A Reading with Tom Mendicino, Frank Anthony Polito, and Michael Salvatore

They are the authors of the three novellas that comprise Remembering Christmas (Kensington, $15 pb).Remembering Christmas

The childhood wishes fulfilled (or dashed), the magic of anticipation, fighting over the dinner table…these are the ghosts of every Christmas season. Remembering Christmas brings together three yuletide stories that evoke the magic of the holidays, the ghosts of past loves and the promises of Christmases yet to come in a warm and sparkling anthology…

It’s Christmas Eve in Tom Mendicino’s Away in a Manger, and James is snowbound en route from New York City to his West Virginia hometown. While the sight of a familiar Motor Lodge sparks longing for a roadside America of yesteryear, his visions of peppermint ice cream are thwarted by a vending machine. But amid the revelry at the local diner, James finds something far more satisfying that will change his Christmases for years to come.

In Frank Anthony Polito’s A Christmas to Remember former Band Fag, Jack Paterno, knows exactly what he wants Santa Claus to bring him for Christmas 1991.  But this year that special present isn’t a what—it’s a who.  Before the big holiday arrives Jack must endure a trip to his hometown of Hazel Park, MI, aka Hazeltucky.  There, he encounters family, old friends…and a former flame from his days at Hillbilly High.

In Missed Connections by Michael Salvatore, two childhood friends reconnect in an airport lounge on Christmas Eve. And over cocktail-fueled reminiscences, they reconsider the paths they’re on—and the roads never taken.

Get what you really want this holiday season, with three captivating stories stuffed with warmth, wit, and surprises in REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS.



Tom MendicinoTom Mendicino began publishing his short fiction in 2005 and, since that time, his work has appeared in numerous anthologies. His debut novel Probation (Kensington) was named a 2011 American Library Association Stonewall Book Award Honor Book and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Readers can visit his website at www.tommendicino.com.





Frank Anthony Polito is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of Drama Queers! and Band Fags! (Kensington). An actor and Frank Anthony Politoplaywright, he received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and currently resides in New York City. For more information visit www.frankanthonypolito.com.








Michael SalvatoreMichael Salvatore is an award-winning writer and author of {Between} Boyfriends (Kensington). He is a graduate of New York University, has studied at Playwrights Horizons and Gotham Writers Workshop, and has written several screenplays. He lives in Secaucus, NJ.  To find out more about his work, visit www.michaelsalvatorebooks.com.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 5:30pm

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