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News and Events

Keep up with Rande's adventures as we celebrate the launch of  The Witchfinder's Serpent.  See where he's been and where he is going to be next.

Coming Up Next

  • Windsor Lions Club Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 2024
    Windsor Lions Club Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 2024
    Sat, May 11
    Windsor
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Windsor, 275 Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095, USA
    Rande will be back at the Spring Craft Fair in Windsor Center. Come by and say hi and pick up your copy of "The Witchfinder's Serpent"

In the Press

A story about Rande and The Witchfinder's Serpent appeared in The Hartford Courant on September 5th.  Click HERE to read it

The Hartford Courant

Past Events

Holiday in the Village Author Walk
December 2, 202
East Hampton, Connecticut

I was so luck to be invited to participate in a wonderful holiday event last weekend in East Hampton.  Local authors were invited to set up in a few shops on Main Street to share our books.  I was hosted by the Wildcraft Herb Shoppe and The Mane Salon who made us feel so welcomed.  We had a great time meeting readers and chatting with the shop owners.  And we even got to meet Santa!  I can now say that "The Witchfinder's Serpent" is Santa approved! 

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Conard High School Local Author Presentation 
November 30, 202
West Hartford, Connecticut

I was invited to spend the day at Conard High School in West Hartford to share the history and story of The Witchfinder's Serpent.  I met approximately 400 students over the course of the day.  The kids asked great questions about Alse Young, the early witch trials, and the writing process.  A big thank you to Kelly Casey for organizing the event and making us feel so welcomed.

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RJ Julia Booksellers Signing
november 28, 202
Madison, Connecticut

I was honored to be invited to participate in a young adult author talk with two other local authors.  The crowd was small but engaged and asked great questions.  It was a pleasure to meet everyone and a big thank you to everyone at RJ Julia!

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing
november 11, 2023 Barnes & Noble in the Enfield Commons
Enfield, Connecticut

The Barnes & Noble in Enfield was kind enough to invite me back to take part in a signing along with four other talented authors of books for children and young adults.  It was wonderful to meet the other authors and talk with people about my book.  I even got to see my book on a store shelf in the Young Adult section.  That was amazing!  Thanks once again to Darlene, Amy, and everyone at the store!

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Presentation and Book Signing
October 30, 2023 East Granby Public Library
East Granby, Connecticut

The East Granby Library was kind enough to invite me to share "The Witchfinder's Serpent."  A nice group of people came out to hear about the history of Alse Young and the Connecticut witch trials and listen to a reading from my book.  I really appreciated the great questions and conversation.  I was especially honored to meet Amanda Thompson, a descendant of Alse Young who was kind enough to stay late and share some of her family history including maps and documents.  It was a great night!

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Hall High School Local Author Presentation 
October 27, 202
West Hartford, Connecticut

I was invited to spend the day at Hall High School in West Hartford to share the history and story of The Witchfinder's Serpent.  I met approximately 500 students over six periods throughout the day.  The kids asked great questions about Alse Young, the early witch trials, and the writing process.  A big shout out to the library staff for making us feel welcome, especially Monica Vaida for organizing the day.

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Windsor Craft Fair
October 7, 2023 Windsor Town Green
Windsor, Connecticut

We had a great time at the Windsor Craft Fair and Chili Challenge.  While the weather may have been drab, nothing could dampen the spirit of Windsor!  Other than a few showers, the skies mostly cooperated.  I appreciate the support of the people of Windsor who were so kind and welcoming.  I was lucky to meet a lot of people and sell a bunch of books.  Despite the weather, it was a great day.

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing
September 16, 2023 Barnes & Noble in the Enfield Commons
Enfield, Connecticut

I was very fortunate to be invited to the Barnes & Noble in Enfield, Connecticut to do a book signing.  We had a great turnout! It was great to meet so many nice people.  I appreciate everyone who took time out of their day to stop by and support me and The Witchfinder's Serpent.  A special thank you to Amy and Darlene for putting the event together.  They even got me a cake!

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River Bend Bookshop Author Stage
September 10, 2023 Glastonbury Arts "On the Green" show
Glastonbury, Connecticut

I was very honored to attend the Author Stage at the Glastonbury Arts "On the Green" Art and Crafts Show.  It was exciting to meet readers and the other authors who were taking part in the event.  Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side and the event was called early.  I want to give a big thank you to Kaitee, Sophia, and Meghan, and all the staff of the River Bend Bookshop for all their support and hard work!

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Shore Leave 43
July 7 - 9, 2023 Delta Hotels Baltimore in
Hunt Valley, Maryland

The family and I attended the Shore Leave convention in Maryland this past weekend (as we’ve done for decades). I sold some advance copies of The Witchfinder’s Serpent which was very exciting. Someone told me that there were 3 steps to becoming an author: 1) writing the book, 2) publishing the book and 3) selling the book. Now I’ve done all 3! . Here are some photos.

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