Monday, September 26, 2022

Author Line-Up for 9-27-22

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Poet,  Amanda Gorman at 9:40am 

Tentatively scheduled for 9:05 am Author John Jarman will discuss his new book, Broken & Redeemed

Broken and Redeemed is the story of one man’s journey, beginning with John Jarman’s troubled childhood and challenges as an adult, and resolving as he finds redemption in the grace of God. 

John Jarman openly writes his challenges, failures, losses, and blessings on the pages of Broken and Redeemed. While exploring himself through counseling and mentorship, John was led to completely surrender his life to Jesus, finding strength in faith and power through the presence of the Holy Spirit in his life. He shares with readers what helped him reach this critical juncture and transformation in his life, along with relevant self-reflection and discussion questions for group or personal use. 

It is John Jarman’s desire that Broken and Redeemed guides readers through a deeper examination of their faith—one that exposes how accepting Christ is easy but walking in true obedience will place them in situations they never thought they would encounter. John knows that listening to God’s voice and following it will lead willing believers on the path He wants to take them; when they get on board with Him, that is when they truly begin to live!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Author Line-Up for 9-13-22

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At 9:05 am Author Janis Robinson Daly will discuss,  The Unlocked Path

The Unlocked Path presents and embraces a “New Woman” of the early 20th century: educated, career-minded, independent. In 1897 Philadelphia, after witnessing her aunt’s suicide, Eliza Edwards vows to find ways to help and heal. Rejecting her mother’s wishes for her society debut, Eliza enters medical college at a time when only five percent of doctors are female. With the support of a circle of women and driven by a determination to conquer curriculum demands, battle sexism, and overcome doubts, Eliza charts a new life course. Combining science and sympathy, can she triumph to heal others and herself?

Monday, August 29, 2022

Author Line-Up for 8-30-22

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Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05am Author Gisele Huff will discuss   " Force of Nature "

A moving account of resilience, hope, and purpose—punctuated by unforgettable lessons from an extraordinary life.

After escaping war-torn France, where eighteen members of her family were murdered in the Holocaust, Gisèle Huff arrived in the US with her mother. It was 1947, and they had $400 to their name. Gisèle quickly found her footing in America, eventually earning a PhD at Columbia University, running for Congress, and launching a spectacular career in K–12 education. Her determination to revolutionize the school system changed the lives of countless children.

But Gisèle’s successful, happy life was interrupted by devastating loss, which eventually led her to champion universal basic income through a movement that advocates for economic security for all.

Telling a story of setbacks and triumphs, grief and joy, the chapters of Gisèle’s life speak to her strength, to her commitment to deep and lasting friendships, and to her determination to challenge and engage with the great minds of politics and education. Force of Nature is an inspiring account of a woman undaunted by formidable odds.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Author Line-Up for 8-23-22

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At 9:05am Author Dan D'Alessio will discuss " Baseball from Providence to Prominence" 

Dan's second book on baseball is an outgrowth of his passion to educate people and keeping the game of Baseball alive through his writings.

Baseball: From Providence to Prominence is broken down into three sections: first, baseball quotes; second, all original baseball stories on ballplayers from 1880 to 1970; third is Dan's own poems on baseball and the men that brought the game to life. Dan grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a proud graduate of Central High School. He also graduated from Rhode Island Junior College and the Community College of Rhode Island. He has one son, Richard Mickey D'Alessio, in California and a granddaughter named Alice. Dan was a sportswriter for Sports Journal magazine in Rhode Island in 2006-07. Some of his work was published by the Providence Journal, Rhode Island, College Anchor Newspaper and the Valley Breeze. Dan is a member of the Nap Lajoie chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research. He has received letters from Bud Selig and Robert Manfred on his poem titled "Dear Mr. Commissioner" about Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Author Line-Up for 8-16-22

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Tentatively scheduled for 9:05am Author Dan Flanigan will discuss, "On Lonesome Roads" 

As private detective Peter O’Keefe’s continues to heal from the burns he suffered from the blast of a car bomb, neither he nor the police can prove who his assailants were. The media speculates that “The Outfit,” a mafia group in the city, is to blame. O’Keefe isn’t so sure, but he means to find out – and fast.

Terrified of another attack, O’Keefe’s ex-wife, Annie, won’t allow his eleven-year-old daughter near him except under the tightest security, including an armed guard. He can’t blame her. It isn’t safe for Kelly, or anyone else he cares about, to be near him while his attacker is on the loose.

In a desperate effort to keep his family safe and restore his life to some measure of normality, O’Keefe becomes consumed with solving the mystery of who is hunting him. Along the way, he’ll be forced to negotiate with The Outfit – a “devil’s bargain” that just might cost him everything.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Author Line-Up for 8-9-22

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Tentatively Scheduled for 9:05am  Author Susanne Davis with Gravity Hill and The Appointed Hour, a collection of her short stories.

Gravity Hill is a story about Jordan Hawkins, her family, and a small rural town in Connecticut wrecked by the tragic death of three boys on Gravity Hill. But what first appears to be a tragedy of drunk driving leads back to a mysterious accident that has plagued a small town for years, sending Jordan on a journey to clear her brother's name. What she discovers-a hidden toxic waste site-sends the whole town on its own bumpy road to self-awareness and healing.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

News !!!!!!!!!!

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Stephen King Testifies

Horror author Stephen King took the stand yesterday as a Justice Department witness in the Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster antitrust trial, stating consolidation is bad for competition in the industry. The bestselling author, mainly published by Simon & Schuster, testified to his belief large publisher mergers lead to lower pay for authors.


The trial began Monday to block the $2.2B merger, which would combine two Big Five publishers, giving them control of nearly half of the market. The government argued the deal would negatively affect authors with fewer bidders for their work, resulting in lower author advances—especially for those who earn advances of $250K and up. The publishers argue it would allow both companies to pool their resources to make the industry more competitive, offering higher advances. The two publishers will still operate separately and can bid against each other for book deals.


The trial is expected to last up to three weeks and includes testimony (see here and here) from top book executives throughout the publishing world.