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.
If you are interested in Rhode Island history, you may have already come across the work of Paul Caranci. If not, this post by Paul may inspire you to learn more about the author and the topic. He will be at the ARIA 3rd Annual ARIA Book Expo on December 5th. Stop by and meet him to learn even more about this beautiful, strange state that many of us live in.
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 …
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.
I can’t believe it’s November already, and that the Association of Rhode Island (ARIA) third annual Book Expo is just weeks away.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 5th at the Lincoln Mall from 11am to 5pm. It’s a great opportunity for locals to get their holiday shopping started with over 100 local authors offering great holiday reads. Plus we will have workshops, story time readings for kids, raffle prizes – kind of like a bookapalooza.
My fellow ARIA author Martha Reynolds is graciously offering the use of her blog this month to feature some of our Expo authors, including yours truly. I’m glad to feature her blog here and follow along. Take a look and see all the great creativity Rhode Island has to offer. Today’s author is Tabitha Lord. So take a look and come join the palooza!!