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almost a novelist

April 20, 2019 by Keith Griffith (Register to contact)

Finally did it and wrote a novel, partially set on the North Fork. Mummeries begins with a catchy question. What if the FBI didn't apprehend the saboteurs from the Nazi U-boat that landed on Long Island in June 1942? What if LI fell into the Nazi sphere along with present-day Britain?
My novel is an 187,000-word alternative-world "Twelfth Night" set in a modern-day Nazi-occupied region off Manhattan (plus Hitlerian Europe, the Japanese Pacific, and international settlement Morocco). An interconnected four-part picaresque tale whose lighter moments borrow not only the disguised male-attired heroine motif but also the wordplay and plot surprises so common in Shakespeare. It's as if the Bard himself wrote a satire on our current men's adventure stories.
It is a young woman-centered tale of thrills coupled with it being a humorous pastiche! With moments of doubt and weakness too.

updates

April 19, 2017 by Charlotte Johnson Bennardo (Register to contact)

Charlotte's seventh book, the third of the Evolution Revolution series, debuts May, 2017. A middle grade and young adult author, her other books include Sirenz, Sirenz Back in Fashion, Blonde OPS, Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines, Evolution Revolution: Simple Plans, and stories in the anthologies: Beware the Little White Rabbit and Scare Me to Sleep. She lives in NJ with her family, 2 cats and a mischievous squirrel in the backyard.

Updates

June 28, 2012 by Charlotte Johnson Bennardo (Register to contact)

Charlotte is the author of the Evolution Revolution middle grade series: Simple Machines, Simple Plans and Simple Lessons, and the young adult novles: the Sirenz Series; Sirenz and Sirenz Back In Fashion, and Blonde Ops. Her short stories appeared in the Beware the Little White Rabbit anthology (Alice Through the Wormhole) and Scare Me to Sleep anthology (Faces in the Wood). She is married, a mother of 3 boys, owner of two cats with issues, and caretaker of one demented squirrel. Say hello on her FB page, Author Charlotte Bennardo.

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James R. Wells Jr.  Suffolk Times

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Mattituck High School student gets full scholarship to US Merchant Marine Academy  Suffolk Times

A Mattituck High School NJROTC member has earned a full scholarship to learn to become a Merchant Marine. Cadet Lieutenant Bill Stuckart received.



Fun For All As 63rd Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival Weekend Kicks Off  Patch.com

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Mattituck man lands gig as co-host of Discovery Channel show  Suffolk Times

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Mattituck turns out to welcome state champs home with cheers, tears of joy  SoutholdLOCAL

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Boy Scout unearths early 1800s headstone  Newsday

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