New Jersey authors will sign books and talk to visitors at the New Providence Book Festival on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The festival, located on the grounds of the historic Salt Box Museum, will include a series of talks by authors Lisa Romeo, Elissa Matthews and David Watts. Other authors signing their books include Bert Abbazia, J.R. Bale, Linda Barth, Robert Ciampi, Michael Stephen Daigle, Reyna Favis, Vivian Fransen, Kerry Gans, Kristina Garlick, Laura Kaighn, Angela LaCarrubba, Bob Mayers and Jenn Stroud Rossmann.
“We wanted to create an event that connects authors with readers in a very personal way,” explained J.R. Bale, author and one of the organizers of the event. “With 16 authors of various genres, it should be a stimulating event for even the most casual book lover. Last year’s festival was very well received. And this year, we expect to top ourselves.”
Anyone purchasing a book at the festival will also receive a free raffle ticket for drawings for a $50 gift certificate for Moe’s Bistro and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card donated by author Bill Powers. Other vital festival sponsors include the Lantern Hill retirement community, Balefire Communications LLC, and Book Lovers Dispatch.
The festival will be held on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The rain date is September 29, 2018. The Salt Box Museum, the site of the festival, is operated by the New Providence Historical Society, will be open for tours, free of charge. Refreshments will be available on the grounds.
More information is available at www.newprovidencebookfestival.com
Book Lovers Dispatch is offering a chance to win one of the three books, winner’s choice. It’s a great way to fill out your summer reading list. The choices includes J.R. Bale’s Phoenix in the Middle of the Road, Selene Castrovilla’s Melt and Michael Stephen Daigle’s The Swamps of New Jersey. Just sign up for a free subscription to Book Lovers Dispatch. Deadline to sign up is July 15, 2019.
The Straight Spouse: A Memoir is a love story about a woman who is married to a man who turns out to be gay—and how she deals with it in unexpected ways. This story takes place in the early 1990s, and she believes she is the only woman in the world to face this unthinkable threat to her marriage. Her journey—sometimes disturbing, sometimes uplifting—is all about the importance of letting go and finding one’s own way through hard times.
Despite what people might expect, this is not a gay-bashing book. In fact, quite the opposite. Author Vivian Fransen shares this painful chapter in her life to create a courageous memoir worth reading. We are proud to make it our Pick of the Month.
Learn more at www.StraightSpouseMemoir.com.
The third New Providence Book Festival set for Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9am – 4pm on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum. Over a dozen authors with be there giving presentations, signing books and talking with readers.
This year’s author lineup includes a range of authors and genres, fiction and non-fiction: Bert Abbazia, J.R. Bale, Linda Barth, Mary Carlomagno, Michael Stephen Daigle, Reyna Favis, Vivian Fransen, Kerry Gans, Kristina Garlick, Laura Kaighn, Elissa Matthews, Bob Mayers and Jenn Stroud Rossmann.
For every book purchased, the buyer will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing a Barnes & Noble gift certificate. Additional prizes may be added.
The Salt Box Museum will be open for free tours of their 18th century farmhouse and exhibits. The New Providence Historical Society will also be having a bake sale.
Soul Search is a very different kind of supernatural story, and thus our Book Pick of the Month for April.
The spirits of the dead are like drowning people. They have no intent to do harm, but once they notice people like Fia, they latch on and in their panic and desperation, drag them under. Fia is a young woman in deep trouble, but the world thinks she owns the deluxe edition of crazy. To have any chance at a normal life, she needs a new start. Convinced that the woods are empty and safe, she signs on as a wilderness search and rescue volunteer. Bad assumption. Big mistake.
When Fia witnesses a psychopomp leading a dead boy through a portal to the afterlife, she is frantic to learn the secret of how to free herself from the dead. Can she overcome her necrophobia and serve the Guardian of the Dead?
Soul Search is available on Amazon.
Congratulations to Johanna Sierra, winner of the 2019 Book Lovers Dispatch New Years Giveaway! Johanna chose to receive The Straight Spouse: A Memoir by Vivian Fransen.
Johanna is a member of the Aspiring Authors Club at Middlesex County College and hopes to publish her own book someday.
Her other choices were Melt by by Selene Castrovilla and Soul Search by Reyna Favis.
This was the second book giveaway offered by Book Lovers Dispatch. We’re very pleased with the quality of books in the offerings. Stop by to learn about future book giveaways.
Until then, Happy Reading!
Our March Book Pick is The Pharm House, a foreboding and darkly suspenseful debut medical thriller by Bill Powers set in the hidden underworld of the global pharmaceutical business. Even though The Pharm House is set in a pharmaceutical company, it is really a story about family. It’s about Nicholas Harding, a young scientist/executive at Marshall Pharmaceutical. Nicholas is a regular guy – a single Dad trying to raise a precocious 11-year-old daughter while clawing his way up that ever so slippery middle management ladder. But unknown to Nicholas, there are dark forces inside Marshall Pharmaceutical and he is about to be drawn into their plans and finds himself fighting for his career, his family and perhaps even his life.