It’s been a very busy week, and I’ve been a bit delinquent in sharing my fellow ARIA authors with everyone. So get ready for a tommy gun of authors comin’ right achta. It’ll be fun. Really.
Kimbery Kowal Archand is another author who is living one of my dream lives- studying the universe. If I had the aptitude I would love to study the stars and galaxies. Maybe next life, who knows? For now, take a look at Kimberly’s work at the Rhode Island Author’s Expo on Saturday December 5th.
Deb Halliday does not consider herself an author, but a literary archeologist. She has rescued some wonderful Victorian poems and created a fantastic collection that will be available at the ARIA Author Expo on December 5th. if you are interested in Victorian era poetry this is for you. Even if you aren’t, as I wasn’t, Deb will draw you in with her lively personality and snippets. Click below to learn more.
It’s comforting to know that in this world full chaos and evil there are bright spots. People who want to see children grow to be strong and confident. Take a look at Kevin Mulhern’s work with his children’s book Cody the Cloud, and if you like what you see come visit him and other Rhode Island authors at theARIA Book Expo on December 5th at the Lincoln Mall.
Meet mild-mannered elementary school teacher/author of sizzling romantic fiction Christine DePetrillo, one of over 100 Rhode Island authors you can meet at the ARIA book expo on December 5th. That’s just 3 weeks away! Read about Christine’s seemingly hum drum happy go lucky world- and what she does to keep life interesting!
One of the biggest benefits of being a member of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) is that I have met some wonderful people – really. I have made so many positive connections, and two of the people I cherish the most are Vikki and Leigh, also known as Brown Corliss Books. They are two of the best collaborators I have ever worked with, and even though I’ve only known them for a couple of years, it seems like we have always been friends. And they write some really fine ‘chick lit,’ as they would call it. I would call it nicely developed characters moving through well structured plots that keep you turning the pages. Take a look, and visit with them at the ARIA Book Expo on December 5th. They will make you smile for sure.
Yesterday, in my haste to make sure I was keeping up with the “Meet Rhode Island Author” daily blog tour, I made a huge mistake. I reposted this introduction to Steve Porter off of another site and did not take the time to read it. What a dope.
I never post other people’s words without reading them first. But I knew my day would be lost to my day job well into the early evening. I panicked.
This ARIA Book Expo blog tour has helped me understand who my Association of Rhode Island Authors colleagues truly are outside of what I normally see. More than people I attend meetings with, coordinate events with, and share FB posts with. This introductions have help me learn something special about each person, that sliver of pure creative spirit each one possesses and shares with their readers. Steve Porter, founder of ARIA, is indeed one of those talented souls.
So my apologies for not reading Steve Porters post first. I have since taken a little time (one more reason to give thanks on Veterans Day is no 9-5 work) and read about the man who really makes ARIA happen. Other than meeting minutes and emails, I have never had the opportunity to see Steve’s work from a creative perspective. So this little slice, this peek into who he is as an author has affected me as a writer and a reader. I hope you will take some time to read about the President of ARIA who often puts his own goals on hold to keep the momentum of the organization soaring.
If Rhode Island author Kelly Kittel’s book Breathe is anything like her blog post, get ready for a powerful ride. My interest is certainly piqued. If yours is too, visit her on Saturday December 5th at the ARIA Book Expo. Here’s to life, loss, and the pull of gravity …