Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Author signing and discussion



Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs
Saturday – Aug 8th     1-3 PM
        Book signing, discussion and reception with author, Kelly Stone Gamble

Cass Adams is crazy, and everyone in Deacon, Kansas, knows it. But when her good-for-nothing husband, Roland, goes missing, no one suspects that Cass buried him in their unfinished koi pond. Too bad he doesn’t stay there for long. Cass gets arrested on the banks of the Spring River for dumping his corpse after heavy rain partially unearths it.

The police chief wants a quick verdict—he’s running for sheriff and has no time for crazy talk. But like Roland’s corpse, secrets start to surface, and they bring more to light than anybody expected. Everyone in Cass’s life thinks they know her—her psychic grandmother, her promiscuous ex-best friend, her worm-farming brother-in-law, and maybe even her local ghost. But after years of separate silences, no one knows the whole truth.                                                                  
                                                                  Except Roland. And he’s not talking.


Kelly Stone Gamble has a Bachelor of Arts in the Integrated Studies of History and Business Administration from Nevada State College, a Master of Arts in Humanities from California State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. 

She is an Instructor for Southeast Oklahoma State University and lives in Idabel, Oklahoma.

Her fiction has won awards from Writers Weekly, Writers Courtyard, Women on Writing and the Ground Zero Literary Project.



This event is free and open to the public.
Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX
For information call us at 956-433-5057

Saturday, July 11, 2015



Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs
Saturday – July 18th     1-3 PM

Book signing, discussion and reception with author, CM Doporto

A note from the Author.  “I'm excited about visiting Paragraphs for a book signing. I'll bring copies of Element, New Adult Sci-Fi/Romance, and my University Park Series, New Adult Contemporary Sports/Romance, which is my best-selling series.”

The Natalie Vega Saga
Genre: New Adult Sci-Fi/Romance ages 16 and up
College freshman, Natalie Vega, offers to be a test patient for several vitamins and supplements created by Kronberg Laboratories, a large pharmaceutical company where she interns. Immediately her body starts going through physical changes but when she runs into her former high school crush, Ryan Garrett, she is unaware of the life altering affects he will have on her.


The University Park Series
Genre: New Adult/Sports Romance 18+ for adult situations and language
College senior, Lexi Thompson, finds herself in a relationship to be wed to the university’s star baseball pitcher, Collin Norris. Collin’s damn hot, but his lack of spark has Lexi thinking twice before she says ‘I Do’. When she’s forced to tutor bad boy football quarterback, Raven Davenport, she soon discovers all the things she’s missing in her relationship with Collin. Will she succumb to the temptations enticing her, or will Collin be able to convince his sweet, innocent fiancĂ©e that his love for her is genuine despite his lack of affection? (This story is told in three installments)

CM Doporto is a native Texan and resides there with her husband and son enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Redhead Parrot and several fish.
CM earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Arlington. She briefly worked in the area of Public Relations and Advertising and then pursued a career in the field of Human Resources. CM considers herself a life-long learner and returned to school and earned her Master of Art’s Degree in Organizational Development from Dallas Baptist University.
CM is a member of Romance Writers of America and is associated with the Young Adult Special Interest Chapter.

This event is free and open to the public.
Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX
For information call us at 956-433-5057

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Poets on Padre



Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs
Saturday April 18th  2015    1 to 3 PM
Poets on Padre
Book discussion, reading and signing with poets Geoff Rips
and Chip Dameron
“Waiting for an Etcher”. From life along the South Texas border to travels abroad to the vitality of family bonds, Waiting for an Etcher provides a series of memorable images and insights.

Chip Dameron’s eye for detail and gift of phrasing offer readers the opportunity to enter the world of each poem and experience its landscape.

Chip Dameron is the author of five collections of poems and a travel book. His poems and essays on contemporary writers have appeared in numerous literary magazines and journals around the country and abroad. He has co-edited two literary magazines, Thicket and Chachalaca Poetry Review, and served on the editorial board of four others. A two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize in poetry and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he lives and writes in Brownsville, Texas

“The Calculus of Falling Bodies”. The poems in this collection span the 40 years in which Geoff Rips has undertaken a deeply personal attempt to understand the mystery of things. The pieces parallel his interest in the greater world and burrow deep inside his own psyche in the attempt to find meaning. His poems include the pantheon of subjects embraced by poets through the ages—life, death, love, and family—and they discuss the natural world and the material world, reality TV shows, looking for work, traffic, the lives of window washers and hot dog vendors, the wetlands, and pelicans, plovers, and dolphins. This is the whole of life, seen by looking closely at its parts.
Geoff Rips was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is a former editor of the Texas Observer and has been a Soros Open Society Institute Fellow. He worked as the Freedom-to-Write Committee coordinator for PEN American Center and was the principal author of its important report, UnAmerican Activities (City Lights Books, 1981). His 2008 novel, The Truth, received the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Award for the Novel. Rips has worked with community organizations along the Texas/Mexico border to bring water and wastewater services to border colonias. He currently works for Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and PEN American Center and has published poetry, fiction and journalism in various places over the years. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Nancy Maniscalco. They have two daughters, Gabriela and Sascha.

This event is free and open to the public
Paragraphs On Padre Boulevard, 5505 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX
For information call us at 956-433-5057