Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Here's their website, and have a look here at their Facebook page. The store is open Tuesday through Sunday, and is a great spot for author events.
I'll be featured on Saturday, December 3rd, for a meet and greet and signing and chatting from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. More about that later.
Until then you can stop in and purchase my books, and find a great variety of other books in every genre. Few bookstores are as welcome to independent authors and artisans--Blue Umbrella Books is a rare gem.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The Berkshire Theatre Group has launched a new play called The Bakelite Masterpiece that will be at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Massachusetts for the next three weeks. The subject matter (which, by coincidence, I used as a plot device in my mystery novel Whitewash in the Berkshires, published earlier this year) involves a fascinating art forgery in Europe at the end of World War II. Here is the synopsis from the press release:
The Unicorn TheatreThursday, September 29-Sunday, October 23
It's the end of World War II, and Holland is in chaos. The artist Van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to the Nazi Leader, Hermann Goering. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor Geert Piller, art historian and resistance fighter, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. The Bakelite Masterpiece is a play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
There's still another week to go! For more info, have a look at this website.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
SPEAK OUT BEFORE YOU DIE - 2nd book in my "cozy mystery-noir-romance" series is currently FREE for the eBook, today and tomorrow, August 31st. Take at look over at Amazon and download your FREE copy.
The series is set in New England in the post-World War II era, a world in flux, where our centuries-old cities were being sliced through with super-highways, where city dwellers were moving to a place that used to be farmland and now was called suburbia. Even in a place as old as New England, there was newness -- and it was sometimes very strange, especially for a guy like Elmer Vartanian, who had spent seven years in prison.
The second in the “Double V Mysteries” series reunites wealthy Juliet Van Allen and ex-con Elmer Vartanian on New Year’s Eve, 1949. Guests are gathered in a snowbound Hartford, Connecticut, mansion for the wedding of Juliet’s widowed father to an elegant younger woman just after the clock strikes midnight. When Juliet finds what appears to be a threatening note directed at her father, she calls Elmer to pose as a hired servant to help ferret out the danger…but midnight is approaching and time is running out. There may be murder as the old year dies.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016