Please join us in welcoming several local writers to the store. They'll be sharing their creative process, books, and be available to sign copies and answer your questions about the publishing world. This is a great opportunity to pick up a signed books and bragging rights to say "you knew them when" and perhaps gather ideas for how to launch your own book project!
Authors visiting us today:
Sarah Woodard for "Adri's Big Dream", a childrens picture book. In this touching folktale, Adri, a rock, follows her dream to become a plant. She faces many challenges and hardships along the way. Will she make her dream come true? Go on this journey with Adri to find out.
Sarah Woodard is a writer and shaman. She hopes to inspire children and adults to reach for their dreams through her writing. Sarah is a freelance writer for a variety of businesses and publications, fulfilling a life-long dream to be a writer. She lives in Nashua, NH with her cats. When she’s not writing, Sarah enjoys hiking, crafts and putting her personal touch on her home.
Jonathan Socha presents his SF/Fantasy novel, the first in a new series, "Holyrage Chronicles". Zarron, an Elite in the Church of the Nameless and last of the Holyrage line finds himself drawn to the colossal wall Fenrir where he will discover a threat to the entire land. One that even the ancient gods had trouble containing. Will the defenders of Fenrir and the last of the Holyrage be able to stand against this threat?
Jonathan Socha is a USAF Veteran and father of two. He began writing fantasy at a young age as an outlet for his overactive imagination, also as a means to bring his love for video games to life. He wrote an extensive list of short stories before working on his current series known as the Holyrage Chronicles. Jonathan currently resides in New Hampshire with his beautiful wife and 2 boys.
Gardner Goldsmith, an Amherst native, will be our MC as well as talk about his own writing. "Bite" - take a tour of unseen Vegas -- the dirty underworld only the dead can see... What would you do if your career began with promise, if your plans for life seemed well on their way, but, due to your own mistakes, the bottom suddenly dropped out? What if that clean, prosperous, happy family life was lost, and you were left to slide deeper and deeper into the "underground," each strange job more obscure and bizarre than the next? Where would you land? How long could you stomach that world? Could you do the kind of job that others fear or don't believe exists? Sylvester Cole can. He has for too many years, and now he wants out.
"Fishing" - Now... A sociopathic murderer escapes from a prison transport vehicle in early 70's Massachusetts, intent on finding a teenage girl in distant Vermont. Then... Two schoolgirls run away to a 60's hippie commune on a farm west of Boston. There, they believe they will discover the freedom and love they've been lacking. None of them will find precisely what they seek.
"Wall" - June, 1966. OXFORD, ENGLAND: Robert Fitch and Toby Chalmers are two obscure professors defending an unorthodox theory. Both men believe that, thousands of years before what we have been told was the start of human history, there were other cultures - powerful, strange cultures - that traded and communicated around the globe. When peers bother to acknowledge the two men, their views are met with scorn and derision, their names mentioned to the accompaniment of chuckles and jabs. But that is about to change...
Gardner Goldsmith is a television and radio script writer, journalist and author whose work has appeared in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also the host of "Against the Grain," and creator of The Liberty Conspiracy. He lectures on political economics, and is now an Adjunct Scholar with the free market think tank, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, located in Washington, DC.
Karen Kallie, RN, MACP: In "Fully Human, Fully Alive", nurse psychotherapist and human energy expert Karen Kallie explains the complexities of our energy system in clear, simple terms. She then invites you to tap into your own chakra wisdom to explore your full potential. You will be able to identify your unique energy strengths and weaknesses using a chakra assessment, and then address any imbalances with Karen's detailed healing guidance and gentle chakra meditations.
Karen Kallie is a nurse-psychotherapist with advanced training in Mind-Body Medicine and Energy Psychology. She received her nursing degree from Massachusetts General Hospital and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College. Karen is certified in Mind-Body Medicine, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Interactive Guided Imagery, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Emotional Freedom Technique and Quantum Psychology. More than 30 years of experience have enabled Karen to integrate the principles of Mind-Body Medicine and Energy Psychology into nursing, counseling, and stress management, bringing a dynamic synthesis of Eastern and Western approaches to her practice. In addition to teaching workshops, writing a blog and creating recorded programs for Living Energy Works, Karen maintains a private practice in Amherst, NH that is focused on helping people bring harmony to body, mind and spirit, and understand and manage energy to improve their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health as well as to achieve their desired goals.
Anne Deidre of Manchester visits with her book "Intuition: 7 basic instincts to change your life". Whether you are a soccer mom or a CEO, the power of intuition is undeniable. Intuition is the new norm! As the level of consciousness continues to rise on the planet, more and more people are tapping into their intuition as a base of how they make decisions and live their lives. Anne Deidre has witnessed this shift firsthand since her intuitive abilities opened up 25 years ago. Since then, her work has been all about helping others use intuition as a way of transformation. She's noticed that the numbers of people who want to learn about intuition continues to grow, and she's been dedicated to bringing the conversation of intuition into the mainstream.
Known as America's Intuition Coach, Anne provides insights to help people understand the seven basic instincts that can change their lives. Whether you are making important decisions in work, relationships, parenting, health or your life's purpose, Anne believes your intuition can be a powerful guide.