The 2021 New Providence Book Festival is ON!

After having to cancel last year’s festival because of Covid-19, we are pleased to announce the 2021 New Providence Book Festival will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9am – 3pm. We expect to make this our best festival yet!

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New Providence Book Festival 2019

The third New Providence Book Festival set for Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9am – 4pm on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum. Over a dozen authors with be there giving presentations, signing books and talking with readers.

This year’s author lineup includes a range of authors and genres, fiction and non-fiction: Bert Abazzia, J.R. Bale, Linda Barth, Mary Carlomagno, Michael Stephen Daigle, Reyna Favis, Vivian Fransen, Kerry Gans, Kristina Garlick, Laura Kaighn, Elissa Matthews, Bob Mayers and Jenn Stroud Rossmann.

For every book purchased, the buyer will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing a Barnes & Noble gift certificate. Additional prizes may be added.

The Salt Box Museum will be open for free tours of their 18th century farmhouse and exhibits. The New Providence Historical Society will also be having a bake sale.

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“The Pharm House” Selected at Book Lovers Dispatch March Book Pick

Book Lovers Dispatch‘s March Book Pick is The Pharm House, a foreboding and darkly suspenseful debut medical thriller by Bill Powers set in the hidden underworld of the global pharmaceutical business. Even though The Pharm House is set in a pharmaceutical company, it is really a story about family. It’s about Nicholas Harding, a young scientist/executive at Marshall Pharmaceutical. Nicholas is a regular guy – a single Dad trying to raise a precocious 11-year-old daughter while clawing his way up that ever so slippery middle management ladder. But unknown to Nicholas, there are dark forces inside Marshall Pharmaceutical and he is about to be drawn into their plans and finds himself fighting for his career, his family and perhaps even his life.

The Pharm House is available on Amazon at

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9/22/2018: New Providence Book Festival!

New Jersey authors will sign books and talk to visitors at the New Providence Book Festival on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9am to 3pm. The festival, located on the grounds of the historic Salt Box Museum, (1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974) will include a series of author talks and readings. The rain date is 9/29/2018.

Speaker Schedule 

10:00Ginger Pate, reading from her book, Would You Invite a Skunk to Your Wedding?

10:30Laura Kaighn, reading from her book, Rabbit’s Tale and Other Rites of Passage

11:00Reyna Favis, “Search & Rescue Dogs and How It Lead to a
Supernatural Thriller” (A search & rescue demonstration will be included.)

12:00Amy M. Reade, “Location, Location, Location: Setting the Stage for an Exciting Novel”

1:00Bob Mayers speaking on his recent book Revolutionary New Jersey

2:00 – “Authors Roundtable: “Becoming an Author,” Vivian Fransen-moderator, Michael Stephen Daigle and Linda Raedisch

Author Parameters & Guidelines

  • Participating authors should promote the book festival online and through their networks.
  • Authors will be allowed one half of a six-foot table to display their books, sharing the table with another author. Please be respectful of your fellow authors. Positions will be assigned ahead of time.
  • Authors are asked to donate to the New Providence Historical Society, in lieu of a participation fee. (Donations are make a tax-deductible and support their scholarship fund.)
  • Authors keep 100% of their sales.
  • Authors will give a (festival-provided) raffle ticket to each person who purchases one of their books. Please see that the buyer has filled out the ticket legibly. Authors must sign the raffle ticket to be valid. This is meant as an incentive for people to buy more books.
  • The prizes include a $50 gift certificate to Moe’s Bistro and a voucher for an overnight stay at Murray Hill Hotel.
  • Do not park on the street in front of the museum. (These spaces are to be kept open for impulse visitors.) There is a parking lot diagonally across the street. Another one is down the street at the community pool. A volunteer will be available to help with drop off, carrying or other assistance.
  • Please keep an eye on one another’s books and supplies while they are away from their table.
  • The event will be photographed for publicity purposes for this and future book events. Participation as an author constitutes permission to use these images.

If there are any questions, you can contact me through the form on this website.

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Page Bound Authors Continue to be Prolific!

In the last six months, the authors of Page Bound Success have launched an impressive number of new titles:

J.R. BaleCognition Chronicles: The Redstone Legacy
Vivian FransenThe Straight Spouse: A Memoir 
Kristina GarlickNevada Rain
Pamela HegartyGoldenfire
Amy ReadeMurder in Thistlecross

And we expect another four new books before the year is out!

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New Providence Book Festival

NPBF-Logo-300x300September 16, 2017, Saturday, 9 AM – 3PM
Page Bound Success members J.R. BaleMichael Stephen DaigleReyna Favis, Kerry GansKristina GarlickBob MayersBill Powers and other authors will be signing their books at the New Providence Book Festival on the grounds of the Salt Box Museum, 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974. Free and open to the public.

Any visitors who purchase a book will receive a free raffle ticket for an overnight stay at the Murray Hill Hotel and a  $50 gift certificate for Moe’s Bistro.

Page Bound Success is a sponsor of this event. The Festival is currently trying to raise money via GoFundMe. Any donations are appreciated.

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J.R. Bale to Speak at New Providence Book Club


J.R. Bale will be speaking to the New Providence Book Club on the writing of an Amazon bestselling political epic.
Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
The event is open to the public.
New Providence Memorial Library
The Conti Room
377 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974

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Michael Daigle to Speak at Mountainside Library.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Michael Stephen Daigle will be discussing his Frank Nagler mystery series at the Mountainside Public Library in Mountainside, N.J. at 1 p.m.

Mountainside Public Library
1 Constitution Plaza
Mountainside, N.J. 07092

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Bob Mayers Speaks and Signs at Two Events this Week

Hope you can join Bob Mayers, historian and author of three books on the American Revolution, will be appearing at two great New Jersey events this week:



  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017,  7 PM:
    The Forgotten Revolution in the Watchung Mountains and the Soldiers of Washington’s Army.
    Warren Township Public Library, 47 Mountain Blvd, Warren, NJ
    Free and open to the public.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7 PM:
    Searching for Private Yankee Doodle-The Common Soldiers of Washington’s Army.
    Phillipsburg Area Historical Society, Roseberry House, 540 Warren Street, Phillipsburg, NJ. Free and open to the public.
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J.R. Bale Joins Other Great Authors at Trenton Farmers Market


From 10 AM to 2 PM, J.R. Bale will be signing copies of his novel, Phoenix in the Middle of the Road, along with other authors at the “Authors Buffet” at the Trenton Farmers Market at 960 Spruce Street in Lawrence, NJ. The Market will also host a Children’s Reading Corner 12 noon.

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