Posted by: aopel | November 30, 2017

THE BOBHOUSE: A Winnipesaukee Christmas – Shipping Now!

Bobhouse_cover_Final_MediumNEW BOOK! THE BOBHOUSE: A Winnipesaukee Christmas

Posted by: aopel | June 24, 2015

New Book in the Winnipesaukee Adventure Series!

I am pleased to announce the release of THE MANSION: An Old Winnipesaukee Mystery.  THE MANSION is the third book in the Winnipesaukee Adventure Series and this time it is a mystery.  Join Jack, Franny and J.J. as they listen to Grammy tell them a story from when she was a little girl.

TheMansion Cover PROMO big(1)Look for the new book in stores around the Lakes Region of NH or buy online here

Posted by: aopel | October 18, 2013

Book Reviews on New England


Check out the book reviews for both The Weirs and The Witches at

Posted by: aopel | September 13, 2013

Books to be Featured on New England Boating TV and Magazine


Parker Kelley Interviewing me about the books, on our boat, The Mickey Jane

New England Boating posted this blog post for their upcoming episode on Lake Winnipesaukee. The TV show will include a short interview with me about the books and both books will be reviewed on the website.

The first printing of THE WEIRS is hot off the presses and is available from Enfield Distribution. Order your copies today! $17.95 retail.

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Posted by: aopel | March 7, 2013

New Book Coming May 2013!

In this next installment in the Winnipesaukee Adventure series, Jack, Franny and J.J. learn more about the lake and have a magical encounter with a fortune teller at The Weirs. Look for the book in stores around the lake starting in late May 2013. You will also be able to order the book online through this website, Enfield Distribution or

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New England Book Festival 2011 Winner - Best Children's Book

Karel Hayes accepting the Best Children’s Book Award

All the award winners at the NE Book Festival awards ceremony

New England Book Festival 2011 Winner – Best Children’s Book