The 2013 Rhode Island Authors Series

All events to be hosted at:
The North Scituate Public Library
606 West Greenville Road
North Scituate, RI 02857

All Events are Free and Open to the Public.
Signed books will be available for purchase at all events.
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Steven R. Porter
Steven R. Porter

Tuesday, September 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Author
Steven R. Porter, Author of "Manisses"

Join author Steven R. Porter as he discusses and reads from
his award-winning novel, Manisses.

Based on the real history and local legends of Block Island, Manisses is a rollicking adventure told through a thousand years of history, where you'll meet a brave native maiden, a demure pirate, Prohibition rum-runners, a vengeful witch and many others -- all connected through time by an inconspicuous pile of rocks and a pithy doll named Otto.

J.M. Griffin
J. M. Griffin

Joann Mead
Joann Mead

Thursday, September 26 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Authors
J.M. Griffin, author of "Cold Moon Dead"

Cold Moon Dead

Joann Mead, author of "Underlying Crimes"

Underlying Crimes

Kimberly Arcand

Kim Arcand

Saturday, September 28 - 11:00 a.m.
Meet the Author
Kimberly K. Arcand, author of "Your Ticket to the Universe"

Your Ticket to the Universe

Join Kim Arcand for a book talk, signing and art show.



Paul Caranci
Paul Caranci


Tuesday, October 1 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Author
Paul Caranci, author of "The Hanging & Redemption of John Gordon"
& "North Providence"

Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon---North Providence



Elyse Major
Elyse Major

Wednesday, October 2 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Author
Elyse Major, author of "Tinkered Treasures"

Tinkered Treasures

Come and visit with Elyse Major, author of Tinkered Treasures. She will be talking about her book and how it came to be, through her blog,
Also, Elyse will bring items to make a craft from her book!!!
Call 401-647-5133 or come in to sign up at the library!


Blanche Marriott
Blanche Marriott

Wednesday, October 9 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Author
Blanche Marriott, author of "Say Yes, Sarah"

Say Yes Sarah

His Brother's Baby---One More Night

Romance novelist Blanche Marriott will be discussing the topic,
"Where do you get your ideas?"


October 12 - October 14, 2013

Scituate Art FEstival
Stop by the area behind the library and visit with many of your favorite local authors!


Carol Desforges
Carol Desforges


Ann Grenier
Ann Grenier

Wednesday, October 16 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Authors
Carol Desforges, author of "The Pinning"

The Pinning


Ann Grenier, author of "Where Time Dropped Me Off."

Where Time Dropped Me Off
Peddlers and poets: what is a chapbook? A bit of history and why the little book format still thrives, with sample chapbooks. The author will read several poems from this collection, which is based on a theme of escape: fleeting hours or moments when a door opens and we pass into a place out of time. She will include a slide presentation of photographs or paintings associated with the poems. A discussion of how a poem might develop will be illustrated with a new, unpublished poem.



Cindy BarlowC. Rudolph Barlow

Thursday, October 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Author
C. Rudolph Barlow author of "Theo's Mythic"


Theo's Mythic
Join Cindy Barlow as she discusses her debut novel, Theo's Mythic. She will also be talking about the importance of getting children to read and strategies for parents in creating lifelong readers.

Theo's Mythic is an epic fantasy for children ages 10 and up. It is an engaging adventure filled with wildly imaginative creatures, ancient games, and an unforgettable journey that begins with…sleep.


Alex Kimmell
Alex Kimmell

Saturday, October 19 - 2 p.m.
Meet the Author
Alex Kimmell, author of "The Key to Everything"

Key to Everything
Meet author Alex Kimmell and listen as he reads from his new collection
of short stories, "A Chorus of Wolves

Julien Ayotte
Julien Ayotte



Sebastian Cole
Sebastian Cole

Tuesday, October 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Authors
Julien Ayotte, author of "Flower of Heaven"

Flower of Heaven
Award-winning author Julien Ayotte will be talking about the twenty-five years it took him to complete Flower of Heaven, the reception the book has had with readers and their thirst to read a sequel.

Flower of Heaven is about a young couple meeting and falling in love in Paris. Richard Merrill is a newly ordained priest on holiday and Francoise Dupont, his brilliant tour guide, not aware he is a man of the cloth. Their two-day tryst results in two sons, given up for adoption. Thirty-five years later, Fr. Merrill learns of his sons when Francoise seeks his help in finding them and protecting them from harm. Her husband is the gravely ill king of a Middle Eastern country and his death may qualify the sons to succeed him. A thriller that won’t quit.


and Sebastian Cole, author of "Sand Dollar."

Sand Doallar
Award-winning author Sebastian Cole will be talking about what inspired him to write Sand Dollar, his journey in writing and publishing his first book, and the unexpected rewards derived from touching the lives of others through his writing.

Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love is about an elderly man's deathbed encounter with a hospital orderly, in which he professes his undying love for his soul mate and one true love, who also happens to be "the one who got away." Things are definitely not as they appear as the pieces of a shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final chapter of Noah’s life.


Lyn Stanzione
Lyn Stanzione



Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera
Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera

Saturday, October 26 - 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Authors
Lyn Stanzione, author of "Salem's Sight"

Salem's Sight


Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera, author of
"Contrast of Two Cities: Providence & SantoDomingo"

Contrast of Two Cities---Santo Domingo & Providence Tourist Guide
Writer and poet Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera will read and talk about her inspiration to write these educational, historical and enlightening books. You will as well enjoy the emotional presentation of her poems, Roger Williams and Providence, in honor of our adored Roger Williams and the beautiful city of Providence. She will also present the impressive historical and current pictures included in her books.

Kristen Calenda
Kristen Calenda
Saturday, November 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Author
Kristen Calenda, author of "Nubiana: A True Sory About a Very Special Kitty"

Join Kristen Calenda and the co-star of her book, Oscar The Cat, a nationally registered pet therapy animal. Nubiana is an inspirational story of how a disheveled and unwelcome cat change the life of her unexpected guardians, true non-lovers of cats. Along the way, this heartfelt journey offers caring people, travel and adventure, love and kindness, memories made and shared, togetherness and parting. It's a heartwarming story of a special bond and relationship that forever changes and fulfilled lives.
This book will resonate with anyone who has ever loved and cared for an animal/pet. For ages 8-108!! 50% of book sale profits are donated to animal rescue and human charities as well as Nubiana and Oscar tee shirts.
Kristen will share her 'gift from heaven' journey.



Ray Wolf
Ray Wolf

Coventry---Pawtuxet Valley Villlages

Lost Villages of Scituate---The Scituate Reservoir

Foster---West Warwick
Join Ray Wolf as he will be discussing his latest book, "Coventry."

Theresa Schimmel
Theresa Schimmel




Collen Kelly Mellor
Colleen Kelly Mellor

Saturday, November, 9 - 2:00 p.m.
Meet the Authors
Theresa Schimmel, author of "Sunny"

Join the author as she talks about and reads excerpts from her book Sunny, the story of a foster child who is given a puppy by a kindly neighbor. She learns from him that love, care, and belonging can be found with a foster parent. The book is endorsed by the National Foster Parent Association.


Colleen Kelly Mellor, author of the "Grandpa & the Truck" series.

Grandpa and the Truck


Save the Date!
1st Annual
Rhode Island Authors Expo

The Courthouse Center for the Arts
Kingston, RI

All your favorite authors in one place just in time for the holiday season!
40 Authors - Free Admission - Special Guests

Saturday, November 16, 2013
(details TBA)



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