Our author series continues with a videocast on Thursday, August 12 at 2:30 p.m. with Shane Joseph Hopkins, a Newport Firefighter who has written what he hopes is “Great American Novel.”

Shane has been writing for years, and when left alone for a few weeks in a log cabin he built in the woods of South County, penned “Welcome to the Absolutely Astounding Life of Whistle Evil Fonzarelli Starr.”

Some believe the novel is a bit biographical. We’ll find out when Shane joins us tomorrow afternoon. 

What’s Up Newp’s Author Series is made possible by the support of Charter Books.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).