Author Signing - Bud Scott
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Bud Scott

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Bud will be signing his book, "Dead People From The Attic," a collection of flash fiction pieces. While cleaning out the attic of his childhood home in Berlin, Bud assembled an entire suitcase full of photos with unidentifiable people. These became the inspiration for 52 flash fiction pieces Bud wrote over a one year period.

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Author Signing - Faye Green
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Faye Green

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Faye Green was born and raised in Laurel, Maryland, lived for many years in Arapahoe, North Carolina, and now resides in Middletown, Delaware. Her stories, including this one, are set in and around those places. Her books feature the flavor of Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay and the beautiful Atlantic beaches down the coast. After careers in the Prince Georges County School System and the Department of Defense, Ms. Green concentrates on her literary career, writing poetry, novels, short stories and non-fiction. Gertie is the second in her series of novels titled with a unique nickname for the main character. Her books reach out to women who are willing to search their innermost selves to find strength, direction, and answers for their future, which lies one day ahead.

Faye will be signing copies of her latest book, "A Daughter Is Given" summarized below.

Except for her mother in a mental institution, the President of the United States, KC Kingsley, was the only person who knew that Katherine Ross was his biological daughter. The baby girl, crying and squirming, came from the womb to the guilt ridden mother who denied and rejected her. Katherine was given to her mother’s husband, James Ross, at the same moment her mother took the terror of her seduction, and denial of her baby, to the darkest places of her mind. At the age of seventeen, Katherine was cast into the Kingsley family by the sudden death of James Ross. Katherine and her mother are constant threats to Kingsley’s administration and marriage. His juggling act crumbled when his son fell in love with Katherine. Julianne Kingsley, turned her back on the president and became the champion of Katherine and her mother. Set in Washington D.C and Maryland—1950’s—when sexual misconduct could bring a politician down.

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Veteran Authors Book Signing
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Veteran Authors Book Signing

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Veteran Authors Book Signing Event 

Friday, October 11th; 5 pm to 7 pm 

The Greyhound Indie Bookstore 

9 N. Main St., Berlin, MD 21811; 410-641-0291 

The Perdue Veterans Associate Resource Group (VARG) in partnership with The Greyhound Indie Bookstore is hosting a book signing event of Veteran Authors 

Light refreshments will be provided 

Ron Capps—War Veteran, Former Sr Military Intelligence Officer, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster recipient, Anne Smedinghoff Award recipient, Found-er—Veterans Writing Project, Author of Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years 

Colin D. Halloran—War Veteran, Poet, Photographer, Teacher, Speaker, Edi-tor, Essayist, Instructor/Editor –Veterans Writing Project, Author of Shortly There-after and Icarian Flux 

James Mathews—War Veteran, Instructor/Editor –Veterans Writing Pro-ject, Senior Editor - O-Dark-Thirty Journal, Author of Last Known Position 

Dava Guerin—Author—Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wound-ed Warriors of Walter Reed; Rebuilding Sergeant Peck: How I Put Body and Soul Back Together Again After Afghanistan; Vets and Pets: Veterans and the Amazing Animals That Help Them Heal 

Jack Freeze — Local Korean War Era Veteran, Retired Navy Missile Engineer and US Naval Academy Adjunct Professor, Author of They Shall Be Remembered, They Left Us Behind and Destination Korea 

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Author Signing - Dana Phipps
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Dana Phipps

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Murder In Ocean Pines

CICI KING HAD IT ALL. She married the man of her dreams and has a beautiful waterfront home. She can afford to live as she pleases. But the tide is turning. Cici's marriage is slipping away like sand being swept to sea. Her husband is a successful businessman with a penchant for money and women. Cici wants to find out why Greg s behavior has changed for the worse and hires a private detective. Greg is miserable with the idea of spending the rest of his life with Cici. She s the only impediment in his life, and he wants his freedom. Greg devises a plan to murder Cici and acts on it. Greg is afraid a crafty Detective Crabbe will find him guilty of the crime. He goes to incredible lengths to set up his friend, Merv Grady, as the suspect. Later, he meets his mistress, Della Summer. When she learns Greg has a dark side, she wants to aid Crabbe in arresting him.

Pursuit In Ocean Pines

PAUL SIMMONS WAS ADAMANT TO WIN HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND BACK NO MATTER WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES.

Amie McCombe wasn't prepared for the chaotic journey ahead. And why should she be? She was young, beautiful, newly married, and beginning a new life with the man she adored, private detective, Patrick McCombe.

Her ex-boyfriend, Paul Simmons, suddenly appeared unexpectedly back into her life. He fervently believed Amie would come back to him. She was the only woman he loved.

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Author Signing - John Chester
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Author Signing - John Chester

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SAVING EMMA THE PIG

 New York, NY (April 20, 2019) – Welcome to Apricot Lane Farm, a unique world full of true stories about heartwarming animals’ relationships and the special people who care for them.

When Emma the pig arrives at the Apricot Lane Farm, she is about to give birth to piglets. But she is also sick, and after her seventeen babies arrive, Emma is unable to care for them.

Taking care of seventeen piglets and a sick mama pig are a challenge for Farmer John and his team. But the cure for Emma reminds them what is most important—for pigs and for humans: love and friendship.

About the Event: 

Join farmer, filmmaker, and author, John Chester, for a storytime reading of his debut picture, Saving Emma the Pig at 10am on Saturday, September 21st. Please note, only books purchased at The Greyhound an Indie Bookstore will be signed by the author.

About John Chester:

John Chester spent the first twenty years of his career making documentary films. In addition to running their 214-acre regenerative farm, serving as farm manager with his wife, Molly Chester, John wrote and directed The Biggest Little Farm, an award-winning documentary about his and Molly’s move from city life to Apricot Lane Farms, and the Emmy Award–winning short films about the farm that have appeared on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday.” He and Molly live with their son, Beauden, on the farm, which is located outside of Santa Barbara, California. Visit them at Apricotlanefarms.com

About Macmillan:

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. US publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt and Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin’s Press, and Tor/Forge. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur. Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.



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Author Signing - William Burnette
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - William Burnette

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William Burnette was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area. He is a former IT professional where he was a Programmer, Analyst, and Product Manager. 

 He started writing while working by building customer communications, and learned about readability the hard way. Once he escaped the day to day grind, technical writing combined with his love of fiction and soon gave birth to his novels. 

 He now works on his writing and travels when he is not spending time with his family.

 

Jellyfish Blues

 This is the story of an everyman who is thrust into a heroic role. It takes a different tack in that our main character, Bill Phillips, does not want to be a hero. Luckily for him, he meets Jack Cavendish who takes on the role, while helping Bill along. They team up to deal with aliens, assassins, and traffic to save themselves and maybe humanity.

 

Saving Sasquatch

 A new story that features Jack Cavendish. He is asked to find a Bigfoot that has gotten himself into trouble. He navigates a new girlfriend and an old friend-turned enemy to find the legendary creature and then attempt to save him. 

 

While using the some of the same characters, it is a stand alone story that can be read without the first novel.

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Author Signing - Walter Curran
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Walter Curran

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All of Walter F. Curran’s stories are based on his life at sea and on the waterfront. Both his first novel, “Young Mariner” and the second “On to Africa” uses his background in the merchant marine for setting and are the first two books of a trilogy.

Born in South Boston, Walt developed a love for all things maritime in his early teens and followed that love. Graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1966, he sailed for four years as a Third Mate in the Merchant Marine. Coming ashore in 1970, he worked at a number of Stevedore & Marine Terminal companies in Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Jacksonville and San Juan, P.R.

Walt started writing poetry in 1997 after returning from Ireland and discovering blarney was an innate trait. His first book of poems “Slices of Life-Cerebral spasms of the soul” were composed for the most part riding Amtrak from New Carrollton, MD to Philadelphia.

Walt is retired, currently resides in Ocean View DE, is a member of the Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild (RBWG), the Eastern Shore Writer’s Association (ESWA), and the Maryland Writer’s Association (MWA). He is also the current mayor of Ocean View.

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Set in the era of the Vietnam War, Bombs Aweigh-On to Vietnam is a coming of age novel. William Connolly, a young sailor fresh out of the Merchant Marine Academy is hired as a third mate on an aged cargo ship carrying bombs and weapons to Vietnam and Thailand. Crewed by drunks, druggies and borderline psychotics, the desperate ship's captain, himself a recovering alcoholic, turns to Connolly to restore order. Confronting violent and unpredictable crew members at every turn, Connolly is forced to assume greater responsibilities and face greater consequences than he ever imagined.

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Salt Water Media Day!
Aug
31
11:00 AM11:00

Salt Water Media Day!

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As the summer wraps up, we’re hosting an assortment of artists from Salt Water Media.

Andrew Heller is the author of the Samuel Smythe,, a young adult fiction series. If Harry Potter had been a Hardy Boy who found out his dad was James Bond summarizes the excitement of the Samuel Smythe Trilogy.

Joan Cooper has published multiple poetry books as well as a fiction series “Lilac Hill”. She recently released a poetry collection “Birds Like Me” and will be on hand to autograph all of her work.

Stephanie Fowler will be signing copies of her short story collection “Crossings” which was the winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize in 2001. She will also be reading a selection from her upcoming book “Chasing Alice.”

Patty Gregorio isn’t a writer but she likes to make writing instruments. She is the artist behind Black Dog Pens and will have a full assortment of pens and letter openers. She creates The Greyhound’s signature Riddle Farm Man o’ War pens displayed at the shop.

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Author Signing - Diana McDonough
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Diana McDonough

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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 - Frank E. Hopkins
Aug
14
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Frank E. Hopkins

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 - Don Parks
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Don Parks

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A retired educator, Don Parks is a native Eastern Shoreman (Maryland) who, with the exception of military service, has lived along the banks of the Chesapeake his entire life.  The son of a Chesapeake waterman, Parks spent a great deal of time during his formative years learning the many moods of the Chesapeake.  Never without a boat of some description, he continues to enjoy his nautical adventures along the rivers and creeks of the Bay.

The author of six books pertaining to his beloved Bay, Parks enjoys writing and researching Chesapeake history and the unique culture it inspired.  He is also an award-winning waterfowl and half-hull carver who dabbles in nature photography. Parks resides in St. Michaels with his wife, also a proud Eastern Shore native. 

Book Titles: 

Chesapeake Winds and Tides

Chesapeake Splendor

Chesapeake People

Chesapeake Men

Chesapeake Women

Islander’s War (to be published Fall, 2019)

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Author Signing - Kim Kash
Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Kim Kash

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Kim Kash is the author of two mystery novels set in Ocean City, MD, a travel guide to Ocean City, and several anthologized short stories. She divides her time between the DC metro area and Ocean City. Kim spent several years living, working, and traveling in the Middle East. Those years abroad opened her eyes to the variety and great beauty of people and places around the world—and they sharpened her appreciation of Maryland, which is home.

Ocean City Lowdown: A Jamie August Novel

Ocean City Lowdown introduces Eastern Shore Maryland reporter Jamie August, who has a talent for unearthing more than her editor wants and a weakness for Ravens jerseys and sparkly underwear. She is assigned to cover the grand opening of a big new housing development in Ocean City, Maryland. Instead of writing about wrap-around porches and rattan furnishings, she uncovers kickbacks and payoffs, blackmail and murder. Jamie's tenacity, smarts, and sheer recklessness—plus some smokin’ striptease dance moves—can get her out of some tight spots, but are they enough to save her from a psychopathic arsonist and two generations of corrupt real estate tycoons?

"Jamie is a smart, sexy and unforgettable heroine I'd love to be my guide to the real Ocean City, Maryland--no matter what the season. Ocean City Lowdown is a wonderful, original debut mystery filled with delightful characters that is bound to appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich.” --Sujata Massey, Macavity and Agatha Award-winning author of the Perveen Mistry and the Rei Shimura series


Ocean City Cover-up: A Jamie August Novel

Euro-trash collides with American gangsta in Maryland’s gleefully cheesy beach resort. Reporter Jamie August befriends a spoiled heiress who is being pursued by Russian mobsters—and a chart-topping rap star. Meanwhile, a raging crime spree is keeping Jamie busy—and so is a hot new boyfriend and a strict jogging and frozen custard fitness plan. Action careens from OC to Dubai, from the wild shores of Assateague to a wild-west campground. Will Jamie survive to debut her fringed leopard-print bikini?

"Kash takes readers on a rocket ride from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, to Baltimore’s eclectic Hampden area, to a luxurious penthouse in Dubai, outwitting Russian mobsters, crooked cops, a superstar rapper, and even the girl’s own parents in this high-spirited, slyly humorous page-turner."--Marcia Talley, Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of Daughter of Ashes and the Hannah Ives mystery series


"Kim Kash has crafted a solid mystery with plenty of twists, whip-smart dialogue, and a sprinkle of romance. Ocean City Cover-up kept me awake into the wee hours, flipping pages and collecting clues with Jamie.”--LynDee Walker, Agatha Award-nominated author of Devil in the Deadline

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Author Signing - Gail Priest
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Gail Priest

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Gail Priest is the author of the Annie Crow Knoll Trilogy and Eastern Shore Shorts.  Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise debuted in 2013, and in 2014, Annie Crow Knoll: Sunset was published. Annie Crow Knoll: Moonrise was released on August 9, 2016. Eastern Shore Shorts will be release in April 2018!

Gail lives in New Jersey, and she and her husband have rented a cottage on the Chesapeake Bay for seventeen seasons.  This cottage community and the surrounding area are the inspiration for the Annie Crow Knoll Trilogy.


Eastern Shore Shorts 

The characters in this collection of short stories visit familiar restaurants, inns, shops, parks, and museums as they cross paths through the charming towns and waterways of the Eastern Shore. From a female barber who runs into an old flame to a man who’s held out for love for too long,  and from a cranky dog trainer to a meddling mother-of-the-bride, these folks will make you laugh, cry, and cheer as they follow their hearts and their dreams.

Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise (Book 1)

Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise is a story of loss, grief, survival and the healing powers of friendship and nature. Annie is a strong-minded girl, who battles with her secretive mother to uncover the truth about her grandmother’s suicide. At nineteen, she goes against social convention and trusts and relies on Bo, her family’s African American friend and her surrogate father, as she struggles to save the fourteen summer rental cottages left to her by her parents. When the family legacy of depression emerges in her early adulthood, and Annie faces estrangement from her husband and young son, will she be able to embrace the love and acceptance that is offered by someone who has been there all along?

Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise is the first novel in a literary fiction series by Gail Priest. In this family saga, the ties that bind and tear us apart twine together the people whose lives are changed by Annie’s fierce determination and the beauty of her knoll nestled along the head-waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Annie Crow Knoll: Sunset (Book 2)

Return to Annie Crow Knoll . . . a place where people come to restore their spirits, heal their pain and reclaim their lives. Annie Crow Knoll: Sunset is the second novel in this literary fiction series by Gail Priest. In this family saga, the healing powers of nature, art, and friendship offer courage to those facing loss and grief.

Nate Bidwell blamed his mother Annie for his parents’ divorce. Buried hurts and resentments between mother and son make Nate reluctant to risk his heart when his childhood friend Beth Ann offers him her own. Instead, he allows himself to fall in love with the fragile and dependent June, and Annie’s opposition to their marriage reignites years of unresolved conflict with her only child. Nate swears that he will never return to Annie Crow Knoll, his family home on the Chesapeake Bay. Instead, he opens his dream restaurant in Manhattan and tirelessly works to build his career as a chef.

When near-tragedy strikes their lives, though, Nate is forced to return to the one place he hopes may save his wife: Anne Crow Knoll. There, surrounded by the love and support of his mother, their friend Packard, and Beth Ann, will Nate and June be able to face their doubts and fears about themselves, their marriage, and their future?

Annie Crow Knoll: Moonrise (Book 3) Can be read as a stand alone

Return once again to Annie Crow Knoll . . . a place to grieve loss, accept change, and rebuild a life worth living.

Breezy and Jemma, are world-class cyclists until violence at a race leaves Breezy with permanent physical disabilities and kills the man she loved. With her Olympic dream shattered, guilt and shame threaten to destroy her future happiness. Her sister Jemma escapes with only minor injuries, but the psychological damage she experiences shakes her self-worth, her Olympic potential, and her capacity to accept love.

The young women return to Annie Crow Knoll, their childhood home on the Chesapeake Bay, to heal and reclaim their lives, and with their parents and grandparents, struggle to make sense of life after this tragic and irrational incident.

Annie Crow Knoll: Moonrise, the third novel in this fiction series by Gail Priest, is a story about the power to reinvent life after surviving loss and trauma. (Can be read as a stand alone.)

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Author Signing - Mary Tilghman
Jul
24
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Mary Tilghman

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Love Letters & Gingerbread, a Christmas novella set in 1831 Annapolis, will be released on July 25—It’s Christmas in July!

I’ve spent 35 years as a journalist, always chasing facts, figures and quotes.

Then I discovered fiction. Facts are still nice but now I could make it all up! History adds a little fact to my fiction. When I began thinking about how ordinary people respond to extraordinary times, I knew what I wanted to write about.

As a journalist, I’ve written for Maryland-based community newspapers and I’ve written six travel guides for Frommer’s  and one for  Globe-Pequot. I still freelance but spend most of my time in my own little fictional worlds.

I wrote my first novel (the first I’ll claim, anyway) Divided Loyalties, during National Novel Writing Month in 2015. Black Rose Writing published it July 27, 2017. I’m now sending queries for my next novel, set in Annapolis in December 1783. I’m working on a third and a fourth and giving contemporary fiction a try. I wrote multiple stories as a journalist— why not write novels the same way?

My husband and I have three grown children. I also travel a lot (and then write a travel blog, ADayAwayTravel.)

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Author Signing - Heather Balog
Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Heather Balog

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Heather Balog is a self proclaimed "Bad Mommy" and the author of thirteen books, including the Amy Maxwell Cozy Mystery Series and the Lexie Maxwell Series for young readers. She has been writing ever since she could reach the keys on her grandmother's typewriter and pound out nonsensical stories that she would force her younger siblings to act out. She has been blogging at "The Bad Mommy Diaries" for six years, which, according to her family, is mostly obnoxious exaggeration, but it's much cheaper than therapy. Heather loves all things related to books and reading, so she recently created Bad Mommy Reads, a You Tube Channel (and blog) to talk about books with other book nerds.

When Heather is not writing or complaining on her blog, she's a school nurse, taxi driver, household Sudoku champion, and a runner with way too many aches and pains to be any good. She lives with her husband and her two children who all make fun of her inability to exist without the help of a Post-It note list on a daily basis and her inability to cook a decent meal. She also has a very needy dog who does not make fun of her, but wakes her up in the middle of the night to frolic in the yard, and empties the garbage in the kitchen ten times a day just to get her blood pressure boiling.

Visit her blog at : http://www.thebadmommydiaries.com , her book website http://www.badmommyreads.com or her Bad Mommy Reads You Tube Channel. 

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Author Signing - B.B. Shamp
Jul
10
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - B.B. Shamp

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B.B. Shamp will be signing book one and two of her Third Haven Trilogy. Third Haven - A Novel of Deceit and The Grist Mill Bone are both mysteries set on the Delmarva Peninsula which author B.B. Shamp calls home.

B.B. Shamp lives on a tidal inland bay where a moment of Zen can be found in a marsh island, a broad sweep of serrated clouds, or a mundane conversation about crabs with a local waterman. A lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C. area, she decided after a near death experience to move to Delaware, leaving behind an early career in education and social services for special needs students. Her passions include environmental advocacy, providing college scholarships to Delaware graduates, and writing.  

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Author Signing - Joan Cooper
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Author Signing - Joan Cooper

Novelist and poet, Joan Drescher Cooper teaches high school seniors at Salisbury’s James M. Bennett to enjoy research and wordplay. Her first collection of poetry, Birds Like Me, will debut from Finishing Line Press in October 2019. The collection catalogues life on the Eastern Shore—the natural world, the foibles of people, and the revelations found in rumination. 

Finding Home at Lilac Hill begins a series set in rural West Virginia. The novel was published through Salt Water Media of Berlin in 2014. Based on the lives of two sisters raising their families on a mountainside farm, the series explores themes of working women, the role of family, mental illness, and self-reliance. The following short story collection, Return to Lilac Hill, features the same setting but includes a Dickins-style fable, a journey of discovery, and a fictionalized true-crime story with a supernatural edge. Published in 2016, Lilac Hill Folly extends the theme of the supernatural along with fictionalized true-crime as a prodigal returns home and stirs up ghosts.

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Author Signing - Andrea Freeman
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Author Signing - Andrea Freeman

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The passing of a loved one is never easy. There can be so many words left unsaid or plans still not arranged. It sometimes happens suddenly; sometimes its just a matter of days. Among the many types of relationships that are hardest to face, losing a grandparent can be agonizing. They are the grounding, the bedrock of your family. Your idols suddenly arent physically there anymore. However, the connection doesnt end here on earth.

As a Certified Angel Card Reader and Angelic Life Coach with intuitive abilities, Andrea R. Freeman has encountered her grandparents never-ending messages all around her. She knows that they are well, safe, and guiding her always. You can experience this bond as well. The question is, Are you noticing the signs?

Messages from My Grandparents in Heaven will take you on a spiritual healing journey toward rediscovering your connection with your grandparents that goes way beyond your memories with them on earth. Once you begin, you will distinguish methods in which your grandparents are connecting with you, with the help of your guardian angels; embrace your intuitive abilities to be receptive of your grandparents and guardian angels energies; find clarity, comfort, and restored balance in knowing youre not imagining the messages/signs that you are receiving; and
learn new ways you can enhance the connection with your grandparents.

Your grandparents are still with you each and every step you take in lifeever patient and always ready as you begin your days of healing. Let them begin today!

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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