Member News for August

by web editor on August 4, 2014

Our members remain busy and productive. Here’s a roundup of their writing news for August:

Terry Arthur has been working out the details to give a book talk at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. She has signed an agreement with their bookstore for them to carry her book, Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse.

Dennis resident Edwin J. Attella has published his first novel. The Fourth Watch is a legal mystery thriller set against a historical backdrop and can be obtained from Amazon, Barns & Noble or Smashwords in electronic form.

William P. Bahlke is pleased to announce the publication of his first novel, Frisbee Ball Rules, a storyset in a small college town in the year 1973. It was a time of scandal and war, and also of rebirth and newfound freedoms. It was a time for growing up. Available at and online bookstores.

Jeannie Coco, author of Rocks Through My Window, will be finishing up her summer library presentations with a final engagement at the Cotuit Library on Monday, August 25th at 6:30 p.m. Jeanne will also did a sidewalk book signing outside the Yellow Umbrella in Chatham on Friday, August 1st from 11:00-1:00.

Marsha Danzig will be the featured writer and speaker at the Great Falls Yoga Festival in Lewiston, Maine this September.

Diane Hester will talk about her journey to publication and sign copies of her debut Random House thriller Run To Me: 10-noon Aug. 5th at Brewster Bookstore, 7pm Aug 5th at the Dennis Library, 2pm Aug 12th at South Yarmouth Library, and 3pm at West Yarmouth Library on Aug 19.

Ed Iannuccilli, author of the books Growing up Italian; Grandfather’s Fig Tree and Other Stories and his latest What Ever Happened to Sunday Dinner? has recently revised his blog, to which you can subscribe at:

Christina Lajewski’s book, Jhator, was chosen by the book club at the UCC (United Church of Christ), Norwell reading group as their summer book. She will be meeting with the group on August 17th for a writer’s brunch and discussion.

Debra Lawless will be signing copies of her new book Provincetown Since World War II: Carnival at Land’s End, at Yellow Umbrella Books, 501 Main Street, Chatham, on, Wed., Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Steven P. Marini had a signing of his latest mystery, Calculation, on August 3rd at Books By The Sea. He will give a talk at A Book in the Hand at the Sears Library in Dennis on August 11 at 7:00 PM.

Natalie Marino, MD is leading free ten-week writing groups for any woman who has, or has had, cancer of any kind.  The group is called “Write Now” and will meet at the Mashpee Public Library on Wednesdays from 2-4 PM.  The next group starts on September 17. Interested writers (of ALL levels, NO experience necessary) should contact her at or call 504 274 4268 for more information. Group will be limited to 10 members.

Tom Mickey’s new book America’s Romance with the English Garden (Ohio University Press) was a nominee for the annual Literature Award from the Council on Biological and Horticultural Libraries.

Lily Poritz Miller, writer/editor, has just relocated from Toronto to Hyannis and has joined the Cape Cod Writers Center and will be attending its conference. In 2009 her novel In a Pale Blue Light was published to critical acclaim. The sequel, The Newcomers, was released in 2013. Please check out her website

Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate by Alexis Rankin Popik has been short listed for the Rubery International Book Award in fiction. For more information about the thrill of almost winning, go to

Ray Schumack just published a quick-read eBook titled Snippets, a compilation of bits and pieces about the world we live in today plus mini memoirs and a few short stories about life during the Great Depression Years, on sale for 99 cents from Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.

Maxim D. Shrayer is pleased to report that the inaugural weeklong nonfiction session of the South Chatham Writers’ Workshop was a great success. In July 2015 Shrayer and colleagues plan to offer an intermediate and an advanced nonfiction workshops. For additional information, visit or email:

Historical Novelist Barbara Struna has several upcoming book signings for her novel The Old Cape House: Aug. 13, 11am–3pm at Whydah Museum Provincetown, Aug. 16 1pm–3pm at Booksmith Orleans. On August 20 2pm–6pm at Struna Galleries Main Street Brewster, meet four authors under the tent: Anita Caruso, Yvonne deSousa, Katie O’Sullivan, and Barbara Struna.

Kevin Symmons will be at the main branch of the Dennis Public Library on Wednesday Evening August 13th from 7 to 8 p.m. with writing friend Arlene Kay, reprising their successful “Heroes and Villains” presentation which they performed earlier this summer in Virginia. He will also be at Books by the Sea on Saturday, August 23rd from 2 to 4 for a book signing. From August 1st through the 31st his publisher will be running a summer discount on his two latest releases in E-book format. $.99 for his CC thriller, Out of the Storm, and his latest, Solo! Hope to

Shirley Vogel now has a new publisher,, through whom both of her books (wHispers and Faith, Favorites, Fun, and Fotos of Cape Codare available.  You can also order them from, all book stores, or for signed copies through Shirley at or

As promised…the new revised Third Edition of Shadow of Innocence by Ric Wasley is now available on Kindle! Or at:

CCWC Logo Quill onlyCurrent CCWC members are invited to submit their news to the next Member News Roundup, which will be posted to our blog and Facebook page on the first Monday in September. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to no later than August 29. 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.)

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