Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Book Signing 6-27-17 "Your Freshman is Off to College "

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Tue Jun 27th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for an evening of information sharing and how-tos from local authors, Laurie L. Hazard, Ed.D and Stephanie K. Carter, M.A.
Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30pm in Barrington
Your Freshman is Off to College offers a handy month-by month guide for parents as the first year of college naturally unfolds. This book, dealing with serious topics, reflects a fun, informative look at the first year for parents of new college students, making “tongue-in-cheek” connections between a child’s first months of life to this newest important stage of development - freshman year.
Early Praise for Your Freshman is Off to College:
“As the parent of a brand-new college freshman, I am thrilled to have received Your Freshman Is Off to College. The fears and anxiety of dropping off my child are gone after reading this book, which provides realistic scenarios, advice and problem solving solutions. It is organized, informative and on target, addressing many facets of college life. The month-by-month timeline and 'real-time' advice is essential insight into where my child is at in each stage, and how/when/if to help. This book has helped me to help my child help himself.” - Shannon McAloon Merkler of Belmar, NJ, parent of a college freshman
“This book is a must read for every parent and family member of a college-bound student. It is helpful, witty and engaging. Hazard and Carter provide excellent insight on how families can assist their student successfully navigate the transition into college and throughout the first year.” - Krystal L. Ristaino, expert in university parent and family relations
“Hazard and Carter have taken an adolescent development approach to help parents understand what's happening to their sons and daughters when they begin their college careers. With humor and compassion, the writers describe a variety of scenarios and offer important insights to parents. A highly instructive manual, it offers guidance to parents to help them transition from a hovering role to one that truly supports their young adult in the best and most productive ways possible. The authors' collective wisdom provides parents with the tools they need to facilitate their sons’ and daughters’ successful transition from high school to college.” - Toby Simon, Former Vice President of Student Affairs, Marymount Manhattan College and Associate Dean of Student Life, Brown University

Monday, June 26, 2017

Author Line-Up for Tuesday 6-27-17

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

News, Book Signings, Expo's, Poetry, Reviews, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews !

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am  Rhode Island Author Jeanette Winters a nd a discussion on book #2 Southern Desires Series , "
Southern Exposure "

Mark Collins dedicates his life to serve and protect in the Navy. He excels at what he does but at the cost of being emotionally detached.

Hannah Entwistle left her small hometown to follow her dreams. Just when they are within reach, she had to return to care for her father.

Torn between honoring a promise to restore the family homestead and wanting to follow her heart, Hannah finds herself in a place she never wanted to be: lost and alone in Savannah.

Mark wasn’t expecting complications when he chose this job on the side, but her southern charm storms his defenses. When her life is threatened, will duty trump love?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What I am reading now .....

In Wild Delicate Seconds, Charles Finn captures twenty-nine chance encounters with the everyday—and not so everyday—animals, birds, and insects of North America.
There are no maulings or fantastic escapes in Finn's narratives—only stillness and attentiveness to beauty. With profundity, humor,  and compassion, Finn pays homage to the creatures we share our  world with —from black bears to bumble bees, mountain lions to muskrats—and, in doing so, touches on what it means to be human
Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Who sang the first song? Imagine living in a time, 30,000 years ago, when there was no music. People grunted and animals howled. Then someone made up a melody based on the sounds of nature and shared it with all the jungles people and animals. Singing together not only brought them joy but also provided them with a peaceful way to communicate. On the surface this is a simple story about Yala, a girl who liked to sing, but the underlying message is that its possible to live peacefully if we listen to one another. And we shouldn't underestimate the power of music to heal and bond us. Imagine a world where all people are embraced and all animals are respected. Each of us can strive to make our world a safer and friendlier place.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Author Line-Up for 6-13-17

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

News, Book Signings, Expos, Publishing, Poetry and Author Interviews !

E-Mail the show at waynewnri@yahoo.com

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am Indie Book Store owner, Debra Horan of  "Booklovers Gourmet"
will discuss the ins and outs of operating a successful Indie Book Store for over twenty years with all the changes.

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:35 am  Author Linda Greenlaw will discuss her latest book,  Shiver Hitch, a Jane Bunker Mystery

Jane Bunker thought she’d escaped the pollution, noise, and dead bodies of the big city when she left her job as a Miami homicide detective and moved back to the idyllic town of Green Haven, Maine. But through her work as a marine insurance investigator, it appears she’s left behind the bustle of the city, but not the murder.
When Jane is called to the remote Acadia Island to assess the damages from a house fire, she also finds a badly burned body in the charred rubble, and it turns out that the victim is the owner of the house, a wealthy woman who just happens to be one of the most hated women in town. As Jane investigates further, she becomes embroiled in a plot as thick as New England clam chowder, which involves convicted felons, a real estate scam, and the deep conflicts between the locals and the summer folks. On top of trying to find what might be a murderer on the loose, Jane is still living with her bonkers landlords, the Vickersons, who are delighted when Jane finds out that her brother Wally (who has Down’s syndrome) is going to move in with them, after losing his assisted living arrangement. It’s all Jane can do to keep all the moving pieces together, much less figure out who would want to burn someone alive―and why.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

ARIA June Meeting Reminder & Updates

Posted by Wayne G. Barber


ARIA June Meeting Reminder & Updates

Hello Authors!

THE NEXT MEETING of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) will take place on Thursday, June 8th in the downstairs community room of The Church of the Advent, 1395 Nooseneck Hill Road, Coventry. (Across from the Coventry Post Office.) Networking begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:00.                                 
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IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR BY-LAWS, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS for 2017-18 Officers and Board Members will be occur at this month's meeting. Any member in good standing is eligible to be nominated and serve on the Board.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Author Line-Up for 6-7-17

Posted by Wayne G. Barber


News, Book Signings, Expo's, Publishing Questions, Poetry and Author Interviews too !

E-Mail the show from now through the broadcast at waynewnri@yahoo.com with any Questions or Comments

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am will be Rhode Island Author, Adele MacVeagh Bourne and her new poetry book, Tide Roaring In.   Adele makes her third appearance on the show and we have a blast with the e-mails. Tune In and join the most intellectual hour on Radio,