Sunday, June 25, 2017

Chelmsford Local Author Marketplace

The Chelmsford Library hosted a Local  Author Marketplace, in support of the extraordinary talent of this town. We had a nice time, giving a short into of us and our works to a receptive audience, and then we moved to the larger room to talk with fans and sign books.

Thanks to Jessica Fitz Hanso for setting this up, being the emcee, and making it happen, and to the Library, which has always been a great supporter of local authors.

Here's a lineup of the other author. First is Ursula Wong, author of two good novels, Purple Trees 
To see an interview with Ursula, click here

 And here's  Kameryn James

And Laura Fedolfi,  an author who runs the Society of Independent Publishers and Authors, an organization that helps local writers 

Stephen O'Connor, whose book of short stories Smokestack Lightning, is a great collection of tales about Lowell.  

Rick Conti, who writes of Haiti

Glenn Davison, the kite guy

Bruce Fottler was not taking part, but came to support us anyway!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ray Daniel Hacks Another Book Launch

Let me explain the title of this post.
Ray Daniel is a local author who writes mysteries so well that he has hugely successful book launches, like one of the big best-seller stars.
You can see why in this interview with Ray.

And he's done it again, with his latest Tucker novel, Hacked

This one was at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Farmingham, MA.
And the crowd was a full house.

Friends, fans, and family came to hear Ray speak and buy the just-released book, and get it signed.

Here's Jay Shepherd getting his copy before the rush.

So Ray spoke of classic hacks, including the ones from myth and legend.

And it was fun, with him answering questions afterward.

And then the line to sign commenced.

Other writers dropped by as well. Here's the ever-wonderful Hank Phillippi Ryan


And Steve Ulfelder, author of the Conway Sax mysteries

To see an interview with Lee, click here

Lots of conviviality and conversation

And Ray knows how to get people to come- he invited us to John Harvard's Brewery, just a short walk away. So we went for refreshments and more talk!

Ray's family believes in height diversity, as you can see...

Here's author Tilia Klebenov-Jacobs with her serious-looking spouse

To  see an interview with Tilia, click here

It was a fun crowd, and a great end to the evening.

To see a previous book launch by Ray, click here

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

More Shows Coming Up and New Story Sale

Hello again- it's a busy time this season, with so much happening!

First up, I'll be attending the book launch of Ray Daniel, for his latest mystery, Hacked.
Thursday June 08, 7:00 PM, at the Barnes and Noble, 1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA.

Update: writeup and pics of the event here.

Ray's a terrific writer and stand-up guy. To see an interview with Ray, click here.

After that, I'll be at the Society of Independent Publishers and Authors  (SIPA) meeting, speaking about how authors can produce audio versions of their books.
Thursday, June 15th 6:30-7:30 pm in the CCA Conference Room, Chelmsford, MA.

Just sold a story to Mystery Weekly Magazine! Can't wait to see that get published.

And then the booksignings!
First is the Chelmsford Public Library. Saturday, 6/24,  2-4 PM.
Come and meet local authors and pick up some great summer reads!

And then July! Save the Date: 13th Annual Books in Boothbay: Saturday July 8,  9:00 am - 1:00 pm!
Maine's Summer Book Fair will be held at Boothbay Railway Village in scenic Boothbay, Maine. Dozens of authors from around the state will sign their books, discuss writing, and meet fans.

Later that afternoon, Saturday July 8, I'm cruising on to the 35th Annual Moxie Festival- to sell books with the Horror Writers of Maine.
We'll be signing our latest anthology, Northern Frights!

And the Summer caps when I'm teaching classes on Mystery Writing and Thriller writing at the Cape Cod Writer's Conference
Want to learn better ways of writing and selling? This conference is for you!
The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Massachusetts, August 3-6.

Last night I received my print copy of another anthology I'm in,
Busted! Arresting Stories from the Beat.

Pretty cool of writers to be with.

  Oh yeah, and soon will be the publication of my fifth Zack Taylor mystery, A Sharp Medicine.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Lowell Library Author Show

We had a rainy but fun Local Author Night at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell, MA, signing books and chatting with those that braved the Spring weather.

The show was put together by Sean Thibodeau, the Coordinator of Community Planning.

The library not only provided us with a space to sell, and a ton of publicity, they also put out tasty snacks- always a plus!
Thanks to Sean and everyone who made this happen. Good to know they support local authors!

Readers, if you see a new author, check out their work, especially these debut novelists.
You can always take a peek at the writing before you buy to see if it's the kind of thing you like.

Here's Ursula Wong, author of two good novels, Purple Trees and Amber Wolf

To see an interview with Ursula, click here

And Dave Agans, author and raconteur. You may wonder why he's wearing a tinfoil hat! It's part of the marketing for The Urban Legion, his fun debut comic novel, which talks about all those conspiracy theories in a satirical way.

To see an interview with Dave, click here

Here's Laura Fedolfi, an author who runs the Society of Independent Publishers and Authors, another organization that helps local writers.

Sara Marks, who just released her debut novel Modern Persuasion, a modernized Jane Austen tale.

Stephen O'Connor, whose book of short stories Smokestack Lightning, is a great collection of tales about Lowell.

Michael Hartigan, who has a debut mystery, Stone Angels

Jean Troustine, who's also a professor and prison activist! Bet she has some stories to tell! 

Jack Dacey, with a debut book with a popular name: The Long Way Home.
I asked him how many people start singing when he tells them the title.

Jim Peters, who I didn't get a chance to talk to, as he came in late

And now the Richard-ites. (Good band name!)

And last but not least, Rick Conti