Frank Mederos and I would be happy to meet and discuss my books with members of book clubs, especially those in the greater Philadelphia Metropolitan area. We are happy to Skype or FaceTime with book clubs that are not within driving distance.  Questions for book club discussions appear on my web site. Call me at 609-707-7626 or e-mail me at to schedule a date and time.

Speaking Engagements 2013/2014/2015/2016


June 4, Official release of The Boy Who Said No: An Escape to Freedom by Oceanview Publishing Company.

June 8,  Book Signing, Haddon Heights Library, Station Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ

June 11, The Happy Booker’s Book Club, W. High Street, Haddon Heights, NJ

June 11, Camden Rotary Club, Cathedral Kitchen, Camden, NJ

June 19, Book Signing with Blind Melons, Sounds Avenue, Sea Isle, NJ

June 28, Book Launch, Tavistock Country Club, Tavistock Blvd.,Tavistock, NJ

July 11-14, International Thrillerfest, Grand Hyatt Hotel, NY, NY

July 16, Carol Larro’s Book Club, 9th Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ

July 18, Carol Larro’s Teachers’ Book Club, Haddon Heights, NJ

July 21, Kathlyn Schumacher’s Book Club, 409 Wildflower Court, Mullica Hill, NJ

July 23, Mrs. Abay and family, Haddonfield, NJ

August 15, Barnes and Noble at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

August 20, Maryetta Cook’s Book Club, Haddon Heights, NJ

September 17, Wonderful World of Books, TV interview, Anne’s Choice, Warminster, Pa

September 18, Parke Place Book Club, Sewell, N

September 20, Haddon Heights Women’s Club, Boro Hall, Haddon Heights, NJ

September 21, Book Signing at Camden County Library, Voorhees, NJ

September 23, Peggy Shannon’s Book Club, Gibbsboro, NJ

September 24, Kathy Spilker’s Book Club, Haddon Heights, NJ

October 3, Book Signing at Mullica Hill Library

October 5, Collingswood Book Festival, Haddon Avenue, Collingswood,NJ

October 8, Denise Bower’s Book Club, Haddonfield, NJ

October 14, Laila Isaackson’s Book Club, Cherry Hill, NJ

October 16, Paige Paul’s Book Club, Titusville, NJ

October 22, Loretta Baum’s Book Club, Turnersville, NJ

November 20, Mullica Hill’s Mom’s Club, Mullica Hill Library

November 21, Chris Ciechon Book Club, Haddon Heights, NJ

November 26 Diane Szymanski Book Club, Mullica Hill, NJ

December 2, Haddon Fortnightly, Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ

December 3, Jody Doto’s Book Club, Haddon Heights, NJ

December 4, Mary Ann Bigelow’s Book Club, Haddonfield, NJ

December 9, Leslie Weber’s Book Club, Doylestown, NJ

December 13, Berlin Community School, Berlin, NJ

December 17, Skype with Judi Saperstein’s Book Club, Arizona

 Speaking Engagements 2014

Monday, January 13, Cherry Hill Rotary, Ponzio’s Diner, Time: 6:15. Contact: Bonnie Horenberger

January 24. Kiwanis Club of the Haddons, Tavistock Country Club. Time: Noon.  Contact: Pamela DePompo 973-949-5034

Wednesday, January 29, Sharon Savino’s Book Club, 786 Allison Ct., Moorestown, NJ. Time: 7 pm

Thursday, January 30, Trenton Rotary, Trenton Country Club, Sullivan Way, West Trenton, NJ.  Time: Noon.  Contact: Christine Seagrist 609-213-8427

Tuesday, February 11, Ruth Griesback Book Club, Haddonfield Methodist Church, Haddonfield, NJ. Time: 9:30 am

Saturday, February 15.  Men’s Breakfast Club. Fellowship Hall, Richwood, NJ  Time: 8 am.  Contact: Pastor Steve Herman

Tuesday, February 18, Rowan University Publishing Seminar.  Time: 3:30-5:30 pm.  Contact: Debra Nussbaum, 856-520-0108

Wednesday, February 19.  Krisin Corson-Ricci Book Club.  4 Edgefield Ct. Logan,  Woolrich Township.  Time: 8 pm.  917-435-3615.

Friday, February 21,  Sandy Sampson’s Book Club, 5 Braddocks Mill Court, Medford, NJ Time: 7 pm.

Wednesday, February 25.  Skype with Judy Townsend’s Book Club, Poquoson, Virginia.

Thursday, February 27, Jeanne Savast, Camden County Library Haddon Township Branch. Time: 7 pm.  856-772-1636 ext. 7319

Thursday, March 6.  Haddonfield Lion’s Club.  Tavistock Country Club.  Time: 6 pm.  Contact: John Hempstead

Tuesday, March 18, Delta Kappa Gamma at Nancy Sheehy’s home, 526 Mill Road, Yardley, Pa. 19067. Time: 7 pm

Thursday, March 20, Eileen McIntyre’s Book Club, 1108 W. HIgh Street, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035. Time: 6:30 pm. 609-678-2043

Wednesday, March 26, Kitty Mills’ Book Club, (held at home of Mary Lou Webber) 21 Moore Lane, Haddonfield, NJ.  Time: 12:30 pm. Kitty Mills: 856-4128-1369. Mary Lou Webber: 856-428-6850

March 28, Dorie Gilchrist, American Association of University Women, 825 Fordham Place, Glassboro, NJ 08028 Time: 7 pm (Exit 322)

Wednesday, April 2, Rowan University Journalism Class, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (Debra Nussbaum) Time: 445:60 pm.

Thursday, April 3.  Diane Caroll’s Book Club, 1267 Kay Drive East, Cherry Hill, NJ. 609-284-4494

Friday, April 4.  Mary Ann Grenfell’s Book Club.  Anthony’s Restaurant, Station Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ.  Time: 1:30 pm.

Thursday, April 9. Anne Winch’s Book Club, Providence, Rhode Island.  FaceTime at 7:20 p.m.

Saturday, April 12.  Meet the Authors.  Monroe Township Library, 713 Marsha Avenue, Williamstown, NJ.  Contact: Nina Flemming. Time: 1-3

Monday, April 14, Rutgers University Book Club, Carol Beahm, 324 9th Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ.  Time: 7 pm

Thursday, April 24, Cindy Kelley’s Book Club, 44 Holly Lane, Woodstown, NJ. Time: 6:30 pm. 856-769-1591 or 856-278-9571

Friday, April 25, American Association University Women Author Luncheon.  Contact: R. Muriel Rains, 215-490-3676

Sunday, April 27, Trish Ferrari Book Club, 140 Kings Court, Chalfont, Pa. 18914

Tuesday, April 28,  Dee Hutchinson’s Book Club at home on Carol Giordano, 712 Kimberly, Drive, Moorestown, NJ.  Time: 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 29.  Ashley Creasy Book Club.  Mullica Hill. Time: 8 pm.  215-900-1945

April, Colleen Garrity Fossett’s Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club (date to be set)

Friday, May 2, Tricia Lippincott’s Book Club,  311 Briarwood Avenue, Haddon Township, NJ.  Time: 7:30 pm.  856-979-9086

Monday, May 5, Carole Leadbeater’s Book Club, 311 10th Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035.  Time: 7:30 pm

Monday, May 12,  Haddon Fortnightly, Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ. Time: 12:15

Wednesday, May 14, St. Rose Catholic School, 8th grade class.  Time: 1:15.  Contact: Colleen Banasz

Thursday, May 15.  Haddonfield 65 Club, 110 Rhoads Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ.  Time: 1:15 pm.  Contact: Bill Brown

Saturday, May 17, Book Clubs at St. Mark’s Methodist Church, 465 Paxson Avenue, Hamilton Square, NJ.  Time: 10 am.  Contact: Nancy Inman

Tuesday, May 20. Linda Nussey’s Haddonfield Teacher’s Book Club. 55 Oak Ridge Drive, Haddonfield, NJ Time: 3:15 pm

Wednesday, May 21, Linda Beach Book Club.  70 Penn Road, Voorhees.  Time: 7 pm

Thursday, May 22 Anna Lee Nelson’s Book Club, Heritage 55 Plus Community,  335 Juneberry Way, Deptford, NJ  856-686-9339

Wednesday, May 28, Benjamin Franklin Award Ceremony by Independent Book Publishers Association, New York University Kimmel Center’s Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY.  Time 6 to 8:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 4, Kennedy Health System’s ElderMed Program, Cherry Hill Library, Multicultural room. Time: 3 pm. Contact: Tanya McKeown

Saturday, June 7.  Book signing at K-Mart, 222 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua, NJ.  Time: 11 am to 2 pm.  Contact Chris (manager) 856-468-7804

Thursday, June 19.  Jackie Bove’s Book Club, 6 Chandler Court, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062.  609-221-6139

July 8-13. Thrillerfest, Grand Hyatt, New York City

Monday, July 14.  Maria Bowe Olsen’s Book Club, 305 W. Park Blvd., Haddon Township, NJ Contact: Maria Olsen, 609-876-3771.

Wednesday, August 6.  Logan Library Book Club. Time: 7 pm. 498 Beckett Road, Logan Twp. 08085. Contact: Carolyn Odlt, 856-803-5094.

Tuesday, August 19. Julie Meyers Book Club. Home of Beth Cohen, 542 Hansell Road, Wynnewood, Pa. 19096  Phone: 610-212-6262. Time:7:30

Tuesday, September 2, Release of Stalked: The Boy Who Said No by Oceanview Publishing

Thursday, September 11, Elena Hill’s Book Club, 431 Mansfield Avenue, Haddonfield NJ.  Time: 7:30 pm

Friday, September 12, Book Launch for Stalked: The Boy Who Said No at Tavistock Country Club, Haddonfield, NJ.  Time: 6-9 pm

Wednesday, September 24, Present Day Club, 72 Stockton St., Princeton, NJ. Contact: Jane DeLung.

Thursday, September 25, Franklin Township Library, 1584 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville, NJ 08322. Time: 7-8 pm.  Contact: Library Director Denise Saia 856-856-2833. Meet Your Area Authors Event.

Sunday, September 28, Kathlyn Schumacher Book Club, 409 Wildflower Ct., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062.  Afternoon.  Phone:  609-605-2635 or 856-478-4195.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  Bird Key Yacht Club, Sarasota, Fla.

Monday, October 6. PECO Energy.  Energy Hall.  2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Time: 11:00.  Contact:  Anna Mae Migliaccio, 214-841-5776.  Event Coordinator:  Diane Antonelli

Friday, October 10.  Maria de Simone’s Book Club, 300 Barberry Lane, Haddonfield, NJ Time: 6:30.  Contact 267-252-3267.

Saturday, October 11, Pennsbury High School Reunion, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4700 Street Road, Trevose, Pa.  Time: 5:30

Saturday, October 11. Collingswood Book Fest, Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ. Time: 10 am to 5 pm.

Tuesday, October 14, Haddon Fortnightly, Haddonfield, NJ.  Contact: Debbie Mervine 856-428-0053.  Time: 7 p.m. 302-753-8243.

Wednesday, October 15, Linda Karp’s Book Club, 810 Locust St., Apt 102, Philadelphia, Pa. Time: 7 pm

Thursday, October 16, Junior League Book Club, Princeton, NJ. Home of Ann Strumpen-Darrie, 120 Lafayette Rd., Princeton, NJ (609-924-7484). Contact: Linda Wallis Scammell. (214-803-9633). Time: Noon

Thursday, October 16.  Jackie Bove’s Book Club, Home of Janet Brown, 10 Gazelle Court, Mullica Hill, NJ  08062.  Time: 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 19, Cherry Hill Library, 1100 Kings Highway, Cherry HIll, NJ.  Contact: Nancy Schweizer, Director of Volunteers. 856-903-1234. Time: 2 pm.

Tuesday, October 21.  Christine Hofmann’s Book Club, 207 2nd Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ.  Time: 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 21. Peggy Shannon’s Book Club, 42 Kirkwood Road, Gibbsboro, NJ. Time: 7 pm.

Thursday, October 23. Geri Allia Allesandrini, Heritage 55, 188 Heritage Way, Deptford, NJ. Time: 7:30.

Friday, October 24.  Linda Pollack’s Book Club, 28 Abbington La., Washington Twp. (off Egg Harbor Road, one block north of ShopRite. 609-922-1303. Time: 7:30.

Monday, October 27.  Carol Peterson’s Book Club, 4 Seasons at Weatherby, Center Square Road, Woolrich, Twp., Sweedesboro. Place: Club House.  Time: 7 pm.  Contact:  856-832-4881

Tuesday, October 28.  Heather Dairy Schuck Book Club, 910 Acadia Drive, Turnersville, NJ 08012. Time: 7:30 pm. 843-274-8771

Thursday, October 30.  Haddon Heights Library, Station Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ  Time: 7-8:30 pm

Tuesday, November 4, Maryetta Cook’s Book Club at Pat Oberholzer’s, 155 Winding Way, Haddonfield, NJ.  Time: 7 pm

Wednesday, November 5, PEO Organization, Moorestown Chapter. Place: 2 Edelweiss Lane, Voorhees, NJ.  Time: Home of Karen Arsenaua.  Time: 11:15 am. 856-753-9526 (Suzanne Hill)

Monday, November 10, Vivian Gayol’s Book Club.  105 7th Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ. (Home of Leslie Kindler) Time: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 11.  Ruth Griesback’s Book Club, United Methodist Church, Haddonfield, NJ.  Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m.  Contact: Jackie

Tuesday, November 11.  Roberta Breeden, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Phone: 262-751-0877. Time: 1 pm EST: Facetime

Thursday, November 13.  Carol Larro’s Book Club, home of LIsa King, 323 8th Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ. Time: 7:30

Thursday, November 20. Rider University, North Hall 208 (next to library).  Time: 4:30 to 6 pm. Contact: Assunta Deliman

Sunday, November 23, Monica Zortea Book Club, 104 Kings Court, Chalfont, Pa. Time: 2 p.m. Contact: Monica at 215-872-1966.

Tuesday, November 25. Audubon Rotary Club. Time: 11:30. Place: Tap Room on Crystal Avenue, Haddon Township, NJ.  Contact: Dennis Lynch. 856-428-2600.

Tuesday, November 25.  Diane Szymanski’s Book Club, 802 Lambs Mill Road, Mullica Hill, NJ. Time: 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 11.  Colleen Schmidley’s Book Club, 27 Stonehill Drive, Mohnton, Pa. Time: 7 p.m.  Contact: Colleen 215-692-9996

Friday, December 12, 2014.  Gateway Regional School High School Career Day Keynote Speaker, 775 Tanyard Rd. Woodbury Heights, NJ 08096. Time: 9:55 to 10:28  a.m. Contact: Melissa Eckstein. 856-848-8104

Tuesday, December 16, Berlin Community School Assembly, 215 S. Franklin Avenue, Berlin, NJ 08009. Contact: Sue Comfort.

Sunday, December 20.  Patti Sheehy and Frank Mederos Radio Interview with Bob Laratta, 92.1 FM.  Time: 11 am.  Phone: 856-988-1881.

Hamilton/Robinsville Sunshine Rotary Club–Joe Bellina. Time:7:55 am–date to be set

Deptford Free Public Library, 670 Ward Drive, Deptford, NJ 08096.  Contact: Susanne L. Sacchetti, MLIS, Library Director.  Phone: 856-848-9149.  Date to be set.

Speaking Engagements for 2015

Wednesday, January 20.  Interview with Moorestown Sun.  Time: 2 p.m.

Wednesday, January 20, FaceTime interview with Roberta Breedon’s Book Club, Wisconsin. Time: 1 p.m.

Thursday, January 21, Haddonfield Memorial High School AP Spanish Classes.  Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ. Time: 11 a.m. Contact: Nancy Motolese and Rebecca Brubaker.

Thursday, January 22, Mary Ellen Cameron’s Book Club, 7 Sussex Avenue, Voorhees, NJ.  Time: 7:30.

Thursday, January 29, Moorestown Library, 111 West 2nd Street, Moorestown, NJ. Time: 7 pm. Contact: Diane Carroli, Reference Librarian, 856-234-0333.

Thursday, February 5. Patti Israel’s Book Club.  Place:  Home of Tina Kemps, 813 West Redman Avenue, Haddon Township, NJ.  Time: 6:30 p.m.

Monday, February 9. Laila Isaacson’s Book Club. 925 Kings Croft, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.  Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 10.  Kennedy Health System’s ElderMed Program, Margaret Heggen Library, Washington Township. Time: 3 pm. Contact: Tanya McKeown

Tuesday, February 17. FaceTime with Patti Geiser’s Book Club, Arkansas. Time: 7 pm.  Rescheduled sue to snow.

Wednesday, February 18, Skype with Bird Key’s Women’s’ Association Book Club, Sarasota, Florida.  Time: 10 am. Contact: Barbara Gardner

Friday, February 20.  Photo and video session with Burlington County Times.  Place: Moorestown Library.  Time: 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 24.  Audubon Noon Rotary. The Pub, Crustal Lake Avenue, Haddon Twp., Nj.  Contact: Dennis Lynch 428-2600.  Time: 11:45.

Wednesday, February 25.  Skype with Judy Townsend’s Book Club.  Poqueson, Virginia.  Time: 8 p.m.

Friday, February 27.  Jami Leveen’s Book Club, 408 Glenwood Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.  Time: 8-10 p.m. Phone: 856-833-1186.

Thursday, March 12, Michekle Lepak Book Club (friend of Kelly’s) Montclair, NJ.

Tuesday, March 17. Feature article to appear in Burlington County Times about The Boy Who Said No.

Thursday, March 19.  Retired Police and Fire Association.  Coastline Restaurant, Brace Road, Cherry Hill, NJ.  Time: Noon.  Contact: Bob LaRatto 856-296-5563.

Thursday, March 19.  Michelle Lepak’s Book Club, Montclair, NJ.   FaceTime, Time: 8:30 p.m.973-930-7833

Saturday, March 21, 2015.  American Association of University Women, Medford Chapter, Medford, NJ 692 Medford Leas.  Place:  Holly Room.  Contact: Elise Behmer 609-654-6651.

Tuesday, March 24.  Kathy Lafferty’s Book Club, Home of Ann Koelling, 47 Center Street, Haddonfield, NJ Time: 6:30 p.m. 609-922-6136.

Wednesday, March 25.  Skype with Patti Geiser’s Book Club, Arkansas. Time: 6:45.  Phone: 501-701-0922.

Friday, March 27, interview with Nicole Pensiero for Courier-Post article. Time: 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31, Edye Mitchell’s Book Club.  4 Preswick Drive, Voorhees, NJ (friend of Ruth Griesback) 609-472-1170.  Time: 7:30 pm.

Monday, April 6.  Ellen Bernston’s Book Club, Medford Country Club, 70 Oak Drive, Medford, NJ. Time: 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 9, Anne Winch’s Book Club, Providence, Rhode Island.  FaceTime: 7:20 p.m.

Monday, April 13.  Janet Khanlian’s Book Club. 444 East 2nd Street, Moorestown, NJ. Time: 7 p.m. 856-405-3988.

Thursday, April 16.  Cindy Kelly’s Book Club, 44 Holly Lane, Pilesgrove, NJ 856-769-1591

Thursday, April 23, Haddon Township Public Library, 15 Mac Arthur Blvd., Haddon Township, NJ Time: 7:15 pm.  Contact: Anne Marie Latini, Branch Manager, 856-854-2752.

Tuesday, April 28.  Dee Hutchinson’s Book Club, held at home of Carol Giordano, 712 Kimberly Drive, Moorestown, NJ. Time: 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29.  Virtua Hospital, West Jersey Auxiliary Book and Author Luncheon. Tavistock Country Club, Coulter Room. Time: 11:45 a.m.  Contact: Joan Rozanski.

Tuesday, May 5.  Anne Lang’s Book Club, 25 Packenah Trail, Shamong, NJ.  Time: 5 p.m.  609-268-0458

Thursday, May 7.  Newtown Public Library Company, 114 E. Center Street, Newtown, Pa. Contact: Karolyn Fischer, 215-968-7659.  Time: 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May, 12, 2014. St. Thomas More Women’s Club. 1439 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ Time: 1:30 p.m. Contact: Lin Lyon. Phone: 856-795-4396.

Thursday, May 14.  White Horse Rotary Club, Vianna’s Restaurant, 300 White HOrse Road, Voorhees, NJ.  Time 7 p.m.. Contact: Tom Veveers.  856-924-1141 or 888-655-8040.

Saturday, May 16.  Richwood Church Breakfast Club, 111 Richwood Rd., Richwood, NJ.  Contact: Mildred Herman. 856-589-0874.

Monday, May 18.  Sarala Mundassey’s Book Club, 69 Woodmont Drive, Lawrenceville, NJ  Time: 7 p.m. Contact: Sarala

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Parke Place Book Club, 3 Parke Place Blvd. Sewell, NJ.  Time: 1:30 pm. Contact: Judy Taylor, 1-609-617-4064

Wednesday, May 20.  Nutley Public Library, Friends of Library Author’s Tea, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley, NJ 07110.  Time: 6:30 p.m. Contact: LeeRae O’Brien, 973-667-8245 or cell: 973-868-4090

Tuesday, May 26.  Monroe Township Library, 713 Marsha Avenue, Williamstown, NJ Time: 7 p.m. contact Martha Oxley, 856-629-1212

Thursday, May 28.  Moorestown Lunch Rotary Club, Moorestown Community House, 16 East Main Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057. Time: Noon. Contact: Paul Canton, III 609-230-8017.

Monday, June 1, 2015. Haddon Fortnightly, Kings Highway and Grove Street, Haddonfield, NJ. Time: 12:30 pm.  Contact: Irene Hempstead.

Tuesday, June 2.  Traditions Book Club, 3 Merryton St. (Club House), Voorhees, NJ.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Contact: Barbara Sorid.

Wednesday, June 3, Peggy Abrams Book Club, 1531 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Phone: 610-937-1103. Time: 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 4.  Patti Sheehy and Frank Mederos radio show airs on Your Health Matters, Rowan Radio, 89.7 WGLS. FM

Tuesday, June 9, Merle DiVento’s Book Club, 15 Stratford Lane, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. Time: 7 p.m. 609-760-8966

Wednesday, June 10, Haddonfield Rotary Club, Tavistock Country Club, Tavistock, NJ.  Contact: Amy James.  Time: Noon

Tuesday, June 30.  Dot Tomer’s Book Club, held at home of Beverly Miloszewski, 71 Sofia Drive, Blackwood, NJ (Chew Landing).  Time: 1 pm.

Saturday, July 25, Medford Leas Resident Association, Medford, NJ.  Time: 10 a.m. Contact: Dorothy Cebula, 609-654-3631

Tuesday, July 28, Michele Aldoraski Book Club, (she is checking with library for venue) Glenn Mills, Pa.

Thursday, July 30.  Jen Lamken’s Book Club, 2022 Olcott Avenue, Ardmore, Pa.  19003. Contact: Jen 215-200-3144.  To be confirmed (Judy Oliver)

Monday, August 24, Phyllis Janewski’s Book Club. Traditions Club House: Voorhees, NJ.  Time: 7 p.m. Phone: 856-577-8240

Wednesday, August 26, Medford Sunrise Rotary, Medport Diner, Rt. 70, Medford, NJ.  Time: 7: 15 a.m.. Contract: Jim Robinson, 609-923-3881

Thursday, September 3. Maxine Kleiman’s Book Club, 148 Renaissance Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-51-3.  Phone: 856-296-2150.  Time: 7:30 pm.

Friday, September 4, Kathy Glaser’s Book Club, Aiken, South Carolina, FaceTime: 2:30 pm. 724-255-1113.

Tuesday, September 8, Geriann Fullen’s Book Club,  902 Walnut Street, Hulmeville, Pa. Time: 7 p.m. (home of Sandy)

Wednesday, September 9, Jane Emely-Roach Book Club, 10 Wayne Drive, Cinnaminson, NJ.  Time: Noon 856-786-1377.

Thursday, September 10, Elena Hill’s Book Club, Time: 7:30 pm.  Home of Elena Hill, Mansfield Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ.

Monday, September 14, Judy Reed’s Book Club, Winnetka, Illinois.  FaceTime: 1:30 pm. 941-773-7080

Wednesday, September 16, Judy Bull’s Book Club, 177 Upland Way, Haddonfield, NJ. 856-428-3617

Monday, September 21, Cinnaminson Branch of Burlington County Library, 1619 Riverton Road, Cinnaminson, NJ.  Contact: Judy Howard, Senior Librarian. Time: 7-8 pm.

Monday, September 28, Sharon Banfe’s Book Club, 169 Hearthstone Drive, Hearthstone at Wedgewood. Berlin, NJ (Winslow Twp.) 856-767-1102.  Clubhouse at 7 pm.  Dinner at 5:30. 856-767-1102

Wednesday, October 7.  Evergreens Continuing Care Community, 309 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown, NJ.  Time: 11:30 am.  Contact: Lauren Coleman, Director of Recreation & Wellness. Phone: 856-439-2052.  No books

Tuesday, October 13, Lynn Tighe, 5 Sheldon Place, Moorestown, NJ Time: 7:30.  Phone: 856-296-9779

Monday, October 19, Carol Veldon’s Book Club, 155 Merion Way, Hainsport, NJ. Time: 7 pm.  Contact: Carol at 609-922-0474

Friday, October 23, FaceTime, Kathy Glaser’s Book Club discusses Stalked, Aiken, South Carolina.  Kathy Glaser, 724-255-1113

Sunday, October 25. Temple Sinai, 2101 New Albany Road, Cinnaminson, NJ. 08077.  Time: 9:30 am.  Contact: Becki Simon and Janet Khalian. Phone: 856-304-2774

Monday, October 26, Donna Balara’s Book Club, 5 Denver Road, Marlton, NJ.  Time: 7 pm. 856-904-7132

Thursday, October 29. Veronica Manlove’s Book Club, 305 Albany Avenue, Barrington, NJ. Time: 7 pm.  Blue house. 856-628-6631

Wednesday, November 4, Logan Branch of Gloucester County Library, Contact:  Carolyn Oldt, 856-803-5094

Thursday, November 5, Audubon Library, 239 Oakland Avenue, Audubon, NJ.  Time: 7 p.m. Contact: Andrew Brenza 856-547-8686 email:

Monday, November 9, Temple Beth Shalam, 1901 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Contact: Phyllis Hait 856-547-9439 or Marion Grossman.  Time: 1 p.m.

Monday, November 9, FaceTime with Marilyn Englesbe’s Book Club, The Villages, Florida.  Time: 8 pm 352-446-7862

Tuesday, November 10, Harriet Berg’s Book Club, FaceTime, Hidden Valley, Pa. : 7:15. 814-445-6945

Wednesday, November 11, Therese Schumacher, 2191 Turk Road, Doylestown, Pa.  Time: 7:30 p,

Thursday, November 12, Bill Sheehy, Mountain View Golf Club Event, Ewing, NJ. Time: 6-9 pm.

Thursday, November 19, Rider University.  Time: 3-6 pm.  Contact:  Assunta Deliman

Thursday, November 19, Merchantville Women’s Club.  Meet the Author Night. 212 Somerset Street, Merchantville, NJ. Time: 7 p.m.  Contact: Bonnie Kolste Haddon.

Friday, November 20. AAUW, 2 Wilson Avenue, Glassboro, NJ. Contact: Dorie Gilchrist.  Time: 7 p.m. (Home of Esther Mummert)

Wednesday, December 2, Patti Bourke’s Book Club.  Home of Gloria Fischel Gilbert, 2 Haverhill, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 Time: 7 p.m. 856-667-0947

Monday, December 7, Stratford Public Library, 303 Union Avenue, Stratford, NJ.  Time: 6:30 pm.  Contact: Alred Encanation, 783-0602 ext. 204

Monday, December 14, Berlin Community School.  Contact: Sue Comfort.


Wednesday, January 6, AAUW, Haddon Twp. Branch of Camden County Library.  Time: 7 p.m.  Contact: Denise

Thursday, January 7, Langhorne Rotary Club, Bella Tori Restaurant, Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne, Pa.  Time: Noon.  Contact: Sue Hennigan

Tuesday, January 19, American Association of University Women, Yardley Sunrise Assisted Living, 631 Stoney Hill Road, Yardley, Pa.  Time: 7:30 p.m. Contact: Assunta Deliman

Thursday January 21, Sandy Ferguson’s Book Club, 436 Burning Tree Road, Barclay Farms, Cherry Hill, NJ (home of Lynn) Lynn: 856-795-8241.  Sandy: 609-206-5345.  Time: 7:30 pm.

Thursday, March 3, Pennsauken Women’s Club, Pennsauken Public Library, Merchantville Ave. & Rt. 130. Time: 10:15 am.  Contact: Maryann Snyder 856-663-6270

Saturday, March 5.  Holiday Village, Union Mill and Elbow Road (Not Holiday Village East on East Union Road.) Entrance #2, Mt. Laurel, NJ. Time: 11 a.m. Contact:  Betty Gentile, 856-787-8611

Tuesday, March 15, Jewish Community Center, 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ Time: 7:00. Contact: Phyllis Dyer, 856-989-0034

Monday, March 28, Four Seasons at Weatherby, Center Square Road, Woolrich Twp., Sweedesboro, NJ.  Club House. Time: 7 p.m. Contact: Carol Peterson: 856-832-4881

Tuesday, March 29, Medford Rotary Club, Braddocks Tavern, 39 S. Main Street, Medford, NJ.  Contact: Dave Miller

Tuesday, April 5, St. Augustine’s Preparatory School, 611 Cedar Avenue, Richland, NJ.  Contact: Mr LoSasso.  Time: 9:30 a.m. (Main office, Mrs. Fields) Phone: 856-697-2600.

Tuesday, April 12, Delran Seniors, Knights of Columbus, 943 Bridgeboro Road, past Fire Station, Delran, NJ.  Time: Noon.  Contact: Floss D’Anna 856-638-5675.

Friday, April 15,  Willingboro Branch of American Association of University Women.  Place: Riverton Country Club, 1416 Highland Avenue, Cinnaminson, NJ.  Contact: Sharon Eiferman. Time: 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 20, Rose Maher’s Book Club, Riverton Country Club, 1416 Highland Avenue, Cinnaminson, NJ.  Time: 3:45 pm. 856-829-4045 or 856-606-3064 (Jackie Glenz)

Friday, April 22, Meet the Authors, Porch Club at Riverton, 4th and Howard Streets. Time: 7 p.m. Benefit Literacy Foundation of Burlington County.  Contact: Sally Degler

Tuesday, April 26, Monroe Twp. Public Library, 713 Marsha Avenue, Williamstown, NJ.  Contact: Martha Oxley.  Time: 7 p.m. 856-629-1212 ext. 202

Thursday, April 28, Camden County Retired Employees Association (CCREA), Lamp Post Diner, 1378 Little Gloucester Road, Clementon, NJ.  Time: Noon.  Contact: Linda O’Neill 856-795-8234 or c. 856-912-5905

Thursday, March 28, Deptford Public  Library, 670 Ward Drive, Deptford, NJ. Time: 6 pm.  Contact: Susanne

Friday, April 29.  Peg Madorno’s Book Club, Lumberton, NJ.  Contact: 856-234-1935.  Time: 4 pm.

Tuesday, May 10, Pennsauken Public Library Book Club,Rt. 130 & Merchantville Rd., Pennsauken, NJ.  Time 10:15 am.  Contact: Susan Starts 856-665-5959 ext. 6

Wednesday, May 11, Merchantville’s Women’s Club discussion of STALKED.  Pennsauken Library, Rt. 130 & Merchantvillle Rd., Pennsauken.  Contact: Maryann Snyder.  Time:  10:15 a.m.

Wednesday, May 11, Terry James’s Book Club, 613 Covered Bridge Road, Barclay Farms, Cherry Hill, NJ.  Time: 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 18, Yocum Elementary School, 748 North Fork Landing Road, Maple Shade, NJ.  Time: 9:15 am. Contact: Gina Fairhurst 609-870-6618

Saturday, May 21, Four Seasons Retirement Community, 500 Denow Road, Clubhouse Brandon Farms, Pennington, NJ 08534  Time: 10:30 am.  Contact: Joanne Graja 609-303-0452

Thursday, May 26, Friends Select Book Club, Rita Ann Lamb, 665 West Rose Tree Road, Media, Pa. Time: 7:30 pm. Contact Rita Ann Lamb 610-529-3382

Thursday, June 16, White Horse Rotary Club, 300 White Horse Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043. Time: 7 p.m.  Contact: Tom Veevers 856-924-1141

Tuesday, June 28, Audubon Rotary Club, Tap Room Restaurant, Crystal Lake Road, Audubon, NJ.  Time: 11:45 a/,/ Contact: Dennis Lynch 609-238-1290

Thursday, July 7. Montebello Book Club, 270 Cooper Road, West Berlin, NJ.  Time: 7 p.m. Contact: Phyllis Cooper

Tuesday, July 12, SKYPe with Christian Curatola.  903 WMSC Radio. 609-313-6623.

Tuesday, July 19, Sally Oliveri’s Book Club, Brigantine Yacht Club, 1001 Bayshore Ave., Brigantine, NJ.  Time: 7:30 p.m.  Contact:  Sally Oliveri 856-304-0848

Monday, August 15, Kathy Aubert’s Book Club, 19 Horseshoe Drive, Mt. Laurel, NJ. 856-234-0558 (to be rescheduled)

Friday, October 7, 2016. Mullica Hill Branch of Gloucester County Library., 389 Wolfort Station, Rd., Mullica Hill, NJ. Time: 2:45 to  3:45 p.m.  Contact: Carolyn Oldt, LOgan Branch Manager: 856-803-5094.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Sandy Ferguson’s Book Club. Il Villagio Restaurant, Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Cherry Hill, Nj. Time: Noon. Contact: Sandy Ferguson

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ. Time: Noon.  Contact: Robert S. Fraser, Program Chairman 609-799-9663. www.

Wednesday, November 9, Deptford Public Library, 670 Ward Drive, Deptford, NJ 08096. Time: 11 a.m. Contact: Susanne L. Sacchetti, Library Director  856-848-9149

Thursday, Rider University, Time: 3:00.  Contact: Assunta Deliman






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