UPCOMING AUTHOR APPEARANCES:
TBA…so stayed tuned!
PAST AUTHOR APPEARANCES:
AUTHOR VISIT at St. Michael the Archangel School
Such a fun event! The Staff was very welcoming. As usual, the students, with their active imaginations, had “unique” questions. They learned a lot about the world and enjoyed creating their own art projects–world maps. I had a great time talking to the parents too. This school holds this special Story Hour every year, as a way to welcome new students and to encourage good literacy habits, even during the summer months. LOCATION: Coopersburg, PA / Aug. 5, 2021
JULY 30, 2016: I just got back from attending this year’s rewarding BOOKSTOCK 2016, in beautiful Woodstock, Vermont. If you’re a lover of books, this spectacular Green Mountains Literary Festival is an annual event you won’t want to miss.
It’s always gratifying meeting excited fans of my book, young and old, alike. And it’s even more gratifying when they’re neighbors and members of my home community. So, I appreciated the Richmond Free Library hosting a public reading of Around the World from A to Z , followed by a book signing and launch reception, on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
DEC. 12, 2016: BOOK LAUNCH HELD. A HUGE SUCCESS!
Release Date Set for DECEMBER 15, 2015
Super excited to announce my children’s picture book, Around the World from A to Z (ages 3-10), will be released to all literary markets (both stores and online) December 15, 2015. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait that long because you also will be able to pre-order my book, starting November 15, 2015, by visiting my author page at Tandem Light Press. Stay tuned for frequent updates, including details about my official book-launch event, scheduled to be held at Stargazer Gifts & Toys, Richmond, Vermont, on December 12th. Also, please visit my official book page on Facebook.
Publishing Contract Signed!
I recently signed a book contract with Tandem Light Press (Atlanta), a small, innovative publisher that will publish one of my nonfiction, children’s picture-book stories, Around the World from A to Z, due out later this year. Stay tuned for more updates as they develop.
Story and Photography Published
In late September 2014, the online literary arts magazine, Altarworks, published my WWII story, along with some of my photography. Both can be found at this link: Through the Embers.
Creative Writing: Developing a Writer’s Craft & Critical Eye
Starts October 6, 2014—Mondays, 6:15-8:45 p.m. (6 weeks)
This popular, in-depth course aims to help you develop your writing skills through personal feedback and discussion along with gaining a more “critical eye” through the reading of short, literary pieces. Individuals will focus on critical reading, a desire to experiment in fiction and/or creative non-fiction genres (since information gained from lectures, reading material, and discussions apply to both), your developing voice, style and structure, and getting published. Ideally, students will come away more knowledgeable and passionate about literary writing, with greater willingness to “take risks” in their own writing. After all, a writer’s true voice comes from within. Writers will be encouraged to take those words to heart—to dig ever-deeper for self-discovery and life’s universal truths. Reading and writing outside of class is expected over the 6 weeks. In addition to class instruction, each student receives detailed, individualized (written) feedback on any personal writing (up to 5 pages), submitted on a weekly basis, and is then given ample opportunity for follow-up questions/clarification, either in person (before or after class) or via email/phone (during the week). All materials included. Fee is $155. Registration details are at Access to C.V.U. (click here for link).