Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What I'm reading now...

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Jonathan Turbo's career suddenly changed when he met Stan Evans, retired Naval Seal, now leader of the underground Good Ole Democracy. A rebel force trying to slow down a one world government whose negotiations with alien's worlds puts the entire planet at risk. Dawn, a Cultivator of the human race, seems to be their only link to the truth, and Director Davis will stop at nothing to hold his control over Earth and more.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Author Line-Up for 8-22-17-

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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

E-Mail from now thru the show at with any Questions, Comments or Congratulations !

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am will be Rhode Island Rock Star Author, Jeannette Winters with book #3 of Southern Desires Series " Southern Delight"

Don Farrell believes in working hard and playing even harder. The only thing he took seriously was business. Finding out there was a target on his back only made him more determined to succeed.

Bailey Tasca had been confident and outgoing. Her tomorrows had been filled with dreams of someday making it big as a comedian, but her laughter stopped the day the doctor told her the results: cancer. Now she struggles to redefine herself.

When Don and Bailey meet up again at a friend’s wedding, the one thing neither wanted was to find the chemistry they’d shared in the past now even more explosive.

Don realizes it doesn’t matter what he achieves if Bailey is not by his side to share it. Can he reach Bailey behind her high walls of insecurities and doubt? Bailey must let go of her newly acquired inhibitions and open herself up, both emotionally and physically, if she ever wants her happily ever after. Can their love heal even the deepest wounds?

Friday, August 18, 2017

But, luckily, I have books.

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Socioeconomic status aside, Rhode Island is a terribly homogeneous state. If, like me, you don’t live, work or attend school in Providence or Boston, weeks can pass around here that include a mere handful of interactions with non-white people. The best way I know to even remotely attempt to understand the experiences of the amazing array of people who exist in this world is to become them in the books. I read.
Recent research studies at Stanford University and Emory University show that stories positively affect the way the brain learns and processes information.
   In short, if someone is simply told or exposed to a piece of information, a small section of the brain activates to process that input. In contrast, when information is acquired through story, the brain’s empathy centers light up, almost mimicking the brain activity of someone who’d actually experienced the same described event or emotion.
  I have read over 120 books before each episode of our Authors Hour to provide a high quality interview and each book has made me a better person with a much more open mind.
You can’t create experience out of nothing. You can’t gain empathy by sitting idly by. Knowledge doesn’t grow without the water and sunlight of new ideas.
I’m not trying to say that books are the same as having had the experience, but they allow us to get a little closer to an understanding. And that little bit can mean a lot.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lively Litirati Thursday August 31 at 6:30pm

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Wayne G. Barber

Author B.J.Knapp will read from her book. Open Mike to follow 5 minute limit. Come join the fun !

Elephant Room Broad Street, Cranston RI

Saturday, August 12, 2017

What I am reading....

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Steamships once plied the waters of Narragansett Bay, carrying thousands of guests to feasts of clams prepared in every way imaginable at scenic spots like Rocky Point and Crescent Park. After hurricanes and pollution destroyed Rhode Island's soft-shell clam and oyster beds, the quahog became the state's favorite bivalve, and Rhode Islanders took to their automobiles and drove to the beach for clam cakes and chowder at the shacks and chowder houses that carried on the old traditions. Quahogging remains a major business in Rhode Island, where men and women continue to make a living from the sea. The long lines at take-out windows attest that the future of Rhode Island's clam shacks is secure as they successfully balance changing tastes with time-honored recipes.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

What I am reading now...

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Chris Strong's life hangs in the balance with mysterious and powerful forces chasing him at each turn. Events continue to spiral out of control and what seems to be a mystery turns into a conspiracy of unparalleled proportions. Chris has a grave decision to make, does he turn a blind eye or does he take on this mystery head on? With his band of friends at his side he fights for justice and redemption. The battle rages on and spills into a much larger world than anyone expected. Will he ever live a normal life and will he truly find the answers that taunt him? One thing is for certain Chris Strong will not rest until these evil forces are brought to justice. In its final act you will not see the end coming. The Conspiracy is everywhere!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New Book Release

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

I'm so excited and can't wait for this book to release. If you thought you HATED their father James Henderson before, I've just taken it to a whole new level. Yet through this intense story line, you'll fall in love with the connection between Ziva and Alex.

What are my beta readers saying?
"You won't be able to put it down."

" I was enthralled by this story.  It was emotional, yet powerful.  Sad, yet empowering.  I found myself not only rooting for the women and their rights, but also for Alex to find who he really  is and not be defined by his last name.  Such a great read!"