Expected Authors for 2019
Bert Abbazia is the author of Chatham Township, NJ: Secrets from the Past: The Rise and Demise of America’s Fourteenth Colony and Niagara Rapid Transit. This will be Bert’s first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.
J.R. Bale is the author of the political thriller, Phoenix in the Middle of the Road, an Amazon five-star bestseller as well as the upcoming science fiction novel, Cognition Chronicles: The Redstone Legacy. J.R. is a New Providence resident.
You can visit J.R.’s website at www.jrbale.com.
Robert Ciampi, LCSW has worn many “hats” in his professional career: clinician, therapist, patient advocate, supervisor, writer, and now author. His book When to Call a Therapist outlines the symptoms and behaviors of the most common mental-health issues people suffer from, as well as when and how to seek help. This will be Bob’s first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.
You can visit his website at www.whentocallatherapist.com.
You can visit Linda’s website at www.lindajbarth.com.
Visit Michael’s website at www.michaelstephendaigle.com.
Reyna Favis is a charity writer, donating half her earnings to 501(c)(3) organizations. She is the author of Soul Search and Soul Scent, supernatural thrillers set in the search and rescue world. Reyna holds a Ph.D. in biology and exerts her power as mistress of the dark arts of introversion through her blog, Introvert Broadcasting Network. When not writing, she responds to callouts as a canine handler for the Search and Rescue Teams of Warren County. You can visit Reyna’s website at www.reynafavis.com.
Vivian Fransen is the author of The Straight Spouse: A Memoir. This is her second time attending the New Providence Book Festival.
You can visit Vivian’s website at www.straightspousememoir.com.
Kerry Gans is the author of The Witch of Zal, a steampunk re-imagining of The Wizard of Oz for the middle grade market.
You can visit Kerry’s website at www.kerrygans.com.
You can visit Kristina’s website at www.kristinagarlick.com.
Laura Kaighn is children’s author and storyteller. Laura writes both children’s books and science fiction. She also runs programs under Lady Hawke Storytelling & Writer’s Services. This is her second time attending the New Providence Book Festival.
Visit Laura’s website at www.ladyhawkestorytelling.com
Angela LaCarrubba is the author of Nobody’s Purr-Fect: (Especially Not Georgie), a children’s story. This is her first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.
Learn more about her book at https://www.christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=nobodys-purr-fect
Elissa Matthews is the author of Where the River Bends.
Bob Mayers is a Revolutionary War historian and author of historical non-fiction books, including The Forgotten Revolution, The War Man and Searching for Yankee Doodle. His most recent book, Revolutionary New Jersey was published in June 2018.
Visit Bob’s website at www.revolutionarydetective.com.
Lisa Romeo is the author of Starting with Goodbye, a touching memoir. This will be Lisa’s first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.
Visit Lisa’s website at www.lisaromeo.net.
Jenn Stroud Rossman is the author of The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh, a wise and witty novel about the Silicon Valley that’s not covered in the fawning features in The New York Times. This will be Lisa’s first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.
Visit her website at jennstroudrossmann.com.
David B. Watts is a real-life private detective. This will be Mr. Watts’s first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.
Visit his website at davidbwatts.com.