Posted on November 24, 2016
I hope everyone has a chance today to surround themselves with friends, family, and loved ones. I hope delicious food, fond memories, and good times abound. And for all those who showed me love and support over the years: thanks.
Posted on 10/07/14
Hey, everyone. Please join me and 80 other talented local authors at the 2nd annual Rhode Island Authors Expo on Saturday, November 8 from 10 – 3 at the West Warwick Civic Center, 100 Factory St, West Warwick, RI. I’ll be signing my award-winning novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. For more information, click here. I hope to see you there!
Posted on 11/13/13
I had a great time speaking with Bruce Newbury this morning on his Talk of the Town radio show, WADK 1540 AM Newport, R.I. We talked about the effect of using real-life situations and emotions in my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. To listen in on the interview, click here.
— Sebastian Cole 🙂
November 13, 2013 | Categories: Announcements, Uncategorized | Tags: Author radio interviews, Books, Bruce Newbury, Bruce Newbury's Talk of the Town, fiction, love, newport, radio interviews, Rhode Island, romance, Sebastian Cole, WADK | Leave a comment
Posted on November 12, 2013
I’m really looking forward to talking with Bruce Newbury tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m. on 1540 AM WADK Newport on his Talk of the Town radio show. I hope you have a chance to listen in. Wish me luck!
November 12, 2013 | Categories: Announcements | Tags: Books, Bruce Newbury, Bruce Newbury's Talk of the Town, fiction, love, newport, radio interviews, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Authors, romance, Sebastian Cole, Talk of the Town, WADK | 2 Comments
Posted on 11/06/13
I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, at the first annual Rhode Island Authors Expo on Saturday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingston Rd (Route 138), Kingston, RI 02892. I’ll be joined by fellow Rhode Island authors Thomas Cobb, Norb Vonnegut, Nick Rabar, Adam Braver, and 40 other local authors. Admission is free. I look forward to seeing you there!
— Sebastian Cole 🙂
November 6, 2013 | Categories: Appearances | Tags: Adam Braver, Author appearances, Book Expo, Book signings, Books, fiction, love, Nick Rabar, Norb Vonnegut, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Authors, romance, Sebastian Cole, Thomas Cobb | Leave a comment
Posted on September 23, 2103
Thanks to everybody who stopped by to see me at the Big E. It was a huge success for me, selling 434 copies of my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love. I hope to see you again there next year!
— Sebastian Cole 🙂
September 23, 2013 | Categories: Announcements | Tags: Big E, BIg E fair, Books, fiction, love, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Authors, romance, Romance Novels, Sebastian Cole, The Big E | 10 Comments
Posted on September 12, 2013
Please join me in a discussion of my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857. I’ll be joined by fellow RI author Julien Ayotte, author of Flower of Heaven, as part of the 2013 Rhode Island Authors Series.
September 12, 2013 | Categories: Appearances | Tags: Author appearances, Book signings, Books, fiction, love, North Scituate, North Scituate Public Library, Rhode Island, romance, Sebastian Cole | 2 Comments
Posted on September 12, 2013
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North Scituate, RI — September 12. Award-winning author Sebastian Cole will be discussing his journey through writing and publishing his debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, on Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm as part of the 2013 Rhode Island Authors Series at the North Scituate Public Library, 606 West Greenville Rd, North Scituate, RI 02857. He’ll also be discussing what inspired him to write the novel, as well as the unexpected rewards derived from touching the lives of others through his writing. Joining him will be fellow RI author Julien Ayotte, author of Flower of Heaven.
Cole’s novel has won numerous awards, including being the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award, the bronze winner of ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, a finalist in the International Book Awards, and a finalist in ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition. Sand Dollar has a rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5 stars) on Amazon with over 100 reviews, and the eBook version recently made the list of Amazon’s top 100 best selling paid eBooks in the fiction category.
Set in Rhode Island, Sand Dollar is about an elderly man’s deathbed encounter with a hospital orderly, in which he professes his undying love for his soul mate and one true love, Robin, who also happens to be “the one who got away.” As his family members arrive to bid him goodbye, Noah’s story takes on new life, and he discovers a far greater truth about the past, present, and future. Things are definitely not as they appear as the pieces of a shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final chapter of Noah’s life.
Although Sand Dollar is considered to be a romantic fantasy — a kind of cross between The Notebook and The Sixth Sense — the book distinguishes itself from other romance novels in its genre by its honest portrayal of life as a recurring tragedy — a roller coaster ride of sorts between joy and heartache — and the faith needed to overcome it. As a result, Sand Dollar is a thought-provoking, emotional read that, among other things, might even have you yelling at the main characters at times. And not only is it filled with plenty of twists and turns, but the surprise ending is a real shocker.
Sebastian Cole never intended on being a writer. He graduated from Brown University in the 80s, then worked briefly in New York before returning to Rhode Island to work in his family’s business. Nineteen years later, he took a leap of faith and left the company to pursue his dreams, which has led him to where he is now: a novelist of romantic fiction. Cole writes from the heart, believing in true love, love at first sight, and finding that one person in life you’re meant to be with. Many have compared Cole to Nicholas Sparks, whom Cole cites as his favorite author and inspiration for becoming an author. Whether or not he ever achieves that kind of success, touching the lives of others through his writing has been the single most gratifying thing he has ever done.
September 12, 2013 | Categories: Press Releases | Tags: author signings, Book signings, Books, fiction, love, Love stories, North Scituate, North Scituate Public Library, Rhode Island, romance, Sebastian Cole | Leave a comment
Posted on September 09, 2013
Hey, everybody. It’s that time of year again for the Big E! I’ll be signing my debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love, in the Rhode Island building on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. The Big E fair is located at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089. Over a million people go there each year during the three weeks that it’s open, so don’t miss out. I hope to see you there!
Sebastian Cole 🙂
September 9, 2013 | Categories: Appearances | Tags: Author appearances, Authors at the Big E, Big E, Book signings, Books, Fairs, Ma, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, sand dollar, Sebastian Cole, The Big E, West Springfield | Leave a comment
Celebrate the Launch of the New John Brown House Museum Bookstore with Sebastian Cole and other RI Authors
Posted on June 17, 2013
Please join award-winning author Sebastian Cole and fellow Association of Rhode Island Authors as the Rhode Island Historical Society celebrates the official launching of the John Brown House Museum bookstore, Thursday, June 20th, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, 52 Power St, Providence, RI. Sebastian Cole will be signing his debut novel, Sand Dollar: A Story of Undying Love.
Rhode Island authors will be on hand to sign books and talk about their past and upcoming projects, including:
Colleen Kelly Mellor
Steven R. Porter
In addition to its regular selections, there will also be a used book sale. Find out-of-print and vintage books at unbeatable prices. Don’t miss this celebration of the printed word and Rhode Island’s unique literary contributions.
As part of Gallery Night Providence, the first floor of the John Brown House Museum is open free of charge from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
June 17, 2013 | Categories: Appearances | Tags: Association of Rhode Island Authors, Gallery Night, Gallery Night Providence, John Brown House, John Brown House Bookstore, John Brown House Museum, John Brown House Museum Bookstore, Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Authors, Rhode Island Historical Society, sand dollar, Sebastian Cole | 5 Comments