Debbie Tillinghast writes about a place that is near and dear to me- Prudence Island, Rhode Island. My husband introduced me to Prudence twenty-two years ago, and his family have helped me make it my island as well as theirs. Read about Debbie’s beginnings in Prudence, and check her out at the ARIA Author Expo on December 5th at the Lincoln Mall, with over 100 local authors. And watch for Debbie and me at the Elephant Room in Cranston on December 17th, where we will be reading from our works on Memoir Night.
I love stories about people who have distinguished careers which have nothing to do with being an author, literature or poetry, and then find that writing helps make them complete as a person. That sounds like Becky MacDonell-Yilmaz’s story. But see for yourself, a link to her story is below. And check her out at our ARIA Author Expo on Saturday December 5th.
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.
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.
Another author to meet – this time it’s Amy Deluca, a former TV journalist who will be participating in ARIA’s Book Expo on December 5th.