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, and two short story collections: The Sea Crystal and Other Weird Tales and George's Mother and Other Weird Stories.
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.