Here's a link to Cheryl Popp's 39-minute interview of Lucinda Watson. The questions and responses are well worth your time. The virtual event took place on Oct. 7 at Sausalito Books By the Bay.
Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zKZGUHeKw8&feature=youtu.be .
The Favorite is a touching & poignant book of poetry by local Sausalito author Lucinda Watson whose poetry has appeared in various literary journals. Her new, first collection of poems has been called "an arrow to the heart". Sixty-four poems are offered in three chronological parts from childhood to later life. The talented poet portrays her elite, upper crust, East Coast childhood of social privilege and the psychological costs associated with it. Kirkus Reviews says this: "Thoughtful, well-crafted poems that trace a path to self-discovery." Lucinda holds two master's degrees and was an instructor at U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Her father was chairman of IBM, the company her grandfather founded.
Mark Guerin's wonderful debut, You Can See More From Up Here, was officially launched this week with a signing and reception at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, MA. The release followed radio and television interviews with the author, and will be followed by guest readings in Bath, Concord, Boston, and many other places. YCSM has also been chosen as the official book discussed in December by members of the online TNB Book Club. (TNB was recently listed as one of the six best book discussion groups in Los Angeles.)
Here's a link to Mark Guerin's 20-minute interview on Writer's Bone, the week before the official release. They loved the book. (Interview starts about five minutes into the program.)
And here's a link to the short television interview on WGME: https://wgme.com/features/good-day-maine/maine-author-discusses-new-book
Patricia Averbach's Resurrecting Rain has been named a finalist for the Somerset Book Award for 2020. The Somerset Awards recognize emerging talent and outstanding works in the genre of Literary, Contemporary, and Satire Fiction. The Somerset is a genre division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs). Five winners will be announced at the Chanticleer Authors Conference.
Update: Resurrecting Rain has also been named a finalist for a Royal Palm Literary Award in Women's Fiction and Literary Fiction. Winners will be announced in October.
I'd love to be at any of these eleven events--but especially at the one in Washington DC, hosted by a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist.
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Wyoming, OH | 8/22/2019 | 6:30pm
Wyoming Community Coffee, 434 Springfield Pike
This public event kicks off John’s reading series. He will read from and discuss When the Coin is in the Air.
Cincinnati, OH | 9/5/2019
This private reading and book party will be held at the home of John’s good friends Rich and Barb Ruddy. The Ruddys are strong supporters of the arts—both visual and literary.
Boston, MA | 9/15/2019 | 3:00-4:30
Tres Gatos Bookstore, 470 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston
John will read and discuss his novel in this cool and comfortable bookstore with a nice restaurant attached. Come for a reading, stay for dinner.Cincinnati, OH | 10/26/2019 | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Regional Book Festival, Duke Energy Convention Center
Join John at the Cincinnati Regional Book Festival! For more details, visit their website.Washington, DC | TBD
This reading and book party is at the home of John’s good friends Susan Headden and Doug Richardson. Both are supporters of literature and editorial writing (Susan won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting).Oxford, OH | TBD
Books & Brews, 107 E. Church Street
This bookstore/coffee shop/pub is a great concept and a fun place to hang out. John will read and discuss When the Coin is in the Air, much of which was written in a cabin at nearby Hueston Woods State Park.Indianapolis, IN | 8/31/2019 | 6:00pm
Indy Reads Bookstore, 911 Massachusetts Ave.
This beautiful downtown bookstore has a steady flow of writers from all over. The featured writer is John Young, reading and discussing When the Coin is in the Air.
Falmouth, MA | 9/14/2019 | 2:00pm
Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St.
Falmouth Public Library—This public reading will be on Saturday from 2:00 to 3:30. John will be reading and discussing writing with Jean Stone, author of 20 novels. This reading will be broadcasted by FCTV.Beverly, MA | 9/18/2019 | 7:00pm
Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St.
This is a sweet return to John’s second home. He and his wife lived in Beverly for 20 years, and both of their children were born there. It’s a lovely community on Boston’s North Shore.
Chicago, IL | 10/5/2019 | 6:00pm
The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave.
At this public reading, John will follow Lincolin Park’s Applefest. Shout out to John’s old high school theater friend Steve Spencer for his help.
Cincinnati, OH | 11/19/2019 | 7:00pm
Joseph-Beth, 2692 Madison Rd.
At this public reading in November, John will be reading from his book at Joseph-Beth Book Sellers.