2017 New England Authors Expo

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Danversport Yacht Club
161 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 01923

This event is free to the public!

Sponsors for 2017


See below for:
Basic information
New for 2017
List of people and groups attending
Sign-up Information
Hotel information

Basic information:

This event will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA on Wednesday, July 26. Setup starts at 10:00 am, and the doors open to the public at 4:00 pm. The event runs till 9:00 pm. Sign up today.

The New England Authors Expo is the largest grassroots literary event in New England. The NEAE has over 1,000 authors, illustrators, publishers, printers and other publishing professionals on its contact list. By working together we organize book sales and other book-related events thoughout the year. We try to keep our fees as low as possible so that every author will be able to attend our events. This event is free to the public.


New for 2017:

This year we will be exhibiting only in the main ballroom. Space will be limited to first come, first served for authors and illustrators. We will have room for only about 140 attendees, so please sign up early.

During the setup/networking time (from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm), we will have panels, lectures and workshops for the attending authors and illustrators in the lower ballroom. These speeches will feature authors, publishers and companies and will focus on topics that are important to New England authors and illustrators.

During public viewing time (4:00 pm to 9:00 pm) we will have panels and lectures given by special guests and celebrities. We are currently working on a list of speakers and topics. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact me with some of your ideas.



10:00 AM – Doors open for set up

11:00 AM – Doors open for librarians, bookstore owners and TV & radio guests

11:30 AM – Doors open for people interested in attending the panel discussions

12:00 Noon – Panel #1:  Business of Being an Author
With: Stephanie Queen

1:00 PM – Panel #2: Teaming Up for Success
With: Guntis GoncarovsStephanie Queen

2:00 PM – Panel #3: Branding & Business = Indie Author!
With: Esther Davis, Sandra Elaine Scott, Susan Rooks

3:00 PM – Panel #4: Publishing for the First Time
With: Chris PanicciaSteve PorterMichael Squatrito

4:00 PM – Panel #5: Book Store Sales & Distribution
With: Dominic Copeland

4:00 PM – Doors open to the public – BOOK SALE BEGINS!

5:00 PM – Special Guest #1

6:00 PM – Special Guest – Mary Ann Esposito – Cooking & Cookbooks

7:00 PM – Special Guest #3

8:00 PM – Special Guest #4

9:00 PM – Doors are closed to the public, break-down begins

10:00 PM – Doors close to all


Special Guest Stars:

Mary Ann Esposito 
World famous chef and host to America’s longest running cooking TV show, Ciao Italia.

Mary Ann Esposito


Michele McPhee
Best-selling author, Emmy-nominated investigative journalist, and award-winning columnist.

Michele McPhee - Author

Michele McPhee


Nancy Silberkleit 
Literacy advocate and Co-CEO of Archie Comic Publications.

Nancy Silberkleit


Performing Live on the Deck: 

Hurr and Madd 
A high-energy cosplay fantasy music group that perform songs and stories from their original episodic book and soundtrack series.


List of Authors attending:

Natalie Alder

Jennifer Allis Provost

Florence Bennett

Hale Bradt

Kelly Brooks-Bay

Bettina Busiello

Michael J. Caduto

Susan Catalano

Martha Couture

Karen Creamer

CJ Daniels

Robert Dinsmoor

Diane Dunton

Bonnie J. Fladung

Jeremy Flagg

Guntis Goncarovs

Scott Goudsward

Jan Krause Greene

June Greig

Steve Hobbs

Thea Iberall

Susan Kapatoes

S.A. Larsen

A.P. Leigh

Stephen Lomer

Celeste Longacre

Deborah Lynn

K.D. Mason

Cathryn McIntyre

J.P. Michales

Diana Morris

Susan Murdoch

Kameel Nasr

Christopher Obert

Nancy Obert

Laurel Ostiguy

Terry Crawford Palardy

Chris Paniccia

Steve Porter

Terry Powers

David Price

Joe Ross

Helen Rousseau

Satin Russell

Sandra Elaine Scott

Jennifer W. Smith

Michael Squatrito

E.J. Stevens

M.R. Tighe

Wendy Ulmer 

Wendy Van de Poll

Rob Watts


List of Publishers and Groups attending:

Association of Rhode Island Authors

Books and Boos Press

Independent Publishers of New England

Jason Harris Promotions

Pear Tree Publishing

Rosstrum Publishing

Stillwater River Publications

Van Dorn Books


Crafts People

Barbara Harrold

List is not complete.


Author/Publisher Sign-up Information:

Sign up is a two-step process:

  1. Pick the size table you require for the event and click the PayPal button to make your payment. If you do not want to pay with PayPal, you can send a check (made payable to Pear Tree Publishing) with the correct amount to our address below.
  2. Fill out the correct registration form and return it to us either by mail or email.


Author/Illustrator Site Price is $60.00. Each author site will consist of half of an 8 foot long table, or other suitable table, along with two chairs and two passes.

Author’s Registration Form


Business/School Table Price is $150.00. Each school/business table is 8 feet long, along with five chairs and five passes.

Business Registration Form


If you have any questions on signing up to attend the 2017 NEAE or any other concerns please feel free to contact us today.

New England Authors Expo
C/O Chris Obert
20 South Porter Street
Bradford, MA 01835-7646
(978) 372-5825

Legal Info: Payment must be made in full and accompanied by your registration form before you are allowed to set up on the floor. No exhibitor will assign, sublet or share the space allotted. By agreeing to exhibit at this event, the exhibitor agrees to protect, keep and save New England Authors Expo, Christopher Obert, Pear Tree Publishing and the Danversport Yacht Club and their representatives forever harmless from any damage, loss, theft, cost, liability or expense that arises from exhibiting at this show. This agreement covers full setup, run of the show and teardown.


Hotel information:

The official hotel for the 2016 New England Authors Expo was North Shore Hotel. Their address is 50 Dayton Street, Danvers, MA. Their phone number is 1-978-777-1700. Jill Granger was the Director in charge of this offer. Please visit their website. http://www.northshoredanvers.com/


Additional Sponsors:

New England Authors Expo









Danversport Yacht Club


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