About Books, Ink

We feature stories on all things books with a focus on Fairfield County, Connecticut, and the region. We also publish essays, fiction, and poetry by local writers. 

For readers and writers who enjoy other arts, we share stories about film, food, and local theater. Because we love books, but we do have to eat! And half the movies out there were books first (we'll be sure to let you know which we liked better). And theater? Starts with a dramatic script.

Jessica Collins ~ Contributing Editor

A longtime resident of Ridgefield, Conn., Jessica is a lifelong reader who shares stories about books, authors, and her adventures in and around her small town. Her blog, Jessica Collins Photography, showcases her photographs of forgotten places, nature, and anything else that moves and inspires her. She earned a B.A. in English Literature from Manhattan College and a M.A. in Sociology from Fordham University. In her spare times, Jessica enjoys seeking out the best coffee joints and enjoying Ridgefield with her husband and three children. She looks forward to sharing her favorite books and the fabulous places she uncovers as she explores her little corner of the world.

You can reach her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow her on Twitter @jessicacoffee.

Heather Frimmer ~ Freshly Inked: Book reviews

Heather is a radiologist by day and an avid reader and writer at all other times. She enjoys all types of books but has a soft spot for accessible literary fiction, women's fiction, psychological suspense, and books about dysfunctional families. She also writes book reviews for BookTrib.​ Her upcoming novel, "Bedside Manners," centers on Joyce Novak, and her medical student daughter, Marnie.

You can follow her @HeatherFrimmer on Twitter and Instagram.

Aline Weiller ~ Public Relations and Marketing, Essays

Aline Weiller's essays have been published on Books, Ink, Brain, Child Magazine, Role/Reboot, Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, Scary Mommy, Club Mid, Your Teen, and Skirt, among others. She's also the Founder/CEO of Wordsmith, LLC, a public relations firm based in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and two sons.

Diane Lowman ~ My Life on the Post Road: Essays

Diane Lowman is a single mother of two young adult men, living in Norwalk, Connecticut. In addition to writing about life, she teaches yoga, provides nutritional counseling, and tutors Spanish. She looks forward to writing the next chapter.

Thomas G. Fiffer ~ Westport HamletHub Editor

Thomas G. Fiffer is a graduate of Yale and holds a M.A. in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He posts daily inspiration on his blog Tom Aplomb and provides life coaching, counseling, writing, and editing services, as well as motivational speaking. He is also a featured storyteller with MouseMuse Productions, a contributor for The Good Men Project, and is working on his first novel.

For Books, Ink, Thomas contributes essays, photos, and excerpts from his novel in progress.

Ina Chadwick ~ Contributor, Essays and Memoir

Longtime Westporter Ina Chadwick is an award-winning editorial writer, journalist, and poet who believes in the power of the personal story to exemplify our society's similarities and differences. In 2009, she began live storytelling events, and in 2010, she created MouseMuse Productions to focus on bringing live, spoken word events to cultural, community, and educational organizations who wish to reach out with the power of voices within their own community For more information, visit mousemuse.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Photo of book sign by Jessica Collins