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Here are a few pictures from some of my more fun and interesting projects and adventures.

Steven R. Porter Rhode Island Authors Expo
The Second Annual Rhode Island Author's Expo was held on November 8, 2014 at the West Warwick Civic Center. Over 100 Rhode Island Authors and 800 book enthusiasts participated. Publicity for the event was widespread, and included an appearance on WPRI's "The Rhode Show" with fellow author Mike Squatrito (above) as well as interviews in the Providence Journal and on PRO-FM. Click below to watch and listen.

The Rhode Show (11/6/14) (YouTube video clip)
PRO-FM Interview with Kim Zandy of the "Giovanni & Kim" Morning Show (11/1/14) (mp3)
Providence Journal, "Expo place for R.I authors to showcase their work" (11/2/14)
Providence Journal, "Writers, readers get on the same page" (11/9/14)
TalkStream Radio Interview from the show floor (11/8/14) (mp3)

 

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On Christmas Eve, I was contacted by a producer from ABC World News with Diane Sawyer who asked if I would be willing to be interviewed for a story they were doing on weight loss success (I once lost over 100 pounds.) Of course, I agreed.

Click Here to Watch Part 1
Click Here to Watch Part 2

For more information about my weight loss experiences, visit my blog, Along the Village Green.

For more information or interview requests, email me directly at steve@spimac.com.

 

 

Searching for Rhode Island
At the end of 2013, Dawn and I launched our own publishing house, Stillwater River Publications, to help new and emerging authors get published. Our first "official" title was Dawn's own Searching for Rhode Island.

 

 

Steven R. Porter and ZipRecruiter Steven R. Porter
Shaking hands with Steve Kitchin (left), Chairman of the Board for the Central RI Chamber of Commerce, as we cut the ribbon helping to launch ZipRecruiter's presence in the state. And helping connect a job seeker (right) with an employer at Woonsocket's Martin Luther King, Jr. Career Fair.

 

 

Steven R. Porter
Pictured left, reading Chapters 21-23 of "Moby Dick" for the New Bedford Whaling Museum's annual Moby Dick Marathon.

 

 

Rhode Island Author's Expo
Courthouse Center for the Arts
Steven R. Porter
In November 2013, I organized Rhode Island's first ever Rhode Island Authors Expo in my role as president of the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA). Over 40 authors and 350 readers packed Kingston's Courthouse Center for the Arts for a special day enjoyed by everyone.

 

 

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Helping raise money and manage Big Brothers Big Sisters annual gala "The Big Night Out" in Newport, RI with a Bollywood flair. (Photographs courtesy of Brad Smith Photography.)

 

 

Serving as emcee and selling a few books with FosteringArts at the "Books and the Bottomless Bowl" fundraiser.

 

 

Steven R. Porter at the Boston Book Festival
Association of Rhode Island Authors
Steven R. Porter and Manisses
Hitting the promotional circuit.., selling books at the Boston Book Festival for the Independent Publishers of New England (left), with the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) (center), and on-air at TalkStream Radio (right).

 

 

Manisses by Steven R. Porter

In October 2012, my second novel -- Manissess -- was released. It is a historical novel that tells the story of a family that relocates to a small, New England coastal island... and talks to the dead. The story weaves through 1,000 years of New England history, and is based on the real-life legends and tales originating from Block Island, RI.

In 2013, Manisses was honored by the New England Book Festival as one of the best books of the year.

 

 

Steven R. Porter reads Jeanpaul Ferro
Steven R. Porter at Inkubate

Reciting local poet Jeanpaul Ferro's work on YouTube (left) for Honest Publishing and providing a feature for Inkubate's New Voices program (right). Click the images to watch and listen!

 

 

Steven R. Porter and Barry Nolan
Steven R. Porter and Mike Montecalvo

Volunteering with friends, family and volunteers at the Cox Rhode Race Marathon (left), assisting NPR's Barry Nolan (center) and WPRI's Mike Montecalvo (right) at the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual gala in Newport.

 

The Kanc
In January 2012, I released my first short story, The Kanc, in e-book form only. It was inspired by a creepy late night trip across New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway.

 

Steven R. Porter and Jim Vincent
Steven R. Porter
In October of 2011, I accepted the role of Community Outreach Specialist for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, where I not only handle the day-to-day marketing functions, but I also serve as the company spokesperson. Here, I meet with Jim Vincent (left) to talk about mentoring and with WPRI-TV to discuss the theft of two donation bins.

Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant

Steven R. Porter Author Signing

In July 2011, I released my first novel, "Confessions of the Meek and the Valiant." The book marks the end of a twenty-five year long project, and at the same time, hopefully a new direction and career. The book is available at better bookstores everywhere, as well as online at www.amazon.com. It is also available for download in every conceivable e-book format. I hope everyone enjoys it!

 

Susannah Porter
Steven R. Porter
The Porter Family

In April 2011, Dawn and I were honored when the Glocester Little League dedicated their concession stand in our names and invited us to throw out the season's first pitches.

 

 


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Steven R. Porter
http://www.centralrichamber.com/

Networking with top business professionals at "Speed Networking" at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (left), the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce at URI's Bay Campus (center) and the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce at a Business After Hours event in Warwick. (right).

 

 

In 2009, I launched "Along the Village Green" -- a blog dedicated to local news, commentary and anything else that might come to mind!


 

Helping a local Eagle Scout dedicate a project at Leja Field in Chepachet (left), and conducting a workshop for graduating seniors at Central Falls High School for the Rhode Island Hospitality Association (right).


 

Steven R. Porter, Steve Kass

On-air with Steve Kass at Am-790 Radio in Providence.


 

Steven Porter speaks to business group

Presenting a small business marketing seminar to a local business group.


PEF Board of Directors
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Ponaganset Education Foundation (PEF) at a fundraising reception at the Foster Country Club. Visit www.ponagansetfoundation.org.
JobsinRi.com display
Family Fun Fest at McCoy Stadium
JobsinRI.com presentation

Working with www.JobsinRI.com as a consultant and company representative at events like the Providence Business Expo (left), at the Pawtucket Red Sox Family Fun Fest (center) and as an instructor teaching jobseekers, HR professionals and students modern fundamentals in recruiting and hiring (right). Seminars have been delivered at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island College, New England Tech and at dozens of community and state agencies throughout Rhode Island.

 

 

 

Steven R. Porter Glocester Little League
Glocester Little League Opening Day

Presenting the Opening Day Speech as President of the Glocester Little League in 2007 & 2008. Pictured at right, honoring the fire chiefs from Glocester's three fire districts.

 

 

Marcotte Physical Therapy
Association of Rhode ISsand Authors
Glocester Little League
Outside In Builders
Ocean State Custom
PEF
Girl Scout Troop 984
PMSPTO
Josef Creations

Expanding into website design for local businesses and non-profits.

 

 

 

LT. Gov Fogarty
Steven R. Porter at GBA
GBA Business Expo
Joan M. Scorpio Award

Serving on the Board of the Glocester Business Association (GBA). (L-R) The swearing in ceremony conducted by Lt. Governor Charles Fogarty; introducing the Fogarty Memorial School Choir at the opening of the GBA Business Expo; the Expo ribbon cutting ceremony with GBA President Kathy Roberts, Channel 12's Pamela Watts, and Valley Breeze & Observer publisher Kimball Burgess; and the Joan M. Scorpio Award for 2006.

 

 

Steven Porter
Troop 10
flag retirement ceremony

Volunteering with Troop 10 -- beautifying the middle school and officiating over a flag retirement ceremony.

 

 

RIFCO Wood Expo
Gov. Donald Carcieri

Creating publicity, press releases, photography and marketing for the Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization's Forestry & Wood Expo for 2006 and 2007. Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri speaks, at right. Click here for photos from the 2007 Forestry & Wood Expo.

 

 

Fogarty Memorial Library
Fogarty memorial Library
Kim Brown

Raising funds and volunteers for an elementary school library remodeling campaign. The old library (left), and the new library (center) all ready for Reading Week. Click here for more photos. Kim Brown (right), the "Real D.W." and "Arthur" author Marc Brown's sister, entertains the students.

 

 

Leons and Stitches
dessert

Creating unique ads and photos for Providence's "Leon's & Stitches" comedy club and restaurant's marketing campaign.

 

 

speed matching

Booking and coordinating SpeedMatching dating events for www.match.com.



Retail marketing and merchandising for Disney.

 



Steve Porter and Dana Barros

Steve Porter with JoJo White
Steve Porter with K.C. Jones

On the road with Celtics' legends Dana Barros, JoJo White and K.C. Jones promoting the Celtics 50th Anniversary.



Steve Porter receives the "Golden Obelisk" award at national PR convention.

Thanks from the Armenian Sisters.

Awards and praise for the "Share the World of Books" program that brought nearly 22,000 books to needy and disadvantaged children.

 



Reception at the Rhode Island Convention Center

Magician Gary Mitchell.
Comedian Joey Kola.
Gala dinner celebration.

Enjoying a gala celebration featuring Las Vegas' own Gary Mitchell and Comedy Central's Joey Kola.

 


Sunny Leone

Steve Porter with Sunny Leone.

Making the obligatory media rounds with 2003 Penthouse 'Pet of the Year' Sunny Leone.



Juli Ashton

Jewel DeNyle & Steve Porter at FNX Radio, Providence.
Tera Patrick

Managing the personal appearances of Playboy TV's Juli Ashton, visiting the FNX radio studio with Jewel De'Nyle, and meeting fans with the lovely Tera Patrick.



Gabriel's Wing raffle ticket.

Raising money for the FACTS house, serving disadvantaged area children infected with HIV is always worthwhile.



Fred & Don Imus

Isabella Rossellini

Coordinating celebrity author tours for Don and Fred Imus and movie star Isabella Rossellini.


To Steve Porter: Thanks for The Firm. Here's to another bestseller. - John Grisham

A few kind words from bestselling author John Grisham.


WHJY's Paul & Al signing jokebooks.

Selling joke books for charity with WHJY's own Paul & Al.


Rick Pitino

Doug Flutie

New England sports legends Rick Pitino and Doug Flutie take time out to meet with their adoring fans and sell some books.

 

Summer Discounters. Some Are Not.

And there's always room for one last minute pun...

The Great Swamp Gazette

...and a walk down memory lane, with the staff of The Great Swamp Gazette at the University of Rhode Island, circa 1987.

 

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