Authors & Artists

Andrews, Nikki – Nikki has worked as a picture framer, stable hand and crafter, but in her real life she is a writer, songmaker and hiker. She is the author of the newly released mystery novel “Framed”, set in an art gallery, as well as two science fiction novels (“Chicken Bones” and “A Windswept Star”). Several of her short stories have been published and two have been awarded Honorable Mention in Writers Digest Writing Contests. For nine years straight she has completed the National Novel Writing Month challenge–a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Nikki is a member of the New Hampshire Writers Project and Talespinners. She lives in Wilton with her husband Dave, a gray cat, and assorted wildlife. Nikki Andrews

Bowman, Elena Dorothy – formerly an aerospace software engineer, is an Honors graduate of Fitchburg College earning her BS Degree in Engineering and Management. She serves as an officer in the Massachusetts Chapter of the National League of American PenWomen. Her published novel “Sarah’s Landing-I”, which has won the coveted APA award for its audio book, is the first in a series of four completed science-fiction/ mystery/ romance novels. Her second published novel, is a Romantic Suspense/ Mystery/ Thriller, “The House On The Bluff”. Her prize winning short story “Canollies For Christmas” was published in The Lowell Sun. She has also co-written and co-produced a Musical Workshop, which was performed at the Merrimack Regional Theater. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband. Elena Bowman

Brakeman, Lyn G. – is the author of two books “Spiritual Lemons” and “The God Between Us” both published by Augsburg Books. She is also the author of a blog which offers spiritual commentaries on various topics. Her intent is to articulate the depth dimension of people, events in or out of church without bludgeoning the reader with religious piety. Brakeman, an Episcopal priest, lives in Gloucester, is at work on a memoir she hopes to publish, and is planning to move to Cambridge in June 2010. Blog

Cavallaro, Lenny – Lenny is the co-author of two nonfiction volumes and also the author of a novel and a novella, with another publication scheduled for 2009. He served as an arts critic for The New Haven Register from 1976-85 and as by-line political commentator for the Ipswich Observer from 1997-99. He was also the associate editor of The International Journal of Professional Hypnosis from 1986-95, and worked as a literary agent during the 1980’s. At present, he teaches English at Northern Essex Community College. Also a concert pianist and composer, Cavallaro holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and was a top prize-winner in the 1975 J. S. Bach International Competition. Lenny Cavallaro

Christopher, Veronica – Veronica Christopher has been scribbling stories since she was a wee one, her first story put onto paper around age 8. It was a story of a bear trainers daughter and her bond with Maddy the bear. As Veronica matured, her stories went from teen angst and forbidden love to murder in rural towns and of the triumphs and woes of this thing we call Life. A proud New Hampshire native, she keeps her story settings local, mostly oozing with small town charm, but always taking you deep. There are issues many are unaware of and others avoid that are happening in our world. Realizing this, Veronica understands it’s the messages we send to others that matter. If her books make you think or treat others differently- as in, better- then her job is done. Veronica Christopher

Collins Malarsky, Jeanine – After 37 years in the world of business, accounting and computers, Jeanine sold her company and retired. With no other pressures, she sat in front of her computer and the story of her childhood poured out. “Black Raspberries” reveals a traumatic first 17 years. But, out of that chaotic and peripatetic life she developed a passion for literature, music and travel. Paramount to her adult needs was a loving and stable family though she had no clue how to achieve that. Now she is retired, has two wonderful grown children, a loving husband of 37 years and a new writing career. She is currently working on her third novel. Jeanine Collins Malarsky

Comtois, Pierre – Pierre is a newspaper reporter writing from Lowell, MA who has been editing and publishing Fungi Magazine intermittently since 1984. In addition, Comtois has contributed fiction to many other small press magazines over the years including Haunts, The Horror Show, Thrilling Tales, and Cryptic Publications as well as to such collections as Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak: Supernatural Sleuth, Eldritch Blue, and various Chaosium Books anthologies. The author has also written a number of books including novels such as “Strange Company” and “Sometimes a Warm Rain Falls”; non-fiction such as “Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor”; and short story collections such as “The Way the Future Was”, “The Portable Pierre V. Comtois”, and the forthcoming “Autumnal Tales” from Mythos Books. Comtois’ latest book is “Marvel Comics in the 1960s: An Issue by Issue Field Guide to a Pop Culture Phenomenon” now available from Twomorrows Pubs. Comtois has also found the time to contribute non-fiction articles to such magazines as World War II, America’s Civil War, Wild West and Military History. A major new piece is soon to appear in World War II Quarterly magazine and a collection reprinting all of the author’s non-fiction articles is due out in the spring of 2011 from Sons of Liberty Press entitled Real Heroes, Real Battles. Pierre Comtois

Crockett, Jessie – A nearly life-long resident of the Granite State, Jessie naturally adores black flies, 98% humidity, killing frosts in August and snow banks taller than the average grandmother. When not working on her next murderous adventure she enthusiastically putters in her greenhouse, designs bento lunches and throws parties. She delights in mentoring young writers at the local elementary school. Jessie lives with her dark and mysterious husband and exuberant children in a village so small most other New Hampshire residents have never heard of it. Jessie Crockett

Daniel, Dave – Lives and works in the Lowell area, he has had ten novels published (St. Martin’s Press) and has a new collection of stories coming from Sons of Liberty Press. Dave Daniel

Davies, Robert – Robert writes stories about lobster girls and laser beams. Raised on a steady diet of weird paperbacks, Infocom games, and comic books, he has always wanted to be a writer (Well, actually, he first wanted to be a dinosaur, but that didn’t work out so well). When not writing, he likes to travel around the world, searching for the ideal pint and the perfect bookstore. Rob lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his high-school sweetheart Sara and two cats, Lilith and Tiamat. His stories have appeared/will appear in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2010, Weird Tales, Interzone, Shroud Magazine, and Murky Depths. Rob’s horror-thriller novella, “Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist”, was recently released by Shroud Publishing. He is currently working on his first novel, “The Bitter Taste of the World Snake’s Tail.” Robert Davies

Davis, Cindy – Cindy is a local mystery author. Her Angie Deacon series is set in the Lakes Region of NH. Cindy Davis She is also a full time editor. Fiction-Doctor

Goddard, Mark – Mark played Major Don West on the 1960’s classic television series Lost in Space. He also starred in the series, Johnny Ringo, The Detectives and General Hospital. Mark’s book “To Space and Back” maps his roundtrip journey from a small town boy to a TV star and back again recounting humorous anecdotes about co-stars and celebrities. Told with humor and candor, his book gives the reader a roller coaster ride equal to any side trip the Jupiter II took on its way to Alpha Centauri. He currently teaches at the F.L. Chamberlain School in Massachusetts where he lives with his wife, Evelyn, and their son, John. Mark Goddard

Golden, Christopher – Christopher is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as “The Myth Hunters”, “Wildwood Road”, “The Boys Are Back in Town”, “The Ferryman”, “Strangewood”, “Of Saints and Shadows”, and (with Tim Lebbon) “The Map of Moments”. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including “Poison Ink”, “Soulless”, and the thriller series “Body of Evidence”, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include a new series of hardcover YA fantasy novels co-authored with Tim Lebbon and entitled “The Secret Journeys of Jack London”. Christopher Golden

Goncarovs, Guntis – is a chemist by education, a historian by interest and a storyteller by passion. Throughout his childhood, Guntis listened to the stories of the idyllic land his parents had emigrated from and soon developed his own bent for storytelling. Combined with his interest in history, Goncarovs has channeled his research into his family lineage and history into three works of historical fiction, with several more in development. He has returned to New England, and has continued developing character rich storylines steeped in detail for the historical fiction enthusiast. Guntis Goncarovs

Hughes Jensen, Coralie – Having traveled since she was six years old, Coralie loves to place her characters where she has visited or lived. So far, her books include exotic places like Canada’s Newfoundland/Labrador, Tuscany, New Zealand, and Tudor England. Her latest book is closer to home, taking place in an early 19th century Shaker community in western Massachusetts. A graduate of Cal Berkeley, Coralie was born and raised in the California bay area, but she has lived in Oregon, The Netherlands, New Mexico, and Texas. She now lives with her husband, golden retriever, and tabby in Massachusetts. She has recently learned that her relatives lived in New England in the 17th and 18th centuries, something that helps make her feel at home. Coralie Hughes Jensen

Ipsen, Anne – Anne was born in Denmark and her memoirs draw on her childhood there and her youth as a teenage immigrant to the US. Her parents and she lived in Copenhagen during the German occupation of the Second World War. Afterwards, they traveled in the USA, finally settling in Boston, where she was graduated from Radcliffe College and eventually received a doctorate from Harvard University. Before deciding to become a full-time writer, she was a professor at the University of Minnesota for many years. Anne enjoys talking to people of all ages about her work, including the background and history of the places about which she writes. Anne Ipsen

Katsaros, John – Surviving a B-17 bailout in 1944 over France, airman, John Katsaros is captured by the Gestapo. Then he is rescued by the French underground in what begins a perilous quest for freedom through France and Spain. His detailed account unfolds a true story of grit, grace, and pure luck. The illustrated, 312 page tale is recounted with detailed descriptions of his French “helpers” and escapee companions while they hide from the relentless Germans and their sympathizers. Katsaros has resurrected the story after being sworn to secrecy by the US Government for 60 years. John Katsaros

Larmay, Judith – Judith was born in a small mill city in the Northeast. She has been creating images most of her life. In the late 1950’s she studied painting for three years at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and recently, after five more years in academia, has gleaned a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art and Creative Writing from Bradford College, Haverhill, MA. Painting and writing have been Judith’s blessed preoccupations. After a twenty-year pause to marry and raise two daughters, in 1978 her painting spark was rekindled. Larmay has since been producing fine artwork non-stop. After graduation from Bradford College in 1997, she began to write for publication. She lives happily with her husband of forty years, paints, teaches, and sells from her home studio. She is also represented by galleries and agents throughout the United States and the Virgin Islands. Larmay Art Studio

Longo, Stacey – a humor blogger and author of “Secret Things: Twelve Tales to Terrify” and “Pookie and the Lost & Found Friend”, as well as dozens of published short stories. She is also a noted editor (“Wicked Seasons” and “The Keeper: Awakening”). Stacey Longo

Magliocco, Peter – was born in Glendale, CA, USA, in 1948 and educated in the public schools there. He earned a B.A. in fine art from California State University at Northridge. He’s single and a military veteran of the Viet Nam war era, and has worked in the security field for several years while freelancing his art, poetry, and fiction to various alternative and literary-oriented publications. He lives in Las Vegas. Peter Magliocco

Mason, K. D. – A lifelong runner, K.D. Mason lives on the New Hampshire seacoast with his wife of 39 years and three cats. They have two grown children, a son who lives in Las Vegas and a daughter who lives with her husband and their daughter in Massachusetts. A lifetime of working in the restaurant business, sailing in the Caribbean and New England as well as hanging out with an active running community have given him a wealth of story ideas. Mr. Mason is the author of the very successful Jack Beale Mystery series of books and many people consider him to be the next Robert B. Parker! KD Mason

Obert, Christopher P. – Chris is the owner of Pear Tree Publishing, an independent publishing company located in Bradford Massachusetts specializing in helping authors and groups to self-publish and market their work. Chris is also the author, co-author and editor of numerous books including, “The Next Harvest, Vineyards & Wineries of New England,” “Thanks for the Memories, the Serra Family Tree and Stories,” and “Reflections, a Collection of Poems & Writings.” He is the co-author of “Legendary Locals of Haverhill” the first book and flagship in the Arcadia Publishing Legendary Locals Series of books. Chris is the founder and organizer of the New England Authors Expo, the largest grassroots literary event in New England. He is very active in promoting the New England writing community and is a member of many different literary groups.

Owen, Dana C. – Served as a Police Officer for 27 years in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, retiring as the Sergeant Armorer for the Massachusetts State Police. From 1970 to 1992, he served with the Massachusetts Metropolitan District Commission Police Department (MDC). When several state law enforcement agencies merged, he became a member of the Massachusetts State Police, serving until his retirement in 1997. He is the recipient of several police citations including the Metropolitan Police Medal of Valor, the highest honor awarded. Dana holds a Bachelor Degree in Law Enforcement from Northeastern University. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, he is also an avid genealogist. Shotgunned

Paradis, Susan – Susan grew up in Arlington, Mass. and went to Matignon High School in Cambridge and to the Massachusetts College of Art. Fast forward. Eight years, three children and one divorce later – I returned to Massart to get a teacher’s certification. The city of Haverhill hired me within a week of my course completion and I spent the next thirty years teaching art at Haverhill High School. During twenty of those teaching years I also worked as a freelance illustrator. The arrival of my first grandchild set the wheels in motion for this last stage of my career. I have seven grandchildren now and each one of them opens an unexpected door into my own memories of childhood. I’m just waiting for the revelations… Susan Paradis

Phillips, Dale – With four novels and seven story collections published, Dale has also published over 25 short stories, poetry, and a non-fiction career book, How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills. He took writing seminars from Stephen King in college, and has appeared on stage, television, and in an independent feature film, Throg. He competed on two nationally televised quiz shows, Jeopardy and Think Twice. He co-wrote and acted in a short political satire film, The Nine. He’s traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and through Europe. Dale Phillips

Ross, Joseph – Teacher, tutor, advocate, college administrator, editor, writer, caregiver. All describe facets of Joseph Ross. For more than 40 years, he has been involved in working with and advising people of all ages. “The hardest part of being a caregiver,” he says, “is learning to listen.” Joe learns by listening to experts, doctors and other professionals. He has served as an editor for several publications and authors, and has been published nationally. In addition, he has lectured to groups and has written extensively. Joseph Ross

Spada, Vincent – Vincent is a writer and a poet. He is the author of the poetry book “One Under the Sun” and is the author of the children’s book “Said the Kitty to the Cat.” He also has a series of short stories that has appeared in magazines and newspapers. Vincent Spada

Vlad V – Vlad is the author of Brachman’s Underworld, Yorick, and The Button, and he’s appeared at A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing, Queen City Kamikaze (panelist),New England Authors Expo, Indie Author News, Open Book Society, Yahoo! Shine, Cool Roots (performer), Rooted (performer), Strange Amusements, Digital Journal and at bookstores and libraries all across New England. His background as a newspaper correspondent and freelance writer has earned him dozens of publishing credits for news articles as well. Vlad V

Wainwright, Paul – Paul is a photographer based in Atkinson, New Hampshire, who works in a traditional manner utilizing sheet film, a large-format camera, and silver gelatin printing. His work has appeared in numerous juried competitions and solo exhibitions, and is included in the permanent collections of both private and corporate collectors, including Fidelity Investments and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is a mostly self-taught photographer who brings to his images an eye for space and light, subtle details, and an appreciation of history. Working with traditional photographic media such as 4×5 sheet film and silver gelatin paper processed in a wet darkroom, he achieves in his prints a sense of quiet contemplation that comes from the slow, Zen-like pace of creating his images. Paul’s photographs appear in the book “A Space for Faith, The Colonial Meetinghouses of New England.” This book has 77 duotone images with introduction, essay, foreword, and preface; 128 pages, 9″ x 10.5″, hardcover with dust jacket. Paul Wainwright

Williams, Betsy – Betsy has been growing, selling, decorating and teaching about living with herbs and flowers since 1972. Trained as a florist in Boston and England, she combines her floral and gardening skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. An entertaining lecturer, she weaves stories and legends throughout her informative talks. Betsy is the author of several books on the uses and stories of herbs and flowers: “Potpourri and Fragrant Crafts” published by Readers Digest and “The Little Book Series” published by The Proper Season Press. Betsy Williams

Publishing Links

Pear Tree Publishing – An independent publishing company located in Bradford Massachusetts specializing in helping authors and groups to self-publish and market their work. Pear Tree Publishing assists their clients with each step of the process: development, production, marketing and sale of their project. Facebook Page

Rosstrum Publishing – is a small publisher specializing in emerging authors and short runs. The company was founded in 2008 by Joseph Ross, on the heels of publishing his first book, along with his wife, Esther. Every title accepted for publication is edited and formatted by the staff. At this time, Rosstrum does not limit its selections to any particular genre. In 2016, Rosstrum Publishing became a division of The Border Company LLC. No change in management or operations has or will happen as a result. Rosstrum Publishing

Publishing Related Services & Organizations Links

New England Authors Expo – The Expo is a grassroots effort to bring together local New England authors and publishers with the book buying public. It also serves as a business networking event for the local authors, illustrators, publishers and printers. The Expo is very different from other New England author events because we encourage unknown authors and very small publishers to attend. For many lesser known authors this is their only exposure to the public. We can have a first time or self-published author sitting next to a New York Times best selling author. It is very cool because you never know who may be sitting at the next table! We always try to have a few famous authors and celebrities attend to help bring attention to our events. The NEAE’s events take place all around New England. The Expo has over 1,000 authors and publishing professionals, (as well as TV, radio and music celebrities) on its contact list. The NEAE is very active in hosting many book events including the Author’s Night at the Vineyard series of book signings and the Buttonwoods New England Author’s Lecture Series. The NEAE also hosts its main Expo every year in July. NEAE WebsiteNEAE Facebook page

Jason Harris Promotions – was created by Jason Harris because he believes in promoting people, events, and other things and helping to get the word out. It’s tough out there and getting tougher to get noticed. There are so many things drawing people’s attention. Let him help you get the word out about your book, convention, craft fair, business, or anything else you want the world to know about. Jason Harris Promotions

King Printing – A short-run book printing company and book manufacturer. As a book printer, we specialize in short-run printing and binding for self-published authors, individuals, small businesses, and book publishers. King Printing

Signature Book Printing – This book printing company has focused on excellent quality, smooth and easy customer service and great prices since it opened its doors in 1986 as a short run book printer. Signature now produces hard cover and soft cover books, books with both color and black and white insides, and prints in much larger quantities than before. It produces beautiful full color books, coffee table books, as well as runs of poetry, novels, and technical books. During this growth in capability, Signature has concentrated on its initial emphasis of quality, customer service, and value. Signature Book Printing

Tremblay, Stanley J. – is the owner of Find the Axis. With the experience in all the right spots, Find The Axis can help you produce a quality title from cover design and graphics, to page layouts, to optimized websites for your fans to keep coming back to. We hope you enjoy what you see, as our goal is to provide you with New York-quality products no matter who you are or where you are from. Find the Axis – Where authors and design converge. Find the Axis

Other Useful Links

Write Now – is a Haverhill Community Television show devoted to writing and authors. The show is hosted by Gayle C. Heney and is shown in many local communities. Recent episodes are posted on the HCTV website.

Great Locations for Book Events

Buttonwoods Museum – Located on a historic site overlooking the Merrimack River. From Native American settlement to the present, the Buttonwoods Museum tells the story of life in the Merrimack Valley. Visit the John Ward House, the Duncan House and the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop. Experience our hands-on education and outreach programs that make this unique history come alive for people of all ages. Buttonwoods Museum

Danversport Yacht Club – Nestled on 19 acres, directly on the water, Danversport Yacht Club is truly a New England jewel. Danversport offers expansive views, plenty of free parking, and upscale function facilities for any size group from an intimate group of as little as 8 people, to a large group of up to 650. Danversport Yacht Club

Haverhill Country Club – Founded in 1925, Haverhill Golf and Country Club stands out as one of the most prestigious and beautiful golf courses in the Merrimack Valley. Whether you are planning a charity golf outing, corporate board meeting, or the wedding of a lifetime, you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your event is in the capable hands of experienced professionals.Haverhill Country Club

Zorvino Vineyards – Zorvino Vineyards is a small piece of Tuscany located in Sandown, New Hampshire. Our picturesque winery is located on 80 beautiful acres in the middle of a New England hardwood forest. We are not just a winery but a destination, with a beautiful rustic post and beam manor house with a huge fireplace where we can accommodate events of all types and sizes. We have a wonderful terrace with flowing ponds and waterfalls where you can relax and have a glass of wine while overlooking our vineyards. Zorvino Vineyards

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