It’s almost here. September 24th is the date of the Exeter Fall Festival. It’s held at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area, Exeter, RI. It starts at 10am and ends at 3. For entertainment there’s Matt Roberts, famous RI magician, music provided by the RI Bluegrass Alliance,Balloons by Bjorn, Kool Kat Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting and a K9 Demonstration. Hungry? Visit Nonnie’s Kitchen, Joes’ Snack Shack, The Cupcakery or The Milk Cafe. Baked goods will be provided by the excellent bakers of Job Corp. Vendors include local RI authors, Thom Ring, Mary Catherine Volk, and Gary Benassi. They’ll be signing and selling their original works. There’s LJ’s Jams and Jellies,Newman Candle Co., Simply Stitched by Lou, Tastefully Simple, J & T’s Seaside Treasures, Sewing for Infants and young children, Never Enough Purses,Lighthouse Fiber Arts, Bent Bow publishing, Cindy’s Workshop, Lavender Waves Farm, Harry Here Farm, and Simply Fun Games. There’s carnival games with prizes. The state is sending a representative of the Unclaimed property department, Renewal by Anderson, the Rythmn Dance Center and the Exeter Fire Station will be represented. Then there’s the friendly people of Exeter. All proceeds go the support the Exeter Public Library and it’s community program. Come for fun, come to support and since it’s my 43rd wedding anniversary, stop by and say hello. Please forgive me if I missed something. My son is getting married this weekend and I’m a bit flustered. I hope to see you there.


To all you trivia lovers, I have a question for you. There’s a $10.00 Amazon Gift card prize going to the first person who answers the question correctly, but first, let me explain.

I may not have posted on my website that I have been collecting stuffed animals since I was a child. They can’t just be teddy bears though I do have a few. Many of my animals I’ve been given or bought myself are tied to an event, an important person in my life, or something I loved when I was a child. Their names have meanings. Sometimes they represent places I’ve visited; the state animal or an animal I encountered in one way or another. The shark came to me when my son went to Biomes with his boy scout troupe and I got to hold a Sand Shark. The manatee came from the gift center near Silver Springs park in Florida, where you can still see them. I love wolves, always have. I got to walk with one in the Garden of the Gods in Colorado. One of the things on my bucket list.

To give you an example of how I choose the name, my first wolf is Amadeus, for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Of course I had to have a Chaka Cow. Now I come to the question of the month. I just got a Manta Ray from St Johns. I decided to call it Fay, yes it rhymes and that helped me choose the name, but can you tell me what brought it to mind? Don’t forget this is a trivia question. Post your reply on my Debradarknight Facebook page. Guesses will be accepted until my birthday, October 18th, and I am not going to tell you the year, though you might get a sense of when by the answer. I think that’s a big enough hint.

Fay’s sitting above Wolfgang, Red(Fox) and Adam, as in Grizzly.
Me and the wolf from Colorado. Wolves are not domesticated and if they don’t take to you, you don’t get to walk with them. I think he liked me.
Just a few. They’re everywhere.


Dark Night is available in all formats. I’ll have a supply of the updated books and the few remaining old ones with me for RI ComicCon (November 4-6) and the RI Authors Expo, Saturday December 3, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 5:00PM The Expo will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick- Grand Ballroom – 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02882.

If you’re like me and love a good horror or science fiction/fantasy novel, ComicCon is the place to go. There’s lots of things to do and a great group of RI authors. The Darkness and Light series is complete. All five books are available. If you’re looking for Horror, Psychological horror, romance, and a crime thriller, you’ll find them all in the Darkness and Light Series, as you follow Marcus’ evolution from victim to survivor, from a man alone to a man able to enter the world he thought would never welcome him. Of course there is a sprinkling of humor for that’s one of the ways we survive the horrors we all face.

I’m not sure Sister World, Back to Terah will be completed in time, but you can’t rush genius. If you haven’t started reading the trilogy, now is the time to begin. Science fiction with many science facts mingle with the people of two worlds as they fight together to save one and free another.

If you have an interest in books of every genre, whether it’s for yourself or to give as a gift, the Expo is the place to go. Many talented Rhode Island Authors will be there and you’re sure to find something to put under the tree or beside your bed. I like to read sitting in my rocking chair. Of course they also make long trips in crowded airplanes less painful.

I hope to see my old friends and make new ones.