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[Appearances] ARIA goes to the Warwick Public Library

The Association of Rhode Island Authors will be having a free to the public author event at the Warwick Public Library on Saturday, March 30, 2019 10am  –  3pm.

Myself and 40 other authors will be there with genres likes children’s books, science fiction, fantasy, action/adventure, mystery, autobiography and more will be there.

RSVP via Facebook Event.

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February Updates

Welcome to February

Work continues on Where Riders Crosleigh.

I’ve updated my appearance page to include Boskone which is this coming weekend where myself, J. Michael Squatrito and Christopher Paniccia will exhibiting in the dealers room at the Association of Rhode Island Authors table.

Boskone Panel

Boskone is great convention to go to if you’re in the area. It’s more geared towards authors instead of comics and has three days worth of panels to attend.

Boskone Panel

If you can’t make it to WorldCon then Boskone is a great alternative.

R K Bentley and Nat Segaloff

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[NEWS] Where to find my awesome space opera book

Where to find Weavers Daire

This sticky post lists where to find the eBook or paperback copy of Where Weavers Daire.

Available in eBook or paperback through Amazon.

Weaver is available everywhere

It’s also available at these fine bookstores:

Rhode Island:

Stillwater Books (either in store or through their website)

Wakefield Books

Inkfish Books

Books on the Square

Seattle

Pegasus Book Exchange

If you’re a book store looking to add my book, please let me know. I’m open to consignment requests.

Where Weavers Daire is available through Ingram Spark as well: ISBN 978-1-7325680-1-3

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[Appearance] Stillwater Books 11-24-2018

C’mon down and buy local!

Saturday 11-24-2018 is shop local day in Rhode Island and what better way to do that than to come down to Stillwater Books in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

RSVP on the event’s Facebook page

I’ll be having a book signing at Stillwater Books from 1pm – 3pm.

I’ll be talking about the writing process and what inspired me to write my debut novel.

Physical copies of Where Weavers Daire will be available in store or they can also be found here.

Free homemade brownies and soda!

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NaNoWrimo, Write-Ins and your novel

So with NaNoWrimo just mere weeks away, it’s time to makes plans! Plan your novel! Pants your novel! No one cares if it makes sense as long as you get the 50k in the kitty before November 15th it’s all good!

Also, plan to go to a write-in.

Wait, what’s a write-in?

A NaNoWrimo write-in is a public gathering of NaNoWrimo participants. Among many things done at these write-ins is participants type away on their laptops until they all get sick of each other or their work in progress.

Yes, you heard me, writers gathering in groups and typing away.

This may sound odd but it’s fun and you’ll find you get more work done in the end.

A brief background on myself, I started NaNoWrimo in 2004 in Rhode Island and gradually worked my way up to becoming an Municipal Liaison (ML) and in 2014 or 2015 stepped down so someone else got the fun job.

An ML’s job is essentially to herd cats, er, participants, send out emails to the region, hold a mandatory Kick-Off and Thank God It’s Over (TGIO) parties and schedule write-ins even if no one shows up.

A write-in is essential to your NaNoWrimo experience for several reasons.

First, so you know you’re not doing this alone. The comradeship helps as November rolls on and the writers who were hot to trot three weeks ago all of sudden dwindle to nothing by the time Black Friday comes round.

Second, because coffee shops.

I was never a really big coffee drinker in junior, high school and college. I’m one of this morning people that can roll out of bed at 6am and start working without the caffeine.

So, when I started to frequent places like Panera, Reflections, Brewed Awakenings, the now defunct Borders Café, Blue State and Elephant Room (now Schastea) and so on, I figured out what I liked and what I didn’t. This helps later on in life when you’re writing to make a buck and can’t get any work done at home.

Besides the drinks, being an ML is meant looking for places where if need be the entire group of writers (10-15 on a good night) could de-camp for three hours and write without ticking off the owners. Doing these events taught me to look for several things like seating, electrical outlets and parking.

Along with all this, I learned to keep a surge protector in my bag at all times just in case which has saved me on more than one occasion.

Thirdly, write-ins are fun because if you hit a brick wall you get to people watch and listen to for instance a comedy stand-up act about Muppets and fisting.

Lastly, it’s fun to see your fellow writers and swap war stories about losing a thousand words or how many words they gained. Word Wars are started this way and it’s fun to have someone nipping at your heals. This hobby can be very lonely at times unless you manage to hit pay dirt and begin a professional career out of it.

It’s what helped create the writer group I started some eight years ago and out of the core group, myself included, five of us have gotten short stories published or in my case published novel that took me seven years to finish because as much I as I thought I was writing it I wasn’t put my ass in seat, cut the cable tv, the PS4 and the twitter feed to finish it.

So, when November rolls around as it does every single year, check the regional calendar and see if there’s a write-in. Bring your laptop, the charger and your noise canceling headset and go to write-in. Get a lovely NaNoWrimo sticker for which the ML should have many and start typing.

You’ll surprised at how much writing you’ll get done with everyone else is tapping away on their keyboards.

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Author Meet & Greet at North Scituate Art Festival

Save the Date!

Myself and several other members of Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) will be selling our books at the North Scituate Art Festival in the North Scituate Library parking lot on October 6, 7, 8, 2018.

All genres will be represented from children’s books, fantasy, memoirs, romance, science fiction and more!

I’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday only.

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page

Saturday Authors:

Mark PerryRay WolfJim DyerSteven PorterDawn PorterBarbara Ann WhitmanLeigh Brown & Vikki CorlissLucie ContenteLena LaneJeannette WintersDana GambardellaJudith GlynnR. K. BentleyNicole Waybright and Lucille Benoit

Sunday Authors:

Mark PerryRay WolfJim DyerSteven PorterDawn PorterJulien AyottePaul CaranciLeigh Brown & Vikki CorlissLena LaneJeannette WintersHank EllisHannah GoodmanDennis FortierR. K. BentleyNicole Waybright and Sarah MacDonald

Monday Authors:

Ray WolfJim DyerSteven PorterDawn PorterJulien AyottePaul CaranciDavid AielloDenise FlaggTara WilliamsJessica ForcierLucie ContenteJudith Glynn, Donna McCarthy, Dennis Fortier and Bolivar Beato

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