Gathering of Local Authors at the Library
Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Meet local writers at this unique
Enjoy light refreshments and purchase signed copies of books. Authors
will present brief descriptions of their books will be available at the
end of the program to sign copies of their books if you'd like to purchase
Participating authors include:
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff is the author of “Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws Into Family” and “Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships With Your Adult Children” and a frequent speaker on family dynamics. She is a resident scholar at Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center. Dr. Nemzoff holds a Doctorate in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University, a Master's in Counseling from Columbia University, and a Bachelor's in American Studies from Barnard College. Her papers are archived at the Schlesinger Library, Harvard University. She and her husband, Harris Berman, have four adult children and seven grandchildren.
She is the former assistant minority leader of the New Hampshire State Legislature, the first female New Hampshire Deputy Commissioner of Health and Welfare, and the first female Bank of New Hampshire Board Member. For over ten years, she was an adjunct associate professor at Bentley University. She pioneered program development for persons with disabilities and started the equal opportunity office in the NH Depart. of Education.
When Nemzoff was a visiting scholar at the Wellesley Center for Research of Women, she wrote an historical analysis of the "Changing Perceptions of Mother of Children with Disabilities." She has also published articles about environmental advertising and women in business and politics. She founded a nursery school, a counseling service, and the National Women's Legislative Lobby. Currently, she serves as a board member of Lasell Village, Retirement Community and as a Hearing Officer for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, and is chair of the board of the Max Rosenfeld Foundation. Dr. Nemzoff has been on the board of Jewish Family and Children Service and has been co-chair of the Outreach to Interfaith Families at Temple Emanuel Newton, MA and a member of its sisterhood. She is currently on the advisory board of interfaithfamily.com. She is a life member of Hadassah. www.ruthnemzoff.com
Gaitree Audho was born in Guyana, South America and currently resides in Massachusetts. She is a Hindu Pandita (Priestess). Since her early years, she has been involved in spiritual activities and continues to do so. She likes teaching and sharing her knowledge of Vedic/Hindu scriptures. The five stories in Gaitree’s book, “Moral Stories for Kids,” according to Gaitree, can teach kids about sharing love, kindness and support to their fellow beings and live in peace and unity.
Rich Feitelberg is a long-time writer of fantasy novels for adults who enjoy the thrill of world-changing adventures. The first of these epic novels is complete and Rich is currently finishing his second novel. He also has several short stories and poems to his credit; the stories are available from Smashwords and Amazon.
Rich has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Worcester State College. His Master of Arts in Technical Communication was received at Bowling Green State University. Currently, Rich is working on several writing projects: completing his fantasy series, the Aglaril Cycle, a collection of poetry, and two collections of short stories.
Darrin R. Berard is a lifelong Lowell resident who teaches literature and writing at two area schools. Between 1997 and 2000, Darrin worked for The Sun as a newspaper reporter. Among his various “beats” over that three-year period, Darrin worked as the newspaper’s daytime police reporter, its town reporter for Chelmsford, and its education reporter, earning regional awards. He started teaching at Lowell High School in the fall of 2000, where he has taught primarily juniors and seniors in the high school’s Latin Lyceum program, a prestigious four-year exam school within the larger high school. Darrin serves as the program’s lead teacher. In 2009, Darrin also became an adjunct professor in the English Department at University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches college writing. He has published two books: “Pap,” a novella that tells the untold story of Huckleberry Finn’s abusive father (published in 2011), and “Stronger,” (published last year) a deeply personal novel, set in Lowell and Boston, about a high school English teacher treated for a brain tumor. “Pap” was praised in The Sun as “a gripping read,” and the book has been included in the junior year curriculum at Lowell High School. Darrin lives in Lowell with his wife, Linda, and their four beautiful children: Molly, 10; Benjamin, 8; Jason, 6; and Aidan, 3.
Nancy Madore achieved enormous critical acclaim writing ‘female friendly’ erotica in her bestselling Enchanted series. Now, following her life-long interest in history and mythology, Nancy Madore is making her debut into the historical and science fiction genres with her new series, “Legacy of the Watchers,” beginning with “The Hidden Ones.”
Arleen Martino’s book is entitled, “Patriots and Tories, The Secret Untold History of the United States.” Arleen says of her book, “Written for adolescents, it is also an easy read for adults who want to understand the reason for the current financial crisis and the only solution that will fix it. Purposefully suppressed now for three generations, the true facts of U.S. history are not main stream, but this book seeks to change all of that through a series of fast-paced essays that identify the long-standing enemy of the U.S. Republic and its malicious intent to destroy it.” Arleen is a resident of Littleton.
Andrew Kirschbaum was born in Nebraska in 1967. Education, employment, and an overseas war kept the Kirschbaum family on the move for the next ten years, living in Nebraska, Iowa, Nevada, and Florida before settling in Massachusetts. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1989 with a degree in Literature. In 1991, he started 3 Trolls Games & Puzzles - a traditional board game and puzzle store in Chelmsford, MA - with his family. In 2011 he collaborated with a group of friends and family to produce Verdigris, an interactive novel for the iPhone and iPad, and Droid; Monday and the Murdered Man followed in 2012 and Monday and the Counterfeit Corpse was released in 2013. He is currently working on the next Monday adventure, another Verdigris interactive novel, and various live action role playing games. Andrew’s books are: “Monday and the Murdered Man” and “Monday and the Counterfeit Corpse.” Learn more about Andy and his work at www.AndrewKirschbaum.com
Cindy Reynolds, M.Ed
These days, Cindy is a busy feature writer for the Chelmsford Independent and the Billerica Minuteman. She writes a bimonthly travel column for the Independent, entitled: 'Get Out of Town' , documenting area residents' travels around the globe. She is also employed by Westford
Public Schools as a Language Arts Tutor. In addition, Cindy works as an Historic Tour Guide in the New England area every Fall, with exchange groups from Spain. She enjoys the opportunity to translate historical facts and directions, utilizing her bilingual skills in English-Spanish.
Her first book, entitled: "The Pinewood Derby," is an early reader, inspired by scouting events with her boys. Published by Mirror Publishing in Wisconsin, it has been endorsed by the Boy Scouts of America and has been archived in their National Museum in Texas. She has appeared at many Boy Scout speaking engagements at area Councils, including Cape Cod and the Islands.She also has essays in two midwestern anthologies: Amber Waves of Grain and Make Hay While the Sun Shines. Both are published by Shapato Publishing in Iowa.
Cindy has been interviewed on NPR, December, 2011 by Heirloom Meals with Carole Murko. She has also been interviewed by Chelmsford Telemedia Talk Show Host, Judy Buswick. Her book has been advertised in the North Section of The Boston Globe and in The Chelmsford Independent. Cindy is currently working on an historical/generational novel, based on the lives of her immigrant parents: Her Father was from Bogota, Colombia, S.A. and her Mother was a first generation American-Italian citizen born from Italian immigrants.Her website is: http://cindyvhreynolds.webstarts.com/index.html
Last Year's Event was June 9, 2012. Click here to read about participating authors at past events.