FYI, I will be part of a five person Local Author Panel at the Norton (MA) Public Library tomorrow, July 27, at 3:00 pm.  Each author will give up to a 5-minute presentation followed by Q&A from the attendees.  Book sales/signing will follow.May be an image of 5 people and text that says 'Local Author Talk with Suzanne Reynolo Reynolds-Alpert Debi Graham-Leard Bob Lovinger, Jyoti Joshi, and Kathy Rodriques July 27th, 2023 3:00pm Community Room'

Join us for a local author panel with fiction and memoir authors Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Debi Graham-Leard, Bob Lovinger, Jyoti Joshi, and Kathy Rodriques. Each author will give a presentation about their work followed by a Q&A. Copies of each author’s book(s) will be available for sale and signing. The panel is free and open to the public.
Kathy Rodriques is the author of The Loudest Quiet Girl: Messages of Hope in a Dark World. The Short Full Life and Inspirational Writings of Erin Kate Rodriques. This biography of Kathy’s and Abel’s daughter, Erin, also includes a compilation of inspirational writings created by Erin, a Norton native, who died in a tragic accident in 2013 at the age of 23 in Spencer.
Jyoti Joshi was born in Mumbai and came to the United States as a newlywed 54 years ago. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai, has held solo exhibitions, and has won numerous awards in juried competitions. Her previous book, Patazad, is inspired by correspondence with her mother. This book, The Journey of Seven Steps, was initially published in Marathi.
Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert writes short fiction and poetry in the science fiction, horror, and dark fantasy genres. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Dastardly Damsels (forthcoming), Wicked Women, The Final Summons, Killing It Softly (Vol.1), and The Deep Dark Woods. Read her poetry in the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. VI, the anthologies Beneath Strange Stars and Wicked Witches, and in The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature.
Debi Graham-Leard has published a mystery series featuring a retired female music professor who lives in a library home imagined from the previously-abandoned library across from the Norton Common. The town itself has been fictionalized, moved to the coast, and renamed Harbor Falls. In the first book The Uninvited Guest, widow Gwen Andrews sleuths behind the scenes to clear herself of wrongdoing.
New York City native Bob Lovinger and wife, Nina, have called Norton home for the past 14 years. A retired journalist and hospital grants manager, he started writing fiction late in life, and has published four novels. The latest is The Lie Detector, the Artisan’s Journal, and the Infinite Spiral. It concerns one of the nation’s top private detectives now facing a crisis of confidence when she suspects she made a fatal mistake.
Norton, Massachusetts


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