Native East Hartford Author to Hold Book Signing at Goodwin College

IMG_0069Author James P. Naughton attempts to solve a longstanding mystery in his latest book, Whatever Happened to the Pecords? The story, which has intertwined with Goodwin College’s development and expansion, is the subject of an upcoming book signing and reception with the author.

On Wednesday, October 16, the College will host an event featuring Naughton, a native of East Hartford. The two-hour book signing and discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. In addition to his latest book, Naughton will also discuss and sign copies of his self-help book, Jump in and Start Swimming. The event is open to the public.

Pecords is a story interwoven with the history of East Hartford and a home on Colt Street where the title family lived. On a fall evening in 1959, Naughton was collecting money on his paper route, and upon stopping at the house, he found that the family appeared to have abruptly vanished.

East Hartford, including photos and references to familiar places in town, features prominently in the story. The Colt Street home, located on the banks of the Connecticut River, was connected to Samuel Colt and the Colt Street Ferry, which provided factory employees with a direct crossing to the iconic arms manufacturer.

Naughton graduated from East Hartford High School in 1962. He is an alum of Central Connecticut State University and the founder of the JP Naughton Sales Performance Company.

The October 16 event will be held in the Community Room, where seating is limited. The event is offered free of charge, but RSVP is requested. All interested in attending should contact Sarah Burgess at or by phone at 860-727-6791.


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