In addition, I love meeting other authors to share writing secrets, journeys to publication, and marketing strategies. The following are some of the published authors I know personally or have met along the way. I have read their listed accomplishments, among others, and recommend them to you.
Berge, Ruth Hartman
Growing Up in Northern Palm Beach
County: Boomer Memories from
Dairy Belle to Double Roads
Nostalgic memories of quaint coastal towns from Riviera Beach,
to Jupiter, woven into the history of the people and places the author
loved as a child
Betty Tales: The True Story of a Brave Bobblehead Cat (children's)
Betty is a little cat with a real-life disability, but her attitude says,
"I can do that!"
Bolton, Barbara McGillicuddy
Lulu Goes to College A Novel
In the fall of 1961 - before the sixties became The Sixties - eighteen-
year-old Lulu Delaney of Meduxnekeag, Maine, packs up her
two baby blue plastic suitcases and takes the bus south to Lovejoy,
the private, coeducational Maine college to which she's won a
scholarship. This is the story of her freshman year.
Eleven Months and Nineteen Days
An illustrator finds himself in the middle of the Vietnam War during
1968 and records his experiences.
There's something smoldering in the drop-dead pretty town of Sanctuary,
Maine, and veteran crime reporter Jack McMorrow is back to sniff it out.
Bradlee, Ben Jr.
The Kid The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified
crowds across America with the highest batting average recorded
to this day - and shocked them, too. Here is the
definitive biography of a hero who clashed with the press and spent
most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage.
People of the Book
A novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional
intensity, this book depicts the journey of the famed Sarajevo
Haggadah (15th Century Spanish hand-illustrated Hebrew manuscript).
Cummings, John B., Jr.
The Last Fling Hurricane Carol 1954
These are first-hand stories from more than 60 individuals and family
members about the devastation to their homes and town (Westport, Mass.)
as wind and waves crashed ashore without warning.
Footsteps in the Attic: More First-Hand Accounts of the Paranormal
in New England
A first-hand record of some of the twentieth century's most stunning cases,
written by the expert who investigated and interpreted them according to
an entirely new approach to the paranormal.
Galvin, Jack, and Mark Pfetzer
Within Reach: My Everest Story
In 1996 sixteen-year-old Mark Pfetzer was the youngest ever to attempt
to summit Mt. Everest. He also witnessed the tragedy of eight climbers
whose story was documented in Into Thin Air.
Goodman, Howard and Ellen
The Goodmans turned 60 and their careers tanked in the Great
Recession. Then opportunity beckoned in up-and-coming China.
Disoriented is a travelogue, a cultural critique, and a love story with a
country few Americans really know.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Doris Kearns Goodwin tells the story
of one-term congressman and prairie lawyer Lincoln, who rises from
obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of renown.
Wait Till Next Year A Memoir
Set in the suburbs of New York in the 50's, this book re-creates the
corner store, where stories and neighborhood were equally divided
between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans. Goodwin's mother and father
are prominent figures, her mother housebound and her father a Dodger
fan who taught her to read the baseball box scores. Goodwin describes
the Dodgers' leaving Brooklyn in '57 and the death of her mother soon
afterward - both marking the end of an era.
Iannuccilli, Dr. Ed
Growing Up Italian
Smell the aromas, feel the childhood anticipation, relive the joys, fear,
and mysteries growing up in a second-generation Italian family in
Providence, Rhode Island.
Cursed Blessing, first of a trilogy
The Ark of Endowment is hunted for its content,
but could mean certain death for humankind if it gets in the wrong hands.
Brent must accept his new role as savior.
Recruited by the FBI for her intelligence and attitude, SIN
is released by the Bureau for the same reasons. Now they need her
back, after six girls have washed up along the Florida Keys and
four agents are dead.
Littlefield, D. M.
Journey into the Land of the Wingless Giants (children's)
Eight fairy children, three inches tall, need all their skills in magic
to survive a dangerous quest where everything is enormous and deadly.
Who Killed Leno and Louise? Based Upon the Cold Case Murders of
Flamboyant Boca Raton Sculptor Leno Lazzari and His Wife Louise
Sunday morning 1948 - a couple is murdered at point blank range
and the sculptures stolen from their home. Read about the victims, the
witness, the suspects, and the devious police who investigated.
The Bronze Horsemen
Based on an actual Bronze Age group who dominated southern Russia
for 600 years, Mallegol's novel describes the group's
domestication of wild horses to ensure the group's survival (the first humans
to do so).
Memoirs of a Solo Traveler: My Love Affair with Italy
My Love Affair with Sicily (a memoir)
Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast (photo book
released May, 2015).
Killer 'Cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928
A hurricane blew up from Puerto Rico over the Everglades,
creating a 20' wall of water that killed 2,000.
Mykle weaves Florida history with the social tapestry of the area
at the time of the storm and during its aftermath.
Still my favorite among Patchett's novels! A band of gun-wielding terrorists
takes an entire party of So. American politicians, businessmen, and
an opera star hostage. Terrorists and hostages forge unexpected
bonds as the novel builds to a crescendo of danger that cannot be
One True Thing: A Novel
A mother - a daughter - a shattering choice.
A novel of life, love, and everyday acts of mercy.
Reynolds, Bill, and Christopher Herren
This book tells what happens when a town and a family pressure a
local basketball star to embody their dreams, which turn into a nightmare.
Chris Herren (my nephew) recounts his descent into hell and back,
first with alcohol, then drugs, as he reaches the pinnacle of success
in the NBA.
Fidel Castro is near death, if not already dead. His brother, Raul,
has begun to cut a deal with the U.S. to renew diplomatic and trade
relations. And the whole deal is about to come down in laid-back Key West.
But the "Miami Mafia" has other plans.
The Story of Daphne the Duck (children's)
A Muscovy duck discovers a flowerpot on a Florida fifth-floor balcony
and decides it will be a safe place to lay her eggs.
Tripp, Dawn Clifton
The Season of Open Water
This is the story of a woman caught between the brother who completes
her and the man she loves during rum-running days on the coast of Massa-