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Contact me if your organization is interested in hosting a lecture, presentation, reading, and/or signing event.
I can be reached via this website, email, or contacted by telephone as indicated.
Authors Give Back Sale!
It takes place exclusively at the Smashwords Store for 30 days starting Friday, March 20 and running through Thursday, April 20, 2020.
For one month only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers deep discounts on ebooks.
All three of my books in the Etched in Granite Series are 30% off during this time.
Please click on the link and use the coupon code: AGB30
Etched in Granite
The Angels' Lament
Down from the Tree
Book Talk / Signing
"Author Next Door"
Discussing books in the
Etched in Granite
Historical Fiction Series
James E. Nichols Memorial Library
Centre Harbor, NH
April 25, 2020 - 11:00 am
Due to the present circumstances, and for the greater good, many events have been canceled.
I am using my time wisely, writing blogs and continuing to craft the next novel in the series: "The Crows' Path."
If you haven't caught up with all three novels in the series, now is a good time to do so. All Books Available in various platforms, online in print and e-book format. Ordering information is here, on this website.
The other aspect of my world, wildcraft herbalism, has moved to the forefront as many have decided to strengthen their immune systems with local medicinal plants, our most trusted allies. This is where Nellie's traditions have become invaluable. As long as the postal service continues to operate, I will ship. Be well and take care of yourself while considering others.
Book Discussion / Signing
Meredith, NH Public Library TBA
Book Discussion / Signing
Ossipee, NH Public Library
Country Seller Book Store
Are you interested in the wild plant medicine presented in "Etched in Granite?"
Although Nanatasis (Nellie) does not speak aloud, her profound wisdom shines through. Many of the plant medicines and remedies expressed in her narrative are available at my studio, Marigold Moon Wildcraft Apothecary and North Sandwich Tea.
I walk amongst my ancestors, hearing their whispers, learning the healing path.
For more information, contact me.
~ Mj Pettengill ~
In addition to being featured at historical societies, bookstores, literary clubs, and libraries, please be reminded that I am scheduling educational programs. The material covered in the EIG Historical Fiction Series is appropriate for most junior and senior high school students. I have two specific programs designed; one is literary and the other is historical. I have participated as a presenter at college conferences and facilitate historical fiction workshops.
Etched in Granite
Historical Fiction Series - Books One & Two
~Available wherever books are sold ~
Check your local library.
Bayswater Book Co ~ 12 Main St., Center Harbor, NH
White Birch Books ~ 2568 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH
Innisfree Bookstore ~ Mills Falls Marketplace, Meredith NH
The Country Bookseller ~ 23 North Main St., Wolfeboro, NH
Toadstool Bookshops ~ 3 Locations: Keene, Peterborough, Milford, NH
IndieBound.org ~ A Community of Independent Bookstores
Norwich Bookstore ~ 291 Main St., Norwich, VT
The Belknap Mill ~ 25 Beacon St., Laconia, NH
Book Warehouse at the Tanger Outlets, Tilton NH
Willow Pond Antique Store, 12 Main Street, Center Sandwich, NH
Sandwich Home Industries, Main Street, Center Sandwich, NH
Operating From The Wound
I was a guest speaker on: "Native Opinion" Podcast Show on April 6th.
The interview focused on the vital aspects of acknowledging our history which has been grossly edited and systematically omitted from standard records, books, and our memories and recollections; the significance of reclaiming our voices through cultural narrative; and collective and intergenerational trauma integration.
I discussed the process of discovery, resistance, stigma, and fear surrounding my books in the "Etched in Granite Historical Fiction Series" and how the healing has finally begun.
Guest Speaker - Book Club January 29, 2020 Belknap Mill, Laconia, NH
Reading/ Discussion/ Signing - DFTT January 26, 2020 Samuel Wentworth Library, Sandwich NH
Book Release / Meet and Greet January 18, 2020 Book Warehouse, Tilton Outlet Mall (NH)
Reading/ Signing - EIG (1) January 15, 2020 Moultonborough, NH Library
Book Launch Party - Down from the Tree December 15, 2019 Bayswater Books, Center Harbor
Book Release - Down from the Tree December 10th, 2019 Fryeburg Public Library (ME)
Christmas in the Village December 7th & 8th, 2019 12 Main Street, Center Sandwich, NH
Book Signing - Bayswater Book Store November 30, 2019 Center Harbor, NH
Reading / Signing - The Angels' Lament October 19, 2019 Fryeburg Public Library (ME)
Book Talk / Signing - Book Club Guest July 25, 2019 Meredith, NH - Public Library
Book Talk / Signing - Samuel Wentworth Library July 23, 2019 Center Sandwich, NH
Book Signing - Bayswater Book Store July 20, 2019 Center Harbor, NH
Valley Vision TV / Interview July 17, 2019 Fryeburg, Maine
Book Club Guest June 25, 2019 Private - Moultonboro, NH
Literary Club Speaker / Host Meredith Public Library January 31, 2019 Meredith, NH
Book Signing - Book Warehouse December 22, 2018 Tilton, NH
Book Signing - Christmas in the Village - December 1 & 2, 2018 Center Sandwich, NH
Signing / Discussion - Madison Historical Society September 20, 2018 Madison, NH
Signing / Discussion - Belknap Mill Society September 19, 2018 Laconia, NH
Signing / Discussion - Conway Public Library September 12, 2018 Conway, NH
Guest Speaker - Private Book Club September 11, 2018 Meredith, NH
Book Signing - Bayswater Book Co August 18, 2018 Center Harbor, NH
Signing/ Discussion - Meredith Public Library August 7, 2018 Meredith, NH
The Art of Wild Tea - Workshop - Wildcraft / Book Discussion - Wolfeboro Library, July 11 Wolfeboro, NH
Wildcraft Healing Workshop - "What's in Nellie's Cup - Etched in Granite" June 30, 2018 North Sandwich, NH
Local Author Book Fair - Conway Public Library April 14, 2018 Conway, NH
Book Signing - The Book Loft March 9, 2018 Fernandina Beach, FL
Signing/ Discussion - White Birch Books February 25, 2018 North Conway, NH
Book Launch Event - Bayswater Book Co January 28, 2018 Center Harbor, NH
Signing / Christmas in the Village December 2 & 3 Center Sandwich, NH
Private Literary Circle Discussion November 14, 2017 Bristol, NH
Presentation, Reading, Signing August 15, 2017 Ossipee Historical Society, Ossipee NH
Lecture & Presentation August 9, 2017 Carroll County Board of Commissioners
Presentation, Reading, Signing July 27, 2017 Center Harbor NH Historical Society
Book Signing / Bayswater Books July 8, 2017 Center Harbor, NH
Monument Dedication Ceremony June 17, 2017 Ossipee, NH
Guest Speaker / Private Book Club April 3, 2017 Wolfeboro, NH
Guest Speaker / Private Book Club March 9, 2017 Laconia, NH
Guest Speaker / Private Book Club February 9, 2017 Plymouth, NH
Guest Speaker / Private Book Club January 11, 2017 Plymouth, NH
Reading November 1, 2016 Mountainview / Ossipee, NH
Book Signing / Bayswater Books October 8, 2016 Center Harbor, NH
Guest Speaker / Private Book Club September 21, 2016 North Sandwich, NH
Presentation, Reading, Signing September 12, 2016 Belknap Mill, Laconia, NH
Presentation, Reading, Signing September 8, 2016 Sponsored by: Wakefield Parish Helpers, Wakefield NH
Private Book Club Event, Meet the Author August 24, 2016 Meredith, NH
Book Signing & Meet the Author August 13, 2016 Bayswater Book Co., Center Harbor, NH
Artisans on The Green - Signing August 11, 2016 Sandwich NH - Home Industries
Radio Show - Guest Appearance July 19, 2016 107.7 FM 107.7 FM Talk Radio
Meet the Author July 11, 2016 Moultonboro NH Historical Society
Book Signing & Meet the Author June 9, 2016 Bayswater Book Co. Center Harbor, NH
Private Book Club Event, Meet the Author June 15, 2016 Center Harbor, NH
Presentation, Reading, Signing May 22, 2016 Woodstock, Vermont Historical Society
Meet the Author, Discussion May 19, 2016 Private Book Club, Wolfeboro, NH
Presentation, Reading, Signing May 18, 2016 Sandwich, NH Historical Society
Presentation, Reading, Signing May 17, 2016 Gilford, NH Public Library
Presentation, Reading, Signing May 10, 2016 Wakefield / Brookfield (NH) Historical Society
Book Signing & Meet the Author April 30, 2016 Innisfree Book Store, Meredith, NH
Book Signing & Reading March 25, 2016 Charlotte County Historical Center, Port Charlotte, FL
Book Signing & Reading January 5, 2016 Meredith Public Library - Meredith, NH
Book Signing & Reading December 11th 2015 Madison Public Library - Madison, NH
Book Signing & Meet the Author Dec. 5th & 6th 2015 Christmas in the Village
Sandwich NH - Historical Society
Book Signing & Reading December 3, 2015 Samuel H. Wentworth Library, Sandwich, NH
Book Signing & Reading November 12, 2015 New Boston Historical Society
Book Signing & Reading November 10, 2015 Wolfeboro Library - Wolfeboro, NH
Book Signing November 7, 2015 The Country Bookseller - Wolfeboro, NH
Book Signing & Reading October 19, 2015 Ossipee Public Library - Ossipee, NH
Book Signing October 10, 2015 Bayswater Book Co. - Center Harbor, NH
Book Signing September 26, 2015 White Birch Books - North Conway, NH
Book Signing / Discussion September 14, 2015 Moultonboro NH Historical Society Open House
Book Signing & Reading August 7, 2015 7:00 pm Moultonboro NH Historical Society
Book Signing & Discussion August 4, 2015 ~ 2:00 Madison NH Historical Society - Old Home Week
Book Signing August 1, 2015 11:00 - 1:00 Bayswater Books ~ Center Harbor, NH
Book Signing and Tea July 25, 2015 Marigold Moon Wildcraft & Apothecary, No Sandwich, NH