J.R. Bale to Sign Books at 2022 New Providence Book Festival.

J.R. Bale will be signing books and speaking with readers at the New Providence Book Festival on Saturday, September 17th. In addition, the festival will have author talks behind the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue in New Providence, NJ 07974.

10:00 AM – Children’s Story Hour

● Laura Kaighn, Rabbit’s Tale and Other Rites of Passage
● Angela LaCarrubba, Dancing with theTruth
● Lisa Jacovski, Lets talk!

11:00 AM – Michelle Cameron
“Historical Fiction – What’s Real and What’s Fiction?”

12:00 Noon – Elissa Matthews
“How to Tell a Great Story”

1:00 PM – The Journey to Becoming an Author
Authors Michael Daigle, Sarajane Giere and Kal Uddin will share their journeys to becoming an author in a panel discussion.

2:00 PM – Janice Berliner “Familial Implications of Genetic Disorders Examined Through the Lens of Fiction”

The following authors will be signing their books during the 9am-3pm event: J.R. Bale, D.M. Barr, Linda Barth, Janice Berliner, Michelle Cameron, Michael Stephen Daigle, Ann Frommer, Kristina Garlick, Sarajane Giere, Lisa Jacovsky, Laura Kaighn, Tom Kranz, Angela LaCarrubba, Elissa Matthews, Andrea Stein & Kal Uddin.

The New Providence Historical Society will be offering free tours of the historic Salt Box Museum, a 18th century farmhouse. Refreshments will also be available. Come on by!

J.R. Bale to Speak at Randolph “Arts in the Park” 5/21/2022

J.R. Bale will speak on “Turning the Voices in My Head into Novels” at 1 PM at Satuday, May 21, 2022 at the Randolph, NJ “Arts in the Park” festival. The festival will take place on Saturday, 11am – 6pm at Veterans Community Park, 100 Calais Road, Randolph, NJ.

The festival will include other authors and speakers, music, crafts and food. J.R. will be signing books at Booth A9 when not speaking.

J.R. Bale to Address National PLAN Alliance Conference

J.R. Bale will be speaking at the National PLAN Alliance Conference on April 7, 2022 at the Hyatt Hotel in Morristown, NJ. His topic is Out of Poverty: Teaching Financial Literacy to People with Disabilities.

Eighty percent of disabled people in America are unemployed, pushing them toward poverty. While many special needs individuals receive government benefits, they are “means tested,” limiting how much money they can earn or hold. Otherwise, they lose the security of their government benefits, thus reducing the motivation to earn more, thus encouraging their trajectory toward poverty. One step toward improving their lives is teaching them about finacial literacy and how to manage their own finances to the level their abilities will allow.

The PLAN Alliance consists of local organizations which aid people with disabilities with a variety of issues, including residence needs, guardianship and financial management.

Renewal in 2022!

Renewal is a conscious decision. The last two years have been grueling, no doubt. But as a new year comes in, I have resolved to bring more energy to my endeavors. In 2022, I expect to publish my next book. (Stay tuned for title and cover reveals.) I’ve already scheduled some in-person events. I’m also adding a newsletter.

Hope and energy will carry us all into the new year. Happy New Year!

Fall Book Events Open Up

J.R. Bale will be appearing at several fall book events, along with other authors.

September 11, 2021 – Authors Grove
at Belvidere Heritage Day
(Outdoor Event)
Main Square
Belvidere, NJ

September 18, 2021 – New Providence Book Festival
Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Salt Box Museum
1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ

October 2, 2021 – Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ


Fall 2019 Events Coming Up

September 7 & 8, 2019 – “Author’s Grove” at Belvidere Victorian Days
Saturday, 9am – 6pm & Sunday, 11:30am – 5pm
Garrett D. Wall Park, Park Triangle along 3rd Street
Belvidere, NJ

September 21, 2019 – Women Who Write Conference
Satruday – 9am – 5 pm
Afternoon Keynote Speaker at 3pm: “The Checklist for Self-Marketing Authors
Madison, NJ

September 22, 2019 – New Providence Book Festival
Sunday, 9am – 4pm
Salt Box Museum, 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ

October 12, 2019 – Indie Author Day
Time & Location to be Determined

Fall Signings & Talks

September 8 & 9, 2018 – Belvidere Victorian Days
Saturday, 9am – 6pm & Sunday, 11:30am – 5pm
Author’s Grove – Park Triangle along 3rd Street
Belvidere, NJ

September 22, 2018 – New Providence Book Festival
Saturday, 9am – 3pm
Salt Box Museum, 1350 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ

October 14, 2018 – Indie Author Day at Springfield Library
Saturday, 1 – 3pm
Springfield Library, 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ