2018 New England Authors Expo

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Doors open to the public: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Danversport Yacht Club
161 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 01923

This event is free to the public!


Sponsors for 2018

Information coming soon.


See below for:
Basic information
New for 2018
List of people and groups attending
Author / Business Sign-up Information

Basic information:

This event will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA on Wednesday, July 25. Author 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 2018:

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:  “Say it. Sell it.” Getting free publicity is not rocket science.
(How to get on TV and Radio.)

With: Mike Morin

1:00 PM – Panel #2: Book cover design.
With: Laurel Ostiguy, Satin Russell

2:00 PM – Panel #3: TBD

3:00 PM – Panel #4: TBD

4:00 PM – Panel #5: Book marketing using social media.
With: Mandi Lynn

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

5:00 PM – Special Guest #1 – Derek Nikitas – 
Writing Novels (and working with James Patterson and movie producers.)

6:00 PM – Special Guest #2 – TBD

7:00 PM – Special Guest #3 – TBD

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

10:00 PM – Doors close to all


Special Guest Stars:

Derek Nikitas

Derek Nikitas
The author of the thriller novels Pyres and The Long DivisionPyres was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America, and The Long Division was a Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2009. He’s also written Extra Life, a science fiction novel for young adults, and he has co-written several “Bookshot” novellas with James Patterson, including Diary of a Succubus and You’ve Been Warned – Again. He teaches fiction writing and screenwriting at the University of Rhode Island.


2018 NEAE Offical Charity:


List of Authors attending:

Natalie Alder

Nikki Andrews

Tim Baird

Scott M. Baker

Liberty Blake

Martha W. Brandt

Sally M. Chetwynd

Ceara Comeau

Karen Creamer

Artemis Crow

Liz Delton

Bridget Finnegan

Katrina Fiorella

Donald Germain

Guntis Goncarovs (NEAE Team)

Patricia Hale

Richard Keenan

Linda Kepner

L.S. Kilroy

Elsa Kurt

Stephen Lomer

Mandi Lynn

K.D. Mason (NEAE Team)

John McIlveen (NEAE Team)

Lindsay Moore

Mike Morin

Olga R. Morrill

Christopher Obert (NEAE Team)

Nancy Obert (NEAE Team)

Laurel Ostiguy

Anita Oswald

Gail Ward Olmsted

Terry Crawford Palardy

Lorenzo Petruzziello

Jill Regensburg

Joe Ross (Sponsor – NEAE Team)

Satin Russell

Jane Sloven

Janice E. Spina


M.R. Tighe

Marty Thornley

Robert Uttaro

Mary Vieira

Rob Watts

Jenessa Zurek


List of Publishers and Groups attending:

Association of Rhode Island Authors (NEAE Team)

Books & Boo’s Press

Brass Castle Arts

Haverhill House Publishing (NEAE Team)

Jason Harris Promotions (NEAE Team)

The Museum of Printing (Charity/Sponsor)

Pear Tree Publishing (Sponsor – NEAE Team)

Rosstrum Publishing (Sponsor – NEAE Team)

*List and schedule is not complete and could change without notice.



Author/Publisher Sign-up Information:

Sign-up is open for this event! 

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 Price is $65.00. Each author site will consist of half of an 8 foot long table, or other suitable table, along with two chairs and two passes.

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


An “Author’s Spot” cost $65.00
To sign up for the 2018 New England Authors Expo please click the button below.

               Author Registration Form

An “Business’s Spot” cost $150.00
To sign up for the 2018 New England Authors Expo please click the button below.

               Business Registration Form


If you have any questions on signing up to attend the 2018 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.



Additional Sponsors:

Danversport Yacht Club

New England Authors Expo










Rosstrum Publishing


Pear Tree Publishing




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