A Fun Author’s Event at Zorvino Vineyard!


It was a lovely night despite the frigid weather at the beautiful Zorvino Vineyard! This was the first time we had been to this venue. We heard about it through Chris Obert of Pear Tree Publishing whom we met at another venue we attended last year. He was gracious enough to give us all the information about this venue and two others coming up in April and July of 2018.

We didn’t know what to expect when we arrived at 3:00 pm to set up. Well, we arrived so early that we had the pick of all the tables which were 4 feet and 8 feet long. We chose an 8 foot long table but were told we may have to share it with another author. As it turned out no one came to use the rest of the table. Eventually Chris told us to spread out our 17 books.

Since we were one of the first to arrive we sat back after setting up and watched the rest of the authors come in and lay out their books. While John minded our table and possessions I moseyed over to meet and greet the other authors. I had so much fun introducing myself and looking at their work. It was fascinating to be in a room with 25-30 other authors and share stories, ideas, and all the craziness that does with being an author. It was a pleasure to meet and make so many new author friends. I asked, many that I had a chance to meet, to guest on my blog. Watch for some exciting new authors and their books here soon!

The flow of people coming and going was excellent. There was food and wine offered. We did not partake in the wine but did have some food which was tasty – chicken fingers and waffle fries and clam chowder. Of course, I never eat this stuff at home but when in a venue you eat what you can get! It was delicious!


We had plenty of time before the crowd arrived at 6 pm to visit the winery downstairs. I apologize for not taking some photos of that too. But I was so enthralled with all the wine that I forgot. Oh, John did go back downstairs later in the evening and purchased three bottles of wine.

wine Zorvino Vineyard

The staff member we met, Nancy, was friendly and informative. We promised to come back for a wine tasting that costs $5.00 for several wines you wish to try. Sounds good to me. They had buckets and water pitchers on the bars all around for tasters to spit out the wine and then drink a little water to rinse out their glass and begin again. So fun!! I doubt if I would spit anything out! Ha!


Check  out the beautiful website of Zorvino Vineyard here.

It is a lovely place even in the winter but it will be even more so in the spring and summer. I look forward to going back in the warmer weather so we can sit outside and enjoy the sun and a glass of wine. Sigh!

A special thank you goes to Chris Obert of Pear Tree Publishing for hosting this author event. It was fabulous! John and I look forward to going again next year.

There was also a special guest star, Mary Ann Esposito, chef extraordinaire who was on hand to sign her cooking books. I had a chance to meet her and she was so sweet. We talked about my trips to Italy. She promised to read my reviews on my blog of my travels to her favorite places.

Thank you to all the visitors to the vineyard who purchased our books!

Thank you for stopping by to read about this exciting author event. I wish many of my fellow author friends online could have been there too! Maybe next year?


Blessings & Hugs!



About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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12 Responses to A Fun Author’s Event at Zorvino Vineyard!

  1. mihrank says:

    Thank you for sharing – just wonderful and beautiful event and presentation!!

  2. Jennie says:

    What a beautiful venue. Looks like it was a terrific evening.

  3. I’m glad to hear you had such a wonderful time.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful event, Janice.

  5. Annika Perry says:

    Janice, what a lovely setting and wonderful opportunity to meet other writers and readers. I hope the selling went well for you! Great idea about returning for the wine tasting…enjoy!

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