The events below relate to Susan Berliner, author of the supernatural thrillers DUST, Peachwood Lake, The Disappearance, Corsonia, After the Bubblies, and Soldier Girl, and two short story collections: The Sea Crystral and Other Weird Tales and Georges Mother and Other Weird Stories.
On February 2, my local weekly (Yorktown News) published an article about my new book, Crash Effect and Other Weird Stories.
Here's the link to the Yorktown News 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.
Ha chose George's Mother and Other Weird Stories for
her 13-year-od son, Douglas and...
...her 12-year-old daughter, Vivien, was excited about reading DUST.
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.
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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:
I again shared a table with fellow YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS authors, Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.
Fifteen-year-old TJ was excited about reading DUST.
Julia, who is 12, was looking forward to reading Peachwood Lake,
whose main character is a 13-year-old girl.
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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:
We had our usual table by the gym's entrance, which allows visitors to see us immediately--
a very good thing.
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.)
Tora was looking forward to reading my time travel thriller, The Disappearance.
Matthew selected George's Mother and Other Weird Stories for his 15-year-old
granddaughter, Gia and...
a younger Matthew chose my first collection of short stories:
The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales and...
Michele also chose a signed copy of The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales.
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:
Since this was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event, I shared a table with authors Linda Griffin and Larry Berliner.
Thirteen-year-old Tabitha wanted to read Peachwood Lake, which is a story about a
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.
Mary chose a signed copy of The Disappearance, which she will also loan to her sister.
Sharon is giving her 16-year-old niece, Cecelia, a science fiction fan, a signed copy
of my mind-control thriller, Corsonia.
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:
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.
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.
I signed a copy of The Sea Crystal and other Weird Tales for Doreen, who loves
supernatural thrillers and...
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.
Marygrace, a former neighbor--who I didn't know--recognized my name
and purchased a copy of my time travel thriller, The Disappearance.
Sue and Chris were excited about reading Peachwood Lake because
they witnessed a carp jumping into their boat in a Florida Lake.
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:
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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:
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, who loves to read mysteries, chose my time-travel thriller, The Disappearance.
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.
Since Loretta is writing her own memoir, she was interested in reading my new book,
Doing the Write Thing.
Maura purchased my first novel, DUST, for her son Kevin.
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.
I'm with fellow YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS authors Larry Berliner and Linda Griffin.
Each of us signed a few books.
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:
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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:
I read stories from The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in the cozy library.
I read "Jeremy's Toys" to the 3rd graders, with Principal Rebecca Steck joining us. The students asked great questions about the story.
I read "EVERYTHING $50!" to the fourth and fifth graders, who were super-enthusiastic listeners. They too asked many questions about writing.
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.
On December 14, I participated in Deck the Mall at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights, NY. Here are two pictures:
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.
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:
This was a YIKES! & TYKES & YUKS event so I shared a table with fellow authors Larry Berliner and Linda Griffin.
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.
After skimming through my books, 14-year-old Jasmin chose the mind-control thriller, Corsonia.
Mary Jane and her daughter, Susan, wanted a copy of Peachwood Lake as a gift for one of their younger relatives.