Book Parties/Readings


Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.
Philip Jose Farmer


Women enjoy getting together at parties to buy jewelry, handbags, and make up.  I would like to add books to that list.

As I wrote this book, I imagined both the characters and readers as if they were sitting with me having a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Now, I’m hoping to make the conversation real.

If you are in a book club and would like to choose Standing on the Corner of Lost and Found as a selection or if you have a group of friends who like to talk about books, writing, and the kinds of issues explored in the story, let’s have a book party!  Contact me  An e-book version is also available through Amazon

The following link will bring you to my interview on Schenectady Today Show:


September 10         2:00      Book Release Party Albany, NY
September 13,15                Aids Council Book Sale
September 17         2:00     Living Walls Reading
NYS  Museum

October 15              2:00     Hudson Valley Writer’s Guild  Community of Writers Reading

              Albany Public Library                                                                        
October 16              3:00     Book Party  Chatham, NY
November 3            6:00     Book Party  Latham, NY

November 5            3:00     Reading  Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
November 10          7:00     Book Party, Niskayuna, NY
November 11          tba       Reading    Women’s Building, Albany, NY
November 17          6:30     Reading  East Line Books, Clifton Park
November 20          2:00     Book Party, Alexandria, Va
November 22          tba       Schenectady Today Show Cable TV
November 26          2:00     Albany Institute of History and Art
December 4            1:00     Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy,NY
December 7           7:30      Poetry Reading, Cafe Lena, Saratoga, NY


February 29            5:30       Book Party, Naples FL
April 2                     Noon     Book Party, FL
April 12                   7:30       Book Party, Broomall, PA
April 21                                 WordFest,  The Linda, Albany, NY
April 28                   tba         Poetry Reading, Saratoga NY

May 3                      tba        Book Party, Lexington, MA
May 16                    tba        Finishing Line Press Poetry Reading
Arboretum, Delmar, NY  

June 2                    1-3         Publishing Workshop, East Greenbush Library, NY
June 10                   tba        Finishing Line Press Reading, Roe Jan Library, Hillsdale, NY
June13                   7:00       Guest speaker, Albany Public Library Annual Meeting   

June 27                   7:00      Book Party, Duanesburg, NY
September 11         7:00      Book Club, Glenmont, NY
September 20         7:30      American Italian Heritage Museum and
September 21         6:30      Paternal Nocturne reading, Roe Jan Library, Hillsdale, NY
September 27         2:00      Book Club, Delmar, NY
November 11          4:00      Book Party, Lexington, MA


January 6                 9:45     Book Club, Naples, FL
May 21                    10:00    Book Club, Poestenkill, NY

Stimulating book group discussion complete with Grandma's kugel and honey cake courtesy of the very generous and gracious  hostess Terri Kirsch. Thank you all for your careful read of the book and discussion

Stimulating book group discussion complete with Grandma’s kugel and honey cake courtesy of the very generous and gracious hostess Terri Kirsch (below). Thank you all for your careful read of the book and interesting perspectives.

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May 30                      7:00    Book Club, Temple Beth Emeth, Albany, NY
October 16               7:00    Book Club, Glenmont, NY
October 19        1:00-4:00  Guilderland Public Library Local Author Book Fair
November 24     2:00-4:00  Hudson Valley Writers Guild, Community of Writers Schenectady Public Library


January 11      1:00-4:00    Naples Writers Book Signing
Spanky’s Speakeasy  Naples, FL

February 8       7:00-11:00  Naples Writers Book Sale
St. Paul’s Church, Davis Avenue, Naples, FL

March 8           12:00-4:00  Marco Island Writers Guild Author Fest
Lutheran Church, N. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL

March 22        10:00-12:00  Gulf Coast Writers Guild Awards Ceremony
Lutheran Church, Ft. Myers, FL
                                             Matruschka Dolls poem contest award winner

April 10            2:00-4:00     Literary Tea and Reading

IMG_1505 IMG_1501 IMG_1496                                     hosted by Jean-Marie Baldwin in Naples, FL

May 21            4:30-5:30     Book Group Discussion hosted by Susan Becker Naples FL
June 22               3:00         Sunday Four POETRY Reading Old Songs Community Center
Voorheesville, NY



January 5        10:30-12:30   New Book Club:  Naples Women who Love To Read   Discussion hosted by Janet Weingarten

Very lively book club discussion  Many thanks to the book club members who read the book so closely and had so many interesting things to say about the characters, the times, and of course their own experiences. Channeled the Grandma as much as possible with a very close facsimile of her noodle kugel courtesy of Linda O’Neil’s fabulous recipe!

January 20      2:00-4:00     Book Talk on Writing a Novel. Reading excerpts from the novel in  progress.  Hosted by Carol Fahl at Riviera Gulf Club




2 thoughts on “Book Parties/Readings

  1. Standing On The Corner Of Lost And Found. . . .hm.m.m.m Sounds like a place that most of has been, huh? Great blog and keep it going! Hope you’re having a successful book signing tour!

    • Yes, the title seems to resonate with everyone! Thanks for your comment. I’m sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I’ve been remiss in checking comments. This whole blog/ social media thing is brand new to me.

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