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Sunday, June 14
 

1:00pm

Weaving Threads from the Past: Delving into history
Moderators
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Marie Coughlin

Marie is the Executive Director of BCCLS.

Speakers
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Jeanne Mackin

Jeanne Mackin is a novelist, journalist and educator. Her most recent novel, The Beautiful American (New American Library), based on the life of photographer and war correspondent Lee Miller, received the 2014 CNY award for fiction. Her trio of mysteries (written as Anna Maclean... Read More →
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Donna Thorland

A native of Bergenfield, New Jersey, Donna attended Saddle River Day School and graduated from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History and then moved to Boston. For many years she managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, and wrote and directed... Read More →
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Lauren Willig

Lauren Willig is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen works of historical fiction. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association's annual list of the... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
HIS STORY, HER STORY, WHOSE STORY

2:20pm

I am Woman: Creating strong female characters
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Speakers
MC

Michelle Cameron

Michelle Cameron's The Fruit of Her Hands: the story of Shira of Ashkenaz relates the life of the author's 13th Century ancestor, Rabbi Meir of Rothenberg. Publisher’s Weekly praised the novel’s “powerful immediacy” and Library Journal its “rich details.” Her full-length... Read More →
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Virginia Cornue

irginia Cornue, PhD and Linda Lombri (pen name Crystal Sharpe) co-author the Sandra Troux Mysteries series. | Virginia is an author and part time professor of Cultural Anthropology at Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey. She co-founded and/or directed The National Organization... Read More →
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Lori Goldstein

Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lehigh University and worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before becoming a full-time author. She currently lives... Read More →
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Kristen Houghton

Kristen Houghton is an award-winning, top-selling author of four fiction and two non-fiction books.Her latest book FOR I HAVE SINNED, released in December 2014, has garnered praise from renowned book critics nationwide and is on the top-selling book lists in the USA, the U.K., Australia... Read More →
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Trisha Leaver

Trisha Leaver lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather irreverent black lab. She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life. She writes Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Psychological... Read More →
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Linda Lombri

Linda Lombri is a card-carrying member of the “Why Not” generation (a.k.a. “The Baby Boomers”). Linda has been the Marketing Communications Director at a Fortune 500 paper and packaging company. She’s been a test kitchen home economist, a teacher, a consumer affairs representative... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 2:20pm - 3:00pm
HIS STORY, HER STORY, WHOSE STORY

3:20pm

Love in the Time of ….Genre Blending
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Speakers
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Charlotte Bennardo

Putting characters into difficult situations is fun for Charlotte Bennardo, who loves to write young adult, new adult, and middle grade fiction, although she has written poetry and non-fiction articles. She is the co-author of Blonde OPS, Sirenz, and Sirenz Back In Fashion, and is... Read More →
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Ian J. Keeney

I am an award-winning author, screenwriter and filmmaker. My latest novel won Best Science Fiction in the Los Angeles Book Festival as well as other awards. As an author, I enjoy exploring all different genres and styles. My first novel, A Thousand Pieces, is a suspense/mystery. Before... Read More →
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E.F. Watkins

E. F. Watkins specializes in paranormal suspense, and since 2003 has published eight novels with Amber Quill Press LLC. Her first, DANCE WITH THE DRAGON, received a 2004 EPPIE Award from the national organization EPIC (Electronically Published Internet Connection) as Best Horror Novel... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
HIS STORY, HER STORY, WHOSE STORY

4:20pm

The Outsider in Literature: Do I want to fit in?
Moderators
MC

Marie Coughlin

Marie is the Executive Director of BCCLS.

Speakers
LC

Lisa Colozza Cocca

Lisa Colozza Cocca is the author of PROVIDENCE, a YA novel from Merit Press/F&W Media and numerous school and library titles. | www.lisacolozzacocca.com
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Lisa Gornick

Lisa Gornick is the author of the just released “novel in fragments”, Louisa Meets Bear (Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which received starred reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Booklist,  as well as  two earlier novels: Tinderbox (Sarah Crichton... Read More →
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Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You, both of which were on many the Best Books of the Year lists. She has also written 8 other novels. A book critic for the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle and People, she teaches... Read More →
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Leora Skolkin-Smith

Leora Skolkin-Smith was born in Manhattan in 1952, and spent her childhood between Pound Ridge, New York, and Israel, traveling with her family to her mother’s birthplace in Jerusalem every three years. She earned her BA and MFA and was awarded a teaching fellowship for graduate... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 4:20pm - 5:00pm
HIS STORY, HER STORY, WHOSE STORY