Saturday, December 23, 2017

Iceland residents buy the most books...

Posted by Wayne G. Barber.

Happy Holidays to all. 

What better gift than a book for someone on your shopping list. Not just the holiday. If you really know your friend, then you would know what makes them tick. Romance reader, just loves history, just loves nature, sci-fi or erotica or just loves a Rhode Island true story ?

Yes we have New England book stores with great customer service, special order or to put you on their mailing list of new arrivals and most of our authors have real user friendly web-sites to compliment their books with on line purchase or pay-pal or phone numbers to purchase a book or two. Please remember to try to purchase local or on the authors web-site so the author can retain more of the small profit too finance their next book and to keep the great reading source coming.
 We now have over 325 members in our Association of Rhode Island Authors, ARIA to produce quality reading material for you, your family and children's books for your grand children. Are you planning a trip this year ? Why not purchase a new Rhode Island book to take along or to hand out on the other end of your journey. Gift certificates for the reader in your circle of friends ?

Dec. 26, 2018 .9:00am on the award winning Authors Hour will be

my friend Dick Flavin, Red Sox Poet Laureate will join us for a discussion on his best seller ,

Red Sox Rhymes, Verses and Curses

Monday, December 18, 2017

Author Line -Up for 12-19-17

Posted by Wayne G.Barber

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

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am will be author Richard Brotbeck and his book Sea Stories

and at 9;35 am will be author Meredith Josselyn and her book, "Everything is Connected

Dick Flavin next week !

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

What I am reading now.....

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Red Sox Rhymes and Verses by   Dick Flavin

Sea Stories of T.D.EUWAITE by Richard Brotbeck

Monday, December 11, 2017

(2) Authors Hour Line-Up for 12-12-17

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

News, Book Signings, Releases, Publishing Questions, Poetry and Author Interviews too !

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Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am Author Chris Matthews, " MSNBC Hardball" will discuss his top seller, "
Bobby Kennedy" -A Raging Spirit-

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball.

With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America’s most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him. Now, with Bobby Kennedy, Matthews returns with a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the great figures of the American twentieth century.

Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was the perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like Jack, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. It was a life changing experience that led him to connect with voters from all walks of life: young or old, black or white, rich or poor. They were the people who turned out for him in his 1968 campaign. RFK would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians—both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions.

Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Robert Francis Kennedy. He shines a light on all the important moments of his life, from his early years and his start in politics to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother’s administration and his tragic run for president. This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before and is destined to become a political classic.

At 9:35 am Adele MacVeagh Bourne, by popular E-Mail demand will make her 4th appearance on the program to discuss her extensive Poetry career, many books , plays
and many great life's experience's.

Tide Roaring In is a moving work of conscience and connection, coolly reminding us of the humanity we aspire to and the fragile animals we are. In poems of protection and exposure, reasonable fears and unreasonable events, Bourne is clear-eyed but never jaded as she unravels the past into the present, sorting loves and losses like buttons. Amid dreamy landscapes of the northeast and suppers on the porch, the poet wonders “how to rearrange all that had not gone well” and reflects on the gr
ace that anchors us even in the most difficult moments—perhaps especially the difficult ones. Like the tree offering sweet rest to a passing eagle in the opening poem, Bourne’s vivid second collection has both roots and wings.
—Paula Champa, Author of The Afterlife of Emerson Tang
Adele Bourne’s poems capture moments from humorous to painful and from worldly-wise to world-weary. She shows us that whatever the situation, it is part of the fabric of all of our lives. Bourne is a daughter, a friend, a lover, a wife, a mother, a teacher, and a citizen of the Earth. Each role has its place on its own, and in collaboration with the others. Bourne’s manifold poetic talents reveal themselves in her ability to spin her artistic web broadly and personally, as well as to touch her readers with petit point precision.
—Carolyn Davis, MSLIS, Author of How to Write Persuasively Today
Admirable throughout, filled with passion and intelligence, these poems are an urgent exploration of the places where grief resides. Tide Roaring In serves as a compelling testament to the extraordinary, unflinching gaze of this poet as she luminously interweaves personal mythologies of loss and rebirth with that of the natural world. Superbly crafted, these lyrical poems are lit by the experience of discovery and delight. With masterful imagery and alluring wit, Bourne casts an eye into the ineffable as she juxtaposes the ordinary with the tragic. Chiaroscuro of loss, longing, and the light of possibilities, Bourne’s keen vision bursts from the page: “All this hunger, all this breathing / shape us as we dream. Silently, / we find each other in the dark.”
—Beatrice Lazarus, Editor of Lay Bare the Canvas

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Book Signings !

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

I will be at the Thursday Night Candle Light Shopping & Stroll in Chepachet, RI

Warm-Up and or have a bite !

Inside the Chepachet Union Church Hall with many local crafters.

Dec. 7th, 14th, 21,st

I will also stock the 2016 ARIA Anthology, " Shoreline @ $10

& the 2017 Anthology, " Under the 13th Star @ $10

  1. Debbie Kaiman Tillinghast & Mark Perry 

  2. Thursday December 7 from 6-8 pm I will be at the Scituate Library with Mark Perry for a Holiday edition of Book Bites. Join us for an evening of festive reading from “Post Mark-The North Pole Postman Visits Rhode Island" and “The Ferry Home” Please feel free to share this post.
Authors, Jeannette Winter, Lena Lane and Paul Caranci and Mary Catherine Volk will be in East Providence.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Authors Hour Line-Up for 12-05-17

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

News, Book Signings, New Releases, Editing, Publishing, Poetry and Author Interviews too !

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9:00 am Author Mark Perry will discuss book number two, " Post Mark" The North Pole Postman Visits Rhode Island

At 9:35 am Author Director Christopher Kolakowski " Emerging Civil War " and his other position as Director of the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia