Arlene Kay

Best selling author Arlene Kay is available for speaking engagements, seminars, and book club discussions. Ms. Kay,    the published author of seven popular mystery novels, has regaled audiences throughout the Northeast with her presentations. She is noted for her witty, energetic talks that engage and motivate audiences of all ages and is currently under contract with Kensington Publishing Company for three mystery novels set in the dog and horse show world.

For available dates and fees, please contact her at Arlene Kay’s Website

or email


Author, geographer, and foreign service officer  Reena Patel is available to speak about her book, Working the Night Shift: Women in India’s Call Center Industry and career in the foreign service. She especially enjoys talking to high school and university students. Born and raised in Massachusetts, she has an M.S. in Global Technology and Development from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Geography from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to graduate school, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, and worked in the IT sector in Massachusetts and the travel industry in Hawaii. As a foreign service officer, she has worked overseas in Spain, Mexico, the Sinai Peninsula, and Iraq.   Reena’s Facebook Page


Barbara Eppich Struna


“History surrounds us every day, you only need to stop and find it.”

Author – Writer – Speaker

Best-selling international author Barbara Eppich Struna will visit your book club, bookstore, or literary event for presentations about her historical research or the celebration of the written word.   Barbara’s Blog

Barbara Sillery on the cover of LaVie Magazine



Award-winning television producer/director and author Barbara Sillery is available for guest speaking engagements. She has produced over four dozen documentaries and features for PBS stations around the country on topics ranging from Native American tribal groups to Creole plantation architecture. Sillery is the author of four books: The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands, The Haunting of Mississippi, The Haunting of Louisiana, and her most recent, Biloxi Memories.

As a guest speaker she has shared behind-the-scenes tales to receptive audiences at venues such as the Pilgrim Hall Museum, Falmouth Museums on the Green, the Biloxi Maritime Museum, the Jambalaya Writers Conference, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Teenage Librarians Conference, Southern University, the Textbook and Academic Authoring Conference, and numerous libraries and schools.
Barbara’s gift for storytelling holds in the written word, just as it does before a television camera.
– Phillip J. Jones, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Recent topics:,
Histories Mysteries: Folklore, Fakelore, and Haunted tales
Creative Writing: Character and Plot; Print vs. Television
Historic Preservation: Keeping the Past Alive
The Documentary: Research, Writing, and Directing
Members and guests have been calling and complimenting your program . . . thank you for sharing your love of how our past affects our present and stirring a desire for us to look deeper into things we encounter . . . you truly are a very gifted woman. -Jo Nelle Kepper, Chairperson, Spring Lecture Series, Orleans Club
For available dates and fees please contact or go to her website


Nancy Rubin Stuart 

As an award-winning author and journalist  Nancy has spoken before hundreds of live audiences ranging from the National Arts Club, the Mensa North American Annual Meeting to the Society of the Four Arts and the Massachusetts Historical Society. She is a frequent speaker at book clubs, women’s organizations, universities and schools.

Her media appearances include CBS News, Oprah, and C-Span’s BookTV. Listeners have also heard her on NPR and other radio programs.