Local Author Panel

Be it a thriller or children book, wellness advice or environmental concerns, there’s a book for every reader and a book to be written for every writer. An Unlikely Story is lucky to be in an area with so many unique, talented voices writing so many different kinds of books. Join us for an event with local authors Noel Foy, Irene Buchine, Pat Hinkley, and Julien Ayotte, and celebrate some of the talented people living just down the street!

Noel Foy is the writer of ABC WORRY FREE. Her mission is to empower teachers, parents, counselors, coaches and students with quick, user-friendly ways to use neuroeducation findings to their advantage. Having these tools can decrease stress and boost learning, engagement, Executive Function and performance in and beyond the classroom. In response to the rise in anxiety, Noel’s, solution-focused story called ABC WORRY FREE, which was released in the fall of 2018, provides readers of all ages with a transferable strategy to face and manage anxiety.

Drawing on personal experience, Irene Buchine tells the story of two children trapped in the darkness of depression, and what it takes for them to find their way out. Ms. Buchine approaches the complicated issue of depression in children with great respect and sensitivity. She provides the reader a window into the difficulties children and families face when dealing with the challenges of depression and mental health. CELIA AND THE LITTLE BOY is a story of hope designed for children and adults alike. Irene Buchine is a member of SCBWI and CELIA AND THE LITTLE BOY received the 2018 Certificate of Excellence and the Royal Dragon Fly Book Award in Psychology, from the children’s literary resource magazine, Story Monsters Ink. 

Pat Hinkley is an author, instructor, holistic life and "Climate Concerns Counselor" dedicated to helping others discover their unique best in any life situation. Pat’s medical experience as an RN and holistic psychotherapist informs her unique perspective and ability to help people better manage their responses to the stressors and situations in their lives, bringing the seemingly out of control back into balance. Pat wrote CLIMATE SENSE about the conundrum of the climate changing before our eyes and how it can be overwhelming. CLIMATE SENSE invites readers to feel the enormity of the current climate situation and then look at the empowering actions they can take to free themselves of that inertia. CLIMATE SENSE is a practical guide to showing the way.

Julien Ayotte is the author of five books. His first novel, FLOWER OF HEAVEN, was the 2013 New York Book Festival winner. His second novel, DANGEROUS BLOODLINES, continues in Paris where FLOWER OF HEAVEN leaves off. From France, Italy, Sweden, Ethiopia, and the Middle East, Dangerous Bloodlines is a fast-paced global sequel that will keep you guessing. His third releaseA LIFE BEFORE, takes the visions of a paranormal college student to great lengths to solve a long-closed cold case. DISAPPEARANCE is about a leak in the witness protection program (WITSEC) and recent assassinations of two witnesses. CODE NAME LILY, his latest release, is about a young Belgian nurse who, as a key member of an escape network, aids downed airmen to reach safety in Spain during World War II.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
Flower of Heaven Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479274734
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 29th, 2012

Dangerous Bloodlines: Sequel to Flower of Heaven Cover Image
ISBN: 9781499656091
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 25th, 2014

A Life Before Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523417605
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 29th, 2016

Disappearance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781978041196
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 7th, 2017

Code Name Lily Cover Image
ISBN: 9781726706247
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Independently Published - November 20th, 2018

Climate Sense Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946300713
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Stillwater River Publications - September 28th, 2018

Signed Copies

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