An Organization of Writers with Disabilities

Book Launch Opportunity


Every month, on the date and at the time of the author’s preference, a Behind Our Eyes member’s new or recently published book takes center stage at our Book Launch Zoom event. The author is in the spotlight, either through a personal presentation about the book or an interview structured to help the author bring out the high points aimed at making the book a “must read” choice. A question and answer period sometimes brings out details which escape attention in book reviews. Early readers’ vocal support brings a personal quality to their endorsement.

Our Book Launch team is made up of authors from several genres. They can assist with planning from date of scheduling to presentation. Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction book events have been well attended by a broad audience of Behind Our Eyes members as well as other authors and readers, family and friends, or as a result of special announcements or promotions. The author is encouraged to publicize the event.

If you’d like to schedule a book launch, allow a few months before your proposed presentation date. Read our calendar below, and attend an event.

If you are not a Behind Our Eyes member, click the “Join Us” link on our website to find our quick and easy membership form. We welcome you to take advantage of this incentive, and to share in our other resources and opportunities.

For questions, to schedule a book launch, or to obtain the Zoom information for an upcoming book launch, email

Listen to Past Book Launches

Recordings of past book launches are available in MP3 format. You are free to play these files directly from the site or download them for offline listening. Click this link for book launch recordings.

Calendar of Past and Upcoming Book Launches

Note: Unless otherwise stated, all times are in the Eastern timezone.

Book Launches in 2022

  • January 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM: Carol Farnsworth and her first book, Leaf Memories
  • February 3, 2022 at 8:00 PM: Abbie Johnson Taylor and her new book, Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me
  • March 22, 2022 at 8:00 PM: Joan Myles and her poetry book, One Goes to the Sea
  • April 7, 2022 at 8:00 PM: Sally Rosenthal and her book of poetry and prose, Peonies In Winter
  • May 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM: DeAnna Quietwater Noriega and her memoir, 50 Years of Walking With Friends
  • June 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM: Annie Chiappetta and her novel, Hope for the Tarnished
  • August 17, 2022 at 6:30 PM: Jo Elizabeth Pinto and her latest book, Dancing With the Seasons: A Year in Simple Verse
  • September 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and her latest book, History Mystery in Philadelphia: The Adventure of a Guide Dog Team
  • October 6, 2022 at 8:00 PM: Peter Altschul and his third book, Riding Elephants: Creating Common Ground where Contention Rules
  • November 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM: Leonard Tuchyner and his new book, Merlyn the Magic Turtle: A Story of Love and Justice

Book Launches in 2023

  • January 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM: Trish Hubschman and her fifth book, Gayle’s Tales
  • February 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM: Sherry Gomes and her book, Haven
  • March 19, 2023 at 8:00 PM: Carrie Hooper and her two collections of poetry, My Life in My Words and Away from Home, as well as her translations
  • April 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM: Lynda Lambert and her book, Songs for the Pilgrimage
  • May 8, 2023 at 7:00 PM: Marlene Mesot and her book, Strange Weather Anthology: True Quirks of Nature
  • June 7, 2023 at 7:00 PM: Feather Chell and her new book, People Safari
  • September 14, 2023 at 8:00 PM: Abbie Johnson Taylor and her novel, The Red Dress
  • October 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM: Leonard Tuchyner and his book, Moon Rising: Stories and Poems
  • December 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM: DeAnna (Quietwater) Noriega and her book, Dogwood Blossom: Growing Up Native American

Book Launches in 2024

  • January 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM: Jo Elizabeth Pinto and her book, Braided Love
  • February 27, 2024 at 8:00 PM: Peter Altschul and his memoir, Breaking Barriers: Working and Loving while Blind
  • March 21, 2024 at 7:00 PM: Annie Chiappetta and her latest novel, Imperfections
    April 18, 2024 at 8:00 PM: Lynda McKinney Lambert and her poetry collection Each Day Holds some Small Joy
  • May 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM: Debra A. K. Thompson and her new book Enlightenment: Looking Back to Move Forward
  • August 7, 2024 at 6:00 PM: Leonard Tuchyner and his new book Zeke and the Other World

Last updated: July 13, 2024