Monday, August 10, 2020

Author Line-Up for 8-11-20

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Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05am Author Lucretia Bingham will discuss, "  Absolute Cornelia"

Absolute Cornelia follows Cornelia's bewildering and unusual childhood journey. Catapulted from her mother's island shack to her wealthy father's life with a "religious group," Cornelia struggles to find her footing. Her father's rigid moral standards feel safer than her mother's emotional unreliability, but beneath the deceptively calm exterior of the group lurks power-hungry adults, sexual harassment, and mental manipulation.

Will Cornelia's tender inner strength prevail against evil? Will she be able to break the mental bonds of the church? And if so, does she return to the chaos of her mother's home? And will Hadji be waiting for her when she's ready for love?

Monday, August 3, 2020

Author's Line-Up for 8-4-20

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News, Release's, Poetry, Lively Literati, Publishing Questions

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Tentatively Scheduled for 9:40am Stage Director, Composer, Lyricist, Playwright, Acting Coach and a Dam good Poet from New York with James B. Nicola

Tentatively scheduled at 9:05am  Author Joe Silva with " Frogs, Friends & Funerals

Frogs, Friends & Funerals is an unforgettable story that follows seven friends from their childhood frog pond into adulthood. Each one of them chooses their own unique path in life, but true friendship is what keeps them connected throughout. This compelling story will have you feeling like you gained seven new friends, as you grow up with them, and visit with them as adults in Savannah, Martha's Vineyard, St. Thomas, and New York, laughing and crying with the friends along the way. Moving. Tender. Inspiring.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Author Line-Up for 7-21-20

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Tentatively Scheduled at 9:40 am Author  Jason Reed will discuss, "Daboom and Izzy"

Everybody will fall in love with DaBoom and Izzy!

DaBoom and Izzy is a story of adventure and laughter. DaBoom, a street dog, is taken in by Jason, an artist living in Brooklyn. Jason and DaBoom befriend a girl squirrel named Izzy. 

DaBoom is a dog with street smarts and Izzy has the talents of a cat burglar. Jason, DaBoom and Izzy then leave Brooklyn, New York and move to Providence, Rhode Island to house sit his Uncle’s house and watch over seven squirrels from around the world. Izzy accidentally finds a hidden treasure in a mansion and the adventures begin!

At 9:05 am  Author John Berlau  will discuss " George Washington Entrepreneur

George Washington: general, statesman...businessman? Most people don't know that Washington was the country's first true entrepreneur, responsible for innovations in several industries. In George Washington, Entrepreneur, John Berlau presents a fresh, surprising take on our forefather's business pursuits.

History has depicted Washington as a gifted general and political pragmatist, not an intellectual heavyweight. But he was a patron of inventors and inveterate tinkerer, and just as intelligent as Jefferson or Franklin. His library was filled with books on agriculture, chemistry, and engineering. He was the first to breed horses with donkeys to produce the American mule. On his estate, he grew countless varieties of trees and built a greenhouse full of exotic fruits and flowers. Unlike his Virginia neighbors who remained wedded to tobacco, Washington planted seven types of wheat. His state-of-the-art mill produced flour which he exported to Europe in sacks stamped GW Flour—one of the very first branded food products. Mount Vernon was also home to a distillery and became one of the largest American whiskey distributors of the era.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Author Hour Line-Up for 7-14-20

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News, Poetry, Lively Literati. Signings, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews

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9:35 am  Tentatively:     Poetry special guest !

Gage Callahan knew his latest assignment with Callahan Security was going to be a disaster. He traipsed around Europe to locate the computer programmer he was hired to protect only to discover she’s actually a hacker hiding in Alaska. Tensions mount when she narrowly escapes becoming roadkill as a vicious organization comes after her. It will take all his ingenuity to rush her to safety, especially when Gage’s primary objective…get her and the prototype to New York…becomes secondary to protecting his heart from a fatal attraction to the spunky woman.

Dani Pierce is used to working on the dark web but now she is truly scared because deadly trouble has arrived at her front door. The self-reliant hacker knows she’ll need help to survive her contract to build facial recognition software. The aggravating yet handsome man hired to protect her makes it clear he detests her, but that doesn’t stop her from developing feelings for him.

It soon becomes apparent to Gage that Dani’s in deeper than she’ll admit but her answers don’t explain why the deadly gang after her is always one step ahead. It will take his military skills and her hacking know-how to save not only their butts, but the budding love they’ve discovered in the midst of danger.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Authors Line-Up for 7-7-20

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Two books today !

At 9:05 am   Author Skyler .W King

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At 9:35 am Author Ronald F. Levant & Shana Pryor

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Authors Hour Line-Up 6-23-20

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News, Poetry, Publishing Questons, Literata, Book Releases,Author Interviews

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Podcast at following the broadcast.

Lies and Secrets! The spawn of Satan has resurfaced to wreak havoc and reclaim what is hers through any means possible. Glen and Kali's happy-ever-after that they once knew is about to be turned upside-down by the persuasive lies of Iona Monroe. Satan's spawn, and the one who still believes she has one hidden secret up her sleeves to control over Glen's life forever! But is love more powerful than evil? Well, it is about to be put to the test as Kali restlessly pleads. "Where is God now!" Kali is blinded by that fear of the unknown, but who else, but God can stop the lips of Satan's spawn herself, Iona Monroe. He took Iona's revealed lies and secrets of Glen's sordid past buried from Kali's ear, which Iona wish to be used for evil, yet God used it for His glory. Who's hand, but God's was there carrying Kali and Glen through this storm!" Although, His presence wasn't evident to Kali or Glen, like in the Book of Esther, God's trusty and mighty hand of protection are ever-present,  keeping a watchful eye over Satan's annihilation of His people.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Author Line- Up for 6-2-20

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News, Signings, Poetry, Publishing Questions, Lively Literati , Author Interviews too !

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A high school senior, Jack Duncan dreams of playing college baseball and leaving the political turmoil of the agricultural town Delano behind. Ever since his father, a grape grower, died ten years earlier, he's suspected that his mother has been hiding the truth from him about the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

With his family's property on the verge of a tax sale, Jack drives an old combine into town to sell it. On the road, an old friend of his father shows up with evidence that Jack's father was murdered. Armed with this new information, Jack embarks on a mission to discover the entire truth, not just about his father but the corruption endemic in the Central Valley.

When Jack's girlfriend warns him not to do anything to jeopardize their post graduation plans and refuses to help him, Jack turns to his best friend, Adrian, the son of a boycotting fieldworker who works closely with Cesar Chavez. The boys' dangerous plan to rescue the Duncan family farm leaves Adrian in a catastrophic situation, and Jack must step up to the plate and rescue his family and his friend before he can make his escape from Delano.

The Road to Delano is the path Jack and Adrian must take to find their strength, their duty, their destiny.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Author Line-Up for 5-19-20

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Tentatively Scheduled today will be Author Elsa Kurt

Welcome to Chance, Book 5,    " Feather Anne's Song"

and her children's book series too !

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Book Review Day

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First Journey,  by   Winston S. Churchill

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

RI Author Wins Grand Prize in Writer’s Digest Contest

Posted by Wayne G. Barber
Writer’s Digest announced the winners of the 7th Annual Self-Published E-Book Awards In the May issue of their nationwide publication -- and Rhode Island's Rachel Menard to took top honors.
The contest features the best self-published e-books in eight popular categories with one book taking first prize in each category and a single book claiming the grand prize overall. 
For 2019, out of all the entries, Menard’s young adult fantasy book, STEEL HAND, COLD HEART was awarded the Grand Prize.
“I was completely shocked,” said Scituate resident Menard. “You enter these contests never expecting to hear back. It’s always a shot in the dark. For my weird, little YA Viking book to win the grand prize…I still can’t believe it.”
As part of her contest winnings, Menard will receive $5000 in cash, a paid trip to the Writer’s Digest conference in New York, and a feature in the May/June issue of the magazine. 
“I decided to self-publish STEEL HAND, COLD HEART because I believe it deserved a place in the marketplace,” says Menard. “My heroine, Carina, is not someone you would want to hang out with. She’s kind of scary, but I love exploring the workings behind imperfect characters. I thought putting the book out there, I would find a small niche of readers who liked her as much as I do. I am thrilled that she has exceeded my expectations.”
About Book
STEEL HAND, COLD HEART follows the journey of Carina, a young girl who is kidnapped from her island of women Vikings and has to decide if she wants to go home or embark on a new life. She’s also in possession of a magic rune stone that can raise the dead, and on her self-discovery adventure, she has to protect the stone from pirates, a wicked priest, and a gang of thieves. 
Since the publication of STEEL HAND, COLD HEART, Menard signed with senior literary agent Valerie Noble at the Donaghy Literary Agency for her next YA fantasy book, a gender-swapped Hercules re-telling. 
The ebook is available for purchase at Amazon. Physical/paper copies may also be purchased at Amazon or at Stillwater Books in Pawtucket, RI. 
To learn more about the author and her works, please visit:

Monday, May 4, 2020

Author Line-Up for 5-5-20

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News, Expo's, Publishing Questions, Poetry, Author Interviews

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Tentatively scheduled for 9:05 am  Author Terence Hawkins will discuss " Turing's Graveyard Stories"

Ideas drive the narrative in all Terence Hawkins's work. His first novel, The Rage of Achilles, is a deeply researched account of the Iliad that describes a Trojan War as it really happened, informed by the theory of the bicameral mind--now the basis for HBO's Westworld. His second, American Neolithic, explores a dystopian near-future America from the point of view of the last surviving Neanderthals, who live in an abandoned warehouse on the Lower Easy Side. In naming it a Year's Best, Kirkus Reviews called it "a towering work of speculative fiction."
These stories test the boundaries of science and superstition, reason and faith. They are for readers who can't wait for the next season of Black Mirror and think the best thing about New Year's is the Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy.
Explore the limits.   
 at 9:35 am 

Amanda Palmer will read some great poetry.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Author Line-Up for 4-28-20

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Today at 9:05 am Tentatively scheduled is a Ct. Author Bill Ludwig and his book,

" Chasing Labyrinths"

You have probably driven by many labyrinths without noticing them. I once walked across one in a church courtyard to ask directions only to be told I had been on it already! Thus the need for a guidebook to help you in your search so you may do a bit less chasing that I did.
Labyrinths have been enjoying a renaissance which began just before the turn of this century with the Lauren Artress Founder of Veriditas leading the way.  In 1998 there were only 100 labyrinths listed online, today there are over 4,440 in the US alone. The oldest permanent outdoor labyrinth in Connecticut will be found in Litchfield, at Wisdom House, built in 1996. The increased interest in spiritualty, mindfulness, seems to have inspired the growth. They can be viewed as a metaphor for life with twists and turns.  They teach us to trust the path we are on is our life’s path. 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Authors Line-Up for 4-14-20

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News, Poetry, Lively Literati, Expo's Book Signings, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews.

At 9:05 am Author Guntis Goncarovs will make a second appearance on the Authors Hour to discuss another of his books,  " Havanas Secret " a fiction set in 1898

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Author Line-Up for 4-7-20

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9:05 am Author Delia Owens," Where the Crawdads Sing "

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Author Line-Up for Tuesday March 31,2020

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Tentatively scheduled for 9:05 am Author Kate Manser will discuss her new book,


So live today
Are you really living before you die? 
Forget the idea that death is morbid, and start using it as your greatest motivation to live your best life while you’re still alive. Whether your dream is to quit your job, travel the world, be more present with your children or partner, or just really enjoy your life, remembering that you might die tomorrow is the perspective you need to start really living before you die. 
This book offers entertaining stories, engaging studies, and powerful strategies — all to help you face your fear of death and light the fire in your gut to live your most meaningful life. 
  • How Kate went from living in fear of death to make it her close friend and best source of clarity.
  • How to hack your fear of death for your benefit using the psychology of mortality awareness.
  • The life prioritization exercise that will help you zero in on how you want to live and give you the motivation to start today.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Author Line-Up for 3-24-20

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Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am, Lore'n Spears, Roger Williams,

                                                 A Key into the Language of America

New Edition of One of the Most Important Cultural Artifacts of European and Indigenous American Contact
Roger Williams's Key into the Language of America, first published in 1643, is one of the most important artifacts of early Indigenous American culture. In it, Williams recorded the day-to-day experience of the Narragansett people of Rhode Island in their own words, the first documentation of an American Indian language in English. Williams's Key can be read at many levels because of its historical, literary, political, and religious significance. Its greatest value, though, is its intimate portrait of the Narragansett and their linguistic neighbors in the early years of European colonial settlement, before disease, dislocation, warfare--in particular, King Philip's War--and colonial interference had diminished their population and power in the region. An extraordinary achievement, Williams's Key gives us a contemporary account of Narragansett family life, of their sociability and skill in business, their dress, foodways, and the farming, fishing, and hunting that formed the basis of their sustenance practices.
This new Tomaquag Museum edition includes for the first time cultural commentary provided by the Narragansett Tribe as well as modern linguistic information provided by a leading authority in the study of American Indian languages.
The Tomaquag Museum, located in Exeter, Rhode Island, is an Indigenous nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the culture, arts, and history of the Narragansett and other tribal communities of southern New England.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Author Line-Up for 3-10-20

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News, Expo's, Poetry, Publishing Questions, Lively Literati and Author Interviews.

9:05 am Author A. Kieth  Carreiro   The Penitent  Part III

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Authors Hour Line-Up for 3-3-20

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9:05 am Author Stephen Puleo will debut, " Voyage of Mercy" on March 3-3-20

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In Voyage of Mercy, Stephen Puleo tells the incredible story of the famine, the Jamestown voyage, and the commitment of thousands of ordinary Americans to offer relief to Ireland, a groundswell that provided the collaborative blueprint for future relief efforts, and established the United States as the leader in international aid. The USS Jamestown’s heroic voyage showed how the ramifications of a single decision can be measured not in days, but in decades.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Author Line-Up for 2-25-20

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News, Poetry, Lively Literate, Publishing Questions, Book Signings, Expo's, Writers Retreats and Author Interviews.

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am Author Gabriel Bump !!!!!!!!!

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New England Book Tour;

Belmont Books Belmont, Mass.  7:00pm   Tuesday Feb 25, 2020

Odyssey Bookshop South Hadley, Mass. 7:00pm   Wed. Feb. 26, 2020

“A comically dark coming-of-age story about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, but it’s also social commentary at its finest, woven seamlessly into the work . . . Bump’s meditation on belonging and not belonging, where or with whom, how love is a way home no matter where you are, is handled so beautifully that you don’t know he’s hypnotized you until he’s done.” —Tommy Orange, The New York Times Book Review

Monday, February 17, 2020

Author Line-Up for 2-18-20

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News, Poetry, Children's Books, Publishing Questions, Lively Literati and Author Interviews.

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Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am will be author Harris N. Rosen to discuss "My Family Record Book"

Poetry recital and maybe a second children's author too !

One of the biggest problems people face when a family member passes is finding and acting on critical information such as final wishes and arrangements, financial accounts, wills, house maintenance records, etc.

My Family Record Book is a complete step-by-step guide that will help you keep tract of and organize: final wishes & arrangements, computer information and passwords, estate planning documents, employment records, insurance policies, tax records, retirement accounts, government benefits, real estate records, house maintenance and more!

Much more than a check list of information, this guide helps you convey how and why decisions were made so others can make informed choices about such items as:

• How to keep the household running smoothly

• Where to get cash and how to access financial accounts

• How to get into your computer and access passwords

• How and when to downsize

• Which ongoing services to stop and which to keep going

Monday, February 10, 2020

Authors Line-Up for 2-11-20

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News, Book Signings, Poetry, Publishing Questions, Lively Literati, Reviews, Marketing

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Tentatively scheduled at 9:05 am will be author Rebecca Jenkins discussing , " Winning Big in Sales"

Today, in a business to business environment it isn’t sufficient to rely on products and services to sell themselves or expect sales teams to do it without the skills needed to gain c suite executive engagement. Combined with uncertain times and a tough economy a new approach is needed.Sales and account management teams have to know the target company as well if not better than the targets know themselves. Only then can they truly open up significant sales opportunities that lead to collaboration and profitable wins.There are plenty of books about sales on the market, but not many about how to grow and retain the accounts once you've won them. This is a key aspect of the book and makes it different from others out there. Not only that it is important when many companies are prioritising resources that the sales teams focus on what are going to be the best fit clients for the business. The book provides a process to avoid time being wasted on targeting the wrong companies and sectors. This helps busy sales executives to focus on accounts where they have a higher capability to convert them. The steps in the book are less than in the traditional sales cycle and discovery meetings are ditched as they waste the prospects time, instead value exchange meetings move the sales opportunity forward with more traction.This book takes the reader step by step on implementing what is learnt using a proven methodology to transform sales results and win big. It is not aimed at sales newbies.In part this book includes having a success mindset to achieve exceptional results so both a blend of practical knowledge and mindset to transform sales results.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Maine: How To Publish Your Book

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Have you written a book and are you considering publishing independently?

Maine Authors Publishing is a local, affordable, and professional option with services to support every author’s individual goals. In this free 1-hour orientation class, learn how we guide local Maine authors from written manuscript to printed books.

A 30-minute Q&A session will follow the class presentation.
We still have spots open for the class this Friday! Contact us to register.
Friday, February 7, 3:00–4:45
Friday, March 6, 3:00–4:45
Friday, April 3, 3:00–4:45
Friday, May 1, 3:00–4:45
Classes are held at Maine Authors Publishing, 12 High Street, Thomaston
Registration is required. Please call (207) 594-0091 or email to reserve your seat.

Entry for the class begins 15 minutes before the start.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Author Line-Up for 2-4-20

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News, Book Singing, Lively Laterite, Publishing Questions Poetry and Author Interviews.

Feel free to E-Mail the show with your Questions on College Options !

Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05 am will be Author Bob Sherman and his re-vised edition of " Surviving the Cost of College"
Surviving the Cost of College Revised Edition with the 2018 Tax Reform Bill is an essential down to earth, parent to parent, financial planning guide that provides a comprehensive list of options and strategies to pay for college. Surviving covers: -Financial planning around the FAFSA Federal Formula with long and short term financial strategies to reduce your Expected Family Contribution and increase financial aid. -A complete review of federal aid, loans and institutional scholarships. -An explanation of the four major tax deductions available to parents. -How to find a college that will give you the most money. -How to protect your assets from being consumed by FAFSA. -Eight quick options to reduce college costs. -How to prepare for and complete the FAFSA and PROFILE applications quickly and stress free. Surviving is the companion book to