HCNS' First Authors Night
We have gathered a group of local North Shore authors whose books cover a wide range of topics. See below for our list.
Each North Shore author will be introduced and the guests will be free to converse with all the authors while at the same time enjoying the Hawthorne Hotel's famous hors d'oeuvres and warm New England ambiance, along with a cash bar. Here is the list of authors and their book titles. Event details and sign up are available at this LINK.
Judy Anderson, author of Glorious Splendor: The 18th Century Wallpapers in the Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead Massachusetts (2011) about the magnificent original 1760s hand-painted English scenic wallpapers in the Jermiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, when the town was the sixth largest in British North America.
Mary Baures, author of Love Heals Baby Elephants: Rebirthing Ivory Orphans (2015), a description of how baby elephants overcame the trauma of watching their families massacred for ivory and learned to trust and love again.
Robert Booth, author of The Women of Marblehead (March 2016), an illustrated feminist history of the towm of Marblehead in the 19th century, tracing the role of women from poverty and invisibility to autonomy and working-class self sufficiency. Also author of Mad for Glory (2015) and Death of An Empire; The Rise and Murderous Fall of Salem, America's Richest City (2011)
Charlotte Gordon, author of Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her Daughter Mary Shelley, (2015), a dual biography. Mary Shelley (who wrote Frankenstein in 1818) and her mother Mary Wollstonecraft (who in 1792 wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women); Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Story of America's First Poet (2005), a biography of Anne Bradstreet, who published the firt book of American poetry; The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilema and the Birth of Three Faiths (2009), an exploration of the Biblical story that has caused controversy for over 2000 years.
Linda McCarriston, author of Eva-Mary, a collection of poems probing the tragic cycle of physical and mental abuse and celebrating the communion of healing. Also Talking Soft Dutch (1984) and Little River, (2000)
Herb Motley, author of Saga of the International One Design (2013), a coffee table style book which is a celebration of 75 years sailing and racing this classic design. Including racing in the Marblehead Fleet.
Octavia Randolph, author of The Circle ofCeridwen Saga (2014), set in 9th Century England and Scandanavia. Also Light Descending (2014, a biographical novel about the great Victorian John Ruskin.
Bill Sargent, author of Plum Island;4,000 Years on a Barrier Beach (2016); The House on Ipswich Marsch; The Natural History of Boston's North Shore (2002); Islands in the Storm; How Coastal Communities Fared Before, During, and After Hurricane Sandy (2014).
Crocker Snow, author of Muskeget: Raw, Restless, Relentless Island (2015) which provides observation and experience across more than 65 years of the natural life and dynamic species change of a tiny, treeless, uninhabited island halfway between Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
Alexander Z. Warren, author of You Can Count On It: A Mentor's Arithmetic Patterns for Elementary Students (2013). Shows elementary school teachers how they can excite, encourage, and challenge their students to understand and enjoy elementary arithmetic at a level many high school children do not understand. Also Descartes to Newton: A Mentor's Pre-High School Calculus Program (2015).
Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop, author of Fireworks (2006), a tender and comic portrait of suburban dispair, details the events of one strange summer in which a man's troubled soul hangs in the balance. Also December (2008), centered on a young girl who inexplicably stops speaking, a riveting and insightful portrait of a family in crisis. Also The Why of Things (2013), a powerful novel that explores the complexities of family relationships and the small triumphs that can bring unexpected healing.