SPECIAL EVENT GUEST AUTHORS
Ann Hood, novelist
Ann Hood's most recent book, Comfort:: A Journey Through Grief, was released in 2008. Ann is the acclaimed author of several other books including The Knitting Circle, Places to Stay the Night, The Properties of Water, and Somewhere off the Coast of Maine. She has also written a memoir, Do No Go Gentle: My Search for Miracles in a Cynical Time, and An Orthnithologist's Guide for Life, a collection of short stories. Ann Hood has won a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, The Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction, and two Pushcart Prizes.
Robert Leuci, novelist
Robert Leuci is the author of All The Centurions, Fence Jumpers, and Odessa Beach, among many others. The book, Prince of the City, based on his life as an undercover detective, was made into a movie starring Treat Williams. Currently he is working with Rob Holcomb, director and producer of ER and Lost, adapting his novels into films for TV. Robert is an adjunct professor of English and Political Science at URI, and lectures at universities, police departments, and the FBI Academy in Virginia.
Christine Palamidessi, novelist
Christine Palamidessi is a writing teacher at Boston University, author of The Virgin Knows and The Fiddler Case. Her writing is included in the anthology Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana.