Meet Katie O’Boyle! Book signings and readings

Don’t let the snow stop you from enjoying a good book and meeting its author!

WakingUpToLove200Amazon is going all out for Lakeside Porches, with books 1-3 bundled together ( and book 4 Waking Up To Love available now for pre-sale ( From now through early December, Katie has blog appearances with Lois Winston, Carla Biddle, Kim Lorraine, and Catherine Castle. Watch for information about a Reading Addictions blog tour.

If you live in the Finger Lakes area, Katie would love to meet you at one of these events:

  • Canandaigua Writers Group “Local Writers Read!” October 20 7-8:30 PM, at Wood Library, 134 N. Main Street, Canandaigua. Katie is reading the ghost scene from Waking Up To Love and signing books with fellow authors.
  • November 14 (10:00 AM – Noon), book signing with Roz Murphy, Beverly Wells, and other local authors outside the Fairport Pharmacy, 122 Fairport Village Landing, Fairport, NY.
  • November 21 (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM), book signing at Artizanns, 118 N. Main Street, Naples, NY.

Know another good venue for book signing and reading? Contact Katie though this website or at (at) gmail (dot) com

Summer – Making the scene

Clifton_Springs_Spa_ApartmentsA few of us local authors made the scene last Saturday for a book signing at the Sulphur Springs Festival in nearby Clifton Springs. Beverly Wells (historical romance), John Avanzato (medical thriller), Roz Murphy (humorous, romantic fiction– The Bob Books) and I enjoyed a street-side tent across from the imposing Spa Apartments. I only sold a few (thanks, Cheryl, DeDee, and all who stopped by!) but the chance to meet fellow Finger Lakers, listen to the great band, and soak up the atmosphere of a hometown summerfest made for a great afternoon in the sunshine!

My favorite feature of the Sulphur Springs Festival? The soapbox derby event! Eight boys climbed into lovingly made soapbox cars, donned helmets, and steered their vehicles down a sloping street into bales of hay. That’s a brave thing to do! Of course, they were surrounded by loving hands– proud moms, dads and helpers who’d spent hours and days getting the cars ready, bringing in the hay bales, and setting up the course.

Gosh, if only books two and three would hurry into print so I had more to offer… Last I heard, book two will be available in print in July. That leaves a few Finger Lakes festivals for Justin and Gianessa to get into the hands of readers who support local authors.

What are your favorite summer festivals?

What are readers saying?

Finding the Way Back to Love is a sensitively and deftly drawn journey of two people coping with the effects of alcoholism in their lives. Kudos to Ms O’Boyle for her candid yet sympathetic depiction of the disease and the efforts to control it in order for individuals to find a meaningful and productive life.” –Author Margaret Breashears