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Book Talk with Local Author Avye Andonellis

As Halloween approaches, it’s time to get honest about two scary things: the invisible spirit world and being a self-published author! Join local author Avye Andonellis (aka Woodbury Library staff member Dawn Yoakam) for a book talk about her recently self-published literary thriller, The Marionettist .

From the back cover: “Ari Apostollis is all set. Her whole life she’s relied on herself, but she can no longer go it alone after a rare antiquities dealer uncovers an ancient secret which forces Ari to choose between the life she’s built and the life she was born to live. Deirdre Morrigan isn’t who she seems. When she shows up in Ari’s small New Hampshire town she harbors a wicked desire which could ruin them both.”

About the Author: Avye Andonellis left Ohio to raise her family on a Greek island. There she taught ESOL, learned Greek, and co-founded an organic feta cheese plant. Twenty years later, she moved back to the US. She is an author, small press owner, and dog & cat trainer. (Yes, cats can be trained, kinda.)

Avye will share her journey from being a NaNoWriMo winning writer to literary agent seeker to self-respecting, self-published author. She’ll offer solid, good-humored writing advice to help the author in you achieve publication. Books will be available for signing and purchase.

Meet the Author, E. C. Hanson

Salem, Massachusetts. A town with a rich history of spirits and witches. It’s a place Adam Frost, a former paranormal investigator, never intended to visit again. But his teenage daughter is troubled and shows early signs of self-harm. Can the trip save their fractured relationship? Only time, and a haunted house, will tell.

ALL THINGS DEADLY (Salem Stories) is E. C. Hanson’s debut horror collection. Surrounding the Frost storyline is a series of tales that utilize the coastal city to ratchet up the chills.  Join the author at the Woodbury Public Library on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 for a book talk and signing.

E. C. Hanson earned his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was the recipient of an “Outstanding Writing For The Screen” certificate.  His work has been published by Smith & Kraus and Applause Books in 8 play anthologies. More than 35 of his short plays have been developed and produced in the United States.

Curious Blue Press, Trembling With Fear, Ghost Orchid Press, Collective Tales, and The Parliament House have published his fiction. D&T Publishing released his debut horror collection, ALL THINGS DEADLY (Salem Stories), in 2021 while Demain Publishing will release his first novella in 2022.  As an educator, Hanson has taught undergraduate and graduate-level English courses at Sacred Heart University.

Meet Journalist and Author Larry Rifkin

Oct. 12: 2 pm
Rain Date: Oct. 14, 2 pm

Front Plaza

If you are interested in a career in broadcasting, communications or journalism, this is one book talk you do not want to miss. Retired broadcast journalist Larry Rifkin will share anecdotes and excerpts from his new book No Dead Air, currently #1 on Amazon in the Media and Communications category. Rifkin has worked in radio, TV and has won regional EMMY’s for his work and contributions to the broadcasting field. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.  Advanced registration requested but not required. Sign up at (203) 574-8225.  Event will be held outside the Silas Bronson Library.