Author Signing - Julia Ash
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Julia Ash

ULIA ASH is author of a dark-fantasy trilogy (The ELI Chronicles) which includes THE ONE AND ONLY (April 2018), THE TETHER (April 2019), and THE TURNING POINT (planned for release in the spring of 2020). 

As a realist with a passion for the fantastical, Ash enjoys reading and writing about monsters in literature (zombies, vampires, and werewolves).

She lives with her husband Rick and two Brittany bird-dogs on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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Author Signing - Frank E. Hopkins
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Frank E. Hopkins

Frank will be releasing his most recent book “The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders” at The Greyhound on May 25th. Please join us for this special event!

Frank E. Hopkins attended Hofstra University in the 1960s. He became involved in writing while earning his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland. He held the position of associate professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton in the 1970s, where he published numerous academic peer refereed journal articles and a monograph on industrial location. He continued technical writing while working at the Department of Energy in the late 1970s and as a government and business development consultant since 1980. He moved to Ocean View, Delaware, in 2001 where, as a consultant, he managed or participated in writing large winning proposals in response to federal government solicitations. The settings for "Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders", his latest novel, include the University of Maryland in the 1970s and Sussex County, DE in 2008. "Unplanned Choices" Frank’s first novel, is a historical romantic drama set in the late 1960s and early 1970s in New York City and Long Island during the turbulent period of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights struggle, the sexual revolution, the women’s movement, and the struggle for legalizing abortion. "The Opportunity" is Frank’s second novel. It is a suspenseful crime novel set in the high powered competitive environment of federal governmental contracting in Washington DC and the high paced professional networking social life of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in the beginning of the twenty-first century. "First Time," a collection of ten short stories is his third book of fiction. Each story contains an event that usually happens to everyone, that happens for the first time to the main character of each story. His most recent book release, “The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders” takes place in Greece and Delaware. It’s a suspenseful novel about love, crime, and greed.

Frank is active in the Rehoboth Bay Writers Guild, the Eastern Shore Writers Association and the Berlin chapter of the Maryland Writers Association. His website may be found at: http://www.frankehopkins.com. His Facebook profile is http://facebook.com/hopkinsfe In addition to writing, he plays golf and tennis, skis, sails on the Chesapeake Bay, and enjoys the ocean and inland bays of southern Delaware.

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Author Signing - Kelly Hughes Roberts
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Kelly Hughes Roberts

Set in Italy in the year 1977, The Road to Chianti follows two young orphans as they struggle to find a place to call home.

When their parents are killed in a devastating accident on the eve of the Epiphany, nine-year-old Alessandra DeSantis and her older brother, Salvatore, are left alone. With no one to care for them, the children soon end up in a run-down orphanage far from their home in Chianti. Still emotionally scarred from losing their parents, they now face an even greater challengethe cruel Agostina, who works Alessandra and Salvatore to the point of exhaustion.

Deciding they must escape, Alessandra and Salvatore flee in the night and unknowingly embark on a harrowing adventure across the Italian countryside. With Agostinas goons hot on their trail, Alessandra and Salvatore vow to do whatever it takes to survive, and above all else, find their way home to Chianti. But one nagging question always hangs over themwhat will they find when they finally get home?

An action-packed journey through cobblestone streets, dark forests, and gorgeous piazzas, The Road to Chianti explores the power of love to triumph over adversity and the importance of having a place to call your own.

Kelly Hughes Roberts is a freelance writer for numerous magazines and blogs. She has a bachelor's degree in communications and spends her days cooking, gardening, and teaching about health and wellness. Her love and passion for food and Tuscany inspired her to write this book. Roberts lives with her husband and two children in Berlin, Maryland.

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Author Signing - Susan Yaruta-Young
Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Susan Yaruta-Young

A published poet and author of books for all ages, Susan Yaruta-Young was a longtime Maryland State Arts Council Poet in the Schools and has taught writing, poetry, and drama in venues including Maryland, Maine, New York, and Thailand. She and her husband live in Downeast Maine.

Susan will be signing copies of her six books in the Max & Charles Nature Adventures series.

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Author Signing - David Crow
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - David Crow

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Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies--even murder.

A shrewd con artist with a genius IQ, Thurston intimidated David with beatings to coerce him into doing his criminal bidding. David's mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn't protect him. One day, Thurston packed up the house and took the kids, leaving her nothing. Soon he remarried, and David learned that his stepmother was just as vicious and abusive as his father.

Through sheer determination, and with the help of a few angels along the way, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to stop helping his father with his criminal activities, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a showdown with Thurston Crow.

With lives at stake, including his own, David would have only twenty-four hours to outsmart his father--the brilliant, psychotic man who bragged that the three years he spent in the notorious San Quentin State Prison had been the easiest time of his life.

The Pale-Faced Lie is a searing, raw, palpable memoir that reminds us what an important role our parents play in our lives. Most of all, it's an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the ability of the human spirit to rise above adversity, no matter the cost.

DAVID CROW spent his early years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. Through grit, resilience, and a thirst for learning, he managed to escape his abusive childhood, graduate from college, and build a successful lobbying firm in Washington, DC. Today, David is a sought-after speaker, giving talks to various businesses and trade organizations around the world. Throughout the years, he has mentored over 200 college interns, performed pro bono service for the charitable organization Save the Children, and participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. An advocate for women, he will donate a percentage of his royalties from "The Pale-Faced Lie" to Barrett House, a homeless shelter for women in Albuquerque. David and his wife, Patty, live in the suburbs of DC.

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Author Signing - Diana McDonough
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Diana McDonough

Diana wrote her first novel, Stuck in the Onesies over a ten year period while working for Ecolab. She retired after 26 years to follow her passion for writing. She published Stuck in the Onesies in January, 2017. Stuck in the Onesies is loosely based on a true story about her mother and best friends raising kids in the Donna Reed era of the 1960s in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.

Stuck in the Onesies will give your spirit a lift, your face a good laugh, and your history-buff side a tap on the shoulder.

You’ll fall in love with Barb and Ellie, two housewives raising kids in the tumultuous 60’s in the D.C. suburbs. Their antics make Lucy and Ethel look tame. The husbands, Jake and Will, are also as close as brothers and the friendship becomes more like family than friends. It’s the story of their close relationships, and how they evolve along with the times without taking part in the bra-burning activities that swirl around them.

Stuck in the Onesies is more than just a story of two families. The issues of the 60’s are intertwined, racism, women’s rights, the Viet Nam war, just to name a few. Southern roots ran deep and in the ‘60’s (even north of the Mason Dixon line) and those roots were dug up and exposed. The story shows some of its evolution through its characters as well as the events of the decade. Stuck in the Onesies will help you to understand the struggles on both sides and how as a society, we tried to bring equality to everyone. Sometimes we succeeded, and sometimes not. You decide.

Diana is the mother of three children and Grandy of eleven. She has recently released her second novel, My Mother's Apprentice, which is the sequel to Stuck in the Onesies.

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Author Signing - Thomas F. Linehan, Jr.
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Thomas F. Linehan, Jr.

Thomas F. Linehan, Jr. (Tim) began creative writing in 1985. He holds BS and MS degrees in Engineering. He is an Institute of Children’s Literature graduate and member of the Coastal Writers. His YA Civil War historical novel, Drums of Courage was published in 2005.

He will be signing his newest release, Hannah Gould.

Book Summary: In 1942 war-torn Poland, a Jewish family is murdered by the Nazis and Ukrainians, but fifteen-year-old Hannah Gould miraculously escapes. Alone and desperate, Hannah ultimately makes her way to a group of Jewish and Russian partisans between Poland and Russia. She is transformed from an innocent, sheltered Jewish girl from Warsaw to a cold killer in the forests of Belorussia. She meets kind strangers and sadistic enemies on her journey to discovering who she is. Her romantic encounter with a handsome Russian officer gives her hope for the future. But as the German noose is tightening, Hannah makes a daring move to save her group from sure death. Finally, the big Russian counter-offensive to drive the Germans back to Berlin is on. Hannah is mentally exhausted with nagging grief, even unable to cry. She joins the army advance, but struggles with what to do next.

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Author Signing - John A. Nieves
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - John A. Nieves

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John A. Nieves has poems forthcoming or recently published in journals such as: Crazyhorse, Poetry Northwest, Southern Review, 32 Poems, and Copper Nickel. He won the Indiana Review Poetry Contest and his first book, Curio, won the Elixir Press Annual Poetry Award Judge’s Prize. He is an assistant professor of English at Salisbury University and an editor of The Shore Poetry. He received his M.A. from University of South Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

Curio by John Nieves is the winner of the 13th Annual Elixir Press Poetry Award.

"To enter the world of Curio, John Nieves' compelling poetic debut, is to enter a world shaped by a curious and ravenous intellect, a world where 'Morning/ is the cold, rigid face of a coin, shining/ in spite of all those dirty thumbs.' It's a space of copious gathering—one that shares in the rich tradition of the Cabinet of Wonders where collections of memory, history, and language are pondered for their exquisite, revelatory nature, never losing their luster, but invoking, instead renewable facets of awe and inspiration. For Nieves, these wonders may include quite ordinary items. In 'Hasp,' for instance, Nieves considers the 'armies/of relics created solely to open/things that no longer exist,' and finds that in a world where no 'wrist need twist/as codes are punched,' old technologies, in the form of 'diaries, doors, drawers,' are 'the only real zodiac.'"—Jane Satterfield

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Author Signing - Nancy Mitchell
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Nancy Mitchell

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The City of Salisbury recently named Nancy Mitchell as the Poet Laureate.

Into Nancy Mitchell’s "The-Out-of-Body Shop" an untethered psyche floats, its connective cord to the body—long-frayed from successive shocks of childhood trauma, the loss of loved ones by death, addiction or abandonment, or to geography and time and the distracting minutiae of life—split. In this shop, reconnection is only possible if the splintered parts of the psyche can be recovered and re-integrated. To this end, the psyches/speakers in these poems sift memories, scratch through the veneer of appearances, and relentlessly stalk ghosts until they surrender the past they hold hostage. With these recovered fragments, the arduous labor of retrofitting the psyche to the body begins. The success of this transformation will be tested when the realigned self comes up against the inevitable shocks of human existence, and the repaired connection between mind and body can hold fast.

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Author Signing - Barbara Lockhart
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Barbara Lockhart

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Award winning author, Barbara Lockhart uses the setting of the Eastern Shore of Maryland for her two novels, Requiem for a Summer Cottage, and Elizabeth’s Field, as well as in her collection of short stories, The Night is Young.

With lyrical prose, she captures the flavor of the land and the people, ordinary folk living in small towns and on farms in both the present era and in pre-Civil War history. Her work has been recognized locally and nationally.

Her children’s books celebrate Shore life in such titles as Rambling Raft (on the Choptank River), Once a Pony Time (at Chincoteague), Mosey’s Field (our corn harvest), and Will’s Tractor, (a champion fixer-upper). A kindergarten teacher for 25 years, Lockhart’s interest in children’s literature began with her first publication, Read to me, Talk with me, a manual which was used nationwide to encourage parents to read to their children.

Through workshops, lectures, readings, and book discussion groups, Lockhart’s interest has been to explore Shore life and history, while recognizing and honoring the humanity that links us all.

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Author Signing - Ross Jones
Mar
29
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Ross Jones

Welcome to an unexpected window on Maryland’s past. Author Ross Jones will sign copies of his groundbreaking biography, "Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice," at The Greyhound in Berlin, on Friday, March 29, from 12 noon – 3 pm. Before anyone ever heard of “AOC” – before there was such a thing as “Bernie Bros” – Baltimore was fascinated by its own home grown Socialist, Elisabeth Gilman. Daughter of founding Johns Hopkins University president Daniel Coit Gilman, “Miss Lizzie” grew up in high society but became a committed Socialist, running spirited campaigns for US senator, governor, mayor, and even sheriff. Come meet the author, hear the whole story and get your signed copy.

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Author Signing - Gerald F. Sweeney
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Gerald F. Sweeney

Jerry Sweeney is a transplanted New Yorker living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. His interests revolve around the arts in America, especially its literature, dance companies and classical music. He is blest with three children and seven grandchildren.

Eagles Rising details the evolution of the Irish Mahoneys from rural Iowa to a stormy life in Chicago. The story chronicles how they become unwitting participants in the city's labor, gangster and race wars. Martin and his son John-Arthur, a soldier in WWI, who is haunted by an aborted anarchist plot in his youth, are thwarted from finding solace in an urban existence. This South Side neighborhood novel involves the moxie girl who becomes John-Arthur's bride; it portrays as well his nemesis from the Prairie Avenue Gang, and his extraordinary friend, a vaudeville magician, who happens to be a Wizard.

Eagles Rising is the first of seven stand-alone novels, a series called "The Columbiad", exploring the lives of the Mahoneys as they tangle through the social, economic, intellectual and artistic tangle of the 20th Century.

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Author Signing - Christopher Conway
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Christopher Conway

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Bag Boys is Chris Conway’s third book, following the release of The Devil’s Voice, a crime thriller, in 2015 and The Glove Slinger, an historical fiction novel set against the backdrop of World War II, in 2016. Chris' writing interests began over a decade ago when he was researching a non-fiction book on World War II. His fascination with World War II spurred him into writing The Glove Slinger. His next book project is to tackle a novel on the Vietnam War and its aftermath.

Chris is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach and is a successful businessman. He lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his family.

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Author Signing - Thomas F. Linehan, Jr.
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Thomas F. Linehan, Jr.

Thomas F. Linehan, Jr. (Tim) began creative writing in 1985. He holds BS and MS degrees in Engineering. He is an Institute of Children’s Literature graduate and member of the Coastal Writers. His YA Civil War historical novel, Drums of Courage was published in 2005.

He will be signing his newest release, Hannah Gould.

Book Summary: In 1942 war-torn Poland, a Jewish family is murdered by the Nazis and Ukrainians, but fifteen-year-old Hannah Gould miraculously escapes. Alone and desperate, Hannah ultimately makes her way to a group of Jewish and Russian partisans between Poland and Russia. She is transformed from an innocent, sheltered Jewish girl from Warsaw to a cold killer in the forests of Belorussia. She meets kind strangers and sadistic enemies on her journey to discovering who she is. Her romantic encounter with a handsome Russian officer gives her hope for the future. But as the German noose is tightening, Hannah makes a daring move to save her group from sure death. Finally, the big Russian counter-offensive to drive the Germans back to Berlin is on. Hannah is mentally exhausted with nagging grief, even unable to cry. She joins the army advance, but struggles with what to do next.

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Author Signing - Joan Maloof
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Joan Maloof

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Joan Maloof, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, founded the Old-Growth Forest Network to preserve, protect and promote the country's few remaining stands of old-growth forest. She spends her time lecturing, writing, visiting forests, assisting private landowners, and supporting local groups trying to protect community forests from development.

Joan will be signing copies of The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods and Nature's Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests.

For more information, check out Joan’s website www.joanmaloof.com

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