The story of 
Arnold Falls

Arnold Falls is a small town in upstate New York filled with people who went a little further north than they planned: eccentrics, rat-race refugees, artists, self-promoters, self-medicators, the kind and the cranky, the brilliant and the dim, the delightful and those who should be avoided at all costs.

Jeebie, a voiceover artist, isn’t looking for love. He’s too busy helping his pal, Jenny, become the first female mayor of the town; rescuing Chaplin, a much-loved turkey, from a dastardly diva chef’s Thanksgiving plans; and battling a proposed tire factory by the Hudson River. But Jeebie gets increasingly distracted by Will, the farmer’s market apple seller, whose charms leave him more befuddled by the day.

This comedic novel, which tips its hat to Armistead Maupin and P. G. Wodehouse, threads together a town full of characters, agendas, plots and counter-plots, leaving it up to Jeebie and his pals to restore the right kind of disorder in a town that always does the right thing…after exhausting all other possibilities.

Title: Arnold Falls
Author: Charlie Suisman
Publication date: March 10, 2020
Availability: Worldwide
ISBN paperback: 9781792332159
ISBN ebook: 9780578673141
Print length: 282 pages

The story of
Hot Air

It’s summer in Arnold Falls, where’s the more than enough hot air to go around. In book two of the series, there’s a proposal to change Arnold Falls’ name (for a cash payout). Town memorabilia is going missing in the dark of night. And what is happening at the hospital? Something definitely not good.

All these strange goings-on are prompting identity crises wherever you look. Jeebie returns to narrate much of the story, having to deal with his place in the community. Does his place include a cow named Minna? Meanwhile, Jenny, the new mayor, is helping her newly adopted son acclimate to the town. And a television series about a Hudson Valley hamlet (that bears a lot of resemblance to Arnold Falls) is using the town for filming.

Will the town get its memorabilia back? Will it get its name back? Will it get its mojo back? Probably, but, as always in Arnold Falls, they’ll take the long way home and they will definitely stop for doughnuts.

Title: Hot Air
Author: Charlie Suisman
Publication date: Oct. 26 2021
Availability: Worldwide
ISBN paperback: 9780578993287
ISBN ebook: 9780578995175

Arnold Falls Reviews

“Arnold Falls has the feel of an instant classic, with shades of Richard Russo and T.C. Boyle but a sweetness and optimism that sets it apart…Endless fun”
BlueInk Reviews

“Incredibly funny”
Kirkus Reviews

“Hilarious and poignant…A charming, funny novel”

A visit to Arnold Falls is a smart, funny, effervescent literary escapade well-worth the taking. With Mayberry heart and P’town hipness, this is small-town life at its best.”
Chanticleer Book Review

“An escapist delight”
Foreword Reviews

“A kaleidoscopic, funny and compassionate tale of small town life and human fallibility”
Indie Reader

“An endless supply of belly laughs. Highly recommended.”
The Wishing Shelf

“Brings back fun and enjoyment into the world”
Feathered Quill

“A fascinating, funny tale of life in an oddball village, with an amazing cast of characters…You’ll be sad when it’s over.”
Reader’s Favorite


Hot Air Reviews

Hilarity in the Hudson Valley’s oddest small town…alive with quips, wit, misunderstandings, amusing local-isms, and an overall sense of irresistible momentum.”

A delightful tour de force”
Midwest Book Review

“A witty and engaging read…clever…a delightful cast

Foreword Clarion Reviews

Hilarious. The eclectic Arnold Falls returns in Charlie Suisman’s new novel, featuring jazz cattle-calls, mysterious thieves, tiny book cabinets, and small-town heart. Highly recommended!”
Chanticleer Book Reviews

Readers will find themselves smitten by this genial town and its quirky residents.”

Charmingly written, with a strong sense of fun, there is a wonderful P. G. Wodehouse feel to it.”
The Wishing Shelf


Arnold Falls Awards
Grand Prize Winner, Mark Twain Award
2021 Chanticleer International Book Awards
Gold Winner for Humor
2020 Foreword Indies
Silver Medal, Fiction for Adults
2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards
Silver Medal, Fiction for Adults
2020 The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Silver Medal for Fiction: Humor/Comedy
2020 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards
Second Place for Fiction
2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award
Bronze Medal for Regional Fiction
2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards
2021 Earphones Award Winner
Best Indie Book Finalist
2020Shelf Unbound Writing Competition
Literary Fiction Finalist
2020 American Fiction Awards
Humor Finalist
2020 American Book Fest Best Book Awards
Humor/Comedy/Satire Finalist
IAN Book of the Year Awards
Literary Fiction Semi-Finalist
2020 Kindle Book Reviews Awards
B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree


Author Bio

Charlie Suisman launched Manhattan User’s Guide in 1992, creating the first city newsletter. He has written several guide books to New York, including Manhattan User’s Guide, published by Hyperion, Shop Talk, The New York Times Guide to Hotels in New York City, The New York Holiday Guide, and contributed to City Secrets: New York and Design New York. He has contributed to The New York Times, Food & Wine, InStyle, Budget Travel, getTRIO, Diversion, Sidewalk, and New York Today. Hot Air is the sequel to his award-winning novel Arnold Falls.