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Local Author Night: Beach Reads!

Dana Buckmir, Plenty of Laughs

A sheltered New England girl relocates to South Florida and describes her online dating adventures in a world of perpetual vacationers, where values are skewed, line are blurred, and her ideas about relationships indefinitely change.

Dana, better known as her username, Dana Dane, has horrible luck meeting the man of her dreams, She recruits her promiscuous, gold digging friend, Missy, to help her navigate the online dating waters. The two women find friendship and self-discovery through a series of exploits, sharing their dating woes with both onscreen correspondence and in person mishaps.

Dana Buckmir has been a writer since her first publication, on index cards, when she was in 6th grade.  Plenty of Laughs is her first memoir is a comical account of her personal experience with dating in the age of technology. Dana lives in her native Connecticut.


L.M. Pampuro, Maximum Trouble

Zach Brady and Maxi Malone are back!

Needing a break, Maxi tags along with her parents for a well deserved break on Aruba. An unmarked war ship sits just off the coast of this tropical paradise. Both tourists and natives are plunged into the deep web of a psychopath’s revenge. With hostile encounters taking place in U.S. waters, Zach Brady is recruited back into the United States military.

As the situation in Aruba becomes more personal, he is dispatched to the island with the sole purpose of saving Maxi and her family. The only question now is can he get there in time?

L.M. Pampuro is the author of six novels, an avid skier, loves live music and has a warped sense of humor. This is her third Zach and Maxi novel.


J.R. McCabe, Here I Am

When twenty-nine year old Juliet agrees to be set up on a blind date by her real estate agent broker, she isn’t expecting much. But after eight months of nurs0ng the wounds of a tumultuous public breakup with a fellow newscaster it’s time to get back in the New York City dating game.

What arrives ends up being much more than a rebound, as Juliet slowly discovers that her new love interest, Tzvi, an Israeli businessman and surfer, is part of a secret transcendental world operating in the hidden caverns of the city far from the glamorous happenings of Manhattan life. Within months of meeting Tzvi, Juliet walks away from the fast paced intensity of the New York news business and begins to discover the person she was truly meant to be.

J.R. McCabe is a writer and entrepreneur. Her debut novel, Trance of Insignificance, was released in 2011. J.R. spent twenty years working in media, entertainment, and politics in New York City-most notably as a TV reporter, documentary filmmaker and campaign advisor. She lives in Westchester County with her husband.


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Event Date: 
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 7:00pm EDT
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443