Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Authors Sign On To Celebrate 5th Anniversary of RWR!

Saturday, December 1st!
Here is the line-up to date:
11:00 Jan Brogan - Yesterday's Fatal
2:00 Jennifer O'Connell - Everything Thing I Needed To Know About Being A Girl I Learned From Judy Blume, The Divorced Girls' Society: Your Initiation Into The Club You Never Thought You'd Join
1:00 Laura Zigman - A Piece of Work
1:00 Brendan Halpin- Donorboy
1:00 Emily Franklin-The Principles of Love
2:00 Mary Ann Tirone-Smith -Girls of Tender Age
Noon Jane May- Hooked, Doggy Style
11:00 Mary Jane Begin- R is for Rhode Island Red
Noon Arliss Ryan- How (Not) To Have A Perfect Wedding

The party is from 11-4 at Books on the Square on Angell Street in Providence. 401-331-9097 for more information. Proceeds will benefit the RISPCA. We will be collecting the following items for the RISPCA. If you bring an item you will be entered into our raffle drawing! (lots of fun prizes!)
The biggest needs right now are tough dog toys or canned cat and kitten food.
Also needed:
For dogs- leashes and collars, canned dog food, soft and hard dog treats, braided rope tugs.
For cats- cat treats, cat toys, loose dried catnip, heavy duty ceramic pet dishes

Bring your dogs! Books on the Square is dog-friendly!
Stop by and say hello! Give-aways, snacks (for people and dogs!)

Red Tent 10th Anniversary Celebration!!

Join us Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 pm at the Stuart Street Playhouse in Boston for a red carpet affair. Festive attire, please!
Bring your girlfriends, sisters, mothers, daughters to an evening of theatre, paparazzi, diamonds, martinis, chocolate and above all, laughter. Wait 'til you see the dazzling diamond raffle prizes!
Following a fabulous cocktail party on the red carpet, you will be treated to a theatrical reading of a new play, "A Little Work," by Anita Diamant and Stephen McCauley.
So much fun while doing good! This event supports one of our most favorite places in town, Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center!

A Little WorkA new play byAnita Diamant and Stephen McCauley
A Little Work is a scalpel-sharp contemporary comedy about the pleasures and pitfalls of happy marriages, best friends, and facing fifty.
When best-selling self-help diva Kitty Fenochetti shows up on the doorstep of Mia Brown, her college roommate, she turns the household upside down with bandages, banter, and a nutty nurse with an unusual obsession. Although Kitty's the one in town for "work," everyone else is forced to take a long, hard look in the mirror as well. It's "The Man Who Came to Dinner" meets "Nip/Tuck," with a quick stop at Oprah's Book Club.
Join us for an unforgettable, laugh-filled evening.
As Joni Mitchell said, "Happiness is the best facelift!"

Diamond Raffle Prizes
Be one of five "lucky ladies" to go home with new bling from Boston's exceptional jewelers. (Look for details about the pieces and our generous Diamond Sponsors in your invitation and in our next email update.
Tickets are $25 for one and six for $100.

Lauren Dorn-JonesMayyim Hayyim Director of Development
(617) 244-1836 ext. 211

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


What a thrill to meet Tom Perrotta (Joe College, Election, Little Children, The Abstinence Teacher) in person! Tom was a guest on the show a couple of years ago and am looking forward to chatting with him soon about his latest which has gotten so much fabulous (and much-deserved) praise! Tom just seems to be everywhere! Check blog for updated show info!

NEIBA....the thrills continue with Jerry Spinelli!

Beloved author, Jerry Spinelli, signs copies of his latest book Love,Stargirl!
I had the good fortune to have had an hour of Jerry's time to talk about his career, family (including 16 grandchildren!), upcoming projects and the magic of Stargirl!
I will be transcribing our conversation and it will be printed in this blog "soon!"


We're still working out the details but wanted you to mark your calendar for this "not to be missed" event which will benefit the RISPCA!
Saturday, December 1st from 11-4 at Books on the Square
in Providence come and celebrate the 5th anniversary of Reading With Robin!
There will be lots of guest authors signing copies of their books plus I'll be there!
Raffles, give-aways, snacks and more! (you've gotta come for the "more!")
Check back for updated info and a list of guest authors......
Yours in wagging tails!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

You Have To Laugh.....

And you will.....tune in this Saturday for a girlfriend's take on a not so funny subject - it's The Divorced Girls' Society
with authors Vicki King and Jennifer O'Connell.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

October 20th on Reading With Robin!

Yona Zeldis McDonough's novel, In Dahlia's Wake, is one that will stay with you long after you have finished it. Tune in this Saturday to hear the interview I conducted with Yona.
Around 7:15am you will hear the conversation about the fabulous 3rd Annual RE/MAX Think Pink Gala Event happening on Monday, October 29th at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Joan Rivers is headlining this incredible event to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The proceeds benefit breast cancer research at Rhode Island Hospital, including groundbreaking research to develop a breast cancer vaccine, performed by Dr. Maureen Chung; as well as Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Len Iannuccilli, co-chair of the event and also the broker/owner of RE/MAX Professionals in East Greenwich will fill us in on all the details for this "don't miss" event!
The evening begins at 5:30 with food stations set up from some of our wonderful RI restaurants which include :Waterman Grille, Casatle Hill Inn&Resort, Pane E Vino, Parkside Rotisserie&Bar, Cafe Fresco, RI Quahog Co.
Tickets are $125 each or tables of 10 for $1250. For more information please phone 223-6118 or visit

Upcoming Show and Author Signing Info!

Tune in for a lighthearted look at the Ocean State! Saturday, November 3rd oft-requested guest co-host, Marvin, will join me in studio to discuss the latest from author, Seth Brown. The gift-giving season is not as far away as you'd think and this is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the littlest state with the most curiosities!! Phone in 1-866-920-9455 -we'll be giving away copies of this new book!

Other Tiger, Westerly: Friday, Nov. 2nd, 4pm-6pm
Barrington Books: Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 11am-1pm
Books on the Square: Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2-4pm
Barnes&Noble Warwick: Saturday, Nov. 24th, 2-4pm

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What A Walk!!

I am overwhelmed and still processing the day that was the 2007 ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This photo was taken as late as possible in order to have as many of our team members included. If you are not in the photo and walked with us a few things are possible:
A. You are on the outside of the photo and weren't captured within the frame.
B. You arrived after the photo was taken.
C. You arrived on time and then wandered off somewhere thus missing the photo.
Am already thinking of ways to remedy this for walk '08!(not to rush things)
We are almost at $20,000 for donations for the Walking With Robin team - our best year to date! The site will be up for awhile so if you'd still like to donate please visit and click on the WWR logo which will bring you to the donation page. If you were there Sunday morning and would like to share your thoughts please fill in a guest book entry.
Thank you so very much!!


Monday, October 15, 2007

WWR shirt on RWR author!

A big thank you to author Laurie Graff (Looking For Mr. Goodfrog and You Have To Kiss A Lot Of Frogs) for answering "The Kall" and sending in a photo of herself in the Walk shirt! for more info on Laurie and her very clever and funny books!!

RWR/WWR Authors!

Carol Goodman was so generous with her time and came up to RI to walk with us bright and early Sunday morning! We had such a great time walking and chatting - the 4 miles just flew by!! - check out all of her titles!! I loved them all!!!

Lauren Lipton came in with Carol Goodman so see above for more info!
We had some lively discussions as we walked around the magnificent Roger Williams Park and agreed that what happened in the park....(you get the idea!) visit for more info on Lauren's book and her upcoming release as well!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Friday, October 12th

Books On The Square in Providence will host Priscilla Warner at 7pm. Priscilla, along with co-authors Suzanne Oliver and Ranya Idliby, are out on tour to promote the paperback release of this very special book. Please visit for more information.
Priscilla will be reading,taking questions and signing copies of TFC -please stop by! That's 7pm this Friday at Books On The Square in Providence on Angell Street.
For more info please call the store at 331-9097.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


After so many "so-so" movies I was wondering when there would be one worth recommending (and maybe even seeing a 2nd time!) Well - this is it! Just returned from this treat of a movie. It's a movie adapted from the book which is about Jane Austen and her story and books and the movie has a "Jane Austen" subplot and the whole thing works so well! Plus - fabulous sountrack! A total win!!! Grab your friends and go!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Tomorrow's News....Today!!

Claire Cook offers keys to success
01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, October 7, 2007

Robin Kall Homonoff and author Claire Cook help raise breast cancer awareness.
Must Love Dogs author Claire Cook offered insights into becoming a success in your 40s to a group of about 80 women — most of them 40-something.
On Sept. 26, she told the women during a luncheon at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick that it wasn’t until 44 that she published her first novel, which was the best-selling Must Love Dogs. (It was made into a movie in 2005 starring Diane Lane and John Cusack.) Cook, who is 52, published her fourth novel, a comic romance called Life’s A Beach, this summer. At the luncheon, the Scituate, Mass., author said her upcoming fifth novel, Summer Blowout, is about a zany family of hair salon owners and contains a scene set in Providence.
The luncheon brought in $3,200 for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Robin Kall, host of radio’s 5-year-old Reading with Robin on WHJJ 920-AM at 7 a.m. on Saturdays, put together the event to help boost proceeds for the annual walk on Oct. 14 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. For information visit or

Friday, October 05, 2007

Photos from Clair Cook Author Luncheon.....

Friends, Lori and Mindy, posing for their close-up!!

Signing Before We Begin...

Claire is autographing copies of Life's A Beach! With the 90 degree day,it really was!!

Signing In!

Registration went very smoothly!

Claire Cook Luncheon

This really was such a fabulous event -if you missed it ...sorry! I'll be planning a spring event which is sooner than you think!
Me,Emily,Rosie,Claire,Loretta and Kim.(in photo)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Restaurants and Romance!

Please join us at Al Forno on Wednesday, October 17th to meet Courtney Febbroriello, author of Wife of the Chef: The True Story of a Restaurant and Romance, and her husband Chef Chris Prosperi.

Chris and Courtney are the owners of renowned restaurant Metro Bis in Simsbury, Connecticut. The James Beard Foundation called Metro Bis “a find—an intimate spot…with consistently superb food” and Connecticut Magazine describes the place and Chris’ cooking as “sophisticated and simple, innovative and classically grounded.” Chris leads the kitchen and handles the culinary inspiration while Courtney manages the business end, from staffing to payroll. Join us for an evening of Chris’ fabulous American bistro cuisine, paired with wines by Al Forno’s own sommelier Kyle Kelly, and hear about what actually goes on behind the scenes of a busy and successful restaurant as Courtney reads from and discusses her book Wife of the Chef: The True Story of a Restaurant and Romance.

Metro Bis Wine Dinner
October 17, 2007

Hors D’Oeuvres
Mini Southwestern Shrimp, Tomato and Avocado “Cocktail” and Manchurian Shrimp Toast
2006 Colterenzio Muller-Thurgau

Maryland Lump Crab, Pancetta, Avocado and Pine Nut Salad
2005 Colterenzio Pinot Bianco

Soy Braised Pork with Glazed Baby Carrots
2005 Trere Sangiovese “Vigna del Monte”

Vanilla Panna Cotta
2006 La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti

$95.00 per person
(Includes dinner, wine and a complimentary copy of Wife of the Chef. Tax and gratuity are not included.)

The dinner will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30pm. To reserve, please call Lexi at Al Forno (401) 273-9760, extension 13. Space is limited so please call soon. We look forward to hearing from you and celebrating this evening of superb food and wine together!

To receive a full refund cancellations must be made at least a week prior to the event. Thank you.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tune In This Saturday And You'll Be HOOKED!!

She may be a bit tired after her big book party the night before but she'll be "on the line" with us bright and early Saturday morning - just don't phone in with any math questions!
1-866-920-9455 this Saturday from 7-8am on Reading With Robin!