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Award-Winning Crime Thriller Novelist & Outdoors Writer

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ROBERT IS AVAILABLE FOR GUEST APPEARANCES ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS FOR A REASONABLE FEE:

Creative Writing, Article Writing, Serial Killer Phenomenon, Criminal Justice, Fishing Adventures


E-mail Robert Banfelder at robertbanfelder@gmail.com



UPCOMING EVENTS


SOUTHOLD FREE LIBRARY, Monday, November 27th, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Main Road, Southold, N.Y. "Fishing the Peconics ~ Plus Gearing Up for the Holidays & Travel" Join Bob Banfelder—award-winning author and outdoors writer—for an overview of fly casting, spin casting, and bait casting; go-to lures guaranteed to catch striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, and fluke; info referencing a remarkable, portable, foldable, affordable boat. The holidays are just around the corner, so Bob will suggest great gift-giving ideas and money-saving tips on fishing gear. Send that youngster or adult off with confidence and on the road to fun times on the water. Also, Bob’s books will be available for purchase: novels, fishing guide, hunting guide, and his hot-off-the-press writing guide. FREE RAFFLE.


PAST APPEARANCES & EVENTS


BOB & DONNA'S HOME IN RIVERHEAD, Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1 TO 3 P.M. Riverhead, N.Y. "For Bowhunting Folks and the Curious." I’m giving an informal two-hour talk/luncheon (burger, hot dog, beverage) at our waterfront home, rain or shine, referencing crossbows, arrow (bolt) broadheads, indexing (tuning) broadheads/vanes, crossbow targets, et cetera.

I’m limiting this talk to the FIRST SIX ADULTS who respond, so you must RSVP no later than Friday afternoon by calling 631-369-3192. Cost of attending? Purchase one or more of my 12 books PER ATTENDEE to offset food and beverage costs. You can view my novels, fishing book, hunting book, and newly released “The Essential Guide to Writing Well and Getting Published” on my website at www.robertbanfelder.com and/or Amazon.

This will be the beginning of an informal monthly get-together, covering many topics with regard to hunting, fishing, writing well and getting published.

The catch—shoes off at the back deck door. Holey socks are permissible. :o) :o)

RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 330 Court Street, Riverhead, N.Y. "A Night of Murder." Award-winning author Robert Banfelder will discuss his nine novels referencing serial killers, multiple murderers, et al--with emphasis on the Robert Shulman serial killer trial on Long Island, N.Y. (which Bob attended daily for fifteen months); his lecturing at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center for the Criminally Insane on Ward's Island, Manhattan; his extensive interview with Detective Lieutenant John Gierasch, head of Suffolk County Homicide; lastly, a discussion of New York State's Death Penalty Law.

MEET & GREET AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR ROBERT BANFELDER, Thursday April 7, 2016 ~ 2 – 4 p.m. 141 Riverside Drive, Riverhead, N.Y. Robert will discuss his novels and nonfiction works. Complimentary lunch follows.

WARD-MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FUNDRAISER/EXPO, Saturday, March 7, 2015 ~ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 380 Old Town Rd, East Setauket, NY. I'll be giving a brief talk at the Eposeidon booth.

RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY, Monday, June 9, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. "Fishing Smart."

MacARTHUR AIRPORT, Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 100 Arrivals Avenue, Ronkonoma, NY. Book signing.

RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 6-8 p.m. 330 Court Street, Riverhead, N.Y."Turning Nonfiction into Fiction." Award-winning novelist Robert Banfelder will discuss the events surrounding his latest thriller, Trace Evidence, inspired by the Robert Shulman serial killer trial. The author will share his courtroom experiences as a spectator for the 15-month trial, his interview with the Suffolk County head of homicide, and his tour and lecture of Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center for the Criminally Insane. Register at 727-3228.

SOUTHOLD FREE LIBRARY, Monday, August 12th, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Main Road, Southold, N.Y. "Fishing the North Fork." Outdoors writer and award-winning novelist Bob Banfelder will discuss equipment, techniques and more for successful fishing from his new book, The Fishing Smart Anywhere Handbook for Salt Water & Fresh Water.

73 MAIN, Saturday, July 27, 2013, 4 p.m. 73 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY. "Murder at 73 Main." Award-winning author, Robert Banfelder, will speak about his newest thriller, Trace Evidence.

WEST MARINE, 1089 Old Country Rd. (Route 58), Riverhead, Saturday, July 20th, 2013, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Special presentation from 1 - 2 p.m. about his nonfiction book The Fishing Smart Anywhere Handbook for Salt Water & Fresh Water as well as his novels.

PORT JEFFERSON MARITIME FESTIVAL, Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th, 2013, 2-3 pm in the Village Center Lecture Room. "Writing Articles for the Outdoors/Getting Published."

SOUTHOLD FREE LIBRARY, Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, 7 p.m. Main Road, Southold, N.Y. "Kayak/ Fishing." Types of kayaks, must-have equipment, rods and reels, fishing techniques—and a few secrets will be presented.

RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY, Thursday, August 9, 2012, 4-7 p.m. 330 Court Street, Riverhead, N.Y. Local Author Fair.

RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY, Thursday, July 26, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 330 Court Street, Riverhead, N.Y. "Clamming and Crabbing on Long Island."

Off the Cuff, Cablevision Channel 20. Part Three of OFF THE CUFF, Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on Cablevision Channel 20. Cablevision customers living in Wading River and all points east to Orient and Montauk, do tune in. Bob and Donna discuss books and publishing with host, Enzo Magnozzi.

Off the Cuff, Cablevision Channel 20. Part Two of OFF THE CUFF, Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on Cablevision Channel 20. Cablevision customers living in Wading River and all points east to Orient and Montauk, do tune in. Bob and Donna discuss books and publishing with host, Enzo Magnozzi

Off the Cuff, Cablevision Channel 20. Part One of OFF THE CUFF, Friday, October 28th, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on Cablevision Channel 20. Cablevision customers living in Wading River and all points east to Orient and Montauk, do tune in. Bob and Donna discuss books and publishing with host, Enzo Magnozzi.

RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY, June 20, 2011, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, N.Y. 6-8 p.m."Making Money Writing About What You Already Know."

RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY, Saturday, April 16, 2011, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, N.Y., 1-3 p.m. "Meet the Writers."

SOUTHOLD FREE LIBRARY, Sunday, October 17, 2010, Main Road, Southold, NY, 2-4 p.m.; Melissa Andruski, adult program coordinator, (631) 765-2077. FIGHTING BACK & WINNING: THE POWER OF THE PEN. This informative talk is based upon my 12-month course titled Fighting Back and Winning. I will cover: foolproof strategies for rectifying problems with businesses, banks, corporations, et cetera; who to contact when you feel you've been ripped off; identifying corporate heads on the Internet; strategies for recordkeeping, mailings, et cetera; overcoming the fear of putting pen to paper. A Q&A will follow.

RIVERHEAD COUNTRY FAIR, Main Street, Riverhead, N.Y. opposite Capital One Bank. Sunday, October 12, 2008, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Robert will be at the Fair with Bookworm Publishing's own Patti Ann Bengen and astrologer, Lonnie Campbell.

CUTCHOGUE - NEW SUFFOLK FREE LIBRARY, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue, N.Y. Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Lauren Grant, adult program coordinator, (631) 734-6360. WRITING WORKSHOP FOR THE INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED. Award-winning novelist and outdoors writer Robert Banfelder will conduct an informal follow-up writers' workshop. Topics will include a brief review of the basics covered in Bob's beginners/intermediate talk, followed by argumentation and persuasion models referencing writers' 'tools' through examples excerpted from the author's published novels; three writing model outlines (intermediate and advanced) incorporating the building blocks of sophisticated sentence formation in order to punch up your prose. There will be a question and answer period. A book signing will follow.

KILLER STORIES THAT WILL KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT!!
JOIN ROBERT AND ME (DONNA DERASMO--PUBLIC RELATIONS PERSONIFIED) FOR A DOUBLE HEADLINER on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Indian Island Country Club, 661 Riverside Drive, Riverhead, N.Y. (631) 727-0788. Meet Captain Frank Mundus — world famous shark fisherman (the real Captain Quint from Jaws) & Robert Banfelder — award-winning author of serial killer thrillers: No Stranger Than I, The Teacher, and The Author. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar from 5:30-6:30. Brief talk and Q&A session by both authors will be followed by a book signing 6:30-7:30. Free raffle! Autographed and personalized copies of Robert Banfelder’s The Teacher, and Frank Mundus’ autobiography, Fifty Years a Hooker
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SOUTHOLD FREE LIBRARY, Sunday,October 5, 2008. Main Road, Southold, N.Y. 2-4 p.m.; Melissa Andruski, adult program coordinator, (631) 765-2077. EXPLORING THE CRIMINAL MIND. This informative talk will explore the psyche of serial killers via excerpted readings of the author's three published novels. A book signing will follow.

RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, N.Y. Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Nancy Whitt, adult program coordinator, (631) 727-3228). WRITING WORKSHOP FOLLOW-UP FOR THE INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED. Award-winning novelist and outdoors writer Robert Banfelder will conduct an informal follow-up writers' workshop. Topics will include a brief review of the basics covered in Bob's beginners/intermediate talk, followed by argumentation and persuasion models referencing writers' 'tools' through examples excerpted from the author's published novels; three writing model outlines (intermediate and advanced) incorporating the building blocks of sophisticated sentence formation in order to punch up your prose. There will be a question and answer period. A book signing will follow.

SOUNDS ON "SOUND" MUSIC FESTIVAL. Martha Clara Vineyard, Sound Avenue, Jamesport, N.Y. Saturday, July 26, 2008 and Sunday, July 27, 2012, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Look for Robert at the Bookworm Publishing booth, along with romance thriller author Patti Ann Bengen and renowned shark hunter Frank Mundus, the real Captain Quint from the movie Jaws. As an award-winning novelist and outdoors writer, Robert, along with Patti, has arranged for you to meet the living legend: Frank "Monster Man" Mundus.

CUTCHOGUE - NEW SUFFOLK FREE LIBRARY, 27550 Main Road, Cutchogue, N.Y. Wednesday, July 16, 2008, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Lauren Grant, adult program coordinator, (631) 734-6360. ON YOUR WAY TO GETTING PUBLISHED. Award-winning novelist, lecturer, photographer and outdoors writer Robert Banfelder will conduct a writing workshop for the novice as well as the intermediate. The highlights of his informal, non-intimidating talk will focus on sentence structure, tricks of the trade to make your prose sing, writing models, and ways to approach an article, short story, or a full length novel. As an added bonus, Bob's publicist will be present to share tips on securing an agent/publisher. A signing of his novels will follow the workshop.

RIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY, 330 Court Street, Riverhead, N.Y. Tuesday, April 15, 2008. 6:30-8:30 p.m. WRITING WORKSHOP: ON YOUR WAY TO GETTING PUBLISHED. Award-winning novelist, lecturer, photographer and outdoors writer Robert Banfelder will conduct A writing workshop for the novice as well as the intermediate. The highlights of his informal, non-intimidating talk will focus on sentence structure, tricks of the trade to make your prose sing, writing models, and ways to approach an article, short story, or a full length novel. As an added bonus, Bob's publicist will be present to share tips on securing an agent/publisher. A signing of his novels will follow the workshop.

SOUTHOLD FREE LIBRARY, Sunday, April 27, 2008. Main Road, Southold, N.Y. 2-4 p.m. WRITING WORKSHOP FOLLOW-UP FOR THE INTERMEDIATE. At the request of participants in the March 2nd writing workshop, award-winning novelist Robert Banfelder will conduct an in-depth follow-up workshop for the intermediate writer.

SOUTHOLD FREE LIBRARY, March 2, 2008. WRITING WORKSHOP: ON YOUR WAY TO GETTING PUBLISHED. A writing workshop for the beginner and intermediate,The highlights of his informal, non-intimidating talk will focus on sentence structure, tricks of the trade to make your prose sing, writing models, and ways to approach an article, short story, or a full length novel. As an added bonus, Bob's publicist will be present to share tips on securing an agent/publisher. A signing of his novels will follow the workshop.

Off the Cuff, Cablevision Channel 20. Host Enzo Maganozzi. Originally aired Saturday, November 17, 2008, 7:30 p.m. A discussion of Donna and Robert Banfelder's experiences with the criminal justice system as well as their fishing exploits on the Peconic Bays of Long Island.

Off the Cuff, Cablevision Channel 20. Host Enzo Maganozzi. Originally aired, Saturday, November 10, 2007, 7:30 p.m. A discussion of Robert Banfelder's novels: No Stranger Than I, The Author, and The Teacher and how the author develops his characters. Directed by Jeanine Magnozzi.

Literally Speaking, Cablevision Channel 20. Host Elva Victoria. Sunday, November 4 and 11, 2007, 8 a.m. A reading from Robert Banfelder’s novel, The Teacher, as well as a discussion of his other novels and outdoors nonfiction writing. Directed by Enzo Magnozzi.

Riverhead Free Library, October 10, 2007. Lecture, book talk and signing re The Author, The Teacher, and No Stranger Than I. The discussion included a history of serial killers, a reading of excerpts from his novels, and comments on the writing, editing and publication process.

Riverhead Country Fair, October 7, 2007. Guest of Riverhead Free Library.

Hampton Bays Public Library, May 24, 2007. This talk included FBI profiling as it relates to serial killers, the Justin Barnes thriller series, and the writing process.

The Clubhouse Restaurant at Indian Island Riverhead, April 25, 2007. A Reason To Kill? This talk included the phenomenon of the serial killer, the Robert Shulman trial, and media research concerning serial killers. Search the author for this book event on YouTube www.youtube.com.

Westhampton Free Library, November 4, 2006. Lecture, book talk and signing re The Teacher. The discussion included a history of serial killers, reading of excerpts from The Teacher, and comments on the writing, editing and publication process, as well as anecdotes re the author’s experiences as a spectator on a serial killer death penalty case.

Riverhead Free Library, October 21, 2006. Lecture, book talk and signing re The Teacher. The discussion included a history of serial killers, reading of excerpts from The Teacher, and comments on the writing, editing and publication process, as well as anecdotes about the author’s experiences as a spectator on a serial killer death penalty case.

Riverhead Country Fair, October 8, 2006. Book signing at East End Arts Council.

Southold Free Library, June 29, 2006. Lecture and book signing re newly released psychological thriller, The Teacher, and the publication and writing process.

Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, Ward’s Island, N.Y. August 26, 1999. Banfelder was invited by Dr. Bruce H. David, Clinical Director, to speak before psychiatrists and students regarding the Robert Shulman serial killer trial, which Banfelder attended every day for a period of fifteen months in Riverhead, N.Y. He lectured on the trial, fiction and nonfiction writing as it pertained to his psychological thrillers as well as the author’s expository writings concerning our criminal justice system. He was given an extensive tour of the facility; that is, both male and female quarters, crash rooms, et cetera, for the express purpose of building verisimilitude into his novel (presently in manuscript form), Trace Evidence. Note: The Robert Shulman serial killer trial was the first death penalty case on Long Island in a quarter century.

Addressed Creative Writing classes at C.E.R.C., Great Neck, N.Y. March 1991.

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