Anatomy of a Rip-Roaring Read” on Shindig

Meet the Authors! Anatomy of a Rip-Roaring Read, a live chat with readers!

Meet the Authors! Anatomy of a Rip-Roaring Read, a live chat with readers!

I’m hosting four dynamite writers in a panel discussion on the ANATOMY of a RIP-ROARING READ!

Meet a gathering of fabulous authors of suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, chicklit, and humor: A. R. Silverberry, weaver of magic. Melissa Foster, emotional suspense that captures the soul. Karen Bergreen, Comedian, Author, Stressed-Out Mom. Bonnie Trachtenberg marries romance and comedy. Kathie Shoop, bringing the past to life. Join us as we explore what tickles, scares, inspires, and moves us!

This online, live-video event takes place at on June 4th, from 12 – 1 PM, EST. The event is free and open to all! RSVP at


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Karen Bergreen, a mainstay in the New York City comedy clubs, has also been invited twice to perform at HBO’s U.S. Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado and the Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk, Nebraska. Karen has appeared on Comedy Central, The Oxygen Network, and The Joy Behar Show, and Law & Order. Her 2010 comic novel, Following Polly, earned praise from The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and her mother-in-law. Her next novel, Perfect is Overrated, will be out in July (that’s very soon). Learn more about Karen on her Website.


Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of three international bestselling novels, Megan’s Way, Chasing Amanda, and Come Back to Me. She has also been published in Indie Chicks, an anthology. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women; the World Literary Cafe, a literary community; IndieKindle; and Fostering Success.Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written for Calgary’s Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Shescurrently collaborating on the film production of Megan’s Way. Learn more about Melissa on her Website.


Kathleen Shoop, PhD, is a language arts coach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her debut novel, The Last Letter, won the 2011 IPPY Gold Medal Award for Best Regional Fiction, Midwest. Her newly released novel, After the Fog, is already receiving critical acclaim. She is published in four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and regularly places articles and essays in local magazines and newspapers. Visit her website at Website.


Bonnie Trachtenberg is the bestselling, award-winning author of Wedlocked: A Novel. She writes a monthly relationship and advice column for Her newly released novel, Neurotically Yours, is already receiving critical acclaim. She was senior writer and copy chief at Book-of-the-Month Club, and has written seven children’s book adaptations. Learn more about Bonnie on her Website.


A. R. Silverberry is the author of the award-winning fantasy novel, Wyndano’s Cloak. His villain, Narfyel, has been called, “A perfect witch/hag,” and the novel has been called, “A Book for Three Generations.” Silverberry, the pen name for Peter Allan Adler, has been a licensed psychologist since 1991. He continues to balance his clinical practice with writing. Learn more about Silverberry on his Website. is a NYC start-up committed to unleashing the unrealized potential of video chat. Shindig’s proprietary technology enables presenters to give a live reading, talk, or interview in front of an online group of 50 to 1000. Presenters share the stage with fans and take questions from audience members. Shindig adds a unique social dimension to events by allowing fans to interact with one another in private video chats.The company was founded in 2009 by Yale College, Harvard Law grad Steve Gottlieb. Steve’s prior entrepreneurial successes include the founding of TVT Records, one of the most successful independent labels in the history of the US recording industry. Steve’s discovery of such artists as Nine Inch Nails, Ja Rule, Lil Jon and Pitbull powered the label’s achievement of 25 plus Gold, Platinum and Multi Platinum releases. Steve served on the Board of MusicMatch and Tune Up as well as the Advisory Board to Napster. He was a Founding Director of A2IM, the American Association of Independent Music.

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