PREVIOUS EVENTS 2007 - 2009

2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 722-7255

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will share "A Gull's Story" with children. George Smith will be there at 2:00 PM to share The Little Red Boat with children. Both will be available to meet with readers and sign books. Open House - refreshments and cookies will be served.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Last Thursday Poetry Series, Middletown Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, (732) 671-3700 ext. 320

Attending: Frank Finale, Gina Larkin, Linda Radice, and John Trause will read from their works and be available to sign books afterwards. An open reading follows the main reading. Refreshments served.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3

CB Huntington's, Adventure Station Kiddie Park, next to Blackbeard's Cave,140 Route 9, Bayville, (732) 505-1294

Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet young readers and sign books.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Titles: A Gull's Story Parts 1, 2 & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be on hand to sign books and talk with students, parents, and teachers at the book fair for St. Dominic's School, Brick. Open to the public.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey; To the Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3

Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, (732) 634-7423

Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will discuss how and why his Shore books were created and read selections from each. Afterwards, he will be available to meet readers and sign books. Part of the "Pulse of the Jersey Shore in Music, Art, Verse and Film."

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; The Poets of New Jersey; and Under a Gull's Wing

First Saturday Night "Beach Reads" at The Showroom, 708 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, (732) 502-0472

Times: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Attending: Frank Finale and Roxane Orgill from 6:00 to 6:30 will speak about and read from their children's books. Helen Pike will MC and present her new book, "The Spirited Ladies of Liberty Street: A Story of Liquor, Liberation and Prohibition," later in the show. About 6:45, Richard Veit will present the unusual "New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones." Towards the end, Roxane Orgill will present her book about Count Basie, "Dream Lucky." Frank Finale will end with his books about the Jersey Shore, "To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II." Other authors presenting are: Jeffrey Cohen - "Some Like It Hot-Buttered," "It Happened One Knife," and "A Night at the Operation," a three volume mystery series set. Victoria Granite and Gary Miksza, co-authors of "How to Speak Bayonnease: The Secret Language of Bayonne, New York's 6th Borough." Perdita Buchan - "Utopia, New Jersey." All authors will have their books available for purchase and will be there to meet and greet readers. Admission is $10.; $5. goes to The Showroom and $5. is applied to the full-price purchase of any book of the authors presenting their work.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

12th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival, at beautiful waterfront Wanamaker Park in Island Heights

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Please call (732) 255-0472 ext. 4 for more information.

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books. This year's theme is "Your Passport to a Greener Community: 12 Ways You Can Make A Difference."

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be on hand to sign books and talk with students, parents, and teachers at the book fair for Lanes Mill Road Elementary School, Brick. Open to the public.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009:

Titles: "All Summer Long" and "The Bluffs, Bay Head, NJ"

Lavallette Heritage Day, Philadelphia Avenue and Bay Boulevard, Lavallette

Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Attending: "All Summer Long" author Gordon Hesse, in a rare local appearance, will meet readers and sign books at this all day festival. His photos of the Jersey Shore will also be on display and available for purchase. In addition, Francine LaVance Robertshaw's book "The Bluffs, Bay Head, NJ," in which Mr. Hesse contributed, will also be available at this event. Rain date: September 13.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; The Poets of New Jersey; A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3

Annual Beach Plum Festival, Island Beach State Park, at the first bathing pavilion (OBI). For more information, please call (732) 286-9064 or visit www.friendsofislandbeach.com.

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books. Speakers, demonstrations, games, food, and attractions for children and adults. Free admission.

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2008 

Wednesday, April 30, 2008  Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Brick Branch, Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Road, (732) 477-4513

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will read a selection of his poems, as well as a few poems from "The Poets of New Jersey," the anthology he co-edited. A free, mint condition copy of "Without Halos," a poetry journal that Frank helped edit in the 1980s, will be given to all who attend. Afterwards, Frank will meet with readers and sign books. Refreshments will be served.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008  •  Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and A Gull's Story, Parts 1 - 3

Gloria Rovder Healy reads 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM. Frank Finale reads 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Toms River Art and Cultural Festival, Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street, Toms River, (732) 349-6200

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read his poems. Gloria Rovder Healy will read her poetry from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM. Afterwards, both will be available to meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008  Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II: and A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3

Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 722-7255

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008  Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008  •  Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

11th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival, at beautiful waterfront Wanamaker Park in Island Heights

Please call (732) 255-0472 for more information.

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Monday, June 9, 2008  •  Time: 11:00 AM

Title: Dick LaBonte, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More

Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club, Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach. For reservations and additional information please call the Monmouth Museum at (732) 747-2266 or visit: www.monmouthmuseum.org

Attending: Experience summers past with “A Seaside Interlude,” an original program and luncheon presented by the Friends of the Monmouth Museum. Travel on the wings of time and get a glimpse of the Jersey Shore like you have never seen it before. Experience a unique production, written and produced by Charleen Blevins and performed by local actors, while sipping summer drinks, savoring cool sea breezes, and enjoying a scrumptious lunch.

Before the production, there will be a book signing and artwork display by acclaimed New Jersey artist Dick LaBonte. Mr. LaBonte will meet readers and sign his book “Dick LaBonte, Paintings Of The Jersey Shore & More,” which will be available for purchase, as well as display prints of his work. Noted for his nostalgic and whimsical views of life at the Jersey Shore, Mr. LaBonté’s paintings and vignettes portray life along the Jersey Coast in simpler and gentler times.

In addition, enjoy an informal fashion show and boutique filled with the latest fashions and accessories provided by Le Papillion, Rumson. The cost for this event is $50. for members and $60. for non-members. Proceeds from this event will benefit educational programs at the Monmouth Museum.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008  •  Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title: Dick LaBonte, Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More

Wildfowers By The Lighthouse, 410 Broadway, Barnegat Light, (609) 361-8191; www.CricketTileArt.com

Attending: At this book signing and reception, meet acclaimed NJ artist Dick LaBonte, noted for his nostalgic and whimsical veiws of life at the Jersey Shore. Mr. LaBonte will meet readers and sign books as well as prints of his work.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008  •  Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street, Westfield, (908) 789-4090

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will read a selection of his poems and personal essays as well as a few poems from "The Poets of New Jersey," the anthology he co-edited. Afterwards, Frank will meet readers and sign books. Refreshments will be served.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008  •  Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, June 29, 2008  •  Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey and To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II

Sensations Magazine, 20th Anniversary celebration held in the elegant Atlantic Room of The Chateau Inn in Spring Lake

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will be one of about 28 poets and musicians attending. Frank will read his 3 poems from Sensations Magazine, Issue 42. Frank's reading will come between 4:00 and 5:00 PM.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008  •  Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008  •  Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II: and A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3

Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 722-7255

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008  •  Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; and The Poets of New Jersey

Atlantic Books, 500 North Bay Avenue, Beach Haven, (609) 492-2068

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008  •  Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008  •  Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; The Poets of New Jersey; A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, and 3

Annual Beach Plum Festival, Island Beach State Park, at the first bathing pavilion (OBI). For more information, please call (732) 286-9064 or visit www.friendsofislandbeach.com

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books. Speakers, demonstrations, games, and attractions for children and adults. Free admission.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008  •  Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, and 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; The Poets of New Jersey

The Festival of the Sea at The Book Bin, 725 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, (732) 892-3456

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet and greet readers and sign books. Several other authors will be there too.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008  •  Time: 11:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Titles: Long Beach Island Rhapsody. Plus!: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Attending this book signing event (on Chowderfest Weekend) will be ten of the artists whose works appear in the coffee table book “Long Beach Island Rhapsody," including Robert Sakson, Lisa Budd, Helene Thorpe, Carol Colvin, Russ Johnson, Tom Rutledge, Joyce Motyka, Janice Collington, Ada Barber, and Pat Shepard. The artists will be available to meet readers and sign books. Originals and prints of many of their works appearing in the book will be available for purchase. Plus! Frank Finale, Author/Poet of "To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II"; "A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3"; and "The Poets of New Jersey" will be available to meet readers and sign books from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

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Thursday and Friday, November 6 and 7, 2008

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday.

Titles: A Gull's Story Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention, New Atlantic City Convention Center, in the "Authors' Alley," Hall D, Atlantic City. For more information about Authors' Alley, please contact Cindy Vannauker at (609) 599-4561 ext. 2263.

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008    Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

The Blue Colt Bookstore, Middlesex County College, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, (732) 906-2539

Attending: Author Frank Finale will introduce A Gull's Story, Part 3. Afterwards, he will meet readers and sign books. All of his books will be available at the signing.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

For "Things A Drift," in front of Joe Pop's Shore Bar, 2002 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom. Please call (609) 361-1668 for more information.

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books during the Christmas parade.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008  •  Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 722-7255

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books. Open House - refreshments and cookies will be served.

2007

 

Saturday, March 3, 2007  •  Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1 & 2; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

The 28th Annual Young Authors' Conference, sponsored by the Ocean County Reading Council, at Lacey Township High School, 73 Haines Road, Forked River, (609) 971-2020

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will be one of the presenters. He will also meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, March 24th, 2007  •  Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3

Safari Adventure: 2007 Children’s Book Fair at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan

Attending: Illustrator Margie Moore will meet readers and sign books.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007  •  Times: 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II: and A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, and 3

Middletown Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, Middletown, (732) 671-3700

Attending: Poets with work in The Poets of New Jersey and Spindrift anthologies: Frank Finale will be reading poetry with Bob McKenty, Madeline Tiger, and Gloria Rovder Healy. Afterwards, they will be available to meet readers and sign books. Open mic and refreshments.

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Friday, April 27, 2007  •  Times: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, and 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Spring Literary & Humanities Fair, Neptune High School, 55 Neptune Blvd., (732) 776-2200

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be a keynote speaker at the Fair. The Fair is for all Neptune schools (elementary, middle, high schools). There will be a puppet show, food to taste, exhibits to see, stories, poems, and other works to hear. Mr. Finale will be available to meet with students, sign books, and comment on students' work.

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Monday, April 30, 2007  •  Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2 & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2134 Highway 35, Homdel, (732) 275-0742

Attending: Author Frank Finale will briefly discuss his new children's book, A Gull's Story, Part 3. Afterwards, he will meet readers and sign books.

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Friday, May 11, 2007  •  Times: Call school for schedule, (732) 270-4757

Titles: The Poets of New Jersey; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II: and A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3

Ninth Annual Career Day at East Dover Elementary School, 725 Vaughn Avenue, (732) 270-4757

Attending: Many people from different occupations will be there to speak about their work. Career Day at East Dover was recognized and awarded by the state of New Jersey as a "Best Practice." Author Frank Finale will speak to two or three classes about his work as a writer.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007  •  Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007  •  Time: 4:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, and 3

Borders, 135 Route 35, Monmouth Plaza, Eatontown, (732) 543-1785

Attending: Author Frank Finale will read from A Gull's Story and show how the book was created. He will also tell a little about A Gull's Story, Parts 2 & 3. A fun activity will follow. Mr. Finale will be available to sign books and talk with students from the Ranney School.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007  •  Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3, To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II, and The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Sunday, June 3, 2007  •  Times: Please call (732) 255-0472 for more information.

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

10th Annual Barnegat Bay Festival, at beautiful waterfront Wanamaker Park in Island Heights

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007  •  Time: 2:00 PM

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volume II; Long Beach Island Rhapsody

Mendham Books, Mendham Village Shopping Center, Route 24, Mendham, (973) 543-4949

Artist Tine Kirkland Graham will meet readers and sign books. She will also be offering 3 other books, exclusively of her works, featuring Amelia Island, Florida, her famous Dog Portraits, and Bay Head, New Jersey.

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Saturday, June 9, 2007  •  Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, and 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; The Poets of New Jersey

WOBM 1160 AM, Celebrity Talk with Nick and Angelo

Attending: Author Frank Finale will be interviewed by Angelo Saverino about his 7 books and the writing life.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

"AUTHORS & INNS - A SPRING LAKE EVENT"

A TOUR OF 10 HISTORIC INNS IN SPRING LAKE PAIRED WITH CELEBRATED AUTHORS!

THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE SUMMER AT THE JERSEY SHORE!

Spring Lake, NJ (April 2007) In association with the Spring Lake and Sea Girt Public Libraries, The Historic Inns of Spring Lake are hosting a Sunday afternoon tour of Inns paired with Celebrated Authors on June 10, 2007 from 1:00-5:00. Ten historic inns will open their doors to tour-goers, sharing their distinctive properties for a glimpse into the historic and romantic style of Spring Lake. At the same time, prominent authors whose books are either about Spring Lake or relate in some way to the Jersey Shore’s most elegant town, will be at each inn meeting fans, selling, and signing their most recently published books.

Nationally recognized for more than a decade for their open house Holiday Tour each December, the Historic Inns of Spring Lake are a stunning collection of 19th Century homes, dating from 1870-1888. They embody the romance and history of Spring Lake, offering the best in architectural preservation, unique character, tradition and hospitality.

The radiantly refined town offers a delightful downtown experience with charming boutiques and galleries, restaurants, historic landmarks and the famous Spring Lake all with a 2-mile Atlantic oceanfront community.

The 1st Annual ‘Authors & Inns Tour’ features the following authors and books: Mary Higgins Clark “I Heard That Song Before”, Carol Higgins Clark “Laced”, Dick LaBonte “Paintings of the Jersey Shore and More”, Gordon Hesse “All Summer Long”, Frank Finale “To The Shore Once More, Volumes I and II" and "A Gull’s Story, Parts 1, 2, and 3”, Patrick Smith “Spring Lake, Revisited”, Bianca Covelli Stewart “Images & Echoes”, Jim Turner “7 Super Storms of the Northeast”, Patricia Colrick “Images of America: Spring Lake”Lynne Kaplan/Angie Williams “Breakfast, Brunch & More”, Kathy Kochan “The De-lite-ful Way to Healthy Cooking, ”Bill Sexton “I Have Not Forgotten Thee”, Dr. Christine Aria “Max The Cat”, LaVerne Kay “Pula”

The Inns: White Lilac, Spring Lake Inn, Villa Park Inn, Sea Crest by the Sea, Beacon House, Evergreen Inn, Victoria House, Ocean House, Sandpiper Inn, and Chateau Inn & Suites

Tickets: The cost for the ‘Authors & Inns’ Tour is $12. (a non-refundable donation) with proceeds given to the Spring Lake and Sea Girt Public Libraries.

   Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 732-859-1465 for details or purchased at participating inns, The Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce, or Sea Girt Pubic Library. On the day of the tour, tickets can be purchased at the Spring Lake Public Library. Each ticket will include a self-guided map of Authors & Inns for visitors’ convenience. Checks ONLY can be mailed to: Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce, Box 694, Spring Lake, NJ 07762; (732) 449-0577.

   A total of 500 tour tickets will be sold. Guests staying for the Friday/Saturday weekend will receive a complimentary Tour Ticket and guests checking in on Sunday for one-night will receive a tour ticket plus special accommodation rate at each participating Inn. All Inn guests are invited to a private Post-Tour Reception attended by innkeepers and authors.

Please check the website, www.historicinnsofspringlake.com, for updates and more information.

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PREMIERE READING/BOOK SIGNING EVENT! - "A GULL'S STORY, PART 3"

Saturday, June 16, 2007  •  Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Title: A Gull's Story, Part 3

Barnes & Noble, Brick Plaza Shopping Center, Brick, (732) 255-6600

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign his new children's book. Frank Finale will read the book. This is the premiere event for this new title!

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Saturday, June 30, 2007  •  Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Title: A Gull's Story, Part 3

Frederick Galleries, 1405-1 Third Avenue, Spring Lake, (732) 974-0376

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign his new children's book. Refreshments will be served.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007  •  Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007  •  Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Title: A Gull's Story, Part 3

Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 722-7255

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Through Saturday, August 4, 2007:

Squan Custom Frame Shop & Gallery, 209 Route 71, (732) 223-1334

“Under Irish Skies" - Acrylics by Irish artist Brenda Fitzmaurice from County Kerry, Ireland on exhibit. July 28, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Artist’s Reception - Meet fine artist Brenda Fitzmaurice. See also book signing event for Gabriel Fitzmaurice on this same date below.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 722-7255

Time: 10:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Attending: Author Frank Finale will introduce the Irish poet, musician, and singer Gabriel Fitzmaurice. Gabriel (described as "the Irish A. A. Milne" in Ireland's Sunday Tribune) will read from his children's poetry books and answer questions about his work. He may even sing a song or two. Afterwards, he will be available to meet readers and sign books.

and Squan Custom Frame Shop & Gallery, 209 Route 71, (732) 223-1334

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Artist’s Reception - Meet fine artist Brenda Fitzmaurice from County Kerry, Ireland. Her acrylics will be on display through August 4.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007  •  Time: 6:30 PM

Title: All Summer Long

University & Whist Club, Wilmington, Delaware. Reservations can be made by calling (302) 658-5125.

Attending: Author Gordon Hesse will speak, meet readers, and sign books.

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Saturday, August 4, 2007  •  Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Title: A Gull's Story, Part 3

Anchor & Palette Gallery, 45 Mount Street, Bay Head, (732) 892-7776

Attending: Author Frank Finale and Illustrator Margie Moore will meet readers and sign their new children's book. Margie Moore's original artwork created for the book will be on display (through August 11) and available for purchase.

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PREMIERE BOOK SIGNING EVENT! - "THE BLUFFS”  

Saturday, August 4, 2007  •  Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Title: “The Bluffs”

Bay Head Historical Society Museum, Corner of Bay and Bridge Avenues, at the border of Bay Head and Point Pleasant, (732) 892-0223

Bay Head Historical Society Museum Fundraiser: “One Last Call At The Bluffs” and Premiere Book Signing Event for the new coffee table book “The Bluffs” by Francine LaVance Robertshaw. This fundraising event for The Bay Head Historical Society Museum will feature The Bluffs Bar “recreated” with actual artifacts from the hotel as well as the Premiere Book Signing Event of the new coffee table book, “The Bluffs” by Francine LaVance Robertshaw. Those attending will be transported back to The Bluffs Bar and will be able to preview “The Bluffs 1890-1995 Exhibit,” which officially opens on Sunday, August 5. Author Francine LaVance Robertshaw will be available to meet readers and sign books. Donation: $40., includes food and beverages.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007  •   Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Title: “The Bluffs”

Bay Head Historical Society Museum, Corner of Bay and Bridge Avenues, at the border of Bay Head and Point Pleasant, (732) 892-0223

Opening of “The Bluffs 1890-1995 Exhibit” and Book Signing Event for the new coffee table book “The Bluffs” by Francine LaVance Robertshaw. The official opening of "The Bluffs 1890-1995 Exhibit," featuring artifacts, vintage photographs, and historic documents from Bay Head’s late, great hotel. Francine LaVance Robertshaw, author of the new coffee table book, “The Bluffs,” will also be available to meet readers and sign books. There is no charge for this event. The exhibit runs through Labor Day.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007  •  Times: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Titles: Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Sun Rose Words and Music, 756 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, (609) 399-9198

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007  •  Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, (609) 361-1668

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007  •  Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Salty's, 1901 Route 35 North, Lavallette, (732) 793-4308

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, September 8, 2005 •  Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Title: All Summer Long

Lavallette Heritage Day, Philadelphia Avenue and Bay Boulevard, Lavallette

Attending: Author Gordon Hesse will meet readers and sign books at this all day festival. Rain date: September 9.

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Sunday, September 9, 2007  •  Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Titles: To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; The Poets of New Jersey; A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, and 3

Annual Beach Plum Festival, Island Beach State Park, at the first bathing pavilion (OBI). For more information, please call (732) 286-9064 or visit www.friendsofislandbeach.com.

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books. Speakers, demonstrations, games, and attractions for children and adults. Free admission.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, and 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; The Poets of New Jersey

The Festival of the Sea. Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM). Book Bin, 725 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant.

Please call (732) 892-3456 for more information and the hours Mr. Finale will be attending.

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet and greet readers and sign books.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

SPECIAL BOOK SIGNING EVENT AT FOUR LOCATIONS ON LONG BEACH ISLAND!

Title: Long Beach Island Rhapsody

Plus! A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

LOCATIONS & TIMES:

SHIP BOTTOM, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM • Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Boulevard, (609) 361-1668

Artists Attending: Ada Barber, Don Bernhardt, Frank J. Bernhardt, Jeannette M. Bond, Kate Leigh Cutler, Marlene Craig, Cathleen Engelsen (in the a.m.), Carol Freas, Thomas M. Foster. Jr., Ellen A. Gavin, Jane Law, Joyce McAfee, Robert Sakson, Pat Shepherd, Judy Stach, and Helene Thorpe (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Plus! Poet/Author Frank Finale (A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey) from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

BARNEGAT LIGHT: 12:00 NOON - 3:00 PM • Wildflowers By The Lighthouse, 410 Broadway, (609) 361-8191Artists Attending: Janice Collinson, Steve Kuzma, Joseph S. Tarella, and Lee Wagner

North End Trilogy, 506 Broadway, (609) 494-9640Artist Attending: Helene Thorpe

BRANT BEACH: 12:00 NOON - 3:00 PM • Fisheads, 3801 Long Beach Blvd., (609) 361-0361Artists

Attending: to be announced

This island wide book signing event will feature many of the artists whose works appear in the coffee table book “Long Beach Island Rhapsody." The attending artists listed above (plus other artists to be announced) will be available to meet readers and sign books. Originals and prints of many of the works appearing in the book will be available for purchase. In addition, poet/author Frank Finale will be available (at Things A Drift) to meet readers and sign books. Don’t miss this very special event at each of these four locations!

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Friday, October 5, 2007  •  Time: 7:00 PM

Title: The Poets of New Jersey

Hosted by the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center, Sussex County Community College, 1 College Hill, Newton,

(973) 300-2100

Attending: Reading from the book, meeting readers, and signing books will be editor/poet Sander Zulauf and poets Catherine Doty, BJ Ward, Gretna Wilkinson, and Gloria Rovder Healy, whose works appear in the book.

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Saturday, October 6, 2007  •  Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

5th Annual Collingswood Book Festival, Downtown Collingswood. For information, please call Margaret Smith, Exhibitor Chair, at (856)854-3895 or go to www.collinswoodbookfestival.com.

Attending: Author Frank Finale, along with many other authors, will be there to meet readers and sign books.

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Thursday and Friday, November 8 and 9, 2007

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday.

Titles: A Gull's Story Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention, New Atlantic City Convention Center, in the "Author's Alley," Hall D, Atlantic City. For more information about Authors' Alley, please contact Cindy Vannauker at (609) 599-4561 ext. 2263.

Attending: Author/Poet Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Wednesday & Thursday, November 14 & 15, 2007

Times: November 14: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; November 15: 9:00 AM - 12 noon and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story, Parts 1, 2 & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Authors' and Illustrators' Alley, New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) will hold its annual conference at Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch. For information, please call Susan Titelbaum at 973-669-5301 ext. 224.

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet informally with librarians, sign books, and arrange for school visits.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007  •  Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

For Things A Drift, in front of Joe Pop's Shore Bar, 2002 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom. Please call

(609) 361-1668 for more information.

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books during the Christmas parade.

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Saturday, December 8, 2007  •   Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Titles: A Gull's Story Parts 1, 2, & 3; To The Shore Once More, Volumes I & II; and The Poets of New Jersey

Booktowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, (732) 722-7255

Attending: Author Frank Finale will meet readers and sign books.

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Sunday, December 9, 2007  •  Time: Reception and Book Signing: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM; Dinner: 6:30 PM.

Title: The Bluffs, Bay Head, New Jersey

Beefsteak Fine Food & Wine, 69930 Highway 111, #121, Rancho Mirage, California 92270. For more information and reservations, please call 760-534-3172. www.beefsteakfinefood.com

Attending: Author Francine LaVance Robertshaw will meet readers and sign books at this special dinner/book signing event. Renowned chef/owner Eric Wadlund will host this celebration of the publication of “The Bluffs.” The menu will feature courses from the original Bluffs menus from the 1930s and 40s, with a few modern touches. The multi-course dinner is $60., all-inclusive. Wine and cocktails additional.

 

 
 
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