TOMORROW, I SAY GOODBYE TO FAMILY, BEAUTRIFUL CONNECTICUT AND MY NEW YORK CITY PAD TO VISIT TROPICAL RABAUL FOR SITE VISIT FOR MY FORTHCOMING NOVEL.

Hi all, A family birthday party at Chester Village and a walk in our woods. First photos with my new Samsung phone, I bought the phone for my coming adventure in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea to climb the volcanoes my fictional characters climbed in 1941. And to check out other relevant sites of scenes in …

FIVE AUTHORS FROM HNS-NYC OFFER THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON THE STATE OF PUBLISHING TODAY

From left: Faith Justice https://faithljustice.com/; Nancy Bilyeau https://nancybilyeau.com/novels/; Susan Wands https://www.magicianandfool.com/; Stephanie Cowell https://www.stephaniecowell.com/; and me, Loretta Goldberg, Https://www,lorettagoldberg.com Faith sent questions about how we got published, contract terms, marketing, relations with bookstores, experience with different layers of editing and other aspects of this brave new life. The event was lively and well-attended, at the …

EXCITING NEWS: I HAVE SIGNED A CONTRACT FOR PUBLICATION OF MY NEW NOVEL WITH A SMALL PRESS. AS SUCH, I WILL JOIN A PANEL OF AUTHORS, NOVEMBER 1 AT 6.30 PM (LIVE AND ZOOM) ON THE STATE OF THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY AS WE AUTHORS EXPERIENCEIT.

From author perspectives, Nancy, Bilyeau,  Stephanie Cowell, Susan  Wands and I will present our experiences with marketing, money and the introduction of AI into our industry. SECRET! I have a primary AI document to share used recently by a small press. I believe this will be high interest in this event. To register, you can …

EVENT!!! JOIN ME SUNDAY AUGUST 20 AT 4pm. AUTHOR SARAH RELYEA AND I GIVE BOOK TALKS; COMPELLING ART EXHIBIT; REFRESHMENTS AT THEAT GORGEOUS 440 GALLERY

I ‘m thrilled to read with Sarah Relyea, whose extraoirdinary novel, Playground Zero, brings 1960s Berkeley to life in all its glorious frightening turbulence, as seen and reported by a precocious 12-year-old girl, who is also struggling with confused parents. See below. The 440 Gallery is exhibiting Robin Epstein’s powerful Vortex collages, a series of …

MY NEW NOVEL I HAVEN’T TOLD YOU ABOUT JUST WON AN INTERNATIONAL FIREBIRD BOOK AWARD FOR WAR FICTION CATEGORY

Dear Friends and Readers, For four years I’ve quietly been developing this World War II tale set in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. The title is tentative. The Interntional Firebird Book Awards accepts unpublished works along with published competitors. It’s thrilling my mansucript is a winner. Will this help it get a home? AUTHORS JOIN THE …

SPELLBINDING CONCERT AT DIMENNA CENTER OF SORREL HAYS’ SYMPHONIC/CHORAL MUSIC; SEVERAL PREMIERS. A FITTING MEMORIAL TRIBUTE

Dear Friends, Three years im the maling. Conductor Max Lifchitz donated his time to prepare the scores to performance ready and we made NO compromises in my close friend’s vision of what this event should be. The performers were spectacular in premiers of intricately difficult music. Max Lifchitz with me before the concert. Max Lifchitz …

THE MEMORIAL CONCERT I AM SPEARHEADING, REDISCOVERING SORREL HAYS

Before her very sad, premature death in 2020, my close friend and colleague, Sorrel Hays, asked me to spearhead a memorial concert of her large scale symphonic/choral works at a New York City concert hall. Covid delayed our plans. Now it is happening. Sorrel’s remarkable contributions to contemporary music will also be featured in a …