Check out our members’ recent accomplishments!
J Bean and Chris Palmer’s Cape Cod Witch series of middle grade fantasy adventures, including ElsBeth and the Pirate’s Treasure, ElsBeth and the Privateer and ElsBeth and the Call of the Castle Ghosties (also a Moonbeam Award Honoree), received the Mom’s Choice Award for excellence in children’s literature and was a winner in the New Book Awards contest 2015/2016.
Chip Bishop has signed a contract with ForeEdge Publishers, the trade division of the University Press of New England, for his upcoming biography of Elliott Roosevelt. Elliott was Theodore’s younger brother and the father of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. It’s due to be published early next year. Bishop has written two well-received Roosevelt-themed books, The Lion and the Journalist and Quentin and Flora. Lion was a New York Times best-selling e-book.
Anita Caruso’s second children’s book in the Brayden’s Magical Journey series, Brayden’s Magical Carousel Horse, has been published. Copies are available to buy.
Eric Chiles, winner of the 2015 Cape Cod Writers Center poetry contest for his poem “The orchid garnish,” also has poetry forthcoming in Allegro and Chiron Review.
Children’s book author, Kyle Chirgwin, earned a “Literary Classics 2015 Gold Award” for MY BIG TOW: The Adventures of Captain Recovery. In recognition of the award, Chirgwin donated 40 copies of the book to local elementary schools and libraries. MY BIG TOW is available at many Cape book stores. If your school or library would like a free copy please call Kyle @ 774-994-8048 or e-mail him @ email@example.com
Jim Coogan and Jack Sheedy of Harvest Home Books were notified in January that two of their recent books, Cape Cod Collected: A Selection of the Cape’s Greatest Stories and Cecelia the Seal Gets a Meal, were awarded Honorable Mentions by the 2015 New England Book Awards Festival. Harvest Home Books is located in East Dennis, Massachusetts. www.harvesthomebooks.com
C.L. Fornari’s newest book, The Cocktail Hour Garden, will be available in March from St. Lynn’s Press. C.L. will be celebrating the publication of this book with appearances at several local bookstores.
Ben Gagnon of Brewster won two honorable mentions in two separate categories (Novel Excerpt and Creative Nonfiction) from the Soul-making Keats Literary Competition. Ben will join other winners for a reading at the San Francisco Public Library in April. www.soulmakingcontest.us/novel.html and www.soulmakingcontest.us/litnonfic.html
Debi Graham-Leard has published her debut traditional mystery The Uninvited Guest through Riverhaven Books in Whitman, MA. It’s available through Amazon as both an eBook and paperback.
Jan Krause Greene will be featured in performance art piece, Every Woman Has a Story to Tell, and on a panel, Green Visions: Writing the Environment in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Prose at the 6th Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Sunday, March 13, at the Eastover Estate & Retreat Center, 30 East Street, Lenox, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, contact Jan Krause Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arlene Kay will join two fellow Sisters-in-Crime in a panel honoring Titcomb’s bookstore with a special award. Location: Sandwich Library; Date:February 6th. Arlene will also address the Friends of the Cotuit Library on Feb.17th. Topic: Female literary characters: Passive, Passionate, and Empowered.
TP Keane is releasing her debut fantasy novel, The Paladins of Naretia. The ebook version is now available for pre-orders on Amazon. More details can be found at www.tpkeane.com
Christina Laurie has a new book recently accepted by publisher Pen Woman Press. A volume of 35 meditation vignettes, it hosts 28 line drawings by her as well. It has been called “a balm for the soul and so beautifully written” by her editor, Trish Wootten. Slated publication date is mid-March. Christina will be setting up a launch date in early April. She also has had poems published in several recent editions of Avocet Weekly, Haiku Universe, and Bay State Echo, the monthly publication of the Mass. State Poetry Society, Inc.
Antoinette Libro is winner of the Seventh Annual Moonbathing Contest for Best Tanka poem, as published in the 2015 Autumn/Winter Issue of Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka. Copies available from the editor at email@example.com.
Pamela Loewy has just published her second romantic suspense novel, Doubt and Desire. Please go to amazon.com/author/pamelaloewy or contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kissing a Fish: Memoirs of a Fisherman’s Son, by Carol Malaquias about her husband’s childhood in Provincetown, was published by The Peninsula Press and is available at www.kissingafish.com and on Amazon. A launch is planned for the Spring.
Janet Purcell’s third novel, Rooster Street, published by Sunpenny Publishing in the UK and Spain, is scheduled to launch in July. Like her first two novels, Singer Lane and The Long Way Home, this, too, is set in Cape Cod.
Current 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 Tuesday in March. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to email@example.com no later than Friday, February 26th. 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.)