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Pauli Rose Libsohn, has completed the promise that she made to her mother Mitzi Libsohn – and that is to have her cherished poetry published, along with her poetic essays.  It is a testament to the bond between mother and daughter that has never been broken, and of the love that was never broken between a man and a woman, (her parents) as depicted in the poetry found in “Immortal Kisses – Confessions Of a Poet,” and its companion “Songs Of You – A Postscript,” along with her “Silhouettes – Literary Passageways.”  Currently, Pauli Rose Libsohn is lecturing at various colleges and appearing on PATV, speaking about and promoting her mother’s writing.

See Pauli’s inspiring interview on The Writer’s Dream TV show. https://youtu.be/1PVYj5CCV0E  and   https://youtu.be/zp_UqjL0Rx0

Also by Pauli Rose Libsohn. “Immortal Kisses”

A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Mother.


An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed’s roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.

View Elaine’s Engaging Interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/22aa5xB2IIQ

The Red Apple Rest was a legendary restaurant open from the 1930s through the 1980s on New York’s Route 17. Located midway between New York City and the resorts of the Catskill Mountains, the restaurant served as a who’s who of entertainment luminaries. Elaine Freed Lindenblatt was born into restaurant royalty as the youngest child of the establishment’s founder, Reuben Freed. For her, the Red Apple was the “family room” across the road—one she shared with over a million customers every year. In this book fifty-plus years unfold in a series of lively vignettes—enhanced with photos, memorabilia, and even a closely guarded recipe—as she recreates what it was like to be raised in the fishbowl of a round-the-clock family operation. Stop at the Red Apple is at once an account of growing up in 1950s small-town America, a glimpse into the workings of a successful food operation, and a swan song to a glorious slice of bygone popular culture.

Elaine Freed Lindenblatt is a former publishing professional and currently a writer and editor who lives with her husband in Rockland County, New York.

Stop at the Red Apple: The Restaurant on Route 17 (Excelsior Editions) by [Lindenblatt, Elaine Freed]


POETRY ON THE EASY END WITH VITO GENTILE

For close to sixty years Vito Gentile has been writing poetry with insight and passion, and most fervently when he is writing about spring. As a child he would get depressed at the prospect of returning to school every September. However, when his schooling was finally behind him he would still get depressed in September, and realized that it was the oncoming autumn darkness that upset him. From that day on he has made the first day of spring his personal holiday. To honor and celebrate that day, each year he writes a spring poem and sends it out to family and friends all around the globe. If you’re tired of winter, of walking in circles inside your home, of feeling muffled by your heavy overcoat, and need something to perk up your spirits and heart, this collection is for you…”The snow had fallen, the flakes were silent, the wind was not!”, “Who says old trees can’t bud — Who says a young bird won’t romp in an old tree!”, “I need green, budding plants, and short pants – where the hell is spring?!”, “There I stood – waiting like a daffodil…”, “Toss off those gloves hiding your heart…”, “Eggs under birds on beds of brown straw stir – Tweet, tweet…” Other works by the author in print are: “Fifty Poems About Christmas”, “Little Christmas” a childhood memoir, and “Amidst the Gladiolas” a drama with stinging wit made to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

A DREAM BREAK FOR AN AUTHOR

Last summer a student of mine came east to visit her old college roommate and they stopped by.  Over lunch we spoke about my book, “Fifty Poems About Christmas” and as they left I gave her friend a copy.  
In late November I received an email from the friend saying that she worked for Catholic Charities of New York and they wanted to purchase one thousand copies of my book to give out at their annual luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria.  God bless my printer because within two days he delivered the books to the Archdiocese’s offices. 
It gets better, the next day my partner Peter and I received an invitation to the luncheon where I was mobbed by autograph hounds.  At one point even the cardinal came up behind me, and as he punched me in the back he jokingly said that he thought he was supposed to be the star of the party!  And later when we left the hotel the Park Avenue entrance was mobbed by more seekers of autographs, which I gladly gave as they followed us all the way down to Grand Central. 
Yes, I might have felt more like a politician than a poet; all I can say is that it made for one of the most exciting days of my life.  As the old song lyric goes, “Wishing can make it so!”
See Vito Gentile’s interview on YouTube https://youtu.be/3dt2DqxUwoE  and https://youtu.be/8kG14ThSzsO  

 

A unique approach to meeting your local author, the traveling bookstore.

The Long Island Authors Group (http://longislandauthorsgroup.org) is an organization dedicated to enhancing the talents and outreach of its members, local Long Island published authors, and writers in general.
The members collectively cover most of the book genres from fiction to non-fiction and the many sub-genres including history, psychology, mysticism, health and healing, education, mystery, sci-fi, fantasy and children’s books.
This year LIAG has launched a new way to reach the public, a TRAVELING BOOKSTORE. Long Island has many community fairs where artists, including writers, can present their wares. LIAG has a tent that doubles as a bookstore. Books by several of the authors are displayed on book shelves for you to browse at your leisure. At each event three of LIAG’s authors will be there to greet you, talk about and sign their books.
Come and enjoy this unique book store, a quiet spot in the setting of a bustling marketplace. We know we have a book for you.

 


It’s a thrill to share the knowledge I have of Forensic Science with my audiences.                

 

 

Here is a taste of some of the topics I love to share. I do these workshops for libraries, continuing education venues at colleges and universities, assisted living facilities, men’s and women’s clubs, and anywhere people like to hear about interesting topics.

 

Title: FAMOUS FORENSIC SCIENCE CASES

Subtitle: In the News and in Literature

Presenter: Linda Maria Frank, Author of the Annie Tillery Mystery Series and Teacher of Forensic Science (ret.)

Contact: lmf217@hotmail.com  516 798 0341

Follow the Clues that Inspire the Crime Solvers and Snare the Criminals

  • DNA TECHNOLOGY includes an explanation of how we are related and how we are different by our DNA, and illustrates how this technology has become one of the best tools of criminologists.
  • DNA AND FAMOUS MURDER CASES outlines how DNA analysis was used and misused in the O.J. Simpson trial, the Laci and Connor Petersen murders, the Sam Sheppard trial, and the Boston Strangler.
  • THE LINDBERG KIDNAPPING traces the evidence used to convict Bruno Hauptman of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindberg, Jr. This was the first case dubbed the “Crime of the Century” by the print and radio media.
  • SOLVING ANCIENT MYSTERIES This lecture illustrates how modern forensic techniques are used to solve mysteries of the past, such as Otzi, the Ice Man, the Bog People of  Denmark, the Peruvian mummies and even the vampire folklore of Eastern Europe.
  • PLANTS, POISONS AND PLOTS not only includes illustrations of the various plant poisons and their uses or misuses, but illustrates how famous mystery writers have employed them in their books.
  • ART, NOT ART – This program explains how art pieces are scientifically authenticated, using examples from the art world, and delving into the world of art fraud. Famous cases of art theft, such as the Nazi atrocities regarding art works during WWII are described.
  • THOSE CSI SHOWS, FACT OR FICTION investigated the protocols, procedures and laboratory world or crime investigation in the real world and on TV.

 

Linda Maria Frank, retired from a career teaching science, including forensic science, resides on Long Island and is currently writing the Annie Tillery Mysteries, The Madonna Ghost, Girl with Pencil, Drawing and Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys. She also produces The Writer’s Dream, her local access TV show, seen on YouTube. Frank is active in LI Authors Group, LI Sisters in Crime, LI Children’s Writers and Illustrators, and Mystery Writers of America.

 

 

 

 

 

 


BOOK DESCRIPTIONS: The Annie Tillery Mystery Series by Linda Maria Frank

 

Do you love a Mystery? How about some secret caves in an exotic land? Grab some pure entertainment! Enter the world of “Nancy Drew Meets CSI”. Follow the new girl detective, Annie Tillery, as she navigates her way through intriguing plots with good forensic science, narrowly escaping the dangers that keep those pages turning. 

 

 GREAT TEEN MYSTERY BOOKS – Where Nancy Drew Meets CSI. You will find information about my Annie Tillery Mystery series, THE MADONNA GHOST, GIRL WITH PENCIL DRAWING, SECRETS IN THE FAIRY CHIMNEYS and THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST AVENGER. Access my blog, my forensic science articles, and use book-based lesson plans and book discussion questions for teachers and parents. Find my author interview local access TV show, The Writer’s Dream on facebook. View video descriptions of the books and easy links to purchase them on my website, http://lindamariafrank.com . Link to my facebook pages.      

 

THE MADONNA GHOST has earned the distinctive “Editor’s Choice” and “Rising Star” from iUniverse.

teen mystery, girl detective, ghost story, summer read

Annie and her boyfriend, Ty, uncover the secrets hidden by Fire Island and The Madonna Ghost.

 Annie Tillery sets out with her NYPD Aunt Jill for a vacation on beautiful Fire Island. She meets Ty Egan, setting the stage for a sweet little romance Together they set out to investigate an eerie ghost from a shipwreck on the island. As the tale of the ghost unfolds, Annie and Ty stumble upon a diabolical plot that impacts national security, threatening the life of Annie’s aunt. This story has it all; mystery, romance, beach adventures and a thrilling plot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRL WITH PENCIL, DRAWING  

An exciting YA mystery

The Brooklyn Bridge leads to the mysterious brownstone in Brooklyn where Annie and friends must find the clues to solve the murder of John DiCristiani.

Girl detective, Annie Tillery, wins art lessons at a glamorous N.Y. gallery. When the director of the gallery is found murdered, the prime suspect is Annie’s instructor, Francesca Gabrielli. While tracking the murderer, all the clues lead to a mysterious brownstone in Brooklyn, where they uncover a ring of art forgers and thieves, who will stop at nothing to protect their fabulous enterprise. Annie and Francesca face death by fire and water in the thrilling conclusion. It’s a case of Nancy Drew meets CSI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETS IN THE FAIRY CHIMNEYS 

New Annie Tillery Mystery

Take the magic carpet ride of your imagination to Turkey. Join Annie and Ty in the caves of mysterious Cappadocia for another thrilling adventure.

 

 is set in exotic Istanbul, and Cappadocia, land of enchanted caves. The plot involves ancient mysteries, archaeological secrets, and thieves who will commit murder rather than give up the treasures they steal. Annie acquires new friends. Cedric Zeeks is trying to find a link between his African ancestors and the inhabitants of a 9,000 year old town in Cappadocia.  Yelda and Ahmet Atsut, twins with a Ouija board, and awesome sleuthing talents, help Annie and boyfriend, Ty Egan, solve the mysteries, both ancient ones and ones that threaten them as they work the 9000-year-old archaeological dig.    

 

 

 “Nancy Drew Meets CSI”. It’s another Annie Tillery Mystery

 

 

 

 

The latest Annie Tillery Mystery, THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST AVENGER,

The latest Annie Tillery mystery takes us from the present to 1943. The ghost of Annie’s great grandmother helps her to solve a cold case involving the famous Avenger aircraft.

takes the reader to another time, a time when life hung by a thread and heroes were made every day.

Letters can really change a life. In Linda Maria Frank’s latest Annie Tiller Mystery, teen detective and her boyfriend, Ty Egan, bump into the intrigue of a past time in American history. A letter from the United States Navy links Annie’s great grandmother with a plane crash from 1943.

A packet of letters between great grandmother, Charlotte Wheeler, and her Navy pilot finance, Frank Bradenton, hint at dangerous goings-on in the defense plant where Charlotte test and flies Avenger fighter planes to military bases on the West Coast.

Annie and Ty become code breakers, delving into the heart-stopping world of World War II to solve The Mystery of the Lost Avenger.


Jack Bilello’s poignant account of a man and his son’s struggles with memories of war.

Amazing stories, fascinating police work by   Mladinich, Messing and Whalen.

The incredible story of the Italian American”s contributions to Intelligence in WWII, by Salvatore LaGumina

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Click to see Capt. Joseph Gianinni’s local access TV Show, Gung Ho, with Jack Bilello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WRITER’S DREAM has been fortunate enough in the last few months to feature these very interesting books dealing with our country’s history. Check out the following YouTube links to see the interviews in their entirety.

Stay tuned for more videos on history. Salvatore LaGumina’s interview, Part II is coming up, as well as Jack’s Interview on Bonds of War.