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.