All CT Authors

  • Radda, Chuck

    After teaching high school English for thirty five years (and some college courses for another five) I have turned my attention to writing and blogging full time. I published my first novel, Dark Time, in 2014, and my second, Absolute Truth, a year later. Both are available from Amazon. I Read more [...]

  • Rafferty, Charles

    Charles Rafferty has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. His eleventh book of poetry is Diminution (Paper Nautilus Press). His collection of short fiction, Saturday Night at Magellan’s, was published by Fomite Press. His collection of prose poems — Read more [...]

  • Ramirez, Ainissa

    Ainissa Ramirez, Ph.D. is a scientist, speaker, and author. Her new book The Alchemy of Us will be published by The MIT Press in 2019.  She is also the author of Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game (Random House); and Save Our Science: How to Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists (TED Books). She lives in New Read more [...]

  • Raposo, Jacqueline

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    Jacqueline Raposo is an expert interviewer. Her over 400 stories cross article, essay, and podcast production featuring humans in the fields of food, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, tech, art, medicine, and more. Regular publications include Food & Wine, Saveur, Cosmopolitan, Bust, Extra Crispy, Plate, and Tasting Table. She studies “why and how we love in all forms” as the Read more [...]

  • Rossiter, Nan

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter grew up in Pelham, New York. Some of her earliest memories include riding a green stingray bike—complete with banana seat and sissy bar—to the Pelham Library which, at the time, was a tiny, cave-like space tucked beneath Hutchinson Elementary School. Read more [...]

  • Sandra Horning

    Sandra Horning writes picture books and beginning readers. Her love of family, friends, and nature inspires much of her writing. She lives in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut with her family, six chickens, and three ducks. Visit Sandra at

  • Schilpp, Margot

    Margot Schilpp is the author of three volumes of poetry: Civil Twilight (2012), Laws of My Nature (2005), and The World’s Last Night (2001), all from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have appeared widely in literary magazines, and she has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and Read more [...]

  • Schoenberger, Susan

    Susan Schoenberger, of West Hartford, CT, is a writer, editor and copy editor with a long history of working for news organizations, including The Baltimore Sun, The Hartford Courant, and She is now Director of Communications for Hartford Seminary. “A Watershed Year,” her debut novel, won the William Faulkner-William Read more [...]

  • Scott, James C.

    James Scott is Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and co‑director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Read more [...]

  • Scrimgeour, James R.

    Poet Laureate – New Milford Dr. James R. Scrimgeour received his BA from Clark University, his MA and PhD from UMass, Amherst and is Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University. He has published nine books of poetry and over 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals. He has been nominated Read more [...]

  • Sharnick, Mary Donnarumma

    Mary Donnarumma Sharnick has been writing ever since she printed her name on her first library card. Her first two novels, Thirst (2012) and Plagued (2014), both published by Fireship Press, are set in the Venetian lagoon during the seventeenth and fifteenth centuries respectively. Thirst is presently being adapted for Read more [...]

  • Shea, Glenn

    Glenn Shea’s first collection of poetry, FIND A PLACE THAT COULD PASS FOR HOME, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2010. Born and educated in Connecticut, he has read his work in local libraries and shops and venues in Paris, Dublin and Verona. He works with a group of illuminati Read more [...]

  • Speart, Jessica

    Jessica Speart is an investigative journalist whose focus is on wildlife law enforcement and endangered species issues. She is the author of the highly acclaimed narrative nonfiction book WINGED OBSESSION about the world’s most notorious butterfly smuggler. The book was an Indie Next pick and has been featured on the Read more [...]

  • Sposito, Mike

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    I have worked in education for over a decade. My love for teaching and learning is brought to life in the books I create for Spowerks. Inspired by my son Michael, my stories combine my two favorite things: reading with my children and watching their imaginations run free! Spowerks provides Read more [...]

  • Srinivasan, Dr. Amrutur (Sheenu)

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    Dr. A.V. (Sheenu) Srinivasan, long term U.S. resident, award-winning author, and director of the Vedic Institute of Connecticut, is a popular speaker on Hinduism with appearances in many venues: college campuses, libraries, churches and temples, and yoga and community centers.  Best known for the Vedic (Hindu) and interfaith weddings he Read more [...]

  • Stanizzi, John L.

    John L. Stanizzi is author of the full-length collections – Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, and High Tide – Ebb Tide.  His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Life in Poetry, The New York Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, The Cortland Review, Read more [...]

  • Stelzer, Alice Plouchard

    Alice Plouchard Stelzer’s love of women’s history brought about six years of research into the lives of a dozen of the first Puritan women to arrive in Massachusetts and Connecticut. This research was culminated into Female Adventurers. She felt these courageous first generation New England women’s stories should be told.

  • Strecker, Susan

    I offer stand-alone or ongoing writing and editing workshops. Topics include: writing coaching for groups, the seven elements every novel needs to be successful, pivotal conflicts and increasing the tension, writing with our demons: writing about what we know, the art of querying the literary agent, self-publishing versus traditional publishing, Read more [...]

  • Surowiecki, John

    John Surowiecki grew up in Meriden, Connecticut. His parents were factory workers and, later, bartenders (his father claimed to have served Judy Garland). He attended the University of Connecticut and received his BA and MA there (alas, he is a doctoral dropout). He has worked as a teacher, editor, journalist, Read more [...]

  • Suzanne Staubach

    SUZANNE (SUZY) STAUBACH writes, pots and gardens in the rural northeastern hills of Connecticut. After a long career in independent bookselling, she has turned her attention full time to her own work. She writes and speaks about garden and ceramic history, and sells her handmade pottery nationwide. Staubach was a Read more [...]

  • Thorson, Robert M.

    Resident author of seven books, most recently, The Guide to Walden Pond, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on March 13, 2018.    

  • Tougias, Robert

    Robert Tougias is an established nature writer and author. Tougias contributes nature articles to newspapers throughout New England and writes several outdoor columns for newspapers in Connecticut. His articles on cougars have appeared in many magazines, including Appalachian Trailways and Fur-Fish-Game. He has had his work on cougars published in Read more [...]

  • Ulysse, Gina Athena

    Gina Athena Ulysse is a feminist artist-academic-activist, or a self-described post-Zora interventionist, originally from Pétion-Ville, Haïti. Her creative works include spokenword, performance art and installation pieces. Her poetry has appeared in several journals and collections. She is the author of “Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importers, a Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making Read more [...]

  • Vermilyea, Peter

    Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housastonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT and at Western Connecticut State University. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he serves as the scholarship director of his alma mater’s Civil War Institute. He is the author or editor of five books and fifteen articles, Read more [...]

  • Verstandig, Davyne

    Poet Laureate – Washington Davyne Verstandig is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at The University of Connecticut.  Her books include two books of poetry, Pieces of the Whole and Provisions. Her work also appears in the anthologies Sex and Sexuality in a Feminist World; Songs of the Marrow Read more [...]

  • Weber, Katharine

    Katharine Weber is the author of six novels (Still Life With Monkey,  2018; True Confections, 2010; Triangle,  2006; The Little Women, 2003; The Music Lesson, 1999; Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, 1995) and a memoir (The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Read more [...]

  • Whelan, Sarah

    Sarah Whelan has a master’s degree in criminal justice and twenty years of experience in the field. She has written hundreds of winning grant proposals and published more than a dozen articles in magazines including Bay State Parent, New Jersey Family, Write Angles Journal, Connecticut Police Chiefs Association Hotline, International Association of Chiefs of Police Read more [...]

  • White, Michael

    Michael C. White is the author of seven published novels from Harper Collins and St. Martin’s Press, including Beautiful Assassin, which won the 2011 Connecticut Book Award for Fiction, and Soul Catcher, which was a Booksense and Historical Novels Review selection. He has also published a collection of stories, Marked Read more [...]

  • Wisnewski, Andrea

    Andrea Wisnewski is the creator of A Cottage Garden Alphabet (Godine, 2003) and Little Red Riding Hood (Godine, 2016), as well as a regular contributor to Cricket and other children’s magazines. She and her husband live in Connecticut where they operate Running Rabbit Press, which specializes in illustration, printing, and Read more [...]

  • Wyss, Robert

    Bob Wyss is the author of three books, a freelance writer who has produced more than 100 articles in the last 15 years and a professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. His most recent book, published in 2016, is The Man Who Built the Sierra Club, A Life Read more [...]

  • Young, Karen Romano

    Karen Romano Young is the author of nearly 30 books for young people, including novels, graphic novels, nonfiction, and graphic nonfiction, some of which she also illustrated. She is the creator of the science comics Humanimal Doodles and #AntarcticLog and a science communications consultant who frequently goes into the field Read more [...]