2018 Authors

Expected Authors for 2018:
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.

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.


Michael Stephen Daigle
is the author of  the Frank Nagler mysteries series, which includes, The Weight of Living, The Swamps of Jersey and A Game Called Dead.

You can 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 first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.

You can visit Vivian’s website at www.straightspousememoir.com


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.

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 first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.

Visit Laura’s website at www.ladyhawkestorytelling.com


Brian McKinley, author of the supernatural thrillers, Ancient Blood, Bite Club and Drawing Dead, as well as Chermasu and Monsters of the Order Saga. This is his first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.

Visit Brian’s website at www.brianmckinleyauthor.com


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.

Ginger Pate 
is the author of Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again which was a Moonbeam Children’s Book award winner and a finalist in the International Book Awards, and Would You Invite a Skunk to Your Wedding? Both were published by Greene Bark Press.  Ginger lives in New Providence. This is her first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.

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Bill Powers
 is former pharmaceutical researcher and the author of the suspense thrillers, The Pharm House and The Torch is Passed.

You can visit Bill’s website at www.billpowersauthor.com

New Providence resident Linda Raedisch is best known for her book The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year (Llewellyn 2013).  In July 2017 she made her fiction debut with the fantasy novella The Princess in the Mound: A Visitor’s Guide to Alvenholm Castle.

She invites readers and aspiring writers to contact her via her Facebook page, “Linda Raedisch.”

Amy M. Reade, a recovering lawyer, lives in southern New Jersey. She is the author of Secrets of Hallstead House, The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor, House of Hanging Jade, and The House on Candlewick Lane. She loves cooking, reading, and traveling. You can visit her website at www.amymreade.com.
This is her first time attending the New Providence Book Festival.