2013 Fall Big Apple Conference

New York, New York
Saturday, October 12, 2013

Author Panel and Book Fair Participants
in alphabetical order by first name

Bonnie Glass-Coffin
Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life
Genre: Memoir, Shamanism, Healing, Conscious Living
Rainbow Ridge Publishing, October 2013
Buckminster Fuller reminds us, 'You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.' This book provides that new model for living, based on ancient wisdoms and the cycles and pulses of the natural world. It deeply grounds the reader in a "this world" spirituality that blends indigenous cosmologies, earth-honoring ritual, and time-tested practices for daily living that heal and transform us.

Christine Allison
Degrees of Connection: A Story of Many Loves 
Genre: Erotic Fiction
Create Space, December 2012
This is a cult novel of polyamory (many loves) about seven people who love each other. Kerensa and Ryan, after fifteen years of happy traditional marriage, decide to follow their bliss, responsibly and honestly. They find more and more people with whom to fall in love and in bed!

Ellen Schecter
Fierce Joy
Genre: Memoir
Greenpoint Press, June, 2012
A medical mystery, a spiritual adventure, and a love story. Ellen Schecter has a loving marriage, two small children, and a career she loves writing children's books. Her life shatters when she’s diagnosed with an incurable, potentially fatal disease--until she learns to be sick without suffering. 

Laura Moisin
Kid Rex
Genre: Memoir
ECW Press, 2008
Coming of age story dealing with growing into womanhood and all of the complexities it entails. It explores familial relationships, strong female role models, overcoming anorexia, living through the terrors of 9/11, and life in post-9/11 New York. Ultimately, it has a resoundingly optimistic voice and message.

Maryann D'Agincourt
Journal of Eva Morelli
Genre:  Literary/mystery fiction
Portmay Press, May 20, 2013
When the elusive Eva steps into psychiatrist Stephen Forester's office and begins to reveal the story of her own tragic past, his convictions start to crumble. Over the sweltering summer that follows, Stephen becomes more and haunted by obscure childhood memories as he wonders what secret could be so terrible that Eva can only reveal it in her journal.

Maura Mulligan
Call of the Lark
Genre: Memoir
Greenpoint Press, May 10, 2012
Tells of an Irish woman who left behind parents and home, and sailed to America at seventeen. A dancer and telephone operator of the sixties, she answered a higher call and became a nun. Her decision to leave convent life shows courage and determination.

Rosalie H. Contino, PhD
Bob: As Life Goes On: Lessons Doesn’t Want to Have to Learn
Genre: Nonfiction
Dorrance Pub Co. 2013
When her brother had a breakdown in 1963 at the age of 23, he lost all his friends. They all grew up together and were all college friends. Yet, he was able to retire from a job after 40 years from the N.Y. C. Housing Authority. When he died, Rosalie felt she had to share the experiences with the hope that other families would be encouraged to survive the challenge or undertaking to care for a sibling.

Ruth Lehrer
My Book of Ruth, Reflections of a Jewish Girl
Genre: Memoir
AuthorHouse, March 2010
Thirty-six essays contemplating life as a secular American Jewish woman. With humor and passion, Ruth tells of her family's arrival in America in 1920, her Yiddishe Mama, Catskill vacations, Bar Mitzvahs, Christmas trees, war and peace, religion, God, and politics.

Susan Cummings
Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman: Reclaiming My Moxie After Cancer
Genre:  Memoir
Bookmsyth Press, 2012
What is life like AFTER treatment for early-stage breast cancer is over, and a woman is on her own again?  Adventures chronicles Cummings's up, down and sideways adventures--sometimes poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny--as she rediscovers her self confidence and joie de vivre!

Terry Benczik
New Love Poems
Genre: Poetry
Balboa Press, September 13, 2013
What is love?  How do we get and keep that almost indescribably happy feeling?  Award-winning poet Terry Benczik presents a concept book that explores the love between two people, self-acceptance, the love of humanity and love for the divine beloved.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Author's Panel 
Our member authors will briefly discuss the process of writing and publishing their book.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Author Book Fair & Lunch Break
Opportunity to purchase member books and chat with our authors.


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    Full weekend - $275
    Saturday - $175
    Sunday morning: Open Critiques, Author Panel and Book Fair - $100
    Sunday afternoon: Meet the Agents Panel and Pitch Session - $120

    Non-Member Pricing

    Full weekend - $350
    Saturday - $205
    Sunday morning: Open Critiques, Author Panel and Book Fair - $115
    Sunday afternoon: Meet the Agents Panel and Pitch Session - $140
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