Here’s a roundup of our members’ writing news for February:
Terri Arthur has been asked to escort and give a book talk this October for the official historical tour for the centennial memorial of Edith Cavell, the main character in her book, Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse. The itinerary is being worked out but will include Norwich and London, UK, and Belgium.
William P. Bahlke received an excellent review of his first novel, Frisbee Ball Rules in the Literary Fiction Review. Read it here: http://www.literaryfictionreview.com/frisbee.php.
Hugh Blair-Smith published a magazine piece in the Fall 2014 Journal of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society. It’s called “A Kinsman Attempts an Appropriate Canal Celebration,” about a foiled attempt to take part in the Canal centennial observances last July 29.
Norbert Brown’s essay “On New Year’s Day” appeared as a radio commentary on WCAI Cape and Islands Public Radio on both Morning Edition and All Things Considered on January 1. You can read the text or listen to the recorded commentary at this link: http://capeandislands.org/post/new-years-day.
Carolyn LeComte would like to announce the publication of her first children’s book, entitled Never Invite a Seagull to Lunch, available on Amazon.com and Kindle. It’s a humorous look at beach etiquette for children of all ages, and for readers at about the third grade level and up.
“Welcome Willy” a short story by Antoinette Libro has been accepted for publication in the Paterson Literary Review (PLR) #43, which will come out in the fall of 2015.
For the second year in a row, Steven P. Marini has won a Top Ten Finisher Award in the Predators and Editors Annual Readers Poll. His novel Calculation finished sixth in the Mystery category for 2014.
Robert Reece’s novel To Tell The Truth will be ready for publication within the next couple of weeks and be available on Amazon. It is a story about an infant who dies while in the care of a babysitter and an idealistic public defender who undergoes a loss of innocence as the novel moves to its surprising conclusion.
In December, 2014, Iron Press released Growin’ Up White by Dwight Ritter. It’s the story of a young white boy growing up in a black neighborhood of Indianapolis during the early 1950’s amid burgeoning awareness of civil rights issues in that firmly segregated town.
After many visits to Florida over the years, Ray Schumack never noticed the banyan tree until this winter when he visited Longboat Key, near Sarasota. He saw many examples of this exotic native tree of India, took photos, researched it and is now a nature writer doing an article for his local newspaper.
Maxim D. Shrayer’s short story “Yom Kippur in Amsterdam” has been reprinted in the anthology The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of Jewish American Fiction.
The South Chatham Writers’ Workshop is happy to announce the summer 2015 sessions: Intermediate Nonfiction Writing (13-17 July) and Advanced Nonfiction Writing (20-24 July). Visit their webpage for application information and join them for the summer 2015 workshops: http://www.shrayer.com/scww-index.html
Bob Surrette wrote “Christmas All Year,” the cover story for the holiday issue of Cape Cod Prime Time magazine and “Cotuit Woodworker Perfects A Classic Chair” for CapeCod.Com, which is available to read at http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/cotuit-woodworker-perfects-classic-chair/.
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