Here’s a roundup of writing news from our members:
This spring, one of Gustaf Berger’s short stories will be published in the literary journal The Broken Plate, from Ball State University.
Anita Caruso’s memoir “As Ever Pudd”- A Love Story That Never Ends Told in Letters, is coming out second week in February, 2014. She will be speaking about it on April 14th at ABRITH (A Book In The Hand) at the Jacob Sears Memorial Library, 23 Center Street, East Dennis, Ma. Find out more about this and other speaking engagements at her website: www.anitaacarusobooks.com.
I Call Myself Earth Girl, a work of visionary fiction by Jan Krause Greene, was published by Soul Rocks in the UK. It is available at book stores, online bookstores and in all ebook formats. Jan’s website is www.icallmyselfearthgirl.com, and her blog is whataheartcanhold.wordpress.com.
Ted Grosch’s first novel, Quantum Level Zero, was released as an e-book from Double Dragon Publishing. His new website is coming soon at www.tedgrosch.com.
The third and final book of Deborah Hill’s trilogy, “Kingsland,” will be released this spring. In another month or so, look for more information at northroadpublishing.com.
Robin Smith-Johnson’s first book of poems, Dream of the Antique Dealer’s Daughter was published last month by Word Poetry, an imprint of Word Tech Communications LLC. She will be reading with Calliope at West Falmouth Library on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 3-5 p.m. Also featured are Kathleen Aguero and Richard Hoffman.
Cape Women Online published Debbie McNaughton’s Christmas short story in their Holiday 2013 issue and will also publish another of her short stories in their January Winter issue.
This December ElsBeth and the Pirate’s Adventure, Book II of The Cape Cod Witch Series of magical adventures for middle-grade readers, written by J Bean Palmer, was awarded Honorable Mention in the Regional Literature category of the 2013 New England Book Festival, and received Honorable Mention in the Genre-Based category of the 2013 London Book Festival.
John Rogers’s short story, “The Cle eland Travel Inn,” (available at this link) was published in the 2013 Bacopa Literary Review. The story was a happy ending for a ‘kill your babies’ slash and burn rewrite of his first novel, Hack the Yak (unpublished as yet).
Virginia Sands of Plymouth is marketing her first children’s photo book called A Tree with a Knee. She will be presenting it to grades K – 3 at the Manomet Elementary School on Manomet Point Rd. in Plymouth on January 14 at 9:15.
Jan Shapin (www.janshapin.com) is pleased to announce that her first novel, A Snug Life Somewhere, has been reprinted by Write Words Inc., a small literary press in Maryland. TLC Book Tours is hosting a virtual book tour February 10 – March 3.
On January 15, 2014, at 10 a.m., at the Brewster Ladies Library, Alice Plouchard Stelzer will be the speaker for the Cape Cod Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting. Her presentation is on how to use wills in genealogical and historical research. Guests are welcome.
Bob Surrette will be instructing a course entitled Writing for Cape Codders in February as part of the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District Adult Education Program. The goal is to help participants improve their writing techniques using a constructive, interactive approach.
Virginia Young’s latest novels, I Call Your Name and By a Thread, are available through bookstores and Kindle. A young adult novel, Nocturnal, will be published by a Canadian company in June.
Current CCWC members are invited to submit their news to the next Member News Roundup, which will be posted on the first Monday in February. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31st. Write “Member News” in the subject line, and be sure the announcement includes your name exactly as you would like it to appear. We do not have room for longer articles or reviews, but you may include an email or website link so readers may contact you or find further information. If you have multiple events, signings, etc. coming up, the best way to publicize these is with a link to a calendar on your own blog or website. (Please note that we reserve the right to edit any announcement for length or for potentially offensive or controversial content.)