2022 Authors

JRBale-21080116b-150x150J.R. Bale is the author of the political thriller, Phoenix in the Middle of the Road, an Amazon five-star bestseller as well as his science fiction novel, Cognition Chronicles: The Redstone Legacy. J.R. is a college professor, marketing consultant, and resident of New Providence.

You can visit J.R.’s website at www.jrbale.com.

D.M. Barr
 writes suspense, satire and contemporary romance. is the president of the Hudson Valley Romance Writers of America and Vice President of Sisters in Crime New York/Tri-State. Her books include Expired ListingsMurder Worth the WeightSaving Grace and
The Queen of Second Chances.

Learn more by visiting D.M.’s website at www.dmbarr.com.

Linda Barth is a local history enthusiast and author. Her books include The History of Inventing in New Jersey, Hidden New JerseyBridgetender’s Boy and other New Jersey-related books.

You can visit Linda’s website at www.lindajbarth.com.

Mally Becker combines her love of history and crime fiction in mysteries that feature strong, independent heroines. She is the 2022 Agatha Award-nominated author of The Turncoat’s Widow, which Kirkus Reviews called, “A compelling tale … with charming main characters.” Her historical mystery has also been named a Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist and Mystery & Mayhem finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Awards.

Mally’s next book, The Counterfeit Wife, will be published in September 2022 by Level Best Books, and she is at work on the third installment in her Revolutionary War mystery series. Learn more at www.MallyBecker.com.

Janice Berliner has been a board certified genetic counselor for more than 33 years. Janice has written several book chapters, published a number of scholarly articles, and edited a book entitled Ethical Dilemmas in Genetics and Genetic Counseling: Principles through Case Scenarios.

Janice’s novels, Brooke’s Promise and In Good Conscience, derive from her expertise working with families facing the risk of hereditary disorders, and the intensely personal and life-altering nature genetic illness can have on family relationships. Janice has three adult children, and lives in Berkeley Heights with her dog, two cats, and husband of almost 32 years. You can visit Janice’s website at www.JaniceBerliner.com.

Michelle Cameron’s most recent novel, Beyond the Ghetto Gates, was a Silver Medal winner in Historical Fiction by the Independent Book Publishers. Her previous historical, The Fruit of Her Hands, is based on the author’s 13th-century ancestor, Meir ben Baruch of Rothenberg. Michelle’s novel-in-verse, In the Shadow of the Globe, named Shakespeare Theatre of NJ’s 2003-4 Winter Book Selection, was performed in several locales, including the Stella Adler Studio’s Shakespeare Benefit. Novels forthcoming in 2023 and 2024, respectively, include Babylon and Napoleon’s Mirage, a sequel to Beyond the Ghetto Gates.

A director of The Writers Circle, Michelle teaches creative writing to children, teens, and adults in NJ and virtually.


Michael Stephen Daigle
is the author of  the Frank Nagler mysteries series, which includes, The Weight of Living, The Swamps of JerseyA Game Called Dead  and the recently published The Red Hand.

Visit Michael’s website at www.michaelstephendaigle.com.

Ann Frommer
, along with Victor Merkel, co-authored the Tailgunner trilogy: TailgunnerWar Defines Us, If We Let It, Tailgunner R3, and Tailgunner-Pip- Legacy of War. Ann later published her own cookbook, Annie Cooks. Her photography is displayed throughout her cookbook.

Learn more by visiting Ann’s website.

Kristina Garlick
 in a prolific author. Her books include Arcadia: The Wayward Hero and Sinners & Saints: A Patriot’s Manifesto. Her most recent book, Almost a Fairy Tale, just launched.

You can visit Kristina’s website at www.kristinagarlick.com.


Sarajane Giere
 is an an artist and retired teacher living in West Caldwell, NJ. She has published personal essays in the New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor. She has written two memoirs, the latest being, My Pilot: A Story of War, Love and ALS, which debuted in November of 2020. She is a member of the Washington Association of Morristown.

Learn more by visiting Sarajane’s website at www.sarajanegiere.com.

Lisa Jacovsky currently is working a one-to-one therapist in Early Intervention with children with autism and cognitive delays. Lisa began writing short stories when she was seven years old. Writing is a passion for her and one of the many things she enjoys. She is currently the author of the award winning first and second books in the Lets Talk! Series. Lisa lives in New Jersey where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working on the next book in the Lets Talk! Series.   Learn more at www.lisajayauthor.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

Tom Kranz is a career journalist, writer, podcaster and communications consultant. He has five novels and one non-fiction book. He is currently the Public Information Officer for the Borough of Fanwood, NJ. He produces a podcast called Type. Tune. Tint. in which he examines the creative process by interviewing authors, artists and musicians, some of whom came to their art later in life or by accident.

Learn more about Tom at www.tomkranzbooks.com.

Angela La Carrubba is the author of Nobody’s Purr-Fect: (Especially Not Georgie), and her newly released Dancing with the Truth.

Both are children’s stories, which Angela will be reading  during the children’s story hour at 10 AM.

Learn more about at www.alacarrubba.com.

Elissa Matthews
is the author of Where the River Bends, a historical fiction taking place in 1931, a time of social, financial and racial chaos.

Visit Elissa’s website at www.epmatthews.com.


Andrea J. Stein
, author of the novel Typecast, is a lifetime lover of books.  Born in Brooklyn, she was raised in New Jersey before attending a small, quirky liberal arts college and a large, preppy university, both in New York State. A book publicist by profession, she lives with her husband and sons in suburban New Jersey. She spends an inordinate amount of time taking pretty photos of books. Things that make her happy include strong tea, turtles, sunshine, sheep, and the ocean.

Learn more about Andrea at www.andreajstein.com.

Khalid Uddin is a New Jersey-based author and high school teacher. He enjoys partaking in local author events and appearances throughout New Jersey whenever he can, and loves to interact with readers to learn about their interests and tastes. His books, Rise of the Red Harbinger and The Ghosts of Ashur, are the first two of a four-part fantasy series.

Visit Kal’s website at www.khaliduddin.com.