Before I share some activities that I hope will be of interest and value to you, I wish you and yours all the fulfillment and joy that this season promises. I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with love, be it family and friends, fond memories of holidays past, or sharing of your time, treasures and talents with others. This past year has been a challenging one for me and my extended family but through those challenges our faith and the love we share for each other has strengthened and sustained us and for that, I am truly thankful.
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INJURED ANGELSPLAY STAGED READING! SEVEN ANGELS THEATER - 1 Plank Road, Waterbury, CT - 203-757-4676
6:30 PM - APRIL 22, 2018. PRE-PERFORMANCE RECEPTION - 5:30 PM. Please mark the date and share this information widely. Seven Angels Theater has seating for about 800 people and it would be great if we could fill the theater for this event!
As many of you know, after the death of my mother-in-law, Charlotte, I temporarily halted work on my upcoming novel, Wounded Angels, based largely on her surviving the death of her husband of over fifty years. I did, however, continue working on the play script based upon one essential segment of that book. Now, Semina DeLaurentis, artistic director at Seven Angels, has offered to host a staged reading of the play at the theater. In the staged reading, a full cast will do a complete, dramatic reading of the entire play with limited lighting, sound and staging.
Tickets for this event will be available in the near future for only $10 through the Seven Angels Theater box office. If the reading proves successful enough, it has the potential to propel the play to a full production in the future and YOU can play a crucial role in making this happen. Actress / playwright, Ilvi Dulack, and I are finishing our edits and identifying potential cast members for the reading. Semina DeLaurentis and I are discussing plans for a pre-production audience reception (included at no additional cost) and a post-reading Q and A and feedback session. I am also considering producing a collector-quality, autographed playbill for the event. With sufficient attendance and positive audience response, Injured Angels will be one step closer to a becoming a major theatrical stage production. If at all possible, please mark your calendars, plan to attend this premier event, and please invite your family, friends and associates to attend. I have spent years writing and preparing for this and I can assure you, any who attend will be happy they did. More information about Seven Angels Theater is available at their website at: http://sevenangelstheatre.org/
I also welcome the opportunity to share the background of the story's development with as large an audience as possible. If you know of any radio, television or print news journalists who might be interested, please make a referral and I will be happy to follow up regarding possible interviews. Thank you.
Book Sale and Signing - Connecticut Christmas Gift Show, November 25, 2017, 9 am - 4 pm, Danbury Sports Dome, 25 Shelter Rock Ln., Danbury, CT
Looking for a unique gift for people on your holiday shopping list? Here is an opportunity to support over 200 local small businesses and artisans while getting that special gift that will provide enjoyment long after the presents are opened. I am thrilled to be sharing a vendor table with my son, Jason, at the Connecticut Christmas Gift Show in Danbury. Over the past several years, Jason and his partners at Geek Fever Games have produced a number of award-winning board games. Jason has just returned from a tour of the U.S. and Europe, promoting his games. He will share a vendor table with me where I will be selling and signing copies of my full edition of Amanda's Room, as well as the newer, abridged, Amanda's Room Travel Edition. Admission to the show is just $5.00 and kids 12 and under are free. More information about Geek Feaver Games is available at their website at: http://www.geekfevergames.com/
More information about the show can be found on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/557652417914263/
Book Discussion and Signing -Portland Public Library, 20 Freestone Ave. Portland, CT -Mary Flood Room - 5:45 - 8:00 pm, December 12, 2017
Many thanks to Debra Jameson for organizing this book reading and signing for members of her book club and to the Portland Public Library for hosting the event. Debra has opened the event to other book clubs so if you and members of your club have read Amanda's Room and have comments and/or questions, or have not read the book and are interested in learning what it is about, plan on joining us. Here are some of the questions I plan on addressing at the reading:
What is the significance of the story about the young robin that appears in the prologue? How does this description contrast to the one that appears in the epilogue and what does that say about what has occurred over time?
In chapter three, how do Drew's book pick and Chris's movie pick foreshadow what will happen later in the story?
For those reading the full edition, how do the weather quotes at the beginning of the following chapters relate to the content of the chapter itself: Chapter 11 - Change of State, Chapter 29 - Doldrums, Chapter 39 - Relative Humidity, Chapter 54 - Absolute Zero
In chapter 14, the job foreman, Ted Reggerio, discusses the paint used in Amanda's room (Baker-Miller Pink) with Bert Myers and says it was supposed to have a psychological effect on people. Is that possible? Interested people can research this more by going to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker-Miller_pink
In chapter 17, Bert explains to his wife, Evelyn, how the bizarre temperature pattern surrounding 36 Lakota Drive reverses completely around December 21 each year. What is the significance of this date and why?
What is the relationship of the storms that occur in the chapters 21 and 22. Hint: compare Ralph's broken watch in chapter 21 to the digital readout on the screen in chapter 22.
In chapter 24, Drew and Katie discuss Amanda's age. How old is Amanda?
What is the significance of the two storms that occur in chapter 25?
In chapter 47, Bert is still convinced that there are natural explanations for all that has happened. What drives his convictions?
What prompted "Hurricane Amanda?"
In chapter 50, when Katie stabs the wall in Amanda's room, the paint drips and is the color of blood. Whose blood might it be?
What do you suppose became of Amanda when the house was demolished?
Admission is free. You can find additional information about the event and sign up to attend by clicking on the event calendar information at the Portland Public Library, website at: http://www.portlandlibraryct.org
I also plan to provide a brief preview of my upcoming novel and play, Injured Angels and promise a very lively and entertaining discussion.
That's All For Now.
Thank you for spending a few moments with me. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did sharing it with you. Until the next time,