Photos & Events

The events below relate to Susan Berliner, author of the supernatural thrillers DUST, Peachwood Lake, The Disappearance, Corsonia, After the Bubbles, and Soldier Girl, three short story collections (The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales, George's Mother and Other Weird Stories, and Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories) and the quirky memoir, Doing the Write Thing.

On Saturday, June 15, I signed books with Larry Berliner at the First Presbyterian Church's
Community Tag Sale in Mahopac, NY. It was a beautiful day--perfect, except for the wind
that nearly knocked down our tent, weights and all. Here are some photos:
Mahopac Church 6-24 Table
This was a small event, in the church's parking lot, with our car right behind the table--
very convenient for loading and unloading our books.

We even had live, on-site advertising!

Mahopac Church 6-2024 Margi C
Margi, a historian for the First Presbyterian Church, chose
my mind-control thriller, Corsonia.
Mahopac Church 6-2024 Alex TSC
Alex, a published sci-fi author, wanted to read my first short story
collection, The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales.
Mahopac Church 6-2024 Doris C
Doris, a thriller lover, was excited about reading Corsonia.
Mahopac Church 6-2024 Joanne TSC GM
Joanne decided to get two short story collections: The Sea
Crystal and
Other Weird Tales & George's Mother and Other Weird
Stories
for her 13-year-old and 11-year-old granddaughters.
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On Saturday, June 8, I signed books on the front lawn of the United Methodist Church
in Mount Kisco, NY. This was a flea market, rather than a craft fair, but Larry Berliner and I
met some very interesting people--and sold a few books. Some pictures follow.
UMCMK 2024 Table
This was a YIKES! & YUKS event so I shared a table with
fellow author and hubby, Larry Berliner.
UMCMK 2024 Gisel
I signed a copy of my monster fish story, Peachwood Lake,
for preteen Gisel.
UMCMK 2024 Jennifer
Jennifer chose both my time-travel thriller, The Disappearance,
and Larry's award-winning funny memoir, You Can't Be Serious:
An inner-city teacher
a-muses about school and life.

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On June 1st, I participated in Festival at the Falls in Wappingers Falls (NY). This is an
annual town-wide event which, this year, included many more vendors than usual.
As a result, we were spread into two neighboring parks. Here are some photos:
Festival at Falls 2024 Table
This was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event so I shared a table with fellow authors
Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.                                             

Festival at Falls 2024 Liz TT
Liz enjoys reading thriller series so she chose my dystopian 2-book series,
The Touchers: After the Bubbles & Soldier Girl.

Festival at Falls 2024 Kristen C
Kristen, 13, chose my mind-control thriller, Corstonia.

Festival at Falls 2024 James CE
James, an avid reader, selected my latest short story collection:
Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories.

Festival at Falls 2024 Ariana PL
Ariana, 11, chose Peachwood Lake, a horror story about a fish
terrorizing a lake--and a bully terrorizing a 13-year-old girl.

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On May 11, I showcased my books at an Art, Craft & Vintage Market at the Yorktown (NY)
Community & Cultural Center. The venue, in the former school's gym, was spacious and
a varied selection of items were displayed. Unfortunately, however, few shoppers visited.
Here are two photos:

YCC Fair Table 2024
Since this was another YIKES! and YUKS event, I shared a table with hubby and
fellow author, Larry Berliner.

YCC Fair 2024 C & CE
Eli chose both Corsonia and Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories for her 23-year old son.
Since she didn't want to be photographed, we focused on the books.

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On May 5, I participated in the Grange Fair's Spring Fling Craft Fair in Yorktown Heights (NY) with fellow
author (and hubby), Larry Berliner. Although it was rainy and cold, we were indoors where it wasn't raining--but it was still cold. Here come the pictures:

Grange Fair table
Since this was a Saturday/Sunday event, and we were only there Sunday, our table
was placed in the middle of the room. So we were the center of attention (not really,
but visitors had to walk around us).

Grange 5-24 Nicole
Nicole is a middle school special ed teacher who reads to her students each week.
Because she thinks my Twilight Zone-like short stories will interest her students, she
purchased both George's Mother and Other Weird Stories and Crash Effect and
Other Weird Stories.

Grange 5-24 Tommy and Larry
Tommy, a fan of thrillers, chose my mind-control novel, Corsonia, for himself and
Larry's funny memoir, You Can't Be Serious: An inner-city teacher a-muses about
school and life for his cousin, an inner-city teacher.

Grange Fair 5-24 Victoria
Victoria, a writing student looking for a public relations position, chose my
quirky memoir, Doing the Write Thing.

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The Brewster (NY) High School PTSA Holiday Craft Fair on December 16 was my last event of the year
and it was fun. This was another YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event and although our table was at the end of a
long hallway, not visible to shoppers, I did sign a few books. Here are some photos:

Brewster Fair 12-23 Kristen GM
Kristen, who likes weird stories, chose a signed copy of
George's Mother and Other Weird Stories.

Brewster Fair 12-23 Joyce
Joyce purchased a signed copy of my short story collection, The Sea Crystal and
Other Weird Tales
and Larry Berliner's award-winning funny memoir,
You Can't Be Serious: An inner-city teacher a-muses about school and life.

Brewster Fair 12-23 LisaGM
Lisa, another fan of weird tales, also chose a signed copy of
George's Mother and Other Weird Stories.

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On December 9, I participated in a Holiday Craft Fair at the Grange Fair grounds on Moseman Road
in Yorktown Heights, NY. It was a fun day for holiday shoppers, with two buildings of vendors,
photo opportunities with Santa, and a singer/guitar player softly serenading everyone.
Here are some pictures:

Grange Fair 12-23 Table
This was another YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event so I again shared a table with
fellow authors Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.

Grange Fair 12-23 Goats
Since this was a Grange Fair event, of course we had animals: two ducks and two
goats. Too bad goats don't read books--although they'd probably eat them!
Grange 12-23 Linda
Linda chose DUST and The Disappearance for Abby, her granddaughter who loves to read.
Grange 12-31 Mike, Evelyn, Larry
Mike and Evelyn decided to read my end-of-world Touchers series: After the Bubbles and Soldier Girl and
Larry Berliner's award-winning funny memoir: You Can't Be Serious: An inner-city teacher a-muses about
school and life.

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On November 18, I showcased my books at St. Patrick's School annual Holiday Craft Fair in
Yorktown Heights, NY. Here are a few pictures:
St. Patrick Fair Table 2023
Since this was another YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event, I shared a table with
fellow authors Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.

St. Patrick Fair 2023 AshleyTD
Yolanda chose a signed copy of The Disappearance for her 19-year-old
granddaughter, Ashley, who loves mysteries.
St. Patrick 2023 MaureenPL
Margaret selected Peachwood Lake for her friend, Maureen, who loves
reading supernatural novels.

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On November 4, I participated in Holy Rosary Church's Holiday Craft Fair in Hawthorne, NY. This is
a lovely annual event with more than 50 diverse vendors. Some photos follow:

Holy Rosary 2023 Table
This was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event so I shared a table with fellow authors
Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.

Holy Rosary 2023 GabriellaTD
Gabriella was immediately drawn to the cover of my time travel thriller, The Disappearance.Holy Rosary 2023 Karen CE
Karen chose Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories as a gift for her grandson, A.J.
Holy Rosary 2023 Terri TD
Terri wanted a signed copy of The Disappearance for her mom, Dolores.

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On October 31, I read two of my darker short stories at a Halloween Author Talk with fellow horror/paranormal writers, Vinny Dacquino and Ed Perratore, at The Reading Room in Katonah, NY.  Here are a few photos:


Katonah Reading Room Halloween 2023
We had a small, but attentive, crowd.
(They really were attentive. This photo was taken before we read.)

Katonah Reading Room authors 2023
I read "The Island" (from George's Mother and Other Weird Stories) and "Dare to Dream"
(from The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales).

Ed - Katonah Reading Room 2023
Fellow author Ed, who loves mind-control stories, chose my creepy novel, Corsonia.

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On October 28, I was a vendor at the BPTA Fall Craft Fair at Law Memorial Park at the Pavilion in
Briarcliff Manor, NY. Even though it was the end of October, the temperature was 80 degrees!
It's too bad the swimming pool behind our table was closed for the season. It was also a shame
that so few people attended this lovely event.

BPTA table
This was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event, but TYKES (Linda Griffin) had packed
up her side of the table when this photo was taken, so it's just me with YUKS
(Larry Berliner).

BPTA Dust
Gabby purchased a signed copy of DUST for her 16-year-old son, Clyde.

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On September 2, I participated in the Hudson River Arts & Crafts Festival in Croton, NY with fellow YIKES! &
TYKES & YUKS authors Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner. It was a perfect sunny day with lots of visitors.
Here are a few pictures:

Hudson River Fest 2023 Table
This was a lovely venue, steps away from the Hudson River, and we sat inside
a new blue tent, a gift from my (and Larry's) daughter.

Hudson River Fest 2023 Abhinov D
Abhinov, 11, who loves to read, chose a signed copy of DUST.

Hudson River Fest 2023 Maria TD
When Maria, a former lawyer,  discovered that a "resourceful lady lawyer"
was a key character in The Disappearance, she immediately purchased the
time travel thriller.

Hudson River Fest 2023 Vivienne
Vivienne enjoys reading memoirs so she chose my quirky memoir,
Doing the Write Thing, and Larry's funny memoir, You Can't Be Serious:
An inner-city teacher a-muses about
school and life.

Hudson River Fest 2023 Lucas
Although he's just 10, Lucas is looking forward to reading DUST.

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On June 10, I took part in the Festival at the Falls in Wappingers Falls, NY with fellow author
and hubby, Larry Berliner.  Thanks to the help of a kind stranger, we were able to
use our tent again (to keep from roasting in the sun). Here are some photos:

Wappingers 6-23 Table
Larry and I were near the front entrance of Mesier Park, opposite the food trucks,
which made me feel hungry all day .Notice that I was able to hang my banner
on the back of the tent.
Wappingers 6-23 Maranda
Maranda, who loves short stories, is looking forward to reading my latest
collection: Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories.
Wappingers 6-23 JeffD
Jeff chose my first novel, DUST, as a gift for his teenage son, Alex.
Wappingers 6-23 LindsayC
After listening to a brief description of all my novels,
Lindsay chose my mind-control thriller, Corsonia.
Wappingers 6-23 Larry-Ana TD
Ana was excited about reading my time travel thriller, The Disappearance, and
Larry's award-winning funny memoir: You Can't Be Serious: An inner-city teacher
a-muses about school and life.
* * *

On May 13, I participated in a Spring Flea Market on the front lawn of the United Methodist Church
of Mount Kisco (NY). It was great to be outdoors on a beautiful spring day--and I even sold a few books.
Here are the photos:
UMCMK 2023 Table
This was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event so I shared a table with
fellow authors Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.

Monserratt chose signed copies of my time travel thriller, The Disappearance, and
my first short story collection, The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales. (Notice that
we're standing in front of my "Thrillers" banner, which I finally had a chance to use.)
UMCMK Ely GM & DTWT 2023
Ely wanted to read my second short story collection, George's Mother
and Other
Weird Stories and my quirky memoir, Doing the Write Thing.


Penny chose The Disappearance as a birthday present
for her daughter, Melissa, who loves thrillers.

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The Spring Fling Market in the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown, NY on May 5 was a strange event:
We had very little traffic--and no one even glanced at our books until late afternoon. It didn't help that
the event was indoors and it was a beautiful day, the first rain-free Saturday in weeks.

JV Mall 2023 Table
I shared a 2nd floor table with Larry Berliner, author of the award-winning
funny memoir, You Can't Be Serious: an inner-city teacher a-muses about
school and life
.

JV Mall 2023 JuniettC
Sixteen-year-old Juniett was excited about reading Corsonia, a mind-control
thriller about two high school graduates taking a cross-country graduation trip.

JV Mall 2023 LianaTT
Liana, who operates Auntie Liana's Kitchen in the Mall, purchased the
dystopian Touchers series: After the Bubbles & Soldier Girl for her niece,
Aleeza, who loves to read young adult thrillers.

JVMall 2023 Nieves
Nieve's daughter, Tiffany, purchased my time travel thriller, The Disappearance,
after I read one of my short stories to her fifth-grade class in Buchanan-Verplanck
Elementary School seven years ago. She loved the book so much, she encouraged
her mother to read it too. Nieve did--and it was the first English-language book she
ever read. Now she's excited about reading DUST.

JV Mall 2023 Eileen
Eileen chose Corsonia, which takes place in Nevada,
as a gift for her daughter, Lucy, who loves to travel.

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On April 29, I participated in the Yorktown Grange's Spring Fling in Yorktown Heights, NY. Although
this was supposed to be an indoor/outdoor event--and we were supposed to be outdoors--
the weather was rainy and cold so the organizers graciously moved the outdoor vendors inside.
Here come the photos:

Grange 2023-Table
This was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event so I shared a table with fellow authors,
Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.

Grange 2023 Antonio
Antonio was excited about reading my time travel thriller, The Disappearance.

Grange 2023 Christina
Christina, a former coworker, wanted to read my newest book:
Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories.

Grange 2023 Melissa
Melissa chose The Disappearance as a birthday gift
for her stepfather, who loves thrillers.

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The Spring Craft Fair in St. James School in Carmel, NY on April 22 was a very well-run event. It was
also the first time we had a tent, although, despite the dark and gloomy weather, it didn't rain.
Here are some photos:

Table St. James School Carmel
Larry and I shared a table (and a borrowed tent). Unfortunately, the
day was so cold that it felt more like a late-autumn event.

St. James Fair -James
James, a fan of thrillers, was excited about reading
my dystopian Touchers series: After the Bubbles and Soldier Girl.

St. James School Tom and Larry
Tom chose Larry's award-winning humorous memoir, You Can't Be Serious: An inner-city teacher a-muses
about school and life and my first collection of short stories, The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales,

St. James Carmel - Roseann
Heather's mom, Roseann, wanted a copy of DUST as soon as she
spotted the book on the table. She said she'd read about me
and the novel online. (I'm famous?)

St. James-Ida-TD, C, DTWT
After studying my bookmarks, Ida, a fellow vendor, purchased three of
my books: the novels Corsonia and The Disappearance, and my quirky memoir:
Doing the Write Thing.

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The Northern Westchester Examiner, my local weekly, published this article about
Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories in its March 7th issue:

Examiner CE article

* * *

Harriet is a big fan of my supernatural fiction! After a 3-year Covid hiatus, we met again at a
Military Bridge event in Queens, NY. This time, she purchased my two newest short story collections:
George's Mother and Other Weird Stories and Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories.

Harriet 2023 GM & CE

 

On February 2, my local weekly (Yorktown News) published an article about my new book,
Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories. Here's a copy of the newspaper story. Hope you can read it!

CE article Yorktown News

And if you can't read the print version, here's the link to the online article:

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My last 2022 holiday fair was at St. Augustine School in Ossining, NY on December 3. It was another
YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event with fellow authors Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.
Here come some photos:


Loretta purchased a signed copy of The Disappearance for
her husband, Bill, who loves thrillers.

St. Augustine - Ha
Ha chose George's Mother and Other Weird Stories for
her 13-year-od son, Douglas and...

St. Augustine 2022
...her 12-year-old daughter, Vivien, was excited about reading DUST.

St. Augustine TD & Larry
Maria chose both The Disappearance and Larry Berliner's award-winning humor book,
You Can't Be Serious: An inner-city teacher a-muses about school and life.
* * *

On November 12, I participated in the St. Patrick's School Craft Fair in Yorktown Heights, NY with authors
Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner. It was  another unseasonably warm day, but people were still looking to
buy signed books. Here are a few pictures:

St. Patrick Fair 2022 Table
I again shared a table with fellow YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS authors, Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.

St. Patrick Fair TJ
Fifteen-year-old TJ was excited about reading DUST.

St. Patrick Fair Julia
Julia, who is 12, was looking forward to reading Peachwood Lake,
whose main character is a 13-year-old girl.

* * *

On November 5, I shared a table with authors Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner at Holy Rosary Church's
Christmas Craft Fair in Hawthorne, NY. Although it was 75 degrees,  people were still looking for
holiday gifts--including signed books. Here are some photos:

HolyRosary2022 Table
We had our usual table by the gym's entrance, which allows visitors to see us immediately--
a very good thing.

HolyRosary 2022 Maria
Maria chose a signed copy of Peachwood Lake for her daughter, who's afraid
of fish--and Larry Berliner's award-winning funny memoir, You Can't Be Serious:
An inner-city teacher a-muses about school and life, for her son. (She returned later for
a copy of my mind-control thriller, Corsonia.)

HolyRosary2022 Tora
Tora was looking forward to reading my time travel thriller, The Disappearance.

HolyRosary2022 MatthewGM
Matthew selected George's Mother and Other Weird Stories for his 15-year-old
granddaughter, Gia and...

HolyRosary2022 MatthewTSC
a younger Matthew chose my first collection of short stories:
The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales and...

HolyRosary2022 Michele
Michele also chose a signed copy of The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales.

HolyRosary2022 MaryEllen
Mary Ellen chose two books for gifts: The Disappearance for her daughter, Malene, who
asked for print versions, and You Can't Be Serious, for her son Andrew, a teacher.

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On October 22, I participated in St. James the Apostle's Craft Fair in Carmel, NY with fellow authors,
Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner. It was a beautiful fall day, which helped since we were outdoors.
This was a well-organized event--with great gifts for everyone--and we all signed many books.
Here come the pictures:

St. James 10-22
Since this was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event, I shared a table with authors Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.

St. James - Tabitha 10-22
Thirteen-year-old Tabitha wanted to read Peachwood Lake, which is a story about a
13-year-old girl.

St. James - Felicia 10-22
Felicia opted for signed copies of both George's Mother and Other Weird Stories and Larry Berliner's
award-winning memoir, You Can't Be Serious: An inner-city teacher a-muses about school and life.

St. JamesMary-Oct. 22
Mary chose a signed copy of The Disappearance, which she will also loan to her sister.

St. JamesSharon 10-22
Sharon is giving her 16-year-old niece, Cecelia, a science fiction fan, a signed copy
of my mind-control thriller, Corsonia.

CSt. JamesCandace 10-22
Candace, a graduate writing student at Columbia University, wanted a copy of both our memoirs:
You Can't be Serious and Doing the Write Thing.

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On October 9, I took over part of my daughter's Thryv table for what I called a "stealth" book signing at the
Yorktown Chamber of Commerce's Fall Festival at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown, NY.
It was fun, although not very lucrative. A few photos follow:

JV Mall Stealth table

Meredith Rhoades, an award-winning business advisor for Thryv, didn't need all her table space
so Larry Berliner and I were more than happy to use it.

JV Mall Stealth Vinny

Author and cable TV host Vinny Dacquino visited our table. I've appeared on two episodes
of his shows: "Let's Talk Writing" and "One on One" (with Larry Berliner). See the shows here.

JVMall Stealth Doreen

I signed a copy of The Sea Crystal and other Weird Tales for Doreen, who loves
supernatural thrillers and...

JV Mall Stealth Bernie

I also signed a copy of my quirky memoir, Doing the Write Thing, for Bernie, a good friend.

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On September 3, I participated in the Hudson River Arts & Crafts Festival in Senasqua Park in Croton, NY. Here are some photos:


This was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event so I shared a table with fellow authors Linda Griffin and
Larry Berliner. It was a lovely venue with vendors positioned in a semi-circle in front of the water.
The weather cooperated too, with sunny skies and very little wind.

Croton Festival Marygrace

Marygrace, a former neighbor--who I didn't know--recognized my name
and purchased a copy of my time travel thriller, The Disappearance.

Croton Festival Sue
Sue and Chris were excited about reading Peachwood Lake because
they witnessed a carp jumping into their boat in a Florida Lake.

Croton festival Lisa
Lisa's mom chose The Disappearance as a gift for her 23-year-old daughter.

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The Northern Westchester Examiner ran an article about my memoir, Doing the Write Thing, in its December 14th edition. Here's the story:

Examiner article DTWT

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On November 6, I participated in the annual Holy Rosary Craft Fair in Hawthorne, NY.. This is one of my favorite holiday events and it didn't disappoint. Vendors, offering a variety of products, were well spaced throughout the school's gym,  there was heavy traffic, and I sold a lot of books. Here come the photos:

Holy Rosary Table
It was a YIKES! and YUKS event with award-winning humor author Larry Berliner, as TYKES (Linda Griffin) was unable to join us.
We had our usual spot near the front door so shoppers entering the fair couldn't miss our colorful table.


Karen, who organizes the Holy Rosary Craft Fair, purchased a copy of
George's Mother and Other Weird Stories for her grandson, A.J., an avid reader.

Mona - Holy Rosary 21
Mona, who loves to read mysteries, chose my time-travel thriller, The Disappearance.

Eileen - Holy Rosary 21
Eileen purchased my Touchers series: After the Bubbles and Soldier Girl for her daughter,
a fan of dystopian fiction.


Kristen, who loves weird stories, is looking forward to reading both of my collections:
The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales and George's Mother and Other Weird Stories.

Loretta Holy Rosary 21
Since Loretta is writing her own memoir, she was interested in reading my new book,
Doing the Write Thing.

Maura Holy Rosary 21
Maura purchased my first novel, DUST, for her son Kevin.

Carollynn Holy Rosary 21
Carollynn chose The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales for her daughter, Lena,
while her son, Alex, wanted to read Peachwood Lake.

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On September 18, I had a book signing at the Fall Flea Market on the front lawn of the United Methodist Church of Mount Kisco (NY). Unfortunately, the 80+ temperatures made it feel more like mid-summer and I didn't sell many books. But it was wonderful to talk to people (face-to-face or face-to-mask) about my novels and short stories.

Mt. Kisco Flea Market - Y & T & Y
I'm with fellow YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS authors Larry Berliner and Linda Griffin.
Each of us signed a few books.

Mt. Kisco Flea Market  - Liliana
Liliana purchased both of my newest books: Doing the Write Thing and
George's Mother and Other Weird Stories.

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I wrote a post for Chris Rice Cooper's "Inside the Emotion of Fiction" blog, which was published on August 9. It focuses on "Wrong Road," one of the tales in my new collection, George's Mother and Other Weird Stories. Read my comments here:

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Here's a copy of the article about George's Mother and Other Weird Stories that appeared in the May 19th edition of the Northern Westchester Examiner--and a link to online version:

GM Examiner article

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An article about my new short story collection ran in the April 29th edition of the Yorktown News

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On March 4, I read stories to students in Grades 3 - 8 of St. Patrick's School in Yorktown Heights, NY. Here are some photos:

Me reading at St. Pat 3-2020

I read stories from The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in the cozy library.

St. Patrick's 3rd grade 3-2020

I read "Jeremy's Toys" to the 3rd graders, with Principal Rebecca Steck joining us. The students asked great questions about the story.

St Pat 4-5 grade 3-2020

I read "EVERYTHING $50!" to the fourth and fifth graders, who were super-enthusiastic listeners. They too asked many questions about writing.

St. Pat 6 - 8 grade

I moved to the gym to read "The Factory" to the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. I was thrilled when the students asked me to read a second story! I chose "Dare to Dream."

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Harriet loves my supernatural thrillers! I see her each February at a Military Bridge event in Queens, NY. Last year, she read After the Bubbles so on February 1st, she purchased the concluding book of The Touchers series: Soldier Girl.

Harriet SG - 2020

On December 14, I participated in Deck the Mall at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights, NY. Here are two pictures:

Deck the Mall 2019 Table

This was another YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event so I shared a table with authors Larry Berliner and Linda Griffin. We were originally placed inside the back entrance next to Dick's Sporting Goods, but had little traffic even though the Mall was very busy because shoppers were either entering or leaving the Mall and didn't want to take time to look at books. When we moved near the second-floor escalator,  more people checked out our table, but few bought books.

Deck the Mall 2019 Sue TSC

Sue, an avid reader, purchased a signed copy of my short story collection, The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales.

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On December 7, I signed copies of my books at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School's Christmas Fair in Shrub Oak, NY. Again, we had perfect holiday weather (sunny and cold)--and lots of traffic. Here come the photos:

Seton Fair 2019 - Table

This was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event so I shared a table with fellow authors Larry Berliner and Linda Griffin.

Seton Fair 2019 John & Susan

John and Susan, both Dean Koontz and Stephen King fans, already have Peachwood Lake, which they loved, so they opted for a signed copy of my King-inspired first novel, DUST.

Seton Fair - Jasmin C

After skimming through my books, 14-year-old Jasmin chose the mind-control thriller, Corsonia.

Seton Fair 2019 Susan & mom Mary Jane

Mary Jane and her daughter, Susan, wanted a copy of Peachwood Lake as a gift for one of their younger relatives.