Better than Santa! New York Times best-selling author Adriana Trigiani is coming to town for what is guaranteed to be the most fun you'll have out all year. I have hosted Adriana twice in the past few years and it is always a night of belly laughs, heartfelt storytelling, and indescribable energy and joy. In fact, I am so sure of the fun-factor that I am offering a money-back guarantee on laughs! Who does that?

Trigiani is the author of 12 novels with her latest, "All The Stars In The Heavens," hitting the shelves on October 13. Rhode Island has become Adriana's first stop on her book tours due to the many devoted fans that come out to see her book after book. This year has even more excitement with the October 9 release of "Big Stone Gap" - the movie based on Trigiani's novel "Big Stone Gap." Not only did Adriana write the screenplay, but she also directed this gorgeous film about family secrets and self-discovery in a small coal-mining town during the late 1970s.

Shot entirely on location in the real Big Stone Gap, Trigiani's hometown, the film captures the joys, tribulations and rewards of life in the Appalachian Mountains. The award-winning ensemble includes Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, and Jane Krakowski, with Anthony LaPaglia and Jenna Elfman.

Ticket prices vary from $35 for general admission to $100 for a Premium Flap & Yak ticket which includes entrance to a special pre-event, exclusive access to Adriana, and reserved seating. For more information on the October 13 event, and also a special screening October 8 of the movie, please email