Elizabeth Zelvin, the Outrageous Older Woman appears on Linda Maria Frank’s TV show, The Writer’s Dream. Enjoy her interview!



Elizabeth Zelvin, mystery author, historical novelist, poet, therapist, singer-songwriter, and all-around Outrageous Older Woman talks about how things keep getting better when you stop expecting them to go the way you planned.
Elizabeth Zelvin is the author of the Bruce Kohler Mysteries, a contemporary series set in New York City, and the Mendoza Family Saga, historical fiction about a Jewish brother and sister who sail with Columbus and end up in the Ottoman Empire. Both series include both novels and short stories. Liz’s stories have been nominated  twice for the Derringer Award and three times for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story. Liz’s latest publication (September 2017) is Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4, an anthology of crime and mystery short stories on which she served as editor and in which her latest Bruce Kohler story appears. She is also a psychotherapist and a singer-songwriter with an album of original songs, appropriately titled Outrageous Older Woman. Liz’s author website is http://elizabethzelvin.com. She can be found on Facebook at http://facebook.com/elizabeth.zelvin. Her music website is http://lizzelvin.com


Four Members of Long Island Authors Group shed light and insights on what it’s like to be a published writer, and the Importance of Belonging to a Group. Enjoy the YouTube video of their panel discussion on The Writer’s Dream. Search YouTube for The Writer’s Dream to see over 100 author interviews about writing publishing and marketing books.



Lois W. Stern, publisher of sixTales2Inspire® books and creator of its short story annual contest. Tales2Inspire® has gone global, enabling talented authors to get the recognition they deserve. Get a FREE sampler of six of those winning stories for your Kindle or Nook at: www.tales2Inspire.com/gift

Anne Coltman is an Author of Poetry and Literary Fiction. She enjoyed an extensive career with International Organizations and is widely travelled. Her love of the arts and family has inspired her writing of two books of Poetry – For the Love of Grandma and Charming Expressions: Capturing Life, Recalling Times & Enjoying Nature, as well as a Novel – Scarred with Fortune. Anne’s poetry has also been published in the Suffolk County Poetry Anthology 2017 and the Bards Poetry Anthology 2017. She is currently the Vice-President of the Long Island Authors Group and Host of the LIAG First Wednesday Gatherings. booksbyannecoltman.com

 Roland Allnach has been writing since his teens, but did not actively seek publication until 2007. He has numerous published short stories to his credit, one of which was a 2010 Pushcart Prize nominee. He has two published books, Remnant (2010, sci-fi/speculative) and Oddities & Entities (2012, horror/supernatural/paranormal). His books have been recognized in the National Indie Excellence Awards, Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards, USA Book News Best Book Awards, and Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards. http://www.rolandallnach.com/

With the introduction of the Annie Tillery Mysteries, Linda Maria Frank has been launching her career as author. Inspired by a childhood passion for Nancy Drew mysteries and the popular television series, CSI, she successfully married an appealing heroine (Annie Tillery) with gripping story plots to create a new fiction series. The Madonna Ghost, Girl with Pencil, Drawing and Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys will have you turning pages, fascinated by the background stories and forensic science that make these books a must read for mystery fans. Frank also produces “The Writer’s Dream”, a local access TV show, interviewing authors about their craft.

Web sites: http://lindamariafrank.com/ Facebook pages: Official Fans of the Madonna Ghost, and The Writer’s Dream.






   Michael O’Keefe is a retired 1st Grade Detective from the NYPD. He began writing three years ago.  He has since had several short stories published in on-line literary magazines.  He swears he’s not a poet, in spite of having numerous poems published in the Raven’s Perch Magazine, Vox Poetica and appearing in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Bard’s Annual.  His first novel, Shot to Pieces, was self-published and debuted in July, 2016.  He is presently preparing the Prequel, Maybe All We Get, for agent submission and publication.  He is also at work on the sequel.  Burnt to a Crisp will be the second novel in the Detective Paddy Durr series.  O’Keefe lives on Long Island with his family, where he writes a little (including poetry), and practices the ancient martial arts of lawn and swimming pool maintenance—when he is not coaching football.

Be Sure to watch Michael O’Keefe’s interview with Linda Maria Frank on The Writer’s Dream. Click on the codes.

A page-turning thriller of a read

James A. Perez      JAMES A. PEREZ has worked in the field of education for over twenty years with children of all ages. He is a proud husband, father, and lifelong comic book fan who lives on Long Island with his family – including his niece, Maia. In addition to his fantasy/adventure novels, Maia & Icarus and Maia & Hippolyta, he wrote Grandpa’s Walking Stick, a picture book for his daughter, Ellie.

Maia and Hippolyta   Grandpa's Walking Stick   Maia and Icarus


STYoung ,a life long Long Islander for almost three quarters of a century, is the proud father of four and grandfather of seven. After serving in the Military, his work experience took him from Wall Street, banking, the garment and food industry, to graphic arts and the non-for profit world. He received a BA from CW POST College in 1978. He is the personification perfectionist as demonstrated with his first book….A View( as seen) by a Toilet Seat. by  bringing life/voice to the inanimate and having them come off the page and tell the reader a story, often with humor. His new  book…Tales from the Wizard of Odd, also personification, is expected to hit the market place by the end of this summer.  His website is www.styoung.com.

Born, raised and educated in East New York, Brooklyn, Jack Bilello, a former Fulbright Scholar and Chairman of History at the Lindenhurst, New York Public School System, lives in Massapequa Park, Long Island. He has served as an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College and as a field supervisor at Dowling College on Long Island. He is the author of four novel as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles and reviews. He has appeared on radio and TV programs and has been a lecturer and guest speaker at various venues, including Molloy College, Farmingdale University and Long Island University.

Jack’s Books are: Heart of a Lion, I Still Love Joni James, Bonds of War, and American Patrol.

His Lectures are: WWII, THE CIVIL WAR, and LAUGH, CRY, THINK.

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

Author and Educator: Jack Bilello                                


JoAnn Vergona Krapp is a School Library Media Specialist and former elementary school teacher on Long Island, New York.  Her articles on children’s literature and programs to stimulate reading and writing have appeared in the periodicals School Library Journal, School Library Media Activities Monthly, Library Talk, and Early Years. Her children’s publications include Lollipop Mountain, a fantasy in story and song;Have A Happy, a collection of children’s holiday stories; Holiday Time, a revised edition of Have A Happy;My Dinosaur Loves Circuses: a Design-Your-Own Dinosaur Book of Poems; Missing Treasure Means Trouble,

an early chapter book adventure in which three children search for missing pirate treasure in an old lighthouse; Trouble Times Three, a sequel to Missing Treasure Means Trouble, that finds the children searching for a missing medal from World War II.

Ms. Krapp resides in Farmingdale, New York where she teaches writing workshops for children and appears as guest author at Long Island schools.  She is a member of the national Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the regional Long Island Children’s Writers and Illustrators.

In addition to her children’s books, Ms. Krapp is a watercolor artist whose works include a wide array of subjects and have appeared in various Long Island exhibits.

Check out her videos from The Writer’s Dream local access TV show, seen on YouTube.