MPL Author Meet & Greet

Melrose Public Library Author Meet & Greet
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 10 AM – 12 PM

Drop by to meet local authors who will be on-hand to talk about their work, sign autographs, and sell copies of their books!  FREE admission and open to all.  Light refreshments will be served.

The following authors are scheduled to attend!


JS Carter GilsonGod’s Evil


“Boston is under attack from a horde of vampires, and only two people can save it.”



Tom CataliniCareer Leap Year: 52 Ways to Reach a New Level of Success

Professional Development/Self-Help/Nonfiction

Career Leap Year is a guide to professional development and career success for knowledge workers in the modern world of work.  Time-tested strategies and actionable advice to help you get unstuck and achieve more.”


Dennis N. CrousePrevent Alzheimer’s, Autism and Stroke


“This book describes the recent research on how neurotoxic forms of aluminum cause Alzheimer’s, Autism, and Stroke.  Specific steps are given for preventing and reversing these diseases.”



Martha R.A. FieldsTHE Okinawa in ME: FINALLY Finding MY IKIGAI (Reason for Being!)


“The people of Okinawa, Japan have more healthy & active people 110 years old+ than anywhere in the world!  They rarely get diseases like memory loss, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, strokes, osteoporosis & colon, breast or prostate cancer.  What are they doing that YOU can apply to YOUR life?  Read this amazing book to learn more!  Martha RA Fields grew up in Okinawa & learned about the Okinawan ancient approaches to living a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.  In this, her eighth book, she shares about what EVERYONE can do to achieve healthy longevity.”


J.G. HayesWhen The Bells Tolled at Midnight


“It’s just a regular, somewhat dull Thursday– but then Sean Sutherland, orphan and ward of his great uncle Justin, suddenly finds himself awash in an ocean of mysteries in his seaside home of Nahant, Massachusetts: who’s ringing deep, cathedral-like bells at midnight from the middle of an impenetrable conservation area? Or is the 91-year-old heiress who hires Sean to solve this mystery imagining things? And why has Sean never heard of a distant cousin his own age, Kyle Sutherland, who comes to live with them? And why does Kyle have such attitude? And why is he sneaking out at night? And what’s going on between Sean and his best friend Matt? Come join in the rollicking, page-turning fun as Sean, his friends, and even his attitudinal cousin uncover a mystery far greater than they could have imagined, involving a priceless Revolutionary artifact, a missing John Singer Sargent painting that’s been ‘borrowed’ rather than stolen, and one frighteningly-large Tina Turner wig.”


Kevin LewisOne Night in Salem, “A Ghostly Tour”


One Night in Salem is an anthology of Halloween stories that take place in Salem, MA that spans about four hundred years.  My story, “A Ghostly Tour” is about a young man name Jake who is haunted by the ghost of his dead girlfriend while on a haunted tour at Pioneer Village.”


Anne MacdonaldWeddings Are Murder: A Sam Monroe Mystery


“Her plans for a quiet weekend in Vermont were slowly unraveling…  Samantha “Sam” Monroe is a bridesmaid at her brother’s wedding. She’s anticipating a nice weekend away from her life in Boston; where her estranged husband is in a coma and her former best friend is in jail awaiting trial for attempted murder. Complications include her bodyguard boyfriend, her loving but overbearing family, a bride looking for the perfect wedding, a missing father of the bride, a car dealer with a side business in drugs, and a dead body in front of the church.  Weddings Are Murder is the second in the Sam Monroe series and follows Samantha Monroe on her journey from wife of a college professor to witness at her former best friends murder trial, with a healthy dose of her family and their needs intertwined.”


Katie McDowellBipolar & Pregnant


Bipolar & Pregnant is a personal account of a woman entering pregnancy newly diagnosed with bipolar disorder.  Over the nine month journey, she confronts many important issues of mental illness including diagnosis and treatments, stigma and support, and how to cultivate self-compassion and confidence entering motherhood.  Interspersed with humor as well as scientific data, the memoir is both entertaining and gently educational, to promote awareness to readers unfamiliar with mental illness and encouragement to those with bipolar disorder.”


Nita PenfoldThe Woman With the Wild-Grown Hair


“These personal poems span almost 30 years of writing, collected together for the first time in a complete form, chronicling her journey toward authenticity and self-realization.”





Margaret RedfernPausing for Parental Perusal


“This is a book that you can read in one sitting. In fact, you will not put it down in hurry. Ms. Redfern’s wisdom throughout her writings is clearly evidenced in the table of contents. However, the listing of each chapter offers the readers insights into what we cannot see within our children. The author’s insight is well defined in the first article, “Outside vs. Inside,” in the contrast between the five senses on the outside with the place or space within our children, where an affirmation of them as a person will forever need nurturing within their academic journey.”


Marlene RicheyProfiting By Design: A Jewelry Maker’s Guide to Business Success


“If you’re a jewelry designer, running your own business can be one of the most challenging, exhilarating, nerve-wracking, and ultimately rewarding things you’ll ever do.  In this book, Marlene Richey offers a basic, easy-to-understand guide to becoming just such a “nano entrepreneur,” covering everything from identifying a target market and setting up shop to pricing, marketing, and selling your individual designs–all while having fun along the way.  She also provides real-life lessons from such esteemed jewelry designers as Barbara Heinrich, Michael Bondanza, Chris Correia, and Michael Good, among others.  Profiting By Design will show you how to succeed at starting a business that you can proudly call your own.”


Jason M. RubinThe Grave & The Gay

Historical Fiction

“Based on a 17th-century English folk ballad popularly known as ‘Matty Groves.’  Set in Lancashire County, England, a handsome, roguish stable hand disrupts the frosty relationship of his employers, Lord and Lady Barnard, leading to a violent climax.”



Kathy VinesClever Girl’s Guide to Living with Less: Break Free from Your Stuff Even When Your Head and Heart Get in the Way

Self-Help/Psychology/Organizing & Productivity/Non-fiction

“You look around your cluttered, chaotic home and say, ‘I’m overwhelmed.  I want to get rid of stuff.  I need to get rid of stuff.’  Instead, you run into reason after reason why you need to keep things.  You’re frustrated, and you don’t know why you can’t just let go.  Clever Girl’s Guide to Living with Less brings fresh understanding to WHY your struggling, and strategies for HOW to break down the barriers and break free from your stuff, once and for all.”