January 3, 2020January 3, 2020April 2, 2020

Let’s Talk About Fear: the Role of Story in Helping Us Cope, Tuesday, March 31st, 6:30pm, Morrill Memorial Library, this is a virtual program

Today we are living in a strange and frightening new world which rivals – for some – the most terrifying of books. I am – like you I would imagine – reaching for stories both onscreen and on the page for solace. How are you coping with our new reality? What sorts of books bring you comfort now? What would you recommend to others to help them get through this difficult time? Join me in a lively and frank discussion about how to get through these crazy times, books in hand!

Please use this link to join us: https://zoom.us/j/557579940
Note, this will be a live program and not recorded, so be sure to join us on Tuesday evening!

 

January 6, 2020January 6, 2020April 2, 2020

Reading and Slide Show for INTO THE JUNGLE, March 12, 7pm, 2020, Billerica Public Library

Please join me for a wild night in the rainforest!

Just try surviving the dinner-plate sized spiders, limo-length anacondas, and shamans who, frankly, have it out for you! I’ll be sharing some slides featuring the terrors and wonders of the most biodiverse place on earth – the Amazon rainforest, all taken on a month-long research trip to the Peruvian Amazon.

The New York Times Book Review chose Into the Jungle as one of Seven Twisty Summer Thrillers!
Publishers Weekly names Into the Jungle as one of its “Big Summer Books” and gives it a starred review, calling it a “ferocious fever dream of a thriller…an alternately terrifying and exhilarating tale…”

Kirkus Reviews calls the book: “A death-defying Bolivian adventure in the primordial forest…The setting of Ferencik’s second female-driven adventure thriller is hair-raisingly vivid, replete with tarantulas, piranhas, jaguars, and electric eels….(this novel is) The closest thing to an actual hell ride you’ll ever experience (one hopes.) Thrilling, bloody, and ferocious.”

January 6, 2020January 6, 2020April 2, 2020

Reading and Slide Show for INTO THE JUNGLE, March 23, 7pm, 2020, Hamilton/Wenham Library

Please join me for a wild night in the rainforest!

Just try surviving the dinner-plate sized spiders, limo-length anacondas, and shamans who, frankly, have it out for you! I’ll be sharing some slides featuring the terrors and wonders of the most biodiverse place on earth – the Amazon rainforest, all taken on a month-long research trip to the Peruvian Amazon.

The New York Times Book Review chose Into the Jungle as one of Seven Twisty Summer Thrillers!
Publishers Weekly names Into the Jungle as one of its “Big Summer Books” and gives it a starred review, calling it a “ferocious fever dream of a thriller…an alternately terrifying and exhilarating tale…”

Kirkus Reviews calls the book: “A death-defying Bolivian adventure in the primordial forest…The setting of Ferencik’s second female-driven adventure thriller is hair-raisingly vivid, replete with tarantulas, piranhas, jaguars, and electric eels….(this novel is) The closest thing to an actual hell ride you’ll ever experience (one hopes.) Thrilling, bloody, and ferocious.”

January 17, 2020January 17, 2020April 2, 2020

Reading and Slide Show, Into the Jungle, Tuesday, March 31, 12 – 1, 2020, Thayer Public Library, Braintree

Please join me for a wild afternoon in the rainforest!

Just try surviving the dinner-plate sized spiders, limo-length anacondas, and shamans who, frankly, have it out for you! I’ll be sharing some slides featuring the terrors and wonders of the most biodiverse place on earth – the Amazon rainforest, all taken on a month-long research trip to the Peruvian Amazon.
The New York Times Book Review chose Into the Jungle as one of Seven Twisty Summer Thrillers!

Publishers Weekly names Into the Jungle as one of its “Big Summer Books” and gives it a starred review, calling it a “ferocious fever dream of a thriller…an alternately terrifying and exhilarating tale…”

Kirkus Reviews calls the book: “A death-defying Bolivian adventure in the primordial forest…The setting of Ferencik’s second female-driven adventure thriller is hair-raisingly vivid, replete with tarantulas, piranhas, jaguars, and electric eels….(this novel is) The closest thing to an actual hell ride you’ll ever experience (one hopes.) Thrilling, bloody, and ferocious.”

This event is sponsored by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Massachusetts Boston. Preregistration is required. Follow this link to sign up.

January 17, 2020January 17, 2020April 2, 2020

Author Meet & Greet and Luncheon, Saturday May 16, 2020, 11-3pm, Millis Public Library

The New York Times Book Review chose Into the Jungle as one of Seven Twisty Summer Thrillers!

Publishers Weekly named Into the Jungle as one of its “Big Summer Books” and gives it a starred review, calling it a “ferocious fever dream of a thriller…an alternately terrifying and exhilarating tale…”

Kirkus Reviews calls the book: “A death-defying Bolivian adventure in the primordial forest…The setting of Ferencik’s second female-driven adventure thriller is hair-raisingly vivid, replete with tarantulas, piranhas, jaguars, and electric eels….(this novel is) The closest thing to an actual hell ride you’ll ever experience (one hopes.) Thrilling, bloody, and ferocious.”

Other authors included in this wonderful fundraiser put together by author Sandra Elaine Scott are Jane Healey, Randy Susan Meyers, B.A. Shapiro, Kerri Maher and Hank Phillippi Ryan.