Long Island writers hold book signing event

October 30, 2013 by  

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society recently held a book signing event at a Valley Stream coffee shop. People were invited to the Sip This Coffeehouse to meet some of their favorite authors and discuss their latest work. One author, Robert Bennett uses his writing to raise awareness of disability and how it affects peoples’ lives.

Bennett has Spina Bifida but was not physically affected until he was involved in a car accident in 1988. His writing tackles the issues faced by people with disabilities, stressing that they want and need the same things as other people but may have to go about things in a different way.

According to the president of Long Island Authors and Writers Society, Tom Gahan, good books and coffee are a good match, with many writers creating their best work after a good cup of coffee. One author who was at the book signing was Rich Harwood, who looks forward to meeting his readers. He also donates a portion of his sales to Suffolk County United Veterans, a non-profit organization which helps disabled veterans.

Although the book signing event was promoted using various media sources, possibly including local print companies, the authors will often utilize the skills of local stationery printers to promote their latest work. Authors at the event represented a selection of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books. Sip This Coffeehouse acts as host to other events in the community, with more details available on its website.