New Providence Book Festival is Here!

The New Providence Book Festival is set for Saturday, September 18th., 9AM – 3PM, on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974

Here’s the speaker schedule:

10:00 AM – Children’s Story Hour
● Angela LaCarrubba, Dancing with the Truth
● Nadja Springer, The Big Adventures of a Little Tree
● JoAnn Jackovino, The Tale of Benjamin Bulldog: Be a Buddy, Not a Bully

11:00 AM – Nev March, Murder in Old Bombay
“Solving a Real-World Mystery: Our memories contain more than we know.”
Nev March will share how she took her fascination with an 1890s murder and turned it into a mystery novel, Murder in Old Bombay. This made her the first Indian-born writer to win the Mystery Writers of America Award for First Crime Novel.

12:00 Noon – Sarajane Giere, My Pilot
Sarajane Giere offers an intimate glimpse into the life of a military wife as she tells how she brought the story of her fighter pilot husband, Bernie, to life in her memoir, My Pilot.

1:00 PM – The Road to Becoming an Author
Authors D.M. Barr, Ann Frommer & Charles Levin with share their journeys to authorship in a panel discussion.

All programs will take place on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974. Other authors will be on site, signing their books for avid readers. The full list of signing authors includes: J.R. Bale, D.M. Barr, Linda Barth, Michael Daigle, Ann Frommer, Sarajane Giere, JoAnn Jackovino, Angela La Carrubba, Charles Levin, Neil MacNeill, Nev March, Elissa Matthews, Bob Mayers, Linda Raedisch and Nadja Springer.



Authors Grove in Belvidere, NJ

Ten authors will be signing books and speaking with readers at the Authors Grove, which is part of the Belvidere Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The Authors Grove, an open-air event, will be located in Garret Wall Park at the center of picturesque Belvidere, NJ. Attending authors include J.R. Bale, Michael Stephen Daigle, Reyna Favis, Sarajane Giere, Renny Hodgskin, Nev March, Elissa Matthews, DJ Murphy and Eleanor Wagner. In addition to the Authors Grove, Belvidere Heritage Day will be hosting an antique car show, a plein air painting contest, numerous craft vendors, musical entertainment and various food vendors. Learn more about Belvidere Heritage Day at

New Providence Book Festival Set for Sunday, September 22, 2019

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. BaleLinda BarthRobert CiampiMichael Stephen DaigleReyna FavisVivian FransenKerry GansKristina GarlickLaura KaighnAngela LaCarrubbaBob 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. PrintSpecial thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Lantern Hill retirement community, as well as 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.

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