Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents The Story Behind the Story at Hofstra University

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Three Long Island Authors will talk about their influences in writing their books.

Hempstead, NY, USA (September 8, 2014) — Three members of LIAWS (Long Island Authors and Writers Society) will take to the stage at Hoftsra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater and deliver their story about what led them to write their respective books. It takes place on Wednesday September 17, 2014, 7:00 PM and is part of the organization’s ongoing workshops on the craft of writing that take place throughout Long Island. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

Authors Mary Beth Czubay, Yvonne Capitelli , and Tom Gahan are the presenters for Long Island Authors and Writers Society’s inaugural Story Behind the Story presentation.

Mary Beth CzubayMary Beth Czubay shares the story of what inspired her to write her book, Easy Out On Third-Raising A Child With Special Needs. She will take the audience on an uplifting and inspirational journey of what it is like to try to live an ordinary life while facing extraordinary circumstances on a daily basis and overcoming obstacles.

Yvonne CapitelliYvonne Capitelli envisioned writing children’s books while growing up on Long Island, NY. She achieved her dream, wrote Daria Rose and the Day She Chose, and became a ten-time award winning children’s author. She was inspired by her daughter to start writing positive character building books that motivate children to make good choices, be determined, and take control of their own happiness. Capitelli is also a children’s motivational speaker.

Tom GahanNotable eastern Long Island resident Tom Gahan is the author of Harmony Bay, a well-received novel that became required reading at several high-schools. His premiere novel earned him a place on an international list of authors — “Writers You Should Get to Know.” He has worked as a journalist and freelance writer. Gahan will talk about the many influences and characters from around Long Island that inspired him to write Harmony Bay.

“Hofstra University’s Department of English (hofstra.edu/English) offers undergraduate concentrations in English and American literature, creative writing, and publishing. It also offers an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature, as well as a Summer Writers Program that just completed its 40th year, says Ginny Greenberg, Public Relations Director at Hofstra. “Hofstra’s Great Writers, Great Readings series (hofstra.edu/gwgr), started in 2004, brings award-winning writers across the genres to campus to engage students in intimate writing workshops and readings.”

Hofstra students and the general public are welcome to come and hear The Story Behind the Story. It is an interesting and entertaining evening that offers the stories of three local authors and what motivated them to write their books. Admission is free. It all takes place on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Hoftsra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, 1st floor on the south side of the campus. Driving directions can be found at http://www.hofstra.edu/theaterdirections.

For more about Long Island and Writers Society, please visit http://www.LIAWS.org. LIAWS is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit organization.

What: The Story Behind the Story
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7 PM
Where: Hoftsra University’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
Who: Long Island Authors Mary Beth Czubay, Yvonne Capitelli, Tom Gahan
Why: Learn the stories of three Long Island authors and what motivated them to write their books
Admission: Free

About LIAWS:

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
631-369-0063
tgahan@optonline.net

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Holds Book Signing at Book Revue in Huntington

Member authors from Long Island Authors and Writers Society will sign books and greet fans on April 29 at Long Island’s iconic bookstore, Book Revue.

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Huntington, NY, USA (April 8, 2014) — Six select members of the Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.LIAWS.org), including award-winning and bestselling authors, will be on hand April 29 at Long Island, New York’s prestigious bookstore, Huntington’s Book Revue.

Featured at this seminal event are authors: Mary Beth Czubay (Easy Out On Third) Yvonne Capitelli (Daria Rose and the Day She Chose, I get It! I get It! How John Figures it Out), Rich Harwood (Community of Excellence, The Red Warrior), Valerie Pfundstein (Veterans, Heroes in Our Neighborhood), Melissa Pandolf (The Journey for Mama’s Babies), and Nicholas Skula (He Rejoices Over Me). Their books include children’s books, novels, non-fiction, inspiration, self-help and other genres. For more information about these authors please visit http://www.liaws.org/members.

“It’s a not to be missed book signing event,” says LIAWS president, Tom Gahan. “April 29 will be an opportunity to meet a half-dozen Long Island authors at one time in a fun, book-filled atmosphere.”

This book signing event, made through a special arrangement with Long Island Authors and Writers Society and Book Revue, takes place Tuesday, April 29 at 7 PM. The Book Revue is located at 313 New York Avenue, Huntington, New York 11743, 631-271-1442. Books by all of the authors will be available for purchase.

“Book Revue is happy to welcome the members of Long Island Authors and Writers Society and to host the book signing event on April 29,” says Loren Aliperti, publicist for Book Revue. “We are always eager to support and encourage new and local authors.”

ABOUT LIAWS:

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.LIAWS.org) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
631-369-0063
liawsorg@gmail.com
http://www.LIAWS.org

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents Free Marketing Workshop for Authors and Writers

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Marketing expert gives a lecture, “Using the Irrefutable Laws of Marketing to Promote Your Writing,” geared to sell anything to anyone.

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents Free Marketing Workshop for Authors and Writers

Riverhead, NY (November 11, 2013) — The Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.LIAWS.org) presents a free workshop, “Using the Irrefutable Laws of Marketing to Promote Your Writing” as the third part of a three part series of workshops showing authors and writers how to promote themselves and their work.

The workshop takes place Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Suffolk Community College downtown Riverhead campus (Culinary Arts School), 20 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901, Room 222.

The LIAWS sponsored lecture will be given by LIAWS president, Tom Gahan. Gahan’s talk addresses the often asked question, “How do I market my book?” The presentation will examine what motivates buyers from a social science perspective. These proven methods apply to all levels – whether a writer is seeking an agent, a publisher, pitching a story to an editor, or an author who wishes to increase their book sales. In a broad scope this workshop applies to selling anything – to anyone. Find out what works and why at this free LIAWS event.

“This fun and informative workshop offers insights to participants about themselves and what influences people in making decisions. I’ve given this presentation to a variety of audiences,” says Gahan, who is the marketing director at an international publishing company.

This event is open to all LIAWS members. Guests are welcome.

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For more information:
Web: http://www.LIAWS.org
Email: liawsorg@gmail.com

About LIAWS
The Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.liaws.org) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization.

About Tom Gahan
Tom Gahan’s (http://www.tomgahan.com) work has included writing as a newspaper columnist, feature writer, speechwriter and novelist. His freelance writing has helped build the image of various corporate clients. Harmony Bay: An adventurous slice of waterfront life where mystery surrounds history, his well-received novel, earned him a place on an international list of authors at GoodReads.com, “Writers You Should Get to Know.” Harmony Bay is a required read at several high schools.

Additionally, many know Gahan as the creator of NY State’s largest outdoor music festival. This accomplishment earned him accolades and numerous awards including the prestigious Gold Key Award from his hometown Chamber of Commerce and two citations from the U.S. Congress. Gahan was also named 2009’s Civic Leader of the Year by Times-Review Newspapers for his humanitarian work.

Tom Gahan is the president of Long Island Authors and Writers Society and holds memberships in Long Island Outdoor Communicators Network and Long Island Authors Group. He is the marketing director at First Edition Design Publishing.

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Members Sign Books at Summer Festival

Authors of children’s, young adult and family friendly books will sign books and meet readers during Harbes Family Farm Sweet Corn Festival on July 13.

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Mattituck, NY (June 21, 2013) — Amid an array of singing hayrides, pig races, farm animals, antique tractors, beekeeping exhibits and bushels of what has been called by Newsday, the ‘best corn on Long Island’, author members of Long Island Authors and Writers Society will be at Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck on Saturday, July 13 from 11 AM until 3 PM during Harbes Farms Sweet Corn Festival.

Included in the lineup of LIAWS authors are: ten-time award winning children’s author and children’s motivational speaker, Yvonne Capitelli, children’s book author Dr. Loraine Alderman, an advocate for children with learning disabilities who recently received Book of the Year Award, on-air radio personality and children’s book author, Lisa A. Dabrowski, elementary educator Valerie Pfundstein the author of Veterans, Heroes In Our Neighborhood, and author Tom Gahan, whose novel Harmony Bay was influenced by places and events on eastern Long Island during the American Revolution and became required reading at several Long Island high schools.

The author’s works represent several subjects including character-building, farm life, history, science, and community relations. “We feel this is a good matchup of writing talents and titles with this venue. We look forward to meeting writers and aspiring authors from around Long Island,” says Tom Gahan, president of the not-for-profit LIAWS that mentors and develops writers at all levels.

“Harbes Farm is an amazing place. Their attention to detail, variety and focusing on the wants and needs of children is outstanding,” says Capitelli. “It’s a place where all ages can enjoy themselves. There’s something for everyone. We are honored to be included in Harbes Sweet Corn Festival activities.”

During Harbes’ Annual Sweet Corn Festival, which this year celebrates 25 years of growing super-sweet corn on their Mattituck farm, many children-friendly activities are planned. For adults the farm also features a vineyard and a 100-year-old barn for wine tasting where Harbes award-winning wines can be sampled.

“I too am delighted to be part of the annual Sweet Corn festival this year,” added Dabrowski. “As a North Fork native, I am very proud of my own family’s agricultural heritage and feel that it is important we continue our farming traditions on the East End. Harbes Farm is playing a vital role in doing that.”

These notable LIAWS authors will be on hand at Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY from 11 AM until 3 PM on Saturday, July 13.

More about LIAWS:
The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization. For further information, please visit http://www.liaws.org.

More about Harbes Family Farm:
Harbes Family Farms, based in Mattituck, Long Island New York has 5 unique agro-tourism properties spread across more than 200 acres. In the farms situated in Mattituck, NY and Jamesport, NY are planted: sweet corn, field corn, grape vineyards, berries, melons, pumpkins and other produce. Farm stands, family based farm activities, and wine tasting rooms compliment the working farms. The Harbes family has been farming Long Island for 13 generations. For further information, please visit: http://www.harbesfamilyfarm.com.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Tel: 631-369-0063
E-Mail: liawsorg@gmail.com
Web: http://www.LIAWS.org

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents Exciting Solutions to Writers Block

Find out where your fears come from and discover ways to unleash your writing talents at LIAWS’ special event at Barnes & Noble in Bayshore on April 17.

Bayshore, NY (March 27, 2013) — Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.LIAWS.org) presents How to Overcome the Fear of Writing and Writer’s Block with Jean Summit-Riker. The event takes place at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 17 at Barnes & Noble, 842 Sunrise Highway, Bayshore, NY 11706.

Author and hypno-therapist Jean Summit-Riker will give a lively talk about the fears associated with writing and how to overcome those and other fears and writer’s block. Jean is the author of Forever Is Still a Long, Long Time. She is a Life Coach, Motivational Speaker and Consulting Hypnotist with a private practice in Patchogue, NY.

The evening’s program includes select readings by LIAWS author members Jill Sooley, Dr. Benedict Baglio and Dr. Harris Cohen.

The event is free, membership is not necessary to attend and guests are welcome. For further details visit http://www.LIAWS.org. A chance to meet and network with other members will take place after the presentation.

ABOUT:

Jill Sooley, grew up in Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada and attended Memorial University of Newfoundland. Jill writes contemporary women’s fiction that blends humor and heartache. Her books, The Widows of Paradise Bay, and, Baggage, have been published in English, German and Italian. A former public relations executive, she is now devoted full time to writing, and is currently at work on a third novel. She is a member of the LIAWS Board of Directors.

Dr. Benedict Baglio has published several novels to complete a four-book saga of World War II, a period of time which remains his passion and fascination. He has also authored a book on educational reform. Ben is a retired school administrator and educational consultant, holding a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies and teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University.

Dr. Harris R. Cohen, author of Lessons Learned, How to Negotiate the Life You Want to Live, treated patients in his private chiropractic office for more than 25 years. In addition to his thriving practice, his professional career included: Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences-University of Bridgeport, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences-New York Chiropractic College, and lecturer for the Suffolk County Police Department. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

About LIAWS:

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization. For more information about Long Island Authors and Writers Society please visit http://www.LIAWS.org.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Tel: 631-369-0063
E-Mail: liawsorg@gmail.com
Web: http://www.LIAWS.org