Here’s a roundup of our CCWC Members’ writing news for November:
Catherine Allen of Orleans, Massachusetts and Santa Fe, New Mexico has a new book out that is an Amazon.com #1 Best Seller in two categories. It is a book about Boomers reinventing retirement and passionately planning for their next chapter of life. It is called Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next For You? For upcoming events and more about the book, go to www.revolutionary-retirement.com.
Chip Bishop will speak and sign copies of his book, Quentin and Flora: A Roosevelt and a Vanderbilt in Love during the Great War, Thursday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the South Dennis Public Library and later that evening at 7 p.m. at the Eldredge Library in Chatham. Both events are free and open to the public.
Anita A. Caruso, author of the memoir As Ever, Pudd—A Love Story that Never Ends, has author events in November at Quashnet school in Mashpee, the Harwich Council on Aging, Jacob Sears Memorial Library in Dennis, and Corpus Christy Parish in Sandwich. See her website for details: www.anitaacarusobooks.com
Kyle Chirgwin’s childrens book My Big Tow: The Adventures of Captain Recovery received a five star review from Red City reviews. It has also received three five star reviews on Amazon.com
While visiting England, Dean Coe presented his children’s book Chesterton Keeps His Town Jumping, set in Sandwich, Massachusetts, at the Roger Manwood School in Sandwich, UK. The book and visit book have been the impetus to a student exchange to introduce local history and traditions between the sister communities.
Yvonne deSousa is excited to report that her book, MS Madness! A “Giggle More, Cry Less” Story of Multiple Sclerosis received an excellent review in recent edition of The Motivator, the magazine published by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. You can read the review online here. She will be discussing MS Madness! at the Ames Free Library in North Easton on November 3rd at 6:30 PM.
Devon Ellington’s airship steampunk story “Loyalty Strata” will appear in the New Legends: Mercenaries, Engineers, and Captains, releasing in late November at the Miami International Book Fair.
Join Gina Fava on her suspense thriller book tour for The Sculptor, and The Race! Fall is filled with exciting signings and events–visit www.GinaFava.com for details.
Diane Finney has published a breast cancer memoir entitled To Know Sweet You Must Taste Sour. Diane shares her positive attitude and offers tips that would help anyone who is facing a cancer challenge or other form of adversity. Find out more at dianefinney.com. Available on Amazon.
Trisha Leaver teaches “The Craft of the Short Story” on Thurs. Nov. 6 from 6-8 PM at Marstons Mills Public Library. Workshop is free, but please sign up ahead of time, www.mmpl.org. Trisha also has a launch party for her co-authored book Creed at the Marstons Mills Public Library on Sat. Nov. 22 from 4-7 PM. Please rsvp at www.mmpl.org.
Diane McDonough’s poem, “November Afternoon at the Farmer’s Market,” will be published in The Weekly Avocet, November 5, 2014.
Lisa Rehfuss is pleased to announce that Molly and Buttercup, Postcards from the Bed and the Shed, (www.mollyandbuttercup.com) enjoys a one year anniversary of bringing safe pen pals to children between the ages of 7-12.
Rick Shakalis’ novel The Shoemaker’s Castle is scheduled to be released by mid-December. It’s based on the life of Thomas Gustave Plant, born dirt poor in Bath Maine in the middle 1800s who became one of the richest men in the country and built “The Castle in the Clouds” in New Hampshire yet died a pauper.
After the success of Barbara Eppich Struna’s first historical novel, The Old Cape House, and reaching almost 8000 copies sold within the first year, Barbara and her publisher, Booktrope of Seattle WA, are proud to announce the release of her latest historical fiction, The Old Cape Teapot. It’s available as an ebook and paperback online everywhere and across the Cape. She’ll also be selling, signing, and talking at several venues through the holidays, please see her blog for details. barbarastruna.blogspot.com
C.E. Zaniboni has been offered a contract for the first book in her series, Iced At Midnight, by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. The book will be out in the first quarter of 2015.
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 Monday in December. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, November 28. 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.)