unexpected wildlife encounters to inform her writing. All three Cooper and Packrat Adventures, Mystery on Pine Lake, Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest, and Mystery of the Missing Fox are Junior Library Guild selections.

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Author Line-Up for Tuesday Oct. 25

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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    Tentatively Scheduled at 9:05 am will be Author L.L. Craft and his latest thriller,

    Every Dog Hs Its Day
    Halloween will never be the same again!

    A costumed psychotic killer calling herself ‘Bad Kitty’ is stalking the streets of Providence. She targets unfaithful married men and promises them exquisite pleasure, but delivers only brutal death.

    Lead detective Josh Wilson, also a notorious adulterer, is one of her targets. He must race against time to stop her before she kills again. His trap is set, but will the hunter become the prey? Will he catch his elusive cat? Or will Bad Kitty prove that Every Dog Has Its Day?

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    New Book Shoreline, an Anthology from ARIA

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Shoreline is an anthology of 19 selected short fiction, non-fiction, poetry & prose from The Association of Rhode Island Authors. Suggested retail $10

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Tuesday Line-Up Author Ray Wolf

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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    Tentatively Scheduled at 9:05am will be Author Ray Wolf

    Sunday, October 16, 2016

    New Bedford Book Festival

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    New Bedford Book Festival

    The Fall New Bedford Book Festival is free and open to the public. It will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.
    Over 40 local and regional authors will be presenting and discussing their books at Groundwork!, New Bedford’s first co-working facility at 1213 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA.
    Come each day or both and spend the afternoon; Destination Soups will be in the kitchen with their signature soups and sandwiches and many of the authors will be reading from their work in a special reading room. A dedicated children’s books area will welcome parents, students and teachers. Author/Publisher Nick LeBlanc of Domesticated Primate and artist Meaggsy Bogues are creating a special story-telling audio/visual installation for the weekend which will run continuously.
    And we’re very pleased to host a special guest, Standard-Times BookLovers columnist Lauren Daley for a Question & Answer hour beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.
    Click on the highlighted names below to read about our authors. Learn when future author profiles and book festival news is posted by following us at

    Authors participating in the Fall New Bedford Book Festival are:
    Michael Bailey
    Brian Michaud
    Janet Costa Bates
    Jason Parent
    Buffi Wixted
    Matt Keefer
    Elizabeth Butts
    Theresa Schimmel
    Nancy Cote
    Melissa DeLorenzo
    G. L. Tysk
    Judith Glynn
    Christopher Paniccia
    Kathleen Souza-Pontes
    Kathleen Conway
    Dwight Ritter
    Ray Bartlett
    Joann Mead
    Steven Manchester
    The Witch Series
    Michael Cifello
    Jayne Conway
    Karen Petit
    Robert Clark
    Kristy Acevedo
    Nicole Waybright
    Nick LeBlanc
    Deborah Tillinghast
    Lori Bradley
    Yvette Nachmias-Baeu
    Stephanie Blackman/Riverhaven Books
    Elda Dawber
    Laurence Jaquith/Subtext Bookstore
    Michael DeCicco
    Spinner Publications
    Mary Catherine Volk
    BJ Knapp
    Tim Svenonius
    Stacey Longo
    Quantum Press

    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    October Art Exhibit at Booklovers Gourmet Today !

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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

    When: Oct.15

    Time: 2-4 pm
    October Art Exhibit - "Nine Lives: A Series of Kitty Mugshots", paintings by Annie Spear will be on display and for sale October 1-31 with an artist's reception on Saturday, October 15th from 2-4 p.m. Proceeds from sales go to fund Why Me?/Sherry's House in Worcester.

    Friday, October 14, 2016

    Author Tabitha Lord Spanks the Field at Writers Digest Awards

    Tabitha currently lives in Rhode Island, a few towns away from where she grew up. She is married, has four great kids, a spoiled Ragdoll cat, and lovable black lab. The house is noisy and the dinner table full! She holds a degree in Classics from College of the Holy Cross and taught Latin for years at a small, independent Waldorf school. She also worked in the admissions office there before turning her attention to full-time writing. You can visit her blog at where she posts author interviews, hosts guest bloggers, and discusses some favorite topics including parenting and her writing journey. Horizon is her first novel.                
    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    As a ARIA board member and the host of the Authors Hour I am so excited that my fellow ARIA member Tabitha Lord Jorgensen just won a huge $8,000 national prize. Her book beat out over 2,000 other entries to win as the top indie book of the year in the Writers Digest awards. I read her book and then interviewed her live and told Tabitha she had a winner. The book has everything any reader could want. It's especially great when good things happen to good people! Congrats, Tab!

    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.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Boston Book Festival Event Sat. Oct. 15th

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    This Saturday (10/15), ARIA will be exhibiting and representing RI's literary community at the annual Boston Book Festival in Copley Square. Make sure you set aside some time to visit one of the most interesting and inspiring literary festivals in the country. Visit their website for more information:

    2016 ARIA BBF Book Signing Schedule

    10 a.m. to 12 p.m....
    Rachael McIntosh (The Security through Absurdity Series)
    Linda Carvelli (Perfectly Negative)
    Christopher Paniccia (Gridiron Conspiracy)

    12 to 2 p.m.
    Rebecca Compton (Edgar Graduates)
    Victoria Corliss & Leigh Brown (The Pie Sisters)
    Brian Power (Song of Atlantis)

    2 to 4 p.m.
    Terry Gaspard (Daughters of Divorce)
    Ray Anderson (The Trail)
    Mike Squatrito (The Overlords)

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Monthly Meeting Reminder

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    THE NEXT MEETING of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) will take place on Thursday, October 13th in the community room of the Thundermist Health Center, 186 Providence Street, West Warwick. There will be no guest speaker this month as the Expo Committee will be presenting details for the 2016 RI Author Expo instead. Informal networking will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. 

    Author Guest for Tuesday Oct. 11, 2016

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    Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am Thea Fielding-Lowe will discuss her two books

    Monday, October 10, 2016

    Cartoon Workshop with Tim Jones at Cumberland Public Library

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Oct 11, 2016 at 6:30pm (Free Event)

    Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland, RI 02864

    The Cumberland Public Library will host a cartooning workshop with Tim Jones, whose comic strip Sour Grapes appears in the Woonsocket Call in addition to other local newspapers. Tim will conduct a 45-minute fun-filled workshop focusing on drawing with simple shapes, use of expressions, and how to draw a favorite character. Paper and pencils will be provided by An Unlikely Story. This event is recommended for tweens and teens ages 11 and up.

    For further information or to sign up, please contact the Teen Services at 333-2552 x6 or    

    Meet Medieval Romance Author Lisa Shea on Saturday, October 22nd, 2-4 p.m. at Booklovers Gourmet

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Wearing a Mask is book fourteen in the Sword of Glastonbury series. Each novel ends in a happily ever after, which then leads into the next book in the series. Each of these full-length romances features its own flavor, atmosphere, and main characters, is set in a different part of medieval England and showcases the natural beauty of its region. Wearing a Mask is set on the road from Dover to London.Wearing a Mask is a sweetly romantic tale of holding on to hope and finding redemption.

    All author's proceeds from sales of the Sword of Glastonbury series benefit battered women’s shelters.
    For more information about Lisa and her many other published titles go to

    Friday, October 7, 2016

    Authors Return to Scituate Art Festival Columbus Day Weekend

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Over thirty of your favorite Rhode Island writers will be appearing at the Scituate Art Festival on Saturday October 8 through Monday October 10. Located behind the North Scituate Public Library in the center of the village,  the authors will be featuring autographed books on a wide variety of genres and topics.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016

    Book Reading and Signing Tonight at 6:00pm Harris Public Library, Woonsocket,RI

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber
    6:00pm Thursday Oct.6 at the Woonsocket Harris Library, RI 02895

    "The Birthday Story" is now available!

    "The Birthday Story" is based on the scripture "I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart..." (Jeremiah 1:5).

    Jeffery is in heaven with God. Before God sends him to earth to be born to his mother, he blesses him with many gifts.  From his hair to music, Jeffery is given everything he needs for the new world.  Happy Birthday Jeffery. 

    This story teaches kids that they were born with a purpose and have wonderful talents given to them from God.  The greatest birthday gift they will receive is his love!

    Oct 6, 2016 at 7:00pm Book Signing

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main St. Norfolk, MA 02056      Oct.6   7:00pm


    Few remember -- or were ever aware -- that Germany brought WWII to our doorsteps here on the East Coast in 1942.
    Local author Michael Tougias, known for his six nonfiction survival at sea books, including The Finest Hours, will speak at Norfolk Public Library at 7 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 6 about his latest book, which reveals some intriguing modern history. He is joined by co-author Alison O'Leary, a former local journalist. The event is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. A book signing will follow.

        So Close to Home: The True Story of an American Family's Fight for Survival During WWII, is Tougias and O'Leary's co-authored book, which follows the path of a working-class Texas family as they embark on an adventurous trip to South America for work. When war breaks out they head home -- at the same time that German U-boats enter the Gulf of Mexico, seeking ships to sink. The submarines had wreaked havoc on the East Coast, sending 173 ships to the bottom of the ocean in the first months that the U.S. was in the war. For reasons Tougias will describe, America was defenseless against the onslaught and unwilling to help save sailors by dimming lights along the shore.
    Featuring an 8-year-old boy and his 11-year-old sister, So Close to Home follows the family into the chaos of their ship sinking at 2 a.m. when the German submarine's torpedo hit its mark. Of 63 passengers and crew, just 29 would survive the ordeal, which included 20 hours adrift for those who made it home.The multimedia presentation will use historic images of the family, the U-boat commanders, and portions of the U-boats' war diaries to tell the story, keeping his audience on the edges of their seats.

    Monday, October 3, 2016

    Tuesday Line-Up for the Authors Hour

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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    Tentatively at 9:05am will be:

    Finally, a book that addresses not only the physical process of creating an inspirational, self-help, or personal development book, but the emotional and spiritual hurdles that block writers from following their dreams and finishing their books!

    The Art of Inspiration is no ordinary writing how-to or reference book, but rather an energetic companion guide for writers of all experience levels! It not only addresses the physical process for creating an inspirational, self-help, or personal development book, but actually teaches you to think, feel, and create like an inspired writer!

    The Art of Inspiration will walk you through the entire book creation process, from your first "divine download" to your final draft. Along the way, you'll learn how to:
    • Fully identify your book's purpose and vision.
    • Create a rock-solid outline and Information Delivery System that will support you through your entire writing process.
    • Flow through your first draft with confidence and grace.
    • Create compelling teaching stories that hook your readers.
    • Refine your content in your second draft.
    • Ask for and receive feedback you can actually integrate.
    • Use tools like meditation, mindfulness, and self-inquiry to move through "stuck places" and help your authentic voice emerge with ease.
    • Self-edit your manuscript to get it ready for submission.
    • Choose a publishing option that works for you.
    ... But most importantly, you'll learn how to ask the right questions about your topic and how you relate to it, so that you can forge your own path to aligned writing, and bring forth a world-changing book that fully expresses your purpose and vision. 

    New Bedford Book Expo

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Booklovers Gourmet Book Signing

    Posted by Wayne G. Barber

    Meet and greet author Gail Ward Olmsted on Saturday, October 8th from 2-4 p.m.
    Gail will be reading and talking about her contemporary women's fiction novels Jeep Tour, Driving on the Left and Guessing at Normal.

    About the author: Gail's first visit to Sedona, AZ prompted her to start writing JEEP TOUR, her first novel. She fell in love with the red rocks and blue skies. Her second novel is Guessing at Normal, a rock and roll love story. She recently released Driving on the Left, a romantic sequel of sorts to JEEP TOUR, based in Ireland.

    She is a professor in the School of Business & Information Technology at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, MA, was the recipient of the Deliso Endowed Chair Award and was recently recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Department of Higher Education as one of “29 Who Shine”.