Up and Coming – November / December 2014

Happy Holidays!

This month’s issue of Up and Coming covers both November and December. I have no public appearances scheduled for November. I am using this month to spend time with family and friends (Just returned from a wonderful cruise vacation with my wife and brother and sister-in-law), to publish the new Amanda’s Room – Readers Edition (All of the materials are off to my friend and publisher, Richard LaPorta, of Husky Trail Press) and to complete work on my upcoming novel: Injured Angels (I actually finished the complete draft during vacation and will be giving copies to volunteer readers for review and comment. I also started working on the following novel, a Katie Jarvis action/adventure: The Atlantis Crossing).

December is a different story entirely. As you will see below, I am involved in a wide variety of appearances, many of which involve multiple authors and / or interesting venues. There are also discount coupons for print edition purchases and even admission to the New England Comic Con!

Once again, I value your time and if you find these monthly updates on my current activities and future plans do not interest you, just reply with “Please Remove” in the subject heading and I will be happy to remove your name from the master mailing list.

During this month of Thanksgiving I realize that I have much to be thankful for. My sincere hope is that this holiday season will also give you and yours many reasons to be thankful.

Now here’s what’s happening in December.

Catch my Ad in the Holiday Shopping insert in the Bristol Press and the New Britain Herald on the following dates: Nov 27 (Thanksgiving), Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21. The ads include a discount coupon for $1.00 off the price of the signed print copies. And until January 1, the price of the Ebook on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com is only 99 cents!

Dec. 2 – 7 p.m. – E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison CT. I’ll be doing a brief presentation on mystery writing citing examples from popular mysteries and my own book and then selling and signing copies of Amanda’s Room. I’ll be joining three other authors including: mystery writer Michael A. Draper, painter, poet and writer Sara D. Nebel, and suspense writer Jack Smith.

Dec. 6 – 9 a.m. – Noon – Walsh’s IGA Super Market, 1786 Meriden Road, Wolcott CT. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Amanda’s Room. Walsh’s is a great hometown fixture in Wolcott.

Dec. 7 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Northeast Comic Con – Shriners Auditorium, Wilmington, MA. Comic Con is one of the largest venues in the country for all things Pop Culture. Come see some of your favorite personalities like Stargate’s Christopher Judge, Criminal Mind’s Nicholas Brandon and Hunger Games’ Mackenzie Lintz. The conference runs Saturday and Sunday. I’ll be there on Sunday selling and signing copies of Amanda’s Room along with fellow authors, Tracy Rotkiewicz, Catherine Gibson and Jason Marchi. For more information go to http://www.popcultureexpo.com. Get $5.00 off a one or two day pass by typing in the following code at checkout: NECCTR5  (code expires November 30th). Get even more information by liking the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NortheastComicCon

Dec. 20 – 8 – 11 a.m. – Graces Restaurant, 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale, CT. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Amanda’s Room. This is a special venue for me since it is one of the places where I wrote portions of the book. Great food and one of the few restaurants that serve grits (which I love) at breakfast.

Dec. 20 – 2 – 6 p.m. – Lord and Taylor, West Farms Mall, West Hartford, CT.  I’ll be selling and signing Amanda’s Room in the men’s department of this iconic department store. Four other friends and popular writers including children’s book authors Catherine Gibson and Karin Lafranc, non-fiction author Lisa G. Samia, and literary novelist, Leesa Freeman, will be in other departments throughout the store.

Dec. 21 – 10 a.m. – Noon – iDeals Outlets, 2165 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Marion, CT. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Amanda’s Room. iDeals is a great place for getting both new and consignment furniture and home furnishings at discount prices. Partners Dave Cayer and (my wife) Judy Miceli are long time area residents and great business people to deal with.

Dec. 21 – 1 – 4 p.m. – Tops IGA Market, Southington, CT. I’ll be selling and signing copies of Amanda’s Room. Tops is a great place for food shopping and partners John and Betsy are amazing contributors to the vitality of many Southington events.

Know someone who hasn’t read Amanda’s Room yet? Copies are available at the following:

Local

The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Hospital Campus, Gift Shop, 81 Meriden Avenue, Southington, CT06489

Tops Market, 887 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT 06479, (860) 628-8794

The Southington Chamber of Commerce, 1 Factory Sq # 201, Southington, CT 06489, (860) 628-8036

iDeals Outlet, 2165 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Marion, CT, 860-329-0027

Grace’s Restaurant, 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale, CT,

Walsh’s IGA Market, 1786 Meriden Road, Wolcott, CT

The Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave. Bristol, 06010, (860) 584-7895, has copies available to loan to their members.

On-line

Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), http://www.amazon.com/Amandas-Room-Chuck-Miceli/dp/1475291973

BarnesandNoble.com (paperback and Nook), http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amandas-room-chuck-miceli/1109800880

Smashwords.com (multiple e-book formats), https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131678

Paretreepublishing.net (paperback).

Libraries –

In Connecticut: Southington, Willington, Forestville, Oxford, W. Hartford (Faxon Branch)

In Massachusetts: Dudley, Woods Hole

In Pennsylvania: Laughlin, Pittston

If your public library carries Amanda’s Room and is not listed above, please notify me and I will add them to the list.

If your library does not carry Amanda’s Room and would like to, please let me know and I will be happy to send them a free copy.

Thanks and Good Reading

Chuck Miceli,

authorchuckmiceli.com

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Up and Coming – October 2014

Sorry for not including the September Up and Coming. Sometimes life get’s in the way. Many thanks for those who saw my e-mail posting and came to visit me at the Big-E. Here is what’s happening in October.

Harvest the Arts at the Southington Apple Harvest Festival, October 11, 10 am – 2 pm.

I have been selling and signing my books at Harvest the Arts for the last two years. This year I will be joined by a group of nine other authors who are members of the American Authors and Publishers Guild and / or Southington residents. The group represents a wide range of genres in both fiction and non-fiction. Many of the books featured are award winners and / or best sellers. Just in time for early holiday shopping, autographed books make great gifts. For more information, see the Southington Apple Harvest website at http://www.southington.org/content/17218/18117/18136.aspx

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Timeless Creativity at the Southington Care Center, October 12,  2 – 4 pm.

The second annual Arts and Crafts celebration Timeless Creativity will be hosted once again by the Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave, Southington, (860) 621-9559. This event features visual and written arts and crafts developed by the residents, staff and volunteers at the center. There will be beautiful artwork in various mediums. Quilt and needle work will include one piece that is over 140 years old! There will also be readings and book signings of prose and poetry including Joan LaRose’s newly released book Journey: Poems of Love, Laughter and Nature Along Life’s Pathways. I will also do a short reading from my writing and do signings of Amanda’s Room for those who want one. Refreshments will be served. Come and be prepared to be amazed!

The Art of Mystery Writing at the Arts at The Arts at Angeloria’s

Have you ever wondered what it is about a mystery that gets you hooked and how a thriller keeps you reading page after page? Have you ever considered writing your own? In the intimate turn of the century parlor setting of the Arts at Angeloria’s, 233 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, (860) 426-9690, I will explore the art (and science) of mystery and thriller writing with a small group of current and future mystery writers. On October 15, we will look at the psychology of the mystery and the techniques writers use to catch and keep their reader’s attention. I will illustrate techniques with excerpts from books of some of the great mystery writers past and present. On October 27, participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other by sharing examples of the use of these techniques from their own writing. Cost is $35 for both nights and includes light refreshments. For more information visit The Arts at Angeloria’s Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Arts-at-Angelorias-LLC/708114555906836

 

Joan LaRose’s book Journey: Poems of Love, Laughter and Nature Along Life’s Pathways is now available on Amazon.

I have been privileged to assist Joan in bringing her wonderful poetic talent to print. This incredible collection of poems will add a smile to your face, tears to your eyes and nourishment to your heart and soul. You can purchase it now on Amazon at:

Better yet, why not visit her at the Apple Festival’s Harvest the Arts or at Southington Care Center’s Timeless Creativity and get a personally signed copy.

 

APSS Conference – October 25-26 – Philadelphia PA.

For any writers out there who are trying to get you book out to the world, you know how difficult and time consuming advertising and marketing can be. Brian Jud’s Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS) Conference can help. For more information and to see an agenda visit:  http://tinyurl.com/kxucber or contact Brian Jud at: BrianJud@bookapss.org 

  

Haven’t read Amanda’s Room yet? Copies are available at the following:

Local

The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Hospital Campus, Gift Shop, 81 Meriden Avenue Southington, CT06489

Tops Market, 887 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT06479, (860) 628-8794

The Southington Chamber of Commerce, 1 Factory Sq # 201, Southington, CT 06489, (860) 628-8036

The Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave. Bristol, 06010, (860) 584-7895, has copies available to loan to their members.

On-line

Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), http://www.amazon.com/Amandas-Room-Chuck-Miceli/dp/1475291973

BarnesandNoble.com (paperback and Nook), http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amandas-room-chuck-miceli/1109800880

Smashwords.com (multiple e-book formats), https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131678

Paretreepublishing.net (paperback).

Libraries –

Connecticut: Southington, Willington, Forestville, Oxford, W. Hartford (Faxon Branch)

Massachusetts: Dudley, Woods Hole

Pennsylvania: Laughlin, Pittston

If your public library carries Amanda’s Room and is not listed above, please notify me and I will add them to the list.

If your local library doesn’t carry Amanda’s Room and you would like them to, please let me know and I will be happy to send them a free copy.

Thanks and Good Reading

Chuck Miceli,

authorchuckmiceli.com

Up and Coming – August 2014

Hope this finds you and yours healthy and happy.

I just finished participating in this year’s New England Author’s Exposition, July 30, in Danvers MA. As usual, Chris Obert did an outstanding job organizing the event. It was a great opportunity, not just for selling and signing books, but also for networking with other authors and writing-related professionals. As always, it was wonderful just taking in the fantastic ambiance at the event site: the marvelous Danversport Yacht Club.

Local Author Book Fair – August 5, 7 – 8:15 pm, Avon Free Public Library – 281 Country Club Rd., Avon CT 06001 – 860-673-9712 – http://www.avonctlibrary.info
I will be joining thirty Connecticut authors representing a wide array of genres, selling and signing our books. Enjoy light refreshments, select your favorite reading materials (or gifts for others), talk directly to the authors, and get them to sign and dedicated your books. For more information visit: http://www.avonctlibrary.info/PDFs/BookFairFlyer.pdf

Open House – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – UConn – 99 East Main St. Waterbury – 203-236-9800. If you are interested in continuous learning for mature adults, this is the place to be. Low cost, high quality courses in a wide variety of disciplines, including writing and literature courses. While you are there, pick up a copy of the forth volume of Voices and Visions. I currently chair the editorial committee for this annual literary and arts review and the entire committee is particularly proud of the current edition. In it, you will also find my latest short story: Leftovers. For more information, visit the website: http://olli.uconn.edu/

Coming in September

A Book and A Chat. I’ll be interviewed live 6:30 pm, Sept 2 on Barry Eva’s radio show.
Wine Stories – September 6, 2:30 – 5:00 pm, at the Connecticut Valley Winery. Pair your reading with your favorite wine. What could be better?

Where can you get Amanda’s Room?

Local
The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Hospital Campus, Gift Shop, 81 Meriden Avenue Southington, CT06489
Tops Market, 887 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT06479, (860) 628-8794
The Southington Chamber of Commerce, 1 Factory Sq # 201, Southington, CT 06489, (860) 628-8036

The Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave. Bristol, 06010, (860) 584-7895, has copies available to loan to their members.

On-line
Amanda’s Room is available at many on-line sites. Among the most prominent are:
Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), http://www.amazon.com/Amandas-Room-Chuck-Miceli/dp/1475291973
BarnesandNoble.com (paperback and Nook), http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amandas-room-chuck-miceli/1109800880
Smashwords.com (multiple e-book formats), https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131678
Paretreepublishing.net (paperback).

If you have read Amanda’s Room and have not already done so, please consider adding your review to one of the on-line outlet sites. Personal recommendations are one of the best forms of advertising.

Libraries – Paperback copies of Amanda’s Room can be borrowed from the following public libraries:

Connecticut: Coventry, Forestville, Oxford, Southington, W. Hartford (Faxon Branch), Willington
Massachusetts: Dudley, Woods Hole
Pennsylvania: Laughlin, Pittston

If your public library carries Amanda’s Room and is not listed above, please notify me and I will add them to the list. If they don’t and you would like them to, please let me know me and I will be happy to send them a free copy.

Southington Summerfest II

I am thrilled to have been invited to participate in the “Southington Summerfest II – Music and Arts Through the Decades” on Saturday, July 12. The event is at the Arts at Angeloria’s, 233 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Southington. It’s a lawn picnic type event. Activities and entertainment  will run continuously from about noon to midnight. I will be on “Poets Walk” featuring “Amanda’s Room” and at some point during the day may give a presentation on the “Art of Mystery Writing.” Sounds like a great place to stretch out and take in the atmosphere. More information is on their Facebook page at 

https://www.facebook.com/events/306971442793817/?ref=22

and on the event flyer:  Southington Summerfest II Invite

Mystery Author Night at the Avon Public Library – July 15, 7 pm

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 7 pm I will join three other writers for Mystery Author Night at the Avon Free Public Library. The event is free and a special literacy prize pack will be given out to the audience! Other authors include: Cori Lynn Arnold, “Scalding Deceit,” Steve Liskow, “Postcards of the Hanging,” and Carole Shmurak, “Most Likely to Murder.” I will be featuring “Amanda’s Room.” Click on the flyer for additional details.  MysteryFlyer

Up and Coming – July 2014

Hope you had a great Independence Day celebration!

Crafting the Mystery: Tools and Tricks Mystery Writers Use – July 15, 7 – 9 pm, Avon Free Public Library (281 Country Club Rd, Avon, CT). I will be making one of four presentations by Connecticut mystery writers for Mystery Authors Night. Come to learn about the web we mystery authors weave to draw you into our books and to keep you captive until the last page.

New England Authors Exposition – July 30, 10 am – 9 pm, (Doors open to the public 4-9 pm) Danversport Yacht Club (161 Elliott Street (Rte. 62) Danvers, MA). This year I will be attending the Expo in two ways: once again as an author selling and signing my novel, Amanda’s Room, and this year as Vice-president of the American Authors and Publishers Guild (AAPG). Chris Obert, owner of Pear Tree Publishing and organizer of the Expo is also an AAPG board member. I and the other CT AAPG board members will be learning about the Expo this year in order to explore ways in with AAPG can play an expanded role in the Expo’s future.

Where can you get Amanda’s Room?

Local
The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Hospital Campus, Gift Shop, 81 Meriden Avenue Southington, CT06489
Tops Market, 887 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT06479, (860) 628-8794
The Southington Chamber of Commerce, 1 Factory Sq # 201, Southington, CT 06489, (860) 628-8036
The Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave. Bristol, 06010, (860) 584-7895, has copies available to loan to their members.

On-line
Amanda’s Room is available at many on-line sites. Among the most prominent are:
Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), http://www.amazon.com/Amandas-Room-Chuck-Miceli/dp/1475291973
BarnesandNoble.com (paperback and Nook), http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amandas-room-chuck-miceli/1109800880
Smashwords.com (multiple e-book formats), https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131678
Paretreepublishing.net (paperback).

If you have read Amanda’s Room and have not already done so, please consider adding your review to one of the on-line outlet sites. Personal recommendations are one of the best forms of advertising.

Libraries – Paperback copies of Amanda’s Room can be borrowed from the following public libraries:

Connecticut: Southington, Willington, Forestville, Oxford, W. Hartford (Faxon Branch)
Massachusetts: Dudley, Woods Hole
Pennsylvania: Laughlin, Pittston

If your public library carries Amanda’s Room and is not listed above, please notify me and I will add them to the list.

If your local library does not carry Amanda’s Room and you would like them to, please let me know and I will be happy to send them a free copy.

Up and Coming – June 2014

Author FairJune 8, 10 am – 2 pm. The Coventry Regional Farmers’ Market (Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South Street, Coventry) An old-fashioned country fair with farmers, produce, home-made pies and preserves, handmade goods, fiddlers, and on Sunday, June 8, twenty Connecticut-based Authors. Come experience what Yankee Magazine calls “New England’s BEST farmers’ market,” and the Boston Globe says, “One of the top 10 things to do in New England this weekend.”  http://coventryfarmersmarket.com/

 

The Story Behind the Stories – Book Reading / Signing – June 18, 1-2 pm, Bristol Senior Center (240 Stafford Ave. Bristol, CT). For the past several months I have spent one to two days each week writing my upcoming literary novel, Injured Angels, at the Bristol Senior Center (where much of the story takes place). Many center members have read or are reading my current paranormal mystery, Amanda’s Room. In this presentation I will discuss the background of both books and sell and sign copies of the current one.

 

American Authors and Publishers Guild (AAPG) – Collaboration Kick-off Event – June 18, 6-9 pm, R. J. Julia Book Sellers (768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT). This will launch our new partnership with one of Connecticut’s premier booksellers with monthly featured titles and quarterly book signings of quality independently published books by Connecticut authors.

 

Amanda’s Room E-book Price Reduced – For the first time since its publication, the e-book retail price for Amanda’s Room has been reduced from $2.99 to $0.99 and is available from any of these sites: Amazon.com (Kindle), BarnesandNoble.com (Nook), Smashwords.com (Most e-readers). See below for the specific site addresses)

 

Where can you get Amanda’s Room?

 

Local

The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Hospital Campus, Gift Shop, 81 Meriden Avenue Southington, CT06489

Tops Market, 887 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT06479, (860) 628-8794

The Southington Chamber of Commerce, 1 Factory Sq # 201, Southington, CT 06489, (860) 628-8036

 

The Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave. Bristol, 06010, (860) 584-7895, has copies available to loan to their members.

 

On-line

Amanda’s Room is available at many on-line sites. Among the most prominent are:

Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), http://www.amazon.com/Amandas-Room-Chuck-Miceli/dp/1475291973

BarnesandNoble.com (paperback and Nook), http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amandas-room-chuck-miceli/1109800880

Smashwords.com (multiple e-book formats), https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131678

Paretreepublishing.net (paperback). 

 

If you have read Amanda’s Room and have not already done so, please consider adding your review to one of the on-line outlet sites. Personal recommendations are one of the best forms of advertising.

 

Libraries – Paperback copies of Amanda’s Room can be borrowed from the following public libraries:

 

Connecticut: Southington, Willington, Forestville, Oxford, W. Hartford (Faxon Branch)

Massachusetts: Dudley, Woods Hole

Pennsylvania: Laughlin, Pittston 

 

If your public library carries Amanda’s Room and is not listed above, please notify me and I will add them to the list.

 

If your local library does not carry Amanda’s Room and you would like them to, please have them contact me and I will be happy to send them a free copy.