December 2016 - January 2017


SURVEY SAYS: Thank you for helping me pick the Title and Target Audience for My New Book. See Wounded Angels Below for The Results
Happy Holidays and Warmest Wishes for a Great New Year 

Here in New England the colorful lights and chill in the air mix with holiday music and hopes for a white Christmas. I wish you and yours all the best the season has to offer. 

If you are new to this community, welcome. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding these announcements, please contact me via the contact page on my website at or directly via e-mail at
And now, here is what’s UP AND COMING.
Upcoming Events
The audio from my November 9 2016 radio interview - "Moving from Writer to Author" - on Your World Discovered with David K. Ewen, is now available for listening. 
Many thank to David Ewen for inviting me back for a followup radio interview on making the move from a writer to an author. You can listen to the radio interview by clicking on the icon above. 
COMING SOON: My press interview and book review for Amanda's Room by Roger Zotti of The Resident.

Many thanks to Roger Zotti for interviewing me for The Resident. The publication reaches over 100,000 residents in Connecticut and Rhode Island. The results of Roger's interview and his review of Amanda's Room will appear in an upcoming issue and I will publish the specific link here next month. In the meantime, you can review past issues on their website at

AND CURRENTLY IN PRINT: Many thanks to Matthew Broderick for his excellent article on the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

In case you are new to my mailing list, I am the current president of OLLI at UCONN. Matthew opens and closes the article with quotes from me about this excellent program. You can read the full text of the article in this month's issue of either Hartford magazine or New Haven Living magazine.
Sip and Sign - Holiday Book Signing, December 9, 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Rd, North Granby, CT 06060, (860) 324-9481

I and Several other Connecticut authors will be on hand at this picturesque vineyard. You can get some great books for the readers on your shopping list and some great wine for the wine lovers. You can even make a night of it by getting tickets to Sarah Michal's Ho Ho Ho Down fiddle show right after the signings. Check out all the events on their website and view all of the authors who will be joining me at the vineyard at 
Book News

Injured Angels

While the book manuscript is in the capable hands of my editors, here is an update on the survey, the book and the play developments.. 

Survey Says:

My sincere thanks to everyone who responded.

TITLE: Wounded Angels was the clear favorite and will be the title of the new book.
On a scale of 1-5, Wounded Angels received a 3.44 rating. Runners up were Injured Angels with 3.32 and Broken Hearts, Mended Souls at 3.04.

THE TARGET AUDIENCE: Was right in sync with my original expectations. More than 79% of respondents said the new book should appeal primarily to women and another 17% said it should appeal to both men and women.

AGE OF POTENTIAL READERS: Almost 69% felt the book will appeal to readers 36-50. More than 89% felt that readers 51-65 years old would enjoy reading it and over 79% said it should appeal to those over 65. Only 17% felt the book would appeal to readers 21-35 and less than 4% thought it was likely to appeal to readers under 20.

AND PARTICULARLY SATISFYING: Over 82% of respondents said that they were either "very likely" or "likely" to read the book when it comes out. 

And the Winners Are:

TO SAY THANK YOU, I promised to draw five names (actually, I decided to draw six) from those who took the time to respond to the survey. Congratulations to the following people, fourbaehrs, edithkcar, nrmic, Ckeszler, Jacquiannd, and nbeau, who will each receive a signed and personalized copy of the new paperback when it is released. 

All the World is a Stage -
Wounded Angels, the Play:
I have finished writing the draft of the stage play script for Wounded Angels! 
Now I am reviewing and revising the script and scheduling staged readings. Once I have scheduled them, I will post the information here to invite those of you who are interested in attending. After each staged reading, I will meet with the audience members to get their reaction to the play and suggestions for revisions before presenting it to professional theaters for full production consideration. If the play is selected for production, I will invite all of you on my mailing list who are interested in joining me for the premiere nights. Hopefully, the book will be published by then too and I will be doing signings after each premier. More details to come.

Amanda's Room

And Amanda's journey to the silver screen continues. The screenwriter contacted me this week to say that the rewrite is almost finished. We should be meeting in the next couple weeks to review it and then we'll make plans for pitching it to studios. More to come.

That's All For Now Folks
Well that does it for this month. Thank you for spending a while with me. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did sharing it with you. Until next month,

Warmest Regards,

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