I am a veteran book seller living and working in SW Florida. I am also a mother and a grandmother. I am passionate about reading and wish to share with others who enjoy receiving information about new authors, new titles and just good writing.
You can find me in the Collier Citizen section of The Naples Daily News with my column Maurice On Books.
I have a connection to many booksellers and book lovers as well as publishers, authors and literary agents. I give book talks and am very involved in the whole book process. I will be able to review advance copies of books coming out in the future and let you know what my thoughts are about the future of these books. Several times in the past few years I have come across a brand new title and pronounced it an important read, and it has been. My all-time favorite example of this is Abraham Verghese’s CUTTING FOR STONE.
I will be sharing my thoughts and excitement with you and hope you will share yours. I look forward to hearing from book lovers, booksellers and anyone else interested in the book experience.
The fabulous photo on the face of my blog was taken by me on a trip to Positano a few years ago. This pic was caught from the deck of a boat in the regatta off the coast of Amalfi. Isn’t it GRAND!
I am not able to take on any unsolicited material. Due to the volume of the books arriving by publisher constantly, I am just not able to read self-published books.
Oh, by the way, Maurice was my Seal Point Siamese cat who was with us for 22 years. He loved a good book!