Up and Coming – March 2015

I am spending most of my time lately editing the manuscript for my newest book, Injured Angels, and I am pleased to be making real progress toward completion. I am still looking toward summer for publication. In the meantime, here are some other activities I am involved in that may be of interest.

March 15, 9 am – 5 pm, New England Craft Show, Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT (Exit 28 from I-84 east, exit 29 from I-84 west). I will be doing book signings at this 14th annual indoor event. The beautiful Aqua Turf banquet and convention facility will host over 200 crafters, including several Connecticut authors.

Voices and Visions, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), University of Connecticut, 99 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT.  I am on the OLLI Leadership Council, an active OLLI member and once again proud to co-chair the editorial committee for this annual literary and arts journal. Volume 5 will again feature the prose, poetry, visual arts and photography of participating OLLI members. Filled with wit, wisdom and beauty, the publication provides a visual feast and a literary banquet for the soul. The University of Connecticut continues to provide funding to maintain the high quality of the journal and a limited number of past volumes are available free by contacting OLLI at UCONN, Waterbury. Email: osher@uconn.edu or call 203-236-9924 or 203-236-9925. For more information on the OLLI program, visit the website at www.olli.uconn.edu

May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., CAPA-U, Hartford Steam Boiler Conference Center, 1 State Street, Hartford CT

The mission of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association is to help writers succeed in authoring, editing, publishing and marketing their work. I have been a CAPA member for many years and have benefited through information and inspiration. Each year, their annual conference —CAPA University—provides a wealth of resources. I am very pleased to be one of the presenters for this year’s event. The cost for the full day is $150 and includes lunch and parking. To learn more and/or to register visit http://aboutcapa.com/capa-u/. To read more about my specific presentation go to http://aboutcapa.com/capa-u/speaker-chuck-miceli/.  The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • Breakfast
  • KEYNOTE SPEECH – Hank Phillippi Ryan. Best-selling author, Ryan, has won numerous mystery awards, the Library Journal’s top book for 2014, and 32 Emmys for investigative journalism.
  • AGENTS PANEL – Agents listen to pitches and answer questions about getting your book published.
  • FIVE MORNING SESSIONS: *Picture Books *Young Adult* Outlining for Authors* Editors’ Panel – Editors on Editing *How to Get Your Books Into Libraries, Bookstores, and Specialty Stores.
  • Luncheon
  • THE WRITERS IDOL COMPETITION – A chance to get the first page of your manuscript judged by agents anonymously.
  • FIVE EARLY AFTERNOON SESSIONS: *Speculative Fiction *Writing a Mystery Series, *Life Support for Writers…Money, Money, Money *Preparing Books for Print and E-books * Social Media and Traditional Book Marketing for Mainstream and Self-Published Authors.
  • Afternoon Break
  • FIVE LATE AFTERNOON SESSIONS: *Memoir *The First Five Pages *Scrivener Software Inspiration to Publication *The Different Approaches to Publishing Your Book *Seven Simple Things You Can Do to Market Your Books Online
  • THROUGHOUT THE DAY: 10-minute one-on-one meetings with agents.
  • The end of day wrap-up and raffle for prizes

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

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.

Local (In Connecticut)

The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Hospital Campus, Gift Shop, 81 Meriden Avenue, Southington, CT 06489

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Thanks and Good Reading

Chuck Miceli,

authorchuckmiceli.com

Up and Coming – February 2015

Up and Coming – February 2015

Were you wathing WTNH this morning? Yes, that was me reporting on the weather in Wolcott.

I am an occasional writer for the WXedge.com weather site for WTNH. Channel 8 contacted me about doing a Skype report during the blizzard last week but it turned out to be a nonevent for Wolcott. The producer contacted me again this morning so I went on about 9 am and Skyped from Hitchcock Lake. I liked it and hope to do more in the future.

Time to Make Good on my New Year’s Resolutions

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I do.

As the holidays wind down and deep winter sets in, the pace of life slows for a while. The occasional heavy snowstorms (like today) and bitterly cold winter nights (like tonight) help reset the clocks of our lives.  Each January, I welcome this opportunity to examine the direction and pace of my life and I am often surprised at what the reflection reveals. I was reminded of this in a recent posting on the internet, which advised, “Direction in life is more important than speed because so many people are getting nowhere fast.”

While I have definitely gotten somewhere this past year, I realized that given the direction I have been traveling, I could end up far off from where I really want to be. There were two primary outcomes of this reality check for me this year. First is the number of books I will be working on in the immediate future and second is the kind.

When I began writing, I had three very clear books in mind. My current one, Amanda’s Room, was actually last book on the list.

Black Hell Drowning

The first and most important book is Black Hell Drowning. My dad was a coal miner in the anthracite region of eastern Pennsylvania. He was a giant of a man who, together with my mother, raised a family of eleven children. Dad was a minor by necessity rather than choice and moved the entire family to Brooklyn New York so that my siblings and I would not have to work in the mines as he did but for him, the damage had already been done. His father took him out of school in the fourth grade to work in the mines in order to help support the family, so the mines took his childhood. In his late sixties, the “black lung” robbed him of the remainder of his life.

I was angry about what the mines took from my father and wanted to write a book exposing the greed and corruption of the mine companies and the evils of the occupation. I wrote several hundred pages but the more I researched, the more I realized how complex a story this was and how emotionally, intellectually and experientially unprepared I was to tackle it. I learned, for instance, that many miners were fiercely proud of their occupations and would not choose otherwise. I also learned that many of the smaller mine owners shared the same individuality and sense of pride as the miners themselves. I also realized that to do the story justice, I would need to develop my writing skills to a much higher degree than they were. Black Hell Drowning had to wait until I matured significantly as a writer.

Injured Angels

The second book is also very important to me. The older I get, the more I see the devastating impact that the death of a beloved spouse has on the one who is left. Moreover, the deeper, more loving and longer lasting the relationship: the greater the sense of loss and emptiness. Many who experience such a loss wonder how, or if they can go on. Paradoxically, those who are closest to the person can be hindered in their efforts to help by the very closeness of the relationship. My next novel, Injured Angels, is based upon Henri Nouwen’s concept of The Wounded Healer and explores the relationship of two broken women who help each other, not despite their disabilities but because of them. I started this book several times and put it down again after each effort because, as in the case of Black Hell Drowning, I was not ready. I could not decide if the book should be fiction or non-fiction, a biography, a memoir or a romance novel. Once again, I also realized that I needed to perfect my vision for the book and my writing skills before I was ready to finish it.

That is how I ended up writing Amanda’s Room first. The book was born as a short story written on a cruise in 2005. After abandoning the other two books, I decided that this was a story I could finish. I was not emotionally tied to Amanda’s Room and it felt like a book I could have fun writing and people could have fun reading. In 2008, I picked the story up again and over the course of the next four years, rewrote it thirteen times. In the process, I learned a hell of a lot about writing. I also developed the emotional and intellectual distance I needed to return to the other book projects and that brings me full circle to my New Year’s resolution.

I realized that my greatest passion lies with the other two books I’ve described above. I am proud of how Amanda’s Room turned out. I wanted to write a book that read like a movie; one that the readers could see in their minds as they read it. From the many positive reviews and high ratings on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads, it appears that I have at least partially achieved that goal. Additionally, I mentioned in last month’s Up and Coming that there were some exciting developments in the works for Amanda’s Room.

Is Hollywood in Amanda’s Future?

In November, I was contacted by a screenwriter who had heard about the book and me. After reading it, he said he could readily envision the scenes in his mind and was interested in writing the screenplay. We met several more times and in January entered into a contract. The review draft of the screenplay is scheduled for July and the finished script sometime in September. Anyone in the writing profession knows that it is a long road from the conception of an idea to seeing it in reality, but this is certainly a meaningful step in the process.

Right now, I am finishing the first round edits for Injured Angels. It is my practice to provide a draft manuscript to a team of reviewers and ask them to tell me what gets in the way of it being a good reading experience. Every author writes the book that he or she loves to read; successful authors write the books that others want to read. To find out if I am writing books others want to read, I ask them. Fortunately, the first round reviewers have been very candid in their feedback and have given me valuable insight and direction. When the first round edits are complete, I will give it to another round of reviewers and repeat the process. Then I will give it to my professional editors for final polishing before publishing. By then (hopefully by summer the latest) I hope to provide you with a book that will be worthy of your time and attention.

Atlantis Crossing is on Hold

What I do not expect to be writing soon is the book I mentioned in earlier editions of Up and Coming: The Atlantis Crossing. In evaluating where I am going with my writing, I realized that I was doing the expected thing in the industry: creating a series. The Atlantis Crossing was going to be an action-adventure featuring the main protagonist from Amanda’s Room: Katie Jarvis. While this could be a fun book to write at some time in the future, my passion lies is in completing Injured Angels, and then revisiting and completing that first and most important piece of work, Black Hell Drowning.

Amanda’s Room – Reader’s Edition

Hopefully, the new Amanda’s Room – Reader’s Edition will be available to book stores and libraries sometime in February or March. This edition is shorter and smaller, and eliminates the weather –related chapter headings and some of the earlier character-focused chapters. It will be a faster, easier read for those readers who would rather simply read the story than try to figure out the additional connections within the book.

I am booking some public appearances for March now but will hold off until next month to talk about them. That’s it for now. My best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy and successful start to the New Year.

Warmest Regards,

Chuck Miceli

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

Up and Coming – January 2015

Happy New Year

 

I hope that this finds you and yours experiencing a happy and healthy start to the New Year.

This month’s Up and Coming will be very short. After the hectic pace of public appearances in December, I have no public activities scheduled for January. I am using this month and next to work on finishing my new novel, Injured Angels. This will be a very different kind of book. Instead of the thriller format in Amanda’s RoomInjured Angels is very much a literary novel. I am very pleased with the direction it is taking and think you will find it a substantial and enjoyable read. Based upon Henri Nowen’s concept of the wounded healer the book explores how some of what seems like life’s darkest moments can actually equip us to me most effective at helping others. As I get closer to publication, I will provide a more detailed summary and a sample first chapter.

On January 8, I had a delightful evening with members of The Noticer’s Book Club in Avon. I have several more book club presentations scheduled between now and March. Many book club members are interested in the process of writing, while others want to know where the ideas for a book come from or what the significance is of specific events within the book itself. This is one of my favorite aspects of writing and I also include information on future projects. If you have a group that has read the book and would like to discuss it with the author, feel free to contact me to set up an event. I can promise you a lively, entertaining evening.

Regarding Amanda’s Room, I am thrilled that the Reader’s Edition is now published through Husky Trail Press and is available to libraries and bookstores through Ingram, so you should be able to get a copy virtually anywhere. Just ask, and if they say they don’t know where to get it, contact me and I will be happy to call them. There is also some very exciting news taking shape for the book which I can’t share right now but hope to in next month’s newsletter.

That is it for now. Thank you from your continued interest in my work and warmest regards until next month.

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,

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).

Audiobook

Audible.com,  http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Amandas-Room-Audiobook/B00JJ1WISI

Libraries –

In Connecticut: Southington, Willington, (Forestville? I need to verify this.), 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,

Author, Amanda’s Room

authorchuckmiceli.com

The Last Book Events of a Very Busy Month

One last busy day today before settling in and just enjoying the holiday with family and friends. This morning I’ll be selling and signing my novel, “Amanda’s Room,” at Ideals Outlets – Consignment Furniture & Outlet Shops in Southington from 10 am to noon. Dave and Judy are planning on making it a festive event with lighted Christmas trees, some holiday treats and maybe even some music. It’s a great place to find that unique piece of furniture or house decor that you’ve been looking for. After that I’m off to Tops IGA Market in Southington from 1 to 4 pm for the last leg of this very hectic weekend, but loads of fun.

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