Upcoming Events and News About Love's Compass

From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7th, 2010 I'll be reading at the Westford Museum & Historical Society in Westford, MA. In addition to reading a selection from Love's Compass, I'll also read from my not-yet-published second book, The Setting of the Sun. Of special interest to Westford residents who attend this reading, I'll be exhibiting some of my photos from my blog, SilverLining, which is a four-year chronicle (in words and photos) about Blanchard Farms Pond in Westford. I plan to talk about my blog writing and photography as well as the books. Hope to see you there!

Please contact  marymcavoy@lovescompass.comif your book club would like have Mary attend a meeting!

June 4 - see MySouthEnd.com for interview with Mary McAvoy about her choice of setting for Love's Compass -- Boston's South End neighborhood.

Longfellow Books, a "fiercely independent" bookstore, which is well located in the visitor friendly shopping area in Portland, now has copies on its shelves. I hope to do a reading/signing there soon! In the meantime, stop by Longfellow Books, which has a wide variety of books and literary magazines - and a cool vibe.

I look forward to participating in another book club meeting on Wednesday, May 5th in Acton, Massachusetts! I enjoy meeting with readers and hearing their thoughts after they've read Love's Compass

Sincere thanks to those who came out on a dreary day in Haverhill and listened attentively and asked great questions about Love's Compass, and who felt the emotion of my poem, "Do Not Die, or Take Me With You" which I debuted in Haverhill! I wrote the poem this month (by chance National Poetry Month) for the book I'm working on currently, I'd Love You There Again.

1:30 pm April 17, 2010 - Reading/signing at Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA 
I'll also be reading from the book I am working on now.


Thanks to the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune for publishing advance word on my upcoming book signing and reading at the Haverhill (Mass.) Public Library (scroll down left column.)


April 1, 2010 - Love's Compass and Mary McAvoy featured in Westford, Massachusetts newspaper, The Westford Eagle.


April 3, 2010 "Love's Compass" gets coast-to-coast publicity! 

The profile of "Love's Compass" and me, published March 31 in the Westford (Mass.) Eagle, was distributed nationwide a few days later by GateHouse News Service. The article, complete with author photo, was published in dozens of newspapers across the country, including GateHouse Media publications in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York state, Illinois, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska, Louisiana, Ohio, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Here it is in the La Junta Tribune Democrat, a newspaper in California. 
And here it is in the 
Nebraska City News Press.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - Feature article in the Haverhill (Massachusetts) Gazette


Friday, March 19, 2010 Love's Compass featured novel at

The Indie Spotlight.


2:00 pm February 20, 2010 - Reading/signing at Nighthawk Books

                                                                      212 Raritan Avenue

                                                                      Highland Park, NJ