authors night, december 18

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night from 6:00–8:00, I’ll join other Eastern Shore authors for a book signing at the Kent Island branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library in Stevensville, MD.  The other authors are:




ROBERT BIDINOTTO of Grasonville is the author of HUNTER, which became the #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller in “Mysteries & Thrillers” and “Romantic Suspense,” and a Wall Street Journal “Top Ten Fiction Ebook.”  Robert also is an award-winning author and editor of nonfiction books, magazines, essays, reviews, and investigative articles for Reader’s Digest and many other magazines and newspapers.


NICK HOXTER, “Kent Island Born N’ Bred”, has dedicated his life to educating the public on his beloved home on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore.  Within the pages of his three books he will take you on A WALK BACK IN TIME with his account of GROWING UP ON KENT ISLAND in the 1940’s and through present day historical explorations in NICK HOXTER’S KENT ISLAND, THE FINAL VISIT TO THE ISLAND OF YESTERDAY: FEATURING TALES OF THE THREE OLDE ISLANDERS.




SUSAN JONES lives on Tilghman Island, after migrating eastward from Portland (OR), Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC.  A professional musician and a librarian, she began writing “vocabulary verse” when as a corporate librarian she was asked to do a word-of-the-week service for fellow employees.  Her book, WORDS’WORTH’S VOCABULARY VERSE A TO Z AND BACK AGAIN: A RHYMING ROMP THROUGH THE ALPHABET, is compiled from her collection of light verse.




BRENT LEWIS’ books are REMEMBERING KENT ISLAND: STORIES OF THE CHESAPEAKE and A HISTORY OF THE KENT ISLAND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT.  Brent has published articles in a number of magazines, contributes regularly to the Kent Island Heritage Society newsletter, and conducts the society’s oral history program.  Brent is working on his first novel.  Follow Brent’s blog for more!



MARK LIDINSKY lives on Kent Island and is a member of the Edgar Allan Poe Society & Kent Island Heritage Society.  His first novel, CAPTAIN BOYLE’S TREASURE, is historical fiction about Kent Island in 2013, with possible buried treasure from the War of 1812.  The second of the Kent Island Mysteries, THE HEADLESS OYSTERMAN, was just released.   The Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake haunt present day Kent Island in this historical fiction tale of revenge, murder and watermen justice.





SUSAN REISS trained as a concert pianist then moved into television as a writer/producer for many years.  Her work has received a Silver Medal, New York International Film Festival, the Cine Golden Eagle, three Tellys and numerous Emmy nominations.  She started collecting sterling silver pieces decades ago and blogs at  A native of Washington, D.C., she now makes her home in St. Michaels.  TARNISHED SILVER is the first in a new murder mystery series set in Saint Michaels and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.




JOSEPH B. ROSS Jr. is a NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist, a retired division chief after 33 years with the Anne Arundel County, MD, FD, served on the faculty of the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute at the University of Maryland, has written extensively for fire fighting journals, and is currently a Fire Program Specialist for the Federal Government.  He is the author of ARUNDEL BURNING: THE MARYLAND OYSTER ROAST FIRE OF 1956 and his new book, IN THE SHADOWS OF THE FLAMES: BALTIMORE’S 1968 APRIL RIOTS.




JERRY SWEENEY, who grew up on Long Island, is an Army vet, a graduate of Michigan, and a retired New York magazine executive now living in Trappe.  WIZARD HO! is Jerry’s sixth published novel and the fifth in The Columbiad series that follows one family through the 20th Century.  The other books in the series include: EAGLES RISING, FIRST LIGHTS, CRASHING INTO SUNRISE and YO COLUMBIA!  Jerry is the current president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association.





WILSON WYATT is a writer and award-winning photographer from Bozman, near St. Michaels.  He is the author of a new tabletop book of regional photography, CHESAPEAKE VIEWS – CATCHING THE LIGHT.  His last book, YOSEMITE – CATCHING THE LIGHT, sold out in 2011. He is executive editor of THE DELMARVA REVIEW, a regional literary journal. As a former journalist, he has published in numerous newspapers, magazines, and journals.





I’ll be selling and signing copies of DRAGONTAMER’S DAUGHTERS, and as a reminder, I will donate 100% of my profits for December to the Navajo Water Project.  We hope to see you there!


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