Member News for September

by web editor on September 2, 2014

Here’s a roundup of our busy CCWC Members’ writing news for September:

Catherine Allen of Orleans and Santa Fe has a new book coming out late September called Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next For You? It is based on research with hundreds of Baby Boomers, who are reinventing their lives into the next chapter. Catherine and her co-authors are hosting a Reboot Your Life Retreat in Orleans, Ma. on October 10-12. For more information, go to www.rebootbreak.com/events.

Chip Bishop’s September Cape Cod event schedule includes talks and signings with the Cape Cod Capers at the Mashpee Senior Center September 8 at 1:30 p.m.; at the Falmouth Historical Society’s Museum on the Green, September 10 at 7 p.m.; and the Dennis Public Library in Dennisport September 26 at 1 p.m. His latest book is Quentin and Flora: A Roosevelt and a Vanderbilt in Love during the Great War.

Anita Ann Caruso, a local Brewster author, who wrote her memoir, “As Ever, Pudd”—A Love Story That Never Ends, Told in Letters, will talk about her book at the Brewster Council on Aging on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1PM. Call to sign up at (508) 896- 2737. Anita, with Barbara Eppich Struna, and Yvonne deSousa will be selling their books at the Hyannis Shanty on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 10am-5pm.

Mary Collins of East Sandwich was awarded the 2014 Prize for Nonfiction ($500) by Solstice Literary Magazine for her personal essay “The Coverless Book.” The essay can be found at www.solsticelitmag.org.

Jim Coogan is proud to announce that Harvest Home Books (www.harvesthomebooks.com) has sold its 50,000th book. Not bad for a couple of local guys (Jack Sheedy and Jim) who have turned their self-publishing business into a very successful enterprise. Since 1999, Harvest Home Books has lived up to its motto: “Some of the best books about Cape Cod are written and published by Cape Codders.”

Marguerite Dennis will be interviewed by Melanie Lauwers, book editor for The Cape Cod Times for her local television program, Cape Cod Book Scene. They will discuss Marguerite’s book, The New College Guide: How to Get In, Get Out, and Get a Job.

Yvonne deSousa will be discussing how laughter helped her thrive in the aftermath of a chronic illness diagnosis and reading from her book MS Madness! A “Giggle More, Cry Less” Story of Multiple Sclerosis.This talk will take place on Saturday, September 13th at 11:00 AM at the Dennis Public Library. Giggles are guaranteed!

Ed Iannuccilli has recently published an Op-Ed in the Providence Journal. Read it here: http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/commentary/20140809-ed-iannuccilli-summer-movies-citronella-oil-and-mosquitoes-.-.-.-ah.ece

Mantrap the second novel in the Boston Uncommons series was released August 1st by Bell Bridge Books. Author Arlene Kay, exhausted (but elated) after the April release of Swann Dive, is gearing up for the October issuance of book #3 in the series. Whew!

Debra Lawless will be at the Charles-Baltivik Gallery, 432 Commercial Street, Provincetown, on Fri., Sept. 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. signing her latest book Provincetown Since World War II: Carnival at Land’s End. This is also the opening night of a show of paintings by Andrea Sawyer.

Meg McNamara has a new website. You can keep up with her writing and other news at: www.megmcnamara.com.

One of Debbie McNaughton’s short stories will be published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength issue. On sale in book stores 10/28!

Lily Poritz Miller would like to share another great review of her recent novel, The Newcomershttp://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/the-newcomers.

“Tag Line,” a mystery story about sketch comedy, by Harriet Rzeteny, will be featured in the November issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. This issue will be on the stands in September, 2014.

The fifth Baby Boomer mystery penned by Cape author Susan Santangelo will be released by Suspense Publishing at a book launch party on October 5, 1 p.m., at the West Dennis Library, 260 Main Street (Route 28), West Dennis. There will be an author talk and books will be available for purchase.

Ray Shumack had so much fun writing his Snippets eBook he decided to start on Snippets 2, more humorous short pieces about growing up in The Great Depression. Snippets 2 will be called Time Changes Everything: Our Word Today, Our Great Depression Years.

Wendy Shreve met and gave a copy of her book, Shadowwater, to Mary Higgins Clark at a book signing in Brewster Recently. Wendy found the famous novelist lovely and gracious.

On Monday, September 8 at 7 p.m., Carol Smilgin will be reading from her unpublished novel, Concerto, at A Book In The Hand, held at the Jacob Sears Library in Dennis.

Jessica Max Stein completed her 70th interview for her book, Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography, about Muppet performer Richard Hunt who died at 40 in the AIDS epidemic. For more information, see JessicaMaxStein.com.

Donna Walo-Clancy released her new book Keep the Faith, Ellen McGuire, on June 14, 2014. It’s available on Amazon in print and on Kindle.

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 October. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to writers@capecodwriterscenter.org no later than October 3. 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.)

The 2014 Cape Cod Writers Center Conference “Best ever!”

by Artistic Director on August 13, 2014

Two hundred and two writers appeared at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis from August 7-10, 2014 to meet prominent authors, teachers, editors and media expert and to improve their literary skills. They were not disappointed.

BELOW ARE A FEW OF THEIR COMMENTS  AND A SAMPLING OF PHOTOS 

“A first-rate conference!”

 “Wonderful, relaxed atmosphere — lots of information cheerfully delivered.”

“Probably one of the best writing classes I have ever taken.”

“What a fantastic conference. Best ever!”

“Friendly, prepared instructor — knows how to teach.”

“I learned a lot that will be used from this day forward.”

“Can’t say enough good things.”

 

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 www.williampbahlke.com 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: www.edwrites.com.

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 natalie.mariano@gmail.com 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 www.lilyporitzmiller.com.

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 www.alexisrankinpopik.com.

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 https://www.facebook.com/SouthChathamWritersWorkshop or email: maximdshrayer@gmail.com.

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, www.principiamedia.com, through whom both of her books (wHispers and Faith, Favorites, Fun, and Fotos of Cape Codare available.  You can also order them from Amazon.com, all book stores, or for signed copies through Shirley at www.shirleyvogel.com or jer29eleven@hotmail.com.

As promised…the new revised Third Edition of Shadow of Innocence by Ric Wasley is now available on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Innocence-Ric-Wasley-ebook/dp/B00LLW9JI0/ref=la_B002BLV7WG_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406227984&sr=1-1 Or at: http://www.ricwasley.com.

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 writers@capecodwriterscenter.org 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.)

Congratulations to the Winners!

by web admin on August 1, 2014

Here’s a quick post to announce the winners of the First Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Writing Contest. Our thanks to the many entries in each category. You made the final decisions difficult.

Thanks as well to our judges for each category; William Martin for Fiction, Jamie Cat Callan for Non-Fiction, Charles Coe for Poetry, and Sara Pennypacker for MG/YA.

The Winners:

Fiction: Michael Hager
Non-Fiction: Rachael Sokolowski
Poetry: Dina Lyons
MG/YA: Lisa Bradley

We will follow up on Monday with a more formal announcement. Once again, congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who participated.

The Contest Committee

Join Kevin Symmons at the Whitman Public Library

by web editor on July 15, 2014

soloOn Monday, July 21 from 6:30 – 7:45 PM, Kevin Symmons, best-selling novelist and former CCWC president, will be discussing his latest novel Solo at the Whitman Public Library, 100 Webster Street, Whitman, MA. Solo is a literate, ambitious women’s fiction work and his third release from New York’s award-winning the Wild Rose Press.

To find out more about Kevin and his novels, visit and like his FB Author Page, @KevinSymmons on Twitter, at Goodreads, Amazon, and at his website, www.ksymmons.com.

News from WNBA Boston

by web editor on July 8, 2014

wnba logoOur friends at the Boston Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association have lots of events, awards, and opportunities to report this month:

  • Our Annual Open Meeting and Celebration of Summer Reading held in June at Newtonville Books with food from Whole Foods was a fun way to begin our summer holiday. Grace Talusan accepted our inaugural Dorothy O’Connor Award in recognition of her article Angelina Jolie (and I) Will Have Another Preventive Surgery. New WNBA-Boston Co-Chairs Lynne Byall Benson and Nancy Rubin Stuart were voted in, with Jenny staying on as third Co-Chair, and we applauded Daphne Kalotay as she goes on sabbatical after years at the helm. If you were unable to join us, you can still see photographs at www.facebook.com/WNBAboston
  • Our June Meet the Agent conversation with literary agent Ann Collette was well attended. Ann talked about how she got into agenting, what she specializes in, and the book publishing business in general, including prospects for writers seeking representation. Our thanks to her for her time and expertise, and to the National Writers Union for co-sponsoring this event.
  • The July Annual Planning Meeting will be held on the 14th at 5:30 PM at Panera Bread on Harvard Street in Brookline, convenient to the Coolidge Corner T stop on the Green Line. Come treat yourself to a restaurant meal while sharing your ideas for our chapter’s upcoming year!
  • Our Bookclub has decided to take the summer off. The club will resume on the second Saturday in September when it will discuss The Clover Houseby Henriette Powerand also take time for brief discussion of The Art Forger and The White Tiger.For more information please contact Cynthia Biron at WNBAreads@gmail.com.
  • WNBA-Boston co-chair Nancy Rubin Stuart is pleased to remind you of our reciprocal benefits program with the Cape Cod Writers Center whose annual conference runs from August 7-10 at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis. The conference offers 30 workshops and classes in poetry, fiction and screenwriting as well as manuscript evaluations, publicity, and mentoring with editors and agents. As a WNBA member you can register at half price for $30, rather than the $60 required for nonmembers. To see the brochure and register, please click on this link or paste it in your browser. http://capecodwriterscenter.org/2014/04/17/registration-open-for-52nd-annual-ccwc-summer-conference/
  • WNBA-Boston memberships run from the first of June to the end of May. If you have not already renewed your membership, please take a moment to do so and continue taking advantage of the many benefits we offer.  It’s easy to renew either online at http://www.wnbaboston.org/membership.php or by mailing a check to Women’s National Book Association, Boston Chapter, P.O. Box 230449 Astor Station, Boston, MA 02123-0449  New members who join after April 1 of one calendar year receive membership through June of the following year.
  • We have an upcoming volunteer position to announce: Boston Chapter Treasurer. This is a low-key, behind-the-scenes role with no obligation to attend meetings or events; our current Treasurer, who is overdue to be replaced, will gladly show you the ropes, and people who prefer to job-share are welcome. Please consider helping out.
  • We want to publicize your activities and accomplishments. Please follow us onTwitter, and direct message our @WNBABoston account if you have articles or announcements you’d like to share.
  • If you have a book coming out in the next 6 months and would like to read with other authors, please email us at wnbaboston@gmail.com, and we’ll pass along your information in the newsletter.
  • If you already have a book reading planned, Karen Roach is happy to publicize the details in our monthly Literary Calendar. Please email her at karen-scribe@verizon.net
  • And remember, if you would like to be included in our list of authors available to meet or Skype with book groups, please contact Anne Ipsen through Facebook or her website:  www.anneipsen.com/index.php?option=com_facileforms&Itemid=16 . www.facebook.com/Ipsen.Books
  • Looking ahead, our traditional Yankee Bookswap will be held the end of September at Newtonville Books in Newton Center. For up to the minute information on this and other events, please visit our website www.WNBAboston.org or Facebook www.facebook.com/WNBAboston

    Wishing you a lovely summer,

    Jenny, Lynne, Nancy
    Co-Chairs, WNBA-Boston

CCWC Member News for July

by web editor on July 7, 2014

Here’s a roundup of our members’ latest writing news:

Chip Bishop has several scheduled book talks/signings for Quentin and Flora this month on Cape Cod: Osterville Public Library, Wed., July 9 at 4 p.m.; Titcomb’s Book Shop in East Sandwich, Sat., July 12 at 1 p.m.; Windchime Condominium Clubhouse in Mashpee, Thurs., July 24 at 7 p.m.; Tales of Old Cape Cod at the Old Colonial Courthouse in Barnstable Village, Mon., July 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and, Cotuit Public Library, Wed., July 30 at 6 p.m.

Bob Danzig is delighted to share the fact of a representation agreement with LA producer pitching the TV reality show based on his book Angel Threads.  He is also rounding the final bend for new book, Keep Your Finger on the Start Button: For JOY In Each Life Chapter. Bob Danzig: www.bobdanzig.com.

Marguerite J. Dennis, author of The New College Guide: How to Get In, Get Out, and Get a Job (from Old Post Books) recently taught the principles of The New College Guide to a group of New York principals and guidance counselors. The event was sponsored by The Institute for Student Achievement. For further information, contact: OldPostBooks.com

Patry Francis will be talking about her new novel, The Orphans of Race Point, at several upcoming events in Bourne, Centerville, Chatham, and Falmouth. Please see the NEWS page on her website: http://patryfrancis.com/news/.

Diane Hester will be signing copies of her thriller Run to Me at Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore in Chatham on July 26 from 2-4pm and speaking at the Eldredge Library on July 28 at 7pm. Run to Me is a finalist in this year’s Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense writing.  www.dianehester.com

The second installment in the Boston Uncommons Series, Mantrap, will be released by Bellbridge books in late July. This tale of romantic suspense follows the further adventures of Eja Kane and Deming Swann as they delve into a mysterious death on an Osterville estate. Join author Arlene Kay and our daring duo as they find out WHO DONE IT. Cape Cod will never be the same.

Centerville author, Janice Blessington Kenny, has published her debut novel, The Stationery Box. A work of fiction, The Stationery Box Is a poignant, stimulating story based on the life of the author’s sister. www.the-stationery-box.com

Christina Laurie of West Falmouth, author of C is for Cape Cod and Seasons Rising: A Collection of Haiku, has been elected and installed as the first national vice president of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc. NLAPW is a national organization of professional women artists, writers and musicians and has branches all over the U.S. Christina is a past president of both the Cape Cod Branch and the Wellesley Branch, and has served as Mass. State President for six years.

Carolyn LeComte won a contest on the Midlife Collage website with a story called “Cheesecake to Go.” She has been invited to enter the quarterly contest on that website. On June 28, she participated in the Books-by-the-Sea event at the Osterville Library, as she is one of the authors in their “local authors” group.  Contact her through her website at: authorcarolynlecomte.com.

Laura Long, a new member from the Boston area, had an essay titled A Nurse’s Nurse published in Extraordinary Healers, an annual publication by CURE Magazine.  An added bonus, the essay included a photo of Laura Long and MGH nurse Pauline Buskiewicz, who was an inspiration following Laura’s cancer diagnosis.

Diane McDonough has had a second poem, Night Heron Pond,” accepted for exhibit in the 2014 Poetry & Art Show, Wickford Art Association, July 25- August 17, Wickford, RI.

Judith Partelow will be the featured reader at The Writers’ Voice Cafe on July 9th, 6-8 pm, at their summer home in the Provincetown Library, 356 Commercial St. Go to her website at judithpartelow.com for information about her publications and to obtain A Woman’s Heart, her first poetry collection.

The 2nd edition of David Purdy and Pamela Chatterton-Purdy’s book art/history book Icons of the Civil Rights Movement is selling well to tourists visiting the Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis. Pam’s icon of Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner, civil rights workers murdered just 50 years ago in Mississippi during “freedom summer” is being used in publicity for a play reading of “Meridian Summer” by award winning author Candace Perry at the Cotuit Arts Center on July 9 at 7:30.

This month marks the 21st anniversary of Fred’s World, a column by Lisa Rehfuss in Boys’ Quest Magazine

Virginia Sands will have 3 book signings in July for her book A Tree with a Knee: Brewster Natural History Museum on July 16 at 11:30 AM; Eight Cousins Book Store on July 24 at 11 AM; and Books by the Sea on July 26 at 2 PM.

Board member Eva Schegulla has four releases coming out this summer under her Devon Ellington pseudonym. Three are digital-only shorts:  ghost story “Lake Justice,” sci-fi/horror/western “Severance,” and western “Elusive Prayers.”  Tracking Medusa, the first Gwen Finnegan mystery, just released in print, is available on Amazon, and will be carried by Books By The Sea in Osterville.  www.devonellingtonwork.com.

Ray Shumack’s essay “Even a Deer Gave Some,” was accepted by the Military Writers Society of America for their 2014 Anthology on the subject All Gave Some. The piece is adapted from a chapter from his News Dispatches from the Korean War about how a deer wounded by artillery fire was saved by a M*A*S*H* unit.

Cape Abilities is happy to announce an upcoming free event on Saturday, July 12, 2004 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Author Wendy Shreve will be signing her book Shadowwater at Cape Abilities Farm to Table Market & Gallery, 193 Main Street, Chatham, MA.

Barbara Sillery’s newest documentary Biloxi Memories and the Broadwater Beach Hotel will premiere on PBS affiliate WYES in New Orleans  on July 23 at 7 pm. She served as the producer, director, and scriptwriter for this project. Also her new book, The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands (Pelican Publishing), is due in bookstores this Fall. www.barbarasillery.com

Barbara Eppich Struna will be signing her historical novel The Old Cape House at Books By The Sea, Sat. July 5, 1-3pm and moderating a panel on Memoirs during a Writers Workshop at West Dennis Library, July 18, 1-5pm.  There will be an author talk by Barbara about the facts behind her fiction at the Hyannis Library, Weds. July 23, 6pm. And she will be at the Danvers Ma. Book Expo Weds. July 30, 4–9pm.

Joan Walsh and Anne Sessions Barber want to thank, Lisa Connors, editor of Cape Cod Magazine for featuring their Memory Makers picture book, travel journals for children in the July, 2014 issue entitled 2014 Best of Cape Cod.

Ric Wasley just heard from his publisher that she is conducting interviews with “voice actors” to turn his 7th novel, Echoes Down a Dark Well, into an audio book. It’s scheduled for release this fall, so stay tuned!

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 August. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to writers@capecodwriterscenter.org no later than July 31. 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.)

Want to have fun while learning during the  Cape Cod Writers Center Conference this August?

If so, don’t forget to sign up for Publishing Follies, Friday, August 8th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. for a hilarious and eye-opening view of the publishing industry.

Within the session you”ll play Publishing Jeopardy and have a chance to win a signed copy of Laura Brown’s 2014 How To Write Anything, published by W.W. Norton and Company.

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Books by the Sea, the Osterville bookstore which sponsors a year-round program for members of the Cape Cod Writers Center, kicked off the summer season on Saturday, June 29th with a book fair.

Twenty six authors sold their books that day under a white tent on the grounds of the Osterville Library. Below are a few photos from that day.

 

Don’t Miss Local Author Palooza!

by web editor on June 25, 2014

PaloozaBooks By The Sea will be hosting a major Cape Cod Writers Center Local Author Event at the Osterville Village Library on Saturday, June 28, from 1-4 pm, as part of the Library’s Summer Festival.

 

Come visit 24 local authors under one roof! There will be a huge tent set up on the Library’s grounds, with tables featuring Cape Cod Writers Center authors displaying their books, talking about their work, and signing copies of their latest books! Books By The Sea staff will be there assisting in the sale of participating authors’ books. Don’t miss this chance to talk directly to the authors about their latest works, as well as their philosophy and approach to writing. This is a literary event not to be missed!

Participating authors Include:

Marsha Danzig—Fierce Joy
Shirley Vogel—Faith, Favorites, Fun and Fotos of Cape Cod
Terri Arthur—Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell
Clint Hull—New England Dreams
J. Bean Palmer—Ellsbeth and the Call of the Castle Ghosties
Jeannie Coco—Rocks Through My Window
Steve Marini—Calculation
Barbara Gleason—Animal EsCapes
Kevin SymmonsOut of the Storm
Jim CooganCecelia the Seal Gets a Meal
Joyce PrinceThe Ghost of Jose Luis Munoz and the Day of the Dead
Linda ContiIke the Ice Cream Man on a Trike
Gina FavaThe Sculptor
Barbara StrunaThe Old Cape House
Christina LaurieC is for Cape Cod
David LitwackThe Daughter of the Sea & Sky
Anita CarusoAs Ever, Pudd
Carolyn LeComteSunshine and Shadows, Traces of Life
Carol SmilginProvenance
Alexis Rankin PopikKiss Me Over the Garden Gate
John Amiard (John A. Oberteuffer) —Swedish Blood
Robin Smith-JohnsonDream of the Antique Dealer’s Daughter
Marguerite DennisThe New College Guide
Sheila McCormickCousin Andrew

For more information, call the Library at (508) 428-5757
or Books By The Sea at (508) 420-9400.