I was introduced to this concept by Barbara Hettwer, author of The Seamstress of Jamestown, a historical novel set in Gold Rush era California. Barbara is at work on her second book, a collection of family stories and looks forward to writing a biography of her grandmother’s life.
Authors participating in the tour include the following:
William Burt. Having spent most of his teenage years vicariously adventuring in Middle Earth, Bill is an avid fantasy fan. His first allegorical fantasy title, The King of the Trees, came out in 1998 (WinePress). Bowing to reader demand, he has expanded the series to include a total of seven titles to date, with more to follow. Burt holds a B.S. in English from Lewis and Clark College and an M.S. from Western Oregon University in Deaf Education. In addition to writing books, he works as an RID-certified American Sign Language interpreter with over thirty years' experience. His interests include reading, foreign languages and mycology. He is married with two grown children.
Adopted by an Oregon family as an infant, Robert Mulkey was eighteen years old when he first learned the details of his birth family - including the brother he always dreamed of having. This is My Lemonade, An Adoption Story chronicles the amazing story of his thirty-four-year quest to know his birth family, learn of his roots, and find his identity, traveling first to British Columbia and eventually to the ancestral family home near Ascoli Piceno in central Italy. It is a journey filled with transcendent moments and agonizing heartbreak, leading finally to acceptance, understanding, and the genuine love of family.
Rose Marie Dunphy lived in Italy and now resides in New York. With a Master’s Degree from Stony Brook University, she taught Science for 10 years, co-authored That First Bite – Chance or Choice, a self-help book about eating disorders using the 12 Step Program. Her second book, a novel,Orange Peels and Cobblestones, is based on a true event in her life. How does a mother give away her own child? It has themes of adoption, the immigrant experience, and love and forgiveness. Her third book is Ciottoli e Bucce D’Arancia, the Italian version of Orange Peels and Cobblestones, which the author translated herself. In addition, Rose Marie has written numerous essays and short stories that have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday and other publications. She is now writing a cookbook of Italian recipes and a sequel to Orange Peels and Cobblestones. Dunphy is available as a public speaker and has done Book Talk/Signings in libraries, colleges, book clubs and organizations across Long Island, Albany, NY and the Palm Beach areas of Florida. Copies of her books can be found and purchased on Amazon, Kindle, Barnesandnobles.com and in New York City and Long Island bookstores. For signed copies, contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her blog at http://rosemariedunphy.blogspot.com.