Book of the Week (10/14/2019)

The Time in Between by William Judd ([New Hampshire? : Independently Published], 2019).
"This is a remarkable book by a first time author. It is a coming-of-age story with all the trials and tribulations that that entails. But it is an evocative remembrance of the sixties. Bill Judd captures the tone and feel of the time: the expressions, the tastes, the opinions, the small town parochialism of middle America, as well as the worries and joys unique to teenagers in that time and place." ~Leslie Gratcer, former Executive Director, Bell South Foundation
About the author: William Judd has lived in Concord, NH for 32 years, where he and his wife have raised five children. He is a retired high school English teacher and hospital nurse.
Join William at Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, NH on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6 pm.


Book of the Week (10/7/2019)

Ex Libris Merlini: Wrath of the Scarlet Maidens by T.G. Roettiger (lulu.com, 2019).
Just in time to read during Halloween season - a mysterious and spooky tale that takes place in New Hampshire!
In the fall of 1924, occultist and New Hampshire native, Benjamin Franklin Wentworth comes into possession of an ancient text which appears to show that the tomb of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin the Magician is located somewhere in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He assembles an eclectic crew, including the mysterious Professor Hecate NĂ­ Fidelma, a reputed witch, and sets off in search of the tomb. However, their plans go awry. Unsure whom she can trust, Hecate sets out on her own and goes into hiding. Pregnant and alone, she is in desperate need of help. But someone suspects her secret and has found where she is hiding. And they are interested in more than just an old book… -- Back cover.
Join NH author T.G. Roettiger for a presentation of his second book Ex Libris Merlini at The Toadstool Bookshop in Keene on Saturday October 26th, 2019 at 4 pm.


You Can Still Get Tix for Ann Patchett!

Ann Patchett will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts talking with Peter Biello about her new book tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, at 7pm.
There are still a few seats available (and the book is included in the ticket price)-- get your tickes via the  CCA website.

Congratulations to the NH Literary Awards Finalists!

The New Hampshire Writers’ Project board of trustees has announced that the following authors have been selected as finalists in the 2019 New Hampshire Literary Awards (by category):

  • A Beautiful Invention - Margaret Porter
  • The Oracle Files: Escape  - Masheri Chappelle
  • Resin - Amy Virginia Evans
  • Raven Tell a Story - Anne Donaghy

Children's Picture Book
  • The Perfect Pillow - Eric Pinder
  • The Elephants Euphonium - Bonnie Fladung
  • Flashlight Night - Matt Forrest

Middle-Grade Young Adult
  • The Curse of Halim - Alfred Struthers
  • Blood Brothers - Jonathan Daniels
  • Bound by Ice - Sandra and Rich Wallace

  • Ciao Italia - Mary Ann  Esposito
  • The White Mountain - Dan Szczesny
  • A Tale of Two Rivers - Sue McPhee

  • Hallowed: New and Selected Poems - Patricia Fargnoli
  • Beating the Bounds - Liz Ahl
  • Sleep in a Strange House - Jessica Purdy

The New Hampshire Literary Awards winners will be announced on Saturday, October 5th, at a ceremony on the St. Anselm College campus in Manchester, NH from 4 to 6 PM in the Roger and Francine Jean Student Center.  The event is free but required seat reservations are available through the following link on a first come first serve basis:  www.nhwritersproject.org/new-hampshire-literary-awards/