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Showing posts with label author. Show all posts

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Author JM Celi wrote the book he couldn't find on vampires when he was growing up (audio)

FM #1104 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1104 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my recorded conversation with local author JM Celi. We had our conversation in the Franklin TV & Public Radio studio on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. 


Our conversation lets you find out more about Jamie and his first independently published work “The Unlife of Lisa Cooper: Conviction.” 


We find out about Kindle Vella, a Kindle product that delivers serialized written works. We talk about Jamie’s writing process from draft through multiple reviews and edits to publication.


We find out that “Conviction” is the first part of a planned trilogy. 


The recording runs about 26 minutes so let’s listen to my author JM Celi.

Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1104-author-jm-celi-11-21-23


The Unlife of Lisa Cooper: Conviction
The Unlife of Lisa Cooper: Conviction
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JM Celi’s author web site -> https://www.jmceli.com/


The Unlife of Lisa Cooper: Conviction” can be found in most bookstores, including Escape Into Fiction in downtown Franklin. 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

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If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley" . The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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Author JM Celi wrote the book he couldn't find on vampires when he was growing up (audio)
Author JM Celi wrote the book he couldn't find on vampires when he was growing up (audio)

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Tougias to present "Until I have No Country (A novel of King Philip's War)"

NY Times best selling author Michael Tougias returns to the Franklin Historical Museum Sunday, October 8, where he will give a slide presentation and talk on his two books covering the war between the Colonists and Native Americans in 1675-76 .  Tougias is the author of the acclaimed Until I Have No Country (A novel of King Philip's War), and co-author with Eric Schultz of King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict.

Tougias to present "Until I have No Country (A novel of King Philip's War)"
Tougias to present "Until I have No Country (A novel of King Philip's War)"

The first part of the presentation will discuss the Indian way of life, Colonial settlements, and the events leading up to the war as depicted in his novel. The second part covers the battles and the strategy during this cataclysmic war, which on a per capita basis was the bloodiest conflict in our nation's history.  Book signing and questions will follow.

Slides include battle sites, period sketches, historic markers, maps, and suggestions for visiting road-side history.  Tougias also discusses  Native strategy during the war and the challenges of writing a historic novel.  Former Commissioner of Indian Affairs for Massachusetts and member of the Wampanoag Tribe, Edith Andrews, is quoted on the novel's back cover, commenting that Until I Have No Country "captures the essence of the Native American."  The novel includes adventure, romance, and intrigue while staying true to historical facts.  

Tougias is best known for his seven books about true survival and rescue stories.  His latest book is Extreme Survival: Lessons From Those Who Have Triumphed Against All Odds.

The author grew up in Longmeadow, Massachusetts which was the scene of a raid during King Philip’s War and that is where the author’s fascination with this conflict began.

Tougias is the author and co-author of 29 non-fiction  books including the national bestsellers Rescue of the Bounty, A Storm Too Soon,  Overboard!  The Finest Hours: The True Story of the Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue (to be a Disney movie), Derek’s Gift, The Cringe Chronicle and his award-winning book, There’s A Porcupine In My Outhouse! (Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe). His book, Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do is the recipient of the American Library Association “Editors Choice” award. He also wrote a memoir titled The Waters Between Us: A Boy, A Father, Outdoor Misadventures and the Healing Power of Nature More about the author can be found at http://www.michaeltougias.com 

The museum opens at 1:00 PM and the presentation will start at 1:15 PM. The Second Sunday Speaker Series is free, open to the public and sponsored by The Friends of The Franklin Historical Museum.  Handicap access is available through the back entrance of the museum.  Be sure to visit our gift shop after the presentation for unique Franklin gifts.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

Friday, September 15, 2023

20 ways to celebrate connecting the Dots on the 20th anniversary

Friday, Sep 15 is the 20th anniversary of International Dot Day! 
Visit this blog post for resources from NCTE and https://t.co/A1n2qjVWyE that celebrate author Peter H. Reynold's THE DOT and the story's powerful themes of bravery, creativity, & self-expression. https://t.co/fNv4daHyCz 

Shared from -> https://t.co/TuYCIV6nFB

20 ways to celebrate connecting the Dots on the 20th anniversary
20 ways to celebrate connecting the Dots on the 20th anniversary

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Local author Don Wilding shares stories on the Cape Cod storms - Oct 4

Join me at the Milford (Mass.) Town Library on October 4, when I’ll take a look back at the Cape’s greatest storms. dwCapeCod.com/events

Local author Don Wilding shares stories on the Cape Cod storms  - Oct 4
Local author Don Wilding shares stories on the Cape Cod storms  - Oct 4

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Franklin author to talk about “Cape Cod & The Portland Gale of 1898” on womr.org

Via Franklin author Don Wilding:
On Sunday, 7/9, "I’ll be Jim Freeman’s guest on his “Target Ship Radio” program on @womrwfmr to talk about “Cape Cod & The Portland Gale of 1898,” plus he’ll be playing some of my favorite tunes. 
Jim’s on from 1-4 pm; I’ll be on at 2. 
On Cape, you can listen at 92.1 or 91.3 FM, or worldwide at WOMR.org."

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Event Reminder: Pen to Picture is Saturday, May 13 at 12 noon

Join us as we welcome three popular graphic novelists to Franklin! 
Meet/Hear from Scott Magoon, Matt Tavares and Maris Wicks and participate in interactive, creative breakout sessions, photo ops and book signings!

Shared from the Library page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/pen-picture-graphic-novelist-panel-saturday-may-13th-1200pm 


Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Middle school graphic artist panel scheduled for May 13

"We are SO EXCITED to be partnering with the Franklin Public Middle Schools for our first ever Graphic Novelist Panel on Saturday, May 13 at 12:00 PM !!!!!

Join us as we welcome Scott Magoon, Matt Tavares, and Maris Wicks for a fun panel discussion, drawing, book signings and more!!

Check out their books today!"

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Frank Presents: 050 - Chris Woolf (audio)

In this episode, Frank Falvey sits down with author and BBC reporter Chris Woolf to talk about his background, his work reporting for the BBC, his book "Bumbling Through the Hindu Kush" and much more.


Frank Falvey - WFPR & Franklin TV
Frank Falvey dives into current events, hot button topics and invites guests give their insights

Frank Falvey examines everything from Franklin to U.S. politics; from current events to the local community, giving his personal thoughts and considerations. Frank is also joined by local guests to talk the Franklin community and dissect current events
Subscribe via your favorite podcast app or find all episodes in one place ->   https://frank-falvey.captivate.fm/episodes  

Frank Presents: 050 - Chris Woolf (audio)
Frank Presents: 050 - Chris Woolf (audio)


Thursday, January 19, 2023

"Lucky Jack" POW Book Presentation by local author Sue Bavey - Jan 23 at 11 AM

"Lucky Jack" POW Book Presentation by local author Sue Bavey

Monday Jan 23, 2023 at 11 AM, Franklin Senior Center

"Lucky Jack" POW Book Presentation by local author Sue Bavey - Jan 23 at 11 AM
"Lucky Jack" POW Book Presentation by local author Sue Bavey - Jan 23 at 11 AM

Shared from Town of Franklin page -> https://www.franklinma.gov/veterans-services/news/lucky-jack-pow-book-presentation-local-author-sue-bavey

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Maureen Johnson in conversation with Jennifer Lynn Barnes! *Virtual Author Event*

Get some face time with YA authors Maureen Johnson and Jennifer Lynn Barnes; as Maureen Johnson launches her latest book in the Truly Devious series, and Jennifer Lynn Barnes is fresh off the release of her latest Inheritance Games book!

Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3116709442377/WN_Rj2-SumZQqWKGQl07_lbhA



Maureen Johnson in conversation with Jennifer Lynn Barnes! *Virtual Author Event*
Maureen Johnson in conversation with Jennifer Lynn Barnes! *Virtual Author Event*

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Franklin author Susan K Hamilton talks about her new book "Stone Heart" (audio)

FM #903 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 903 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin author Susan K Hamilton.  Susan has just published her third novel Stone Heart. 


We briefly talk about Susan’s Franklin story. Folks may recall we talked about her two most recent books the last time Susan and I spoke in 2021. We pick up from that conversation and talk about her new work and what might come after.


The recording runs about 23 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Susan. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-903-susan-k-hamilton-12-14-22


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Susan K Hamilton’s web page  https://www.susankhamilton.com/ 


Stone Heart ->  https://smile.amazon.com/Stone-Heart-Susan-K-Hamilton/dp/1737353687/ 


The Devil Inside ->  https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Inside-Susan-K-Hamilton/dp/1950301206/ 


The Shadow King -> https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-King-Susan-K-Hamilton/dp/1947848984 


Our conversation from 2021 ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/07/fm-579-franklin-author-susan-k-hamilton.html 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Franklin author Susan K Hamilton (courtesy photo)
Franklin author Susan K Hamilton (courtesy photo)

Friday, October 21, 2022

Author Leslie Connor scheduled to visit Franklin's 3 middle schools next week

The three middle school reading specialists would like to invite you to attend one (or more!) of our upcoming author events next week.

We are proud to have kept the visiting author tradition alive over the past two years and are thrilled that Leslie Connor will be presenting at all three middle schools IN PERSON next week. She is also hosting a meet and greet at Escape into Fiction Wednesday evening.

Thank you for your ongoing support of this initiative; Franklin has a reputation as a town that grows readers and it's events like this that keep the spirit alive. 

  • Pamela Allard
  • Daniel Moriarty
  • Erin O'Leary

Author Leslie Connor scheduled to visit Franklin's 3 middle schools next week
Author Leslie Connor scheduled to visit Franklin's 3 middle schools next week

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Second Sunday Speaker Series with Chronicle's Ted Reinstein - Oct 9

October 9 features the Second Sunday Speaker Series with Chronicle's Ted Reinstein discussing his latest book, Before Brooklyn, the unsung heroes who helped break baseball's color barrier

The Franklin Historical Museum opens at 1:00 PM on Sunday with the presentation beginning at 1:15. The Second Sunday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum. Admission is always free.

When visiting the museum, shop many unique items in our Museum Gift Shop including this year's edition of the Holiday Ornament featuring adorable ladybugs. A nod to Franklin's participation in securing the ladybug as our state insect.  Come in and find your history!

You can also visit the museum online at https://www.franklinmuseum1778.com/

Before Brooklyn, the unsung heroes who helped break baseball's color barrier
Before Brooklyn, the unsung heroes who helped break baseball's color barrier

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Author Visits scheduled for Franklin Middle Schools Oct 25-27

Horace Mann MS (@HMMSLightning) tweeted Fri, Sep 30, 2022:
Exciting news! We'll welcome @LeslieConnor29 to HMMS in October - this will be her second tour of the middle schools and our first IN PERSON author in two years! 
Be sure to read before her visit @EscapeIntoFictn @FrkPublicLib https://t.co/kl8A7N2HWK

Shared from Twitter -> 
https://twitter.com/HMMSLightning/status/1575881728249339910?t=lk2ltmsX3s4kaW7eMbUUyQ&s=03

Author Tour scheduled for Middle Schools Oct 25-27
Author Tour scheduled for Middle Schools Oct 25-27


Sunday, July 24, 2022

More Perfect Union: 055 - A History of U.S. Civil Rights and John Marshall with Author Peter Canellos (Part 1)

In this episode, the group sits down with award-winning writer, author and former Boston Globe Editor Peter Canellos, to speak about his book 'The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America's Judicial Hero', a look at the U.S.'s history of civil rights, how John Marshall shaped the political and economic landscape at the turn of the century and the ties that has to today.
This conversation is part one in a two-part conversation with Peter Canellos.
If you'd like to learn more about Peter Canellos, his book 'The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America's Judicial Hero', or Peter's other works, you can visit his website here:  https://peterscanellos.com/
Franklin.TV: A More Perfect Union (audio)
Franklin.TV: A More Perfect Union (audio)

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Coach Ian Bain writes "Creating Your Passing Game: How to lay the foundation of an elite passing attack"

FHS football Coach Ian Bain writes: 

"First attempt at writing a football coaching book for new and aspiring coaches. I think there is something in it for everyone. Available on Amazon. Creating Your Passing Game: How to lay the foundation of an elite passing attack."

Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/Coach_Bain/status/1538896325453938690 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B42ZQ7Q5
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B42ZQ7Q5


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Liturgy of Easy Walks: a conversation with Marjorie Turner Hollman - 03/28/22 (audio)

FM #764 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 764 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with local area author Marjorie Turner Hollman. Our conversation was conducted via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.


We had an easy conversation catching up with Marjorie since we had last talked in Sep 2020. Marjorie has just released a new book now, My Liturgy of Easy Walks. More of a memoir than an easy walk guide, she gets into the back story on how and why she developed easy walks in a series of essays as she recovered. 


Let’s listen to my conversation with Marjorie which runs about 20 minutes.

Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-764-liturgy-of-easy-walks-with-marjorie-turner-hollman-03-28-22


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Links to 


The video links to our walk and conversations around the Sculpture Park in Franklin

https://youtu.be/IBYcPoNICv0   and Choate Park in Medway https://youtu.be/aGrspVpaMs4 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit https://www.franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/ 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio with your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

Liturgy of Easy Walks: a conversation with Marjorie Turner Hollman
Liturgy of Easy Walks: a conversation with Marjorie Turner Hollman

Friday, March 25, 2022

From the Hindu Kush to Franklin - Conversation with Chris Woolf (audio)

FM #758 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 758 in the series. 


This shares my conversation with Franklin author Chris Woolf. I met Chris when he did the Second Sunday Speaker Series at the Franklin Historical Museum. He talked of his adventurous trip to Afghanistan and we scheduled to get together at the Franklin studio to explore more of his story.


Links to Chris’s web site, the book link, and he and his wife’s voiceover company are included in the show notes. 


Let’s listen to my conversation with Chris as we follow his life journey from Britain, via Afghanistan, to the US, and ultimately to Franklin.  Our conversation runs about 35 minutes. Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-758-chris-woolf-talks-about-bumbling-through-the-hindu-kush-03-21-22



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Chris Woolf   https://chriswoolfbooks.com/ 


The Voice Depot    https://the-voice-depot.com/   (voiceover company)


Bumbling Through the Hindu Kush - A Memoir of Fear and Kindness in Afghanistan

https://chriswoolfbooks.com/bumbling-through-the-hindu-kush/ 


Video link to Historical Museum presentation to be added when available from Franklin.TV 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

Chris Woolf, left in 1991, right in 2021
Chris Woolf, left in 1991, right in 2021

“Bumbling Through the Hindu Kush - A Memoir of Fear and Kindness in Afghanistan”
“Bumbling Through the Hindu Kush - A Memoir of Fear and Kindness in Afghanistan”