Sunday, April 28, 2019

Author Line-Up for 4-30-19

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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Every engaged couple wants two things: a meaningful wedding and a lifetime of happiness. This great gift book is a cross-cultural collection of marriage folklore that will help you achieve both. Create your own lucky traditions with nods to each other’s heritage, customs from places you’ve visited together, and auspicious rituals that just feel special. Whether you are just engaged or you’re days away from tying the knot, you’ll gain insight every step of the way. With this book as your guide, you can make your own luck in love.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Help the Black Bears

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Hilarious, true Vermont game warden encounters with lovesick moose, hungry bears, raucous raccoons, wily poachers, a nutty hunting dog and the most ingenious use of dynamite you’ll ever read! Anyone of any age who enjoys reading or listening to well-written outdoor stories will love this book. Stories include: Raccoon, Riot, Bear Where, Squish in the Night, Moose Vesuvius, Gimmee the Gun, Furry Fish Finder and many more! Vermont Wild is the perfect book to read out loud before a campfire or enjoy curled up on the couch on a snowy day. Loved by kids and adults. A Vermont bestseller! 287, pages, illustrated. Volume 2 coming soon!

Best-selling “Vermont Wild” author Megan Price and Phoenix Books will celebrate national Independent Bookstore Day by donating to a portion of the profits from the sale of the best-selling outdoor adventure series to benefit orphaned black bear cubs.
On Saturday, April 27th, to mark National Independent Bookstore Day, Price will appear at Phoenix Books on Bank Street in Burlington from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., she will be at Phoenix in Essex on Carmichael Street, signing books for fans and discussing her new book which will be released later this year.
“This is an easy and fun way to celebrate local, independent bookstores, help bear cubs and go home with books that will make you laugh and appreciate the best the Green Mountains has to offer,” Price said. “And if funny game warden adventures is not your cup of tea? No problem. If patrons wish to help the cubs, they may choose to drop some change into a jar labeled ‘Books for Bears’ now through May 4th.”
“WCAX recently reported the Kilham Bear Center (KBC) is overwhelmed caring for 66 cubs, with more expected this spring,” Price noted. “Vermont’s orphaned cubs go there. The center must construct more housing for the cubs and, of course, these little guys eat like bears! Preparing them to return to the wild is time-consuming and expensive. The center needs our help.”
Phoenix Book stores in Burlington, Essex, Rutland, along with Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock and Misty Valley in Chester will all participate in this week-long effort to assist orphaned cubs. Elizabeth Bluemle, owner of Flying Pig Books in Shelburne, said her store will also participate. Patrons who purchase any of the six Vermont Wild books, either online or in person, will know proceeds from their purchase will help the bear cubs. Buying other books? No problem! Patrons can just let staff know they would like their change to be added to the “Books for Bears” fund that will end May 4th.
Ben Kilham, founder of KBC, is recognized worldwide as an expert on black bear behavior. He has been the subject of a National Geographic special and instructs game wardens on how to deal with nuisance bears. The Lyme, N.H. resident’s insight into bear behavior has even helped save endangered pandas. “Vermont Wild” is the Green Mountains best-selling book series, enjoyed by ages 9 to 99, taught in schools and recently optioned for television.
“When I was a toddler, I carried a teddy bear ‘Blackie’ with me everywhere,” the author recalled. “Seeing these sad, orphaned cubs in cages in the WCAX report, it struck me I need to do something to help. Phoenix staff was all for it – another reason to celebrate and support locally owned bookstores.”
Phoenix Books Manager Colleen Shipman added, “When you purchase one of Megan’s books you know you’re getting great stories. Purchase any of her six “wild books” in person or online from April 27th to May 4 and Phoenix will also make a donation.”
“Vermont Wild” was recently optioned by Geoffrey Sharp, a Hollywood producer who grew up in Middlebury and works with Morgan Freeman and CNN. Sharp intends to turn Price’s stories into a TV series.


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Author Line-Up for 4-23-19

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

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the Blackstone Valley is alive with the echoes of souls that roam the old mills, homes, social clubs and land they once inhabited. Visit a haunted monument in Cumberland, where nine colonists slain in King Philip's War may linger. Shop at an antique store in Chepachet that harbors more than just treasures from the past. Enjoy drinks with the other kind of spirits in historic establishments like the Granville Pub and the Tavern on Main. Take a hike through Precious Blood Cemetery, where ghosts may wander endlessly searching for their loved ones. Join authors Thomas D'Agostino and Arlene Nicholson on a tour of the most haunted places in the Blackstone Valley.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Author Line-Up for 4-16-19

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Poetry Month,  News, Publishing Questions, Expo's Signings, Release's Best Sellers and Author Interviews too !

Celebrate Poetry Month with us.
Poet Robert Eugene Perry at Booklovers Gourmet in Webster, Mass.
4th Appearance by Simply the Best, Adele MacVeagh Bourne

Monday, April 8, 2019

Authors Hour Line-Up 4-9-19...

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Today Rhode Island Author, Jeannette Winters will discuss her newest Series of Romance books
and her publishing process.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Author Line-Up for 4-2-19

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening is your "201" level course in cultivating produce. Expand your knowledge base and discover options that go beyond the ordinary! Prepare to encounter new varieties of common plant species, learn their history and benefits, and, most of all, identify fascinating new edibles to grow in your own gardens. Written by gardening expert Matt Mattus, Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening offers a wealth of new and exciting opportunities, alongside beautiful photography, lore, insight, and humor that can only come from someone who has grown each vegetable himself and truly loves gardening.

More than 200 varieties of vegetables and herbs from the 50 most popular groups are featured in hands-on profiles that tell you how, where, and why to grow each one.

Take artichokes for example: They are far from the most common edibles home growers choose, but when and if you choose to grow artichokes, you'll be fortunate to find more than one seed option, even at the better nurseries. In truth, there are nearly a dozen varieties of artichoke that are suitable for home growing in just about any climate, and each has its own unique benefits and characteristics. In Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening, you will find 10 types of artichoke described in through, loving detail—along with helpful tips on where and how to acquire seeds for each. And artichokes are just one item in this field-tested garden basket. Other popular and fascinating vegetables include: celtuce, Asian greens, cowpeas, carrots and parsnips, potatoes, parsley, and of course the tomato—you'll find over two dozen varieties discussed.

If you are one of the more than 800,000 folks per year who has begun growing vegetables at home, Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening is the reference you need to pursue this rewarding activity to a whole new level of excellence, satisfaction, and success.