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We had a great year in 2012 and are passing on our thanks with special low pricing on all books at my website!

Also, visit to see what we’ve been doing with some other talented authors.

I know I’ve been quiet for a while, but much has been going on.

I have been working with some authors through A Snowy Day Distribution & Publishing, so be sure to visit to see some other books Sal & I have been publishing!

However, some of my “works in progress” are still progressing well, so keep checking in for notice of new books on the horizon. 🙂

I’m back and preparing for a new season of events which will include many of our favorite venues. Cape Cod and Yellow Umbrella Books is on the list as well as some new stops near and far from home!

Our sincere thanks for continuing to make each year better than all previous years in many ways! Bok sales continue to be great and eBook sales continue to grow! All seven of my books are available in print as well as on Kindle and Nook!

Keep coming back. I promise to post news regularly. K

We attended the Franklin Pierce University Boston, MA Chapter Alumni Association Network and Social; held at the Rattlesnake Lounge on Boylston Street in Boston this past Thursday. It was another wonderful event, with many Boston area Alumni and some of us from New Hampshire also.

Here is Laurie Alden; Alumni Chapter and Events Manager, coordinating with one of the staff at the Rattlesnake Lounge.

Here is Shirley English-Whitman; Alumni Relations Director, with Lindsay Sheldon, Keene ’08.

Here is Joyce (Loughlin) Bastille; Massachusetts Chapter Coordinator, with Brian Nichols, Rindge ’09.

Here is Jim Little, ’87 with Shirley.

Here are Matt Fedorka; Rindge ’10 and Josh Poisson; Rindge ’07

Here are Brian, Laurie and Andrew Rosenthal; Rindge ’99.

Here is Joe Davis; Rindge ’89 and Andrew.

Here are Laurie, Matt and Shirley.

Here are Joyce, Josh and Steve Menard; Rindge ’07.

Here are Joe and Andrew.

Here is a group shot (with no flash).

Before the event Sal and I walked through the Boston Public Garden and saw a swan nesting.

Here she is, with her mate keeping watch from the water.

Here is another picture, with her male duck bodyguards surrounding her.

Another view, showing how many duck bodyguards she has!

Her mate came over to show off.

And here is a picture taken after the event, with the two swans on the nest together.

Finally, a couple of pictures of George Washington aglow!

Next time I will post some pictures taken at Castle Island, in South Boston, from earlier this same day!

After you read my previous Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories – Connection 6 Dated: 12/17/09 you are up to date with the connections between the first six published novels in the LaRosa Chronicles. Plus, you have the connection to Summer And August, A LaRosa Chronicles Murder Mystery set in Chatham, which will be released in May 2010.

The next connection goes bask in time to a character you meet in  Father Sandro’s Money, the very first LaRosa Chronicles story. Kathleen, the pretty Irish love of Armand LaRosa’s life, travels to the far Western Massachusetts town of Adams, after Armand’s tragic death, to raise her two children in peace and safety.

This is scheduled for 2011, and is currently the story that is screaming to come out. Kathleen is the working title of this story, but most of the working titles change as stories develop.

You’re going to really enjoy another totally unique style of presentation with this story.

When you read my previous Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories: Connection 1, Dated: 10/29/09, you learned that Father Sandro’s Money and Time Has A Way are loosely connected through Emma LaRosa. Emma and Julie are the main characters in Time Has A Way.

Then when you read the Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories – Connection 2 – Yesterday, Tommy Gray Drowned , Dated 11/03/09, you learned in Yesterday, Tommy Gray Drowned that Elizabeth, who is the main character is Julie’s mother.

So when you read the Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories – Connection 3 , Dated: 11/30/09, you found out that in The next book in the LaRosa Chronicles is Candy-colored Clown, the main characters are Julie and her husband Ken Waters.

Most recently you read my previous Blog, LaRosa Chronicles, Connecting the Stories – Connection 4 , Dated: 12/10/09, where youi learned that in the fifth book of the LaRosa Chronicles, Spiderling , a Suspense/Thriller, set in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Ken & Julie’s fifteen year old daughter is the main character, who goes off to an ecology camp and ends up as a Spiderling .

In Spiderling Ken & Julie’s fifteen year old daughter, Katrina meets Chas. As we start to read  PISCATAGUA Katrina and Chas are best friends, but Chas wants to be more than best friends. As much as convincing Katrina, Chas needs to believe in himself. Meanwhile, more evil looms in the aftermath of Granite Mountain and it takes aim at Katrina and Chas.

The next connection weaves through a few books. In the next Connecting the Stories we’ll look at several characters who will be in Chatham, MA, in Old Cape Cod, living (or dying) through Summer And August . 

Click on any of the Hyperlinked text to see more about each story.

There have been so many other things to talk about I haven’t provided an update on the progress of  Summer & August in a while.

Lisa, of, Editor-in-Chief and dear friend, has completed her review and edits, and as usual has provided valuable recommendations and insight. I am in process of implementing her recommendations. When this stage is complete we will have a Final Manuscript. But, my final-final process of ensuring satisfaction with the manuscript is narrating the Audio Book.

As I listen to the story I sometimes (always) make changes in every Chapter! (more like every page) It’s a nice final check for me. I will most likely record a chapter four or five days per week.  And subsequently make any changes in the Manuscript. That will put us into early February for being ready for publication. Making print and CD copies of Summer & August on schedule for May 2010 release.

This coming Saturday we will be at a Holiday Craft Fair, located at Our Lady of the Cedars Church, on the corner of Calef Road and Mitchell Street in Manchester, NH from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

This event is sponsored by the Manchester Policemen’s Wives Scholarship Board. 100% of all funds raised from rentals, raffles and food sales will be utilized for post High School education scholarships for the sons and daughters of Manchester, NH Police Officers.

This is a great way for us to end our best year ever and we hope to continue to get a great turn-out at this venue.

Saturday, after the Milford, NH Event we were at our son-in-law’s casino-themed birthday party.
His birthday is actually December 9 and we will post a picture of the party that day!

It has now been only two months now that  I have been Blogging daily (excluding a day here and there) and November has blown away the tremendous number of views I received in October. I am very grateful for the wonderful growth in readership. Sincere thanks to all of you for your support!!!

There is still plenty of time to get personalized books for holiday gifts. I promise that all of you who email me for autographed books for holiday gifts will receive them within a week of your orders!

Keep coming back and I’ll try to keep it interesting.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Our Thanksgiving was great. We hope yours was too.

We had too much to eat, as planned. We visited and the children played.

Here I am with Sal Jr as he’s checking out the bird. He did a great job!

Here’s the guest of honor. He didn’t look like that for long.

Here’s Zoey enjoying our Thanksgiving toast. (The children toasted with sparkling cider so no one was left out of the toast)

We had a wonderful day!