Hall of Fame

Even for a writer, words cannot express how amazing it was for me on February 13, 2019 when I walked up onto the stage at the Folk Alliance International conference in Montreal, and my friends Mike Regenstreif and Ellen Stanley welcomed me into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame. Mike is already a member (as…

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Folk Alliance’s Folk DJ Hall of Fame

For more than 36 years, I’ve hosted a folk music show, “The Hudson River Sampler,” on WAMC-FM/Northeast Public Radio (www.wamc.org), a major National Public Radio affiliate headquartered in Albany, New York. Prior to that, I hosted a folk music show for four years at WCUW-FM, a small community radio station located in Worcester, Massachusetts. I…

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It’s Official! New Apple Award Winner!

I’m pleased to announce that The New Apple Literary Awards selected the e-version of “Empty Seats” as its solo medalist winner in the Young Adult General Fiction category. I am so excited about this, especially since it’s the first award I’ve received for my fiction writing. Check out this link: http://www.newappleliterary.com/2018ebook/2018ebookCat25.html

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Latest book review: Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38532119-heartland” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”>Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh My rating: 3 of 5 stars I bought this book after having heard the author on Terry Gross’s “Fresh Air” program. Her background and her family history sounded quite like my own, since…

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Audio Version of “Empty Seats” Available!

I am so excited to announce that an audiobook version of “Empty Seats” is available of Audible and iTunes! Here’s a great deal if you’re interested in getting a FREE–THAT’S RIGHT, FREE–copy. If you sign up for a 30-day free trial of Audible, you can get a free audiobook of “Empty Seats.” If you don’t…

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Charles Frazier’s “Varina”

Varina by Charles Frazier My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book. I admit that it took me a while to finish because I had some things get in the way, but after I had heard Charles Frazier on The Book Show on WAMC, I knew I had to read it. Perhaps it’s…

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Did I Really Write This Book?

Almost a year ago, I was trying to find a publisher for Empty Seats. No go. I decided to self-publish, with the help of a great editor, a couple of wonderful friends and ultimately the amazing people at Monkfish/Epigraph Publishing in Rhinebeck, New York. It’s been a wild ride since then–going to bookstores, libraries, even…

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