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[Appearance] Warwick Public Library Meet & Greet – CANCELED

The Warwick Public Library has cancelled the Warwick Public Library’s Author Meet & Greet scheduled for Saturday, March 28th.

The library is adhering to the Rhode Island State of Emergency that states people should stay away from events where large amounts of people may gather for fear of the corona virus.

No makeup date is forthcoming and the library said they will have us back next year at this time.

7th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo

7th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo

The Association of Rhode Island Authors returns to Rhodes on the Pawtuxet on 12-7-19 from 10AM to 4:30 PM.

135+ authors including Jon Land, G. Wayne Miller, R. W. Alley, Zoe B Alley, John Barylick and more!

All genres represented! Writing panels & speakers!

Raffle drawings!

Santa for the kids!

Free parking and admission!

Looking for a personalized book then here’s your chance to get it signed by the author themselves!

Make sure to check out the Expo’s Facebook page for more announcements and RSVP via the Facebook Event page.

[VOTE] The Dorrys and Where Weavers Daire

The Dorrys have posted their nominations for 2019 and Where Weavers Daire has been nominated for fiction book of the year.
My fellow authors that were also nominated were Julien Ayotte, Claremary P. Sweeney, K. Chess, Juliet Grames, Padma Venkatraman and Farah Rose Smith looks like I’m in good company.
The ballot closes on November 1st.
You can click here to see all the nominees.
You can click here to vote.

ARIA at North Scituate Art Festival and Autumn Fest

Save the Date!

Ready to discover a Rhode Island author? Then here’s your chance!
Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) will be selling books at the Scituate Art Festival in the North Scituate Library parking lot on along with Autumn Fest on October 12-14, 2019
All genres will be represented from children’s books, fantasy, memoirs, romance, science fiction and more!
RSVP on the Facebook Event Page for Scituate Art Festival
RSVP on the Facebook Event Page for Autumn Fest

Saturday Authors at Scituate:

Ray Wolf, Leigh Brown & Vikki CorlissDana GambardellaR. K. Bentley, Mary Wheeler, Terri Martin, Seth Steinman, William Smith, Steve Starger and Pam Carey.

Sunday Authors at Scituate:

Ray WolfJulien AyotteLeigh Brown & Vikki CorlissHank EllisR. K. Bentley, Joanna Ducette, Michael Fine, Kerri Gaulin, Peter O’Donnell, Coral Standing, Roland Comtois and Candace Breen.

Monday Authors at Scituate:

Ray WolfJulien AyotteDavid Aiello, Maria Kamoulakou, Seth Steinman, Deb Tillinghast, Coral Standing, Paula Dewing.

[NEWS] October updates

October News


Welcome to October, where did summer go?
NaNoWrimo is 30 days away. They’ve updated the website. The new interface looks great, the only problem was the books got transferred over but not your friends list. Make sure to check-in and update your bio before November 1st.
And speaking of NaNoWrimo check out my post on New England Speculative Fiction Authors website about going to write-ins.
Bennett North‘s and Aimee Ogden‘s spec fiction magazine Translunar Travelers Lounge is now taking submissions for their new issue. Submission guidelines can be found here. (Remember to read the guidelines.)
On October 30, I’ll be speaking along with A Keith Carreiro at Greenwich Hotel and Lounge for an open mic night with the Association of Rhode Island Authors. Costumes welcomed!

October/November Appearances


North Scituate Art Festival, North Scituate, RI. October 12+13 2019
[Website] – [Facebook Event Page]
Boston Book Festival – ARIA Tent – October 19, 2019
[Website] – [Facebook Event Page]
ARIA Lively Literati Open Mic Event, East Greenwich, RI, October 30, 2019
[Website] – [Facebook Event Page]  [Directions]
Rhode Island Comic Con, Providence, RI. 11/1/19 -11/3/19
[Website] – [Facebook Event Page]

Book Giveaways

Several free ebook giveaways are going on through out the month of October! Check’em out if you daire!

Novel Spotlight


Two novels to spotlight this month.
The first is The Cymage by Dave Walsh
With each cough death looms closer.
Only an experimental technology can save him.
New meaning enters his life when a foreign leader asks the humble monk Am’ranth to help solidify his legacy during a time of peace. That legacy?
A weapon unlike any other.
Their friendship is the stuff of legends; their rivalry reshaped humanity’s future.
A novelette set in Dave Walsh’s Andlios universe, the Cymage provides a glimpse into the rich history of the planet Andlios before the events of Terminus Cycle.

The second book is Reverb by David Fuentes
It’s ‘The Inbetweeners’ meets ‘Groundhog Day.’
‘Reverb: Live, Die, Rave, Repeat’ tells the epic story of six young and adventurous students who get to relive the first day of their, no holds barred, holiday to the hedonistic party haven of Magaluf over and over and over again.

[Events] September's Lively Literati 9-25-19 6:30pm


 
The Association of Rhode Island Authors is proud to present September’s Lively Literati event with authors Tabitha Lordand J. Michael Squatrito, Jr at the Greenwich Hotel and Lounge on September 25th starting at 6:30pm.
C’mon down and discover local authors!
Open Mic event! Free parking!
Remember to RSVP on the Facebook event page!
October 30th, I’ll be reading along with A. Keith Carreiro at Lively Literati.

[Support] Support your local author and leave a review!


With one week left in September (where does the time go), the last three months of 2019 are on the rise.
Several big events I’ll be selling at like North Scituate Art Festival, October’s Lively Literati (link coming soon), Rhode Island Comic Con, 7th Annual Rhode Island Author Expo are coming soon.
And let’s not forget NaNoWrimo, my username is rkbentley if you want to add me.
I’m happy to report the book is selling well at the festivals I’ve been going to like Necronomicon, Richmond Fall Festival and in bookstores like Stillwater Books in Pawtucket, RI.
And the mailing list has gotten bigger due to the Book Funnel and Story Origin’s giveaways.
The next step in all this is leaving a review with Goodreads.
If you’re reading this post and if you’ve managed to finish Where Weavers Daire it would be great if you could leave a review. It doesn’t have to be big.
I’d love to put some blurbs from the readers on the back cover of the next book or add them the next time I print copies of Weaver.
Every little bit helps myself as an author.
Thank you for your support.