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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.

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.

[Appearance] East Providence Art Festival – The Looff

Interested in meeting a local author?

I’ll be selling copies of Where Weavers Daire along with 30+ local authors from the Association of Rhode Island Authors will be at the East Providence Arts Festival The Looff on 8/10/19 from 11am to 6pm.
All genres represented! Children’s Books. Mysteries. Thrillers. Science Fiction. Romance. Fantasy. Memoirs and more!
C’mon down and discover a Rhode Island Author!

[Appearance] Boston Book Festival on 10/13

ARIA author signings at the Boston Book Festival

I will be at the Association of Rhode Island Authors Booth 12 at the Boston Book Festival this Saturday 10/13 signing copies of my awesome space opera book, Where Weavers Daire.
C’mon down and discover other Rhode Island Authors!

Local authors will be signing during the festival

11am – 1pm – Glede Browne Kobongo, Etta Zasloff, Mike Squatrito

1pm – 3pm – R. K. Bentley, Chantal Walls, Candace Sherman

3pm – 5pm – Donna Mac, Joann Mead, Therese Zink

Author Meet & Greet at North Scituate Art Festival

Save the Date!

Myself and several other members of Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) will be selling our books at the North Scituate Art Festival in the North Scituate Library parking lot on October 6, 7, 8, 2018.
All genres will be represented from children’s books, fantasy, memoirs, romance, science fiction and more!
I’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday only.
RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

Saturday Authors:

Mark PerryRay WolfJim DyerSteven PorterDawn PorterBarbara Ann WhitmanLeigh Brown & Vikki CorlissLucie ContenteLena LaneJeannette WintersDana GambardellaJudith GlynnR. K. BentleyNicole Waybright and Lucille Benoit

Sunday Authors:

Mark PerryRay WolfJim DyerSteven PorterDawn PorterJulien AyottePaul CaranciLeigh Brown & Vikki CorlissLena LaneJeannette WintersHank EllisHannah GoodmanDennis FortierR. K. BentleyNicole Waybright and Sarah MacDonald

Monday Authors:

Ray WolfJim DyerSteven PorterDawn PorterJulien AyottePaul CaranciDavid AielloDenise FlaggTara WilliamsJessica ForcierLucie ContenteJudith Glynn, Donna McCarthy, Dennis Fortier and Bolivar Beato

A great thing to do in R.I. this Saturday is The 3rd Annual Rhode Island Author Expo!

Flyer for the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Author Expo

3rd Annual Rhode Island Author Expo

This Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM is the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Author Expo presented by the Association of Rhode Island Authors.
This local author event will be located inside Lincoln Mall (go in the double doors between Marshalls and 5 Below).
The Expo Committee consisting of Steve and Dawn Porter, Adam Wassman, Vikki Corliss, Leigh Brown, Nora Hall, Pat Mitchel, Julien Ayotte, myself and J. Michael Squatrito Jr who I shameless “borrowed” this list from have been planning this grand event since mid-spring and I have to say we’ve done a great job.
For those who haven’t been following along with with my reposts from Martha Reynolds’ blog posts for the last month on Twitter/FB/er, well, everywhere (ignoring my website’s recent bandwidth issues, obviously), the Association of Rhode Island Authors who I’m proud to be a member of has been working hard to get local authors at events like the Scituate Art Festival for nearly four years and this Author Expo promises to be our biggest event yet!
Just a take a look at the authors over on the Expo page, we have authors from all walks of genre from non-fiction, fiction, autobiography, children, memoirs and more all under one roof with free parking and admission!
There will be raffles and even hourly panels on different writing subjects!
And just in time for holidays, these books would make great stocking stuffers!
Check out the Expo’s Facebook Event page to RSVP!
This type of event only comes once a year!
But fear not if you can’t make it!
We’ll be keeping all of the author photos up on the Expo site and those photos link back to their websites.
Remember to support your local authors this holiday season!

Rhode Island Author Expo Spotlight – Mark Perry #riauthors

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Rhode Island Author Expo Spotlight – Mark Perry

This post was originally posted on Martha Reynold’s blog and has been reposted here with author permission, minor revisions have been made.
Last week, an eight-year-old girl from San Diego put a spell on herself in the shower, to turn herself into a mermaid.  Why hasn’t it worked yet, and how much longer will it take, she asks?  Where does such a child turn when they are contemplating their life’s most compelling questions?  Well, that would be good old St. Nick, or course, because the allure of Santa Claus to a child makes them think and feel that he is all-knowing.
When I became ‘Post’ Mark, the North Pole Postman, the elf who works in Santa’s mail room, I guess I hadn’t thought I’d be confronted with such far-fetched questions.  I more or less expected kids to share some interesting stories, because we all know kids say the funniest things.
For example, Oliver from Australia has a dog named Shelby who he believes is friends with Santa’s reindeer because she doesn’t bark at them.  Timmy, in the state of Washington, isn’t sure if Santa will come to his house this year because he tripped and fell down.  When he fell, he knocked over the Christmas tree, and broke a few of the ornaments, and thinks Santa is mad at him now.
Working for a boss who is a metaphor means I am the one who has to address these issues all while keeping a straight face when a child or parent visits me at one of my live book-signing events, or logs on to my website to share them.
A message in Santa’s inbox the other day is from a nine-year-old girl in the U.K. who has a crush on a boy, and wants Santa to let the boy know, so he will notice her, but if he can’t do that, she understands.  She would just be fine with an iPad underneath the Christmas tree, instead.
While I truly enjoy having the world come to my door with these messages, and feel they are a gift to me, you can imagine this is challenging at times since a child doesn’t know or understand that I might be going into the fourteenth hour of my work day, and there were dozens, if not hundreds of kids that came before them.
Working for Santa is a very rewarding experience, but as kids are taught, and one might expect with being an elf, it requires long hours.  I often ask myself, “How much longer can I go on doing this job,” and then, Santa receives a message from Angela in Virginia stating that she will be leaving cookies for him when he comes to her house on Christmas eve, along with carrots for the reindeer, and something for ‘Post’ Mark too because she loved reading his book.  Wow!  What an honor.  I wonder what she’s going to leave me!
It’s almost December! Visit Post Mark and find out how to send a letter to Santa!