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After Action Report: River Reads 2017

Gloomy skies and humid summer temperatures did little to diminish our spirits at the second annual River Reads Book Fair at Prallsville Mill in Stockton, NJ this past Sunday.

Over 40 writers were on hand, selling and singing copies of their books including organizer Brandi Megan Granett and returning participants Kathryn Craft, Kelly Simmons, Kerry Gans, and others. Among the new faces this year were Aaron Rosenberg and Russ Colchamiro from Crazy 8 Press, Heather Hutsell, Carol L. Wright from the Bethlehem Writers Group, and fellow Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group member, Christopher Ochs.

While the crowd was a bit thinner than the previous year’s event—and I sold only one book—the time spent with friends and fellow writers was absolutely worth the trip!

My Table at River Reads

Russ, Aaron, and Heather at River Reads 2017

Carol L. Wright & Christopher Ochs at River Reads 2017

Russ, Aaron, Phil, and Heather at River Reads 2017

Russ Colchamiro & Aaron Rosenberg at River Reads 2017



River Reads Returns!

River Reads will be returning to Prallsville Mills on October 15, 2017 from 10 to 4 PM. Join us for a day of books, local authors for all ages, Bonjour Creperie, Unionville Vineyards, and Lulu’s Rescue!

We will also be holding River Writes–4 Writing Seminars on Turning Real Life into Fiction, World Building, Self Publishing, Character Development. Each seminar will be $12 per person or $40 for all four. Each hour long session will be capped at 20 participants. Stay tuned for sign up information!

Check Facebook for more information on River Reads 2017!

River Reads 2017

River Reads Recap

No one could have asked for a more perfect autumn day for the River Reads Book Festival at Prallsville Mill in Stockton, NJ.  It was a pleasure to reunite with writer pals Kathryn Craft, Donna Galanti, and Jack Hillman and make some new friends including Kerry Gans, Kelly Simmons, River Reads organizer Brandi Megan Granett, and my tablemate, Kate Gallison.

Attendance was impressive for this first time event. I sold a few books, enjoyed fun conversations, inhaled some delicious crepes, and even managed to write several pages in a fantasy story I’ve been working on.


My Table at River Reads

Above: My table at River Reads Book Festival. Bellow: Sharing a laugh with Kelly Simmons.

Kelly Simmons

Kathryn Craft

Above: Hanging out with Kathryn Craft. Below: My tablemate, Kate Gallison.

Kate Gallison

Donna Galanti

Above: Donna Galanti is ready for Halloween. Below: River Reads coordinator Brandi Megan Granett.

Brandi Megan Granett

River Reads Book Festival

Join over two dozen of your favorite local authors for readings and book signings at the River Reads Book Festival at Prallsville, Mill in Stockton, NJ on Sunday, October 23 from 10AM to 4PM.

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The festival will feature a day of readings and author signings from a variety of authors from the Delaware River Valley. In addition to myself, the current list of participating authors include Brandi Megan Granett (event organizer), Kathryn Craft, Donna Galanti, Jack Hillman, Kerry Gans, Phil Giunta, Kelly Simmons, Mary Shafer, Heather Webb, Kate Moretti, Nicole Loughan, Dylann Rhea, Marie C. Collins, Karen Hodges Miller, Nomi Eve, Caron Kamps Widden, Ethel Rackin, Karen Katchur, Kit Grindstaff, Casey Caracciolo, Richard Ziegler, Sandra Carey Cody, Curt Herr, Kim Kurki, and Kate Gallison.

Click here for more info! 

And click here to read the article on NJ.com!

Hope to see you there!

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