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Hudson Cable TV program on the Titanic

September 11, 2015

Earlier in the summer I took part in a television program taping for Hudson Cable TV, “A Discussion of the Titanic,” with fellow Ohioan and Titanic author Tad Fitch, moderated by Joe Hoffman, coordinator of the History Book Club, which meets monthly at The Learned Owl Bookstore in Hudson, Ohio. Tad and I did a Titanic discussion for the book club in 2014. One of the attendees, Terry Williams, thought an expanded discussion would make a good program for the Hudson channel, so she arranged the taping. This is the third event that Tad, Joe and I have done together on the Titanic. Joe is a great moderator and discussion leader, and Tad did a fantastic job of discussing some of the major issues involving the disaster. I stuck to the Ohio connections, discussing the passengers who were headed to Summit County (Akron) and other connections the area that includes Hudson has to the Titanic.

Here is a link to a YouTube video of the program that Tad posted (thanks, Tad, for all your hard work in figuring out how to convert the program!).

— Mary Ann

Ohio Tales of the Titanic now on Kindle!

September 28, 2014

Just a note to let folks know that our book, Ohio Tales of the Titanic, is now available as an e-book on Kindle, for those who like to use tablets to read.

Here’s the link to the page on Amazon. Just click on the image of the book cover below:


Willoughby-Eastlake library Author Expo

September 25, 2013

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Mary Ann signing a book during the Author Expo.

It was cool to meet weather guru Dick Goddard and chat with him. Here he is goofing around giving an endorsement to Ohio Tales of the Titanic!

It was cool to meet weather guru Dick Goddard and chat with him. Here he is goofing around giving an endorsement to Ohio Tales of the Titanic!

I took part in the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library’s first (hope it will be annual!) Author Expo on Sept. 21, at the Willoughby Hills (Ohio) Community Center, where 30 local authors displayed, signed and sold their books. Gale Lippucci and her crew did a great job in organizing this event. There were spacious tables for each author, nearby restrooms, punch and cookies available in the large meeting room, and the authors were invited to partake of a pizza and pasta lunch, served downstairs. The community center is a great facility for hosting events. The event must have been widely promoted as a crowd of people filtered in and out throughout the day.  I was pleased with the sales. There were a number of “big name” local authors at the event, like Dick Goddard and Les Roberts, as well as those of us whose books are smaller and appeal to a narrower audience — still there was a lot of interest with people coming up to ask questions and chat.

— Mary Ann Whitley

Author Alley event in Larchmere

July 18, 2013

Author Alley book signing

I took part in Loganberry Books‘ Author Alley event on July 6, in the Larchmere area of Shaker Heights, Ohio. It was held during the Larchmere street fair, and lots of folks were out strolling the streets and checking out all the arts, crafts, food and the books at Author Alley. A very nice, friendly event, and the Loganberry folks sure took good care of us authors on a hot, humid day. They offered us light refreshments, water and other beverages,  and came around twice with popsicles and ice cream bars! It was interesting to meet other authors and hear how they got their books published, and chat with the many people passing through who obviously love books. Thanks, Loganberry, for hosting this event!

— Mary Ann