RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Joann Mead


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Joann Mead’s writing is inspired by the places she’s lived and traveled and life’s adventures along the way. Some of her novels are local while others span the globe. Her mysteries and thrillers are connected by the “underlying crimes” of genetic design. Underlying Crimes, Joann’s first novel, is a crime story and medical mystery set in a tiny New England state known for its culture of corruption. Her second novel, Tiger Tiger, is an international bioterror thriller. A femme fatale scientist creates a deadly pandemic Tiger Flu virus and plots to target America (yikes!). Joann’s third novel, Designer Baby, is set in Scandinavia and Rhode Island. It speculates on the real and imagined possibilities of customized, gene-edited super-human babies and the creation of genetic weapons. The central theme is the power to control life itself and the lure of playing god. It asks the question, “If you could design your own child, would you?”

Joann has generously offered to gift a copy of her novel Designer Baby: Underlying Crimes (a signed print copy or a Kindle ebook (outside of U.S., Kindle only, please). Just leave a comment on this blog post to be entered.

Joann Mead has lived in four countries ranging from A to Z: America (USA), London, England (UK), Moscow, Russia (back in the USSR), and Zimbabwe (Africa). She is a writer, educator, and researcher.

In addition to her thrillers and bio-crime novels, Joann writes screenplays, short stories, and magazine articles. Her short story “Married in Moscow” is a 1980 memoir of a most unusual wedding and a most unusual Englishman. It was selected for inclusion in the 2020 ARIA anthology Hope.

You can find Joann’s book on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Joann-Mead/e/B007ZUI5OQ%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Visit Joann’s website at http://www.joannmead.com

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Connie Ciampanelli


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Journey to 10K: Adventures of an Older Novice Runner
In 2012, I celebrated my 60th birthday by running a 5K for the first time in my life. Never an athlete, I followed the Josh Clark Couch to 5K® designed especially for beginners. Journey to 10K: Adventures of an Older Novice Runner, my first book, is the story of how I achieved my dream. Written as I went along, it illustrates the successes and failures, good and bad runs, and discouragement and elation that I experienced.

I wrote this book to encourage others who embark on similar journeys. With desire and determination, anyone in good health can succeed in achieving their running goals.

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Connie Ross Ciampanelli is a writer from North Providence, Rhode Island.  She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts, majoring in English, from Rhode Island College. She has been married for 43 years to Anthony Ciampanelli and is the mother of two grown sons and grandmother of two. Connie worked for 14 years at La Salle Academy in Providence and is now happily retired.

In addition to writing, Connie is a voracious reader. She enjoys cooking and baking. For nearly 40 years she has been an enthusiastic needle-worker, specializing in sampler reproduction. She has an abiding passion for animals. At this time, Connie and Tony have two cats of their own, Mercedes and Nelle, and all the Ciampanellis’ cats that have crossed the rainbow bridge were rescues.

Connie’s first book, Journey to 10K: Adventures of an Older Novice Runner, is the story of her starting to run at age 59 through completing a half marathon to celebrate her 63rd birthday.

In 2008, a black male feral cat appeared at Connie’s back door. Surviving the odds, he was to return many times over the course of nearly 12 years and gained a large internet fan base. Tony and Connie named him Bartholomew Thomas Katt. Connie’s second book, Bart the Mysterious: A True Story, is about those 12 miraculous years. It is expected to be released in 2020.

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Tabitha Lord


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Tabitha Lord is an award-winning author of science fiction. Her novel Horizon, has won six independent book awards, including the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize in 2016.

The first book in a three-book series, Horizon follows Caeli Crys, on the run after the genocide of her empathic people. When she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp, and feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery to save his life.

As the injured pilot recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future. When the command ship Horizon sends rescue, the pilot convinces Caeli to leave with him. But his world is as treacherous as hers–full of spies, interplanetary terrorist plots, and political intrigue. Soon the Horizon team is racing to defend an outlying planet from a deadly enemy, and Caeli’s unique skills may just give them the edge they need to save it.



Tabitha also writes action and adventure romance under the pen name Maggie Clare. Sing for Me is the first book in her Tactical Solutions series. In this novel, Jake Evans sees Fiona Flynn singing in a dive bar and is instantly attracted. Neither of them is looking for a relationship, but the chemistry between them can’t be denied.

Their sweet, sexy, long-distance love affair comes to a screeching halt when Jake is injured overseas. Wrecked body and soul, Jake can’t imagine a different kind of life, for himself or with Fiona. But when the unthinkable happens, and Fiona’s life hangs in the balance, Jake will have to rediscover his inner warrior in order to save her.

Tabitha Lord
Maggie Clare

Tabitha has generously offered a gift copy of either Horizon or Sing for Me to one lucky winner (are you sci-fi or romance?!). Just comment on this blog post for a chance to win the book, as well as a chance to win the Grand Prize or the Bonus Prize.

Tabitha’s Horizon science fiction series has received seven independent book awards including the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize in 2016. In addition to writing novels and short fiction, Tabitha is a partner and senior writer for Book Club Babble and managing editor for the Inkitt Writer’s Blog. Recently, she’s tried her hand writing romantic suspense under the pen name, Maggie Clare. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four kids, and several lovable fur babies.

Learn more at her website: www.tabithalordauthor.com

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If you want to have a look at her Maggie Clare website, you can check it out here: www.msmaggieclare.com 

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Keith Carreiro


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Pall Warren lives in a world filled with unrivaled natural beauty, constant struggle and shifting perceptions of reality. The time frame of his story is set in a medieval context. Peace over the land he lives in is an illusion only. Pall discovers that war not only must be waged against competing interests within his own land, but also against unnerving entities filled with extreme malice toward the human race. As the journey to discover who he really is unfolds, he learns that appearances are not at all what they seem to be on their surfaces.

This story is ultimately about the battle between faith and disbelief, as well as how hope and cynicism clash against one another in the human spirit.

Can the ultimate basis of truth be found? In Pall’s quest for meaning, can virtue be used to combat and overcome evil?

Keith has generously offered to gift a copy of The Penitent, Part I, to one lucky winner. Your comment on this post enters you into Keith’s giveaway, as well as the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize giveaway.

 

 

Keith Carreiro has been writing poetry since he was a sophomore in high school. Before that, he started scribbling short stories when he was around 12 years old, but his love of poetry overturned his fling with prose fiction.

While he tried many times to write fiction, it didn’t click, until in 2014, Keith began a quest to write three trilogies comprising a series called The Immortality Wars. He has now completed all three books in the series.

Keith’s writing has also appeared in two of ARIA’s anthologies: “A Night’s Tale” in Past, Present, and Future (2019), and “A Storyteller’s Inspiration” in Selections (2018). His poetry has been included in The Fictional Café (2019), and his essay “Crisis of Conscience: War and Peace at UMO” was featured in Stephen King: Hearts in suspension with essays by college classmates and friends (2016).

He lives in Swansea, Massachusetts and has six children and 14 grandchildren. He belongs to Tik-Tak, an impish yet shy Calico cat.   

Learn more about Keith here:

Author Link: https://immortalitywars.com/

Amazon Link:http://bit.ly/carreiroIMMORTALITYWARS

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/akeithcarreiroauthor

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/immortalitywars/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/a-keith-carreiro-5040aa17/

Video Interview:
https://immortalitywars.com/books-and-the-world-interview-with-a-keith-carreiro/

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway – Meet Christopher Paniccia


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The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Rebecca and Peter face their ancient destiny. Follow the newly minted King and Queen of the Cosmos as they fight to save humanity from an ancient enemy determined to end all life on Earth. New allies and old enemies face off as the two young monarchs learn to enlist others to their struggle. Will Rebecca and Peter be strong enough to battle evil and their own fate? Find out in the second installment of the Haven Series.

Chris has generously offered to gift a copy of Rise to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on this blog post, and you’re not only entered to win this book, but you gain another entry into our Grand Prize and Bonus Prize sweepstakes!

Christopher Paniccia was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and grew up in East Providence and Rehoboth, Massachusetts. For over twenty years he has been an educator at the elementary and college levels in the Boston area. His students remain a huge inspiration to him and directly inspired his first book, Gridiron Conspiracy. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and lives with his family in the Boston area.

Learn more about Chris and his books by visiting his website here: https://cpaniccia.com/

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Hank Ellis


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In The Promise: A Perilous Journey, a branch of a crashing tree pierces the ground to a void below. This is all it takes for brothers Peter and David Wilson to explore the unknown—a cavern hidden from the world for millennia. The boys’ dreams, persistence, and determination will solve many riddles, but their carelessness may be their ending. The adventure to meet the man called Eli is perilous indeed, but the gifts they are offered may be the opportunity of a lifetime.

“It is not every book that can portray the true essence of childhood adventure, but The Promise: A Perilous Journey does just that. It is a story that will keep both younger and older readers intrigued even though it appears to be written for a preteen level. Readers are kept on the edge of their seats while they wonder about the meanings of the boys’ findings.” OnlineBookClub.org review.

Literary fiction finalist in the 2018 Independent Publishers of New England book awards.

The Promise: Discovering Their Gifts Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were an adolescent boy or girl and you were given the incredible gift of invisibility? And suppose you could heal animals and people but you couldn’t tell anyone? In this second book of The Promise series, two ordinary brothers, Peter and David Wilson, from a rural town in New England, and eventually a beautiful young girl from Brazil, are given these gifts and more. But special gifts often require extraordinary sacrifice. No one—friends, schoolmates, even Mom and Dad—can know of these remarkable abilities. For if they do, their gifts will vanish in an instant.

Is the cost of this secrecy too high? Can they juggle everyday life with their newfound talents? Travel with these special youngsters and learn from their mysterious mentors in a magical adventure as they use their amazing gifts to help save the beleaguered earth.

“This is an amazing series that deserves recognition. It is probably geared toward the pre-teen age group, but I believe anyone who is a kid at heart will enjoy these books, especially those who love stories with magical realism and coming-of-age themes.” OnlineBookClub.org review

“The tale has a timely environmental message made more exciting by the theme of developing special powers.” Kirkus review

Throughout the book, the brothers learn about humanitarian concerns related to vulnerable people, animals, and ecosystems. They make friends and perform rescues, putting their values into place at home, school, and across the globe. By the end, the brothers commit themselves to becoming caretakers and look forward to solving more mysteries.

Hank is generously offering both books as a gift to one lucky winner – just comment on this post for a chance to win Hank’s books, as well as a chance to win our Grand Prize or Bonus Prize.

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Author Hank Ellis is no stranger to environmental issues. Gaining his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in natural science and wildlife management and working for an environmental agency for thirty-two years has made him aware of the many problems faced by all people living on this planet. His desire to help young people awaken to the mystery of creation and find their own special gifts is his motivation for writing this book.

Book three The Promise: Journey to a Strange Land is due to be published shortly after Christmas 2020. Follow the adventures of Peter, David, Catia and the incredible caretakers.

The Promise series is written for older children to older adults.

Website: https://hankellis.net/

All books available at http://www.amazon.com, www.stillwaterbooksri.com/, and http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Hank’s work is also featured in three of ARIA’s anthologies: “Adversity and Prosperity” in Selections (2018), “The Test” in Past, Present, and Future (2019), and “Hope Springs Eternal” in Hope (2020). Anthologies are also available from Stillwater Books.

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Christine Lajewski


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You knew you shouldn’t have. But you did it anyway: A few seconds of thoughtless cruelty; an obsession indulged; the pursuit of that beautiful woman who’s just…wrong. Here are seventeen tales of faulty impulses and bad decisions that reaped horrifying results – and one where everything actually turns out well. Read, enjoy, and promise yourself you’ll carefully consider all your future choices.

Christine has generously offered to gift a copy of Erring on the Side of Calamity: A Collection of Horror to one lucky winner. You can win by simply commenting on this blog post. Your comment also enters you into the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize drawings.

Christine Lajewski has been writing horror and fantasy for nearly two decades. Over that time, her appreciation for the dreadful femme has grown, and she has become a frequent companion in the creative process.  But Christine doesn’t just enjoy reading or writing about them.  For six weeks every year, she gets to be one of them.

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Christine writes about her process here:

I have been writing horror and fantasy for nearly two decades. Over that time, my appreciation for the dreadful femme has grown, and she has become a frequent companion in the creative process.  But I don’t just enjoy reading or writing about them.  For six weeks every year, I get to be one of them.

I am a scare actor during the Halloween season.  I played bad people in haunted attractions for years before I started writing horror. Prior to that, I wrote about my teaching experiences, largely because I felt that’s what I should write. Something shifted during those haunt seasons, as I  made myself up as something wicked, and waited for the next group of guests to stray past my shadowy corner.  During the lulls between scares, I began writing short pieces of horror fiction in my head.  It was inevitable, I suppose, that the first ones revolved around terrible ways to die.  Mental images of the big dust storms of the 1930s, for example, eventually became a story that asked:  What if dust had a malevolent will?  What if it ebbed and flowed and rippled across your parched land, and crashed in filthy tsunamis against your house?

In time, my stories moved from horrible deaths to horrible women, inspired by the characters I portrayed each Septober:  a mole rat woman at a toxic dump, a spider woman protecting her egg sacs, and a variety of ill-tempered hags. The horrible women on the written page were not necessarily the same ones lurking at the spooky attraction, but I found myself channeling a certain energy when the Halloween season ended, and I resumed writing.  The stories not only included dangerous ladies; they often skewed into insane agendas.

In a haunt, an actor has anywhere from thirty seconds to a couple of minutes to make an impression on her “guests.”  Costume and makeup help but they will not carry the scare any more than good cover art will sustain the book.  I am an older woman who can be physically imposing up to a point. If I’m going to make you scream, however, I’m going to do it by being disturbing, and setting every expectation of what a matronly woman should be on its ass.  My most successful characters have pursued the insane agenda–motives that are never fully explained but hint that something unusually horrifying is about to happen.  Guests will always pose questions: “Are you a witch?  Are you a vampire?”  They want to identify my character with something they already know, something that is less scary because it is familiar. I won’t give them an answer. I’ll make insect clicks or animal noises or croak nonsense.  I will silently pursue.

 It turns out the haunt minute is not far removed from a piece of horror flash fiction.  The insane agenda became an intrinsic part of many of my fictional females, quickly sketched out in my head, then expanded on paper.  (In my collection Erring on the Side of Calamity, “Dämon Tanze”, “Tiny Spider Love”, “Yum-yum, Bite-bite”, “Evicted” and “Babies” were hatched over long hours spent in a creepy locale.)  Certainly, male characters have crazy motives, too.  But I believe our ancient expectations of the feminine imbues dysfunctional, infanticidal, despotic and cruel women with a peculiar and appalling flavor.  

What makes a character a truly horrible woman with an insane agenda?  Francisca in The Eyes of My Mother is one of my favorite examples.   For my purposes, she needs something beyond a hunger to feed on hapless victims or to carry out acts of violent retribution.  I’d like to think she might have been a goddess, displaced by new gods, unceremoniously dumped into a lower order of being.  At one time, she might have lashed out against her humiliators, and the devotees who turned their backs on her.  Five millennia later, she no longer feels any rage. Her compulsion to inflict pain and death is now merely ritual.  She neither knows nor cares how to answer her victims’ cries for reason or release.

Perhaps she is a more maternal sort.  She thought she had a loving spouse until Daddy did something awful to her children.  But Mommy is benevolent.  She’s not interested in punishment. She believes it’s more important to teach Daddy how to be a good father—no matter what it takes, or how long Daddy needs to be schooled.

Or, maybe she is not the matriarch she used to be.  Long ago and with good reason, her children abandoned her. She is more obsessed with feeding others than in satiating herself.  She is a harpy with a bared breast, and the teat she offers lets down a black, viscous, toxic milk.  Woe to the unattended babe in the cradle.

She could be young, newly independent and inquisitive about the world around her. She opens one Pandora’s box after another, just to see what happens.  But it’s not actually a box; it’s someone’s skull or abdomen. Flies gather, the stench is horrible, and the plaything begs for death. She is not bothered by that.  Her curiosity is detached and fathomless. She takes a last look at her handiwork and moves on to the next surprise.

Some of these horrible women popped into my head during the most recent haunt season, others later, but it is a process that continues through the year—story ideas alongside potential haunt characters for next fall.  I don’t always know which ones will be acted and which will be written.  Some of them are already roughed out on the page, to be developed as full characters in their own stories. But this is how I keep Halloween going all year, with horrible women as my co-celebrants.

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Read the first 60 pages of Bonebelly, about a hell dweller fascinated by a local haunt, at this link:

http://www.divertirpublishing.com/books/bb.html

Author page:

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Dr. Bary Fleet


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At age 68, Dr. Bary Fleet went from being the athlete nobody wanted in gym class to the athlete everybody wants to be like. That year, Bary—who had been told he wasn’t good at anything—ran his first triathlon. The following year, he was invited by the U.S. Triathlon Association to try out to represent the U.S. in the World Championships. In the meantime, he celebrated his 70th birthday by completing a Spartan Trifecta. In Move into Your Magnificence, Bary offers a glimpse into what led to his own transformation and shares 101 humorous, serious, and thought-provoking short observations on life. Each observation is followed by an invitation to action—and a guarantee that if you accept his invitation, you’ll discover your own life of passion, purpose, and joy. Bestselling author Jack Canfield (author of Chicken Soup for the Soul) describes Move into Your Magnificence as a daily dose of spiritual/psychological vitamins. Have you had your special vitamins today?

You can also find Dr. Fleet in this year’s anthology, Hope, where his short story “How Screen Time Created Intimacy” is featured.

Bary has generously offered to send an autographed copy of his book to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment on this post, and you’re entered to win (as well as being entered into our Grand Prize and Bonus Prize drawings).




 

In addition to being a pastor, Bary Fleet has spent more than 30 years teaching leadership and psychology at Emory University, Bryant University, and Johnson and Wales University. He is also on the faculty at the Holmes Institute for Consciousness Studies. He has been the program director of a non-profit counseling center as well as having his own private practice. He is a TEDx speaker and a Canfield Certified Success Coach.

Contact: Bary Fleet, Bary@DrBaryFleet.com; www.DrBaryFleet.com

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Regina Andrews


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Orphaned at a young age, Haley Hawthorne grew up under the care of her beloved Uncle Nelson in the pastoral town of Dunbar Falls. After college, instead of working with her uncle at his air-conditioning company, she follows her heart to glamorous Manhattan to become an art director at a greeting card company. But when Aaron Carrier, her old friend and Uncle Nelson’s plant supervisor, pays a visit to her office, his devastating news turns her whole world upside down. Haley’s professional future is at a crossroad and she can’t get Carrier out of her mind. Faced with this upheaval, will Haley choose the path God has set out for her? And what part in her future will Carrier play?

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A resident of Providence, Rhode Island, Regina Andrews is inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Some of her hobbies include museums, theater, classical music, choral singing, and everything French. She is the author of The Sterling Lakes Series, Spotlight on Love, The Perfect Proposal, Destiny’s Designs, and In Good Faith which is Book One of the Dunbar Falls Series. She is currently working on Book Two of the Dunbar Falls Series, Act of Faith, which will be released in autumn 2020. She is also in the process of finishing two more upcoming releases: Through Tomorrow’s Door, and book Two of the Designs of Life Series, The Designs of Providence. 

For more about Regina’s work, visit her website: http://www.reginaandrews.com/

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RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Emily Tallman


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In her Monsters Within series, Emily Tallman explores the darkness associated with mental illness. Her books take a researched and realistic look at different mental illnesses and show that those who suffer from them can live to be the heroes of their own stories.

Life in the Shadows – A troubled and grieving Livia Moss battles the everyday struggle of functioning with depression and anxiety before the unimaginable happens.

Is she going crazy or is there actually such a thing as ghosts? Enjoy the first installment of the Monsters Within series.

Caught in a Lie – Jaeli knows what it means to lie. She knows the things it can cause. Pain. Loneliness. Danger. But if it means sacrificing her new found friends and happiness, she can’t bring herself to tell the truth.

When the lies put the life of an innocent man at risk, can she change in time to save him? Will anyone be left to listen?

Emily has generously offered to gift each of these two books to one lucky winner. Your comment on this blog post enters you into the drawing, as well as the drawing for our Grand Prize and Bonus Prize.

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Emily, a Rhode Island native, has wanted to be a storyteller since hearing her first bedtime fairytale. She asked for a word processor for Christmas at age four and has kept her promise to Santa by writing every day since.

Her first set of books has been set in motion with the Monsters Within Series. Through this series, Emily hopes to make mental illness a more readily accessible topic.

She writes characters with mental illness as heroes with the goal that more people will see themselves as worthwhile individuals and no longer just horror movie villains. Emily’s love of the supernatural, science fiction, and fantasy will surely be explored in later works of fiction, romance, and children’s books.

Her short story “Lost Soul” appears in ARIA’s anthology Hope (2020). You can find all of ARIA’s anthologies at Stillwater Books in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. https://www.stillwaterbooksri.com/

Here’s a link to Emily’s website: https://www.emilytallman.com/

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