Here’s a roundup of our CCWC Members’ writing news for October:
Rocks Through My Window by Jeannie Coco successfully traversed the shores of Cape Cod over the summer and now her compass turns to the north. A state-wide fall foliage book tour through Burlington and Williston, Vermont will have its kick-off launch at the Rutland Free Library on Monday, October 20 at 7:00. Also see her TV interview video posted on her website: jeanniecoco.com.
YA writer K.R. Conway was named Writer in Residence for Sturgis West this year and will be the keynote speaker at their Coffee House Night on October 24th. She will be signing books at Titcomb’s in Sandwich on October 16th at 5pm, and teaching a free writing class at Barnes and Noble in Hyannis on October 18th from 2-4pm. For details and other events, visit http://capecodscribe.com.
Marsha Therese Danzig, author of the spiritual memoir Fierce Joy, will take part in a reading at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 9. Also participating in the reading will be poets Marry Ellen Redmond, Alice Kociemba, and Mary Kane.
Marguerite Dennis will be speaking on her book, The New College Guide: How to Get In, Get Out, and Get a Job, at the Sturgis Library in Barnstable on October 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Titcomb’s Bookstore in Sandwich on November 1from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
Margaret Horgan Desjardins is happy to announce the publication of her new book, The Haunting of Swallow Cave, a story of how four middle grade teens solve a centuries old mystery. Click here for more information: http://thehauntingofswallowcave.blogspot.com/.
Ed Ianuccilli will be presenting “Good Times and Sunday Dinners” on Monday, November 3rd at 7 Pm at The Weaver Library in East Providence, RI. He speaks of immigration, Sunday dinners, neighborhood and family. Free. Includes a fun slide show.
Arlene Kay has a busy schedule of events in concert with the release of her latest novel, Gilt Trip: Oct. 9 (7 PM) Arlene will join 3 other Sisters in Crime Authors on a panel at the Wilmington Library on “What inspires your mystery plots?”; Oct. 11 she will join her Sisters-in-Crime at Concord, MA. as they step into the past with “History, Mystery, and Crime”; Oct. 19 she will sign copies of the Swann Series at the New England Library Association gathering in Boxford, MA; and Oct. 25th (11-12 noon) she will join Sisters-in-Crime (NE) at a panel sponsored by the Boston Book Festival, followed by a book signing.
Mystery author Steven P. Marini will be the guest speaker at Writers’ Work by Riverhaven, on October 27th at 6:00 PM at the Hearth and Kettle in Weymouth, MA. http://www.riverhavenbooks.com/writerswork.htm.
Deb McNaughton’s short story, “Come Home,” is published in this Fall issue of Cape Women Online. Happy Fall to all!
Nancy Nicol’s “Abattoir” is part of an ultra-short memoir project anthology titled Reflections, published by Telling Our Stories Press November, 2014. Her essay on “The Art of Downsizing” appears in the Fall issue of Cape Women On-line Magazine.
ElsBeth and the Call of the Castle Ghosties, Book III in the Cape Cod Witch Series, by J Bean Palmer and Chris Palmer, received the Bronze Medal in the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Pre-Teen Fiction category for eBooks (also available now in paperback). Moonbeam is a national book awards contest for independent and major publishers, with more than 1,200 entries this year and medalists last year from thirty-five states, five Canadian provinces and seven countries overseas.
Marianne Shafer has signed a contract with Writer’s Digest Magazine to have an entry of hers appear in the January 2015 issue. Their “Reject a Hit” section features a humorous rejection of a classic by a fictitious editor, and Marianne chose to be editor Shubael Fledgeby rejecting Charles Dickens’ work, Our Mutual Friend.
Maxim D. Shrayer is pleased to report that the South Chatham Writers’ Workshop will offer two summer intensive workshops in 2015: July 13-17 (Intermediate Nonfiction) and July 20-24 (Advanced Nonfiction). Please visit their newly launched website: www.shrayer.com/scww.
The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands by Barbara Sillery has a new release by Pelican Publishing. Barbara has book signings in October at Yellow Umbrella Books in Chatham, Titcomb’s in Sandwich; Brewster Bookstore, Market St. Bookstore in Mashpee, and Barnes & Noble at the Hyannis Mall. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
After 20 years, WinePress Publishing quit all of their authors—including our own Shirley Vogel—but she is delighted to have been picked up and published by a traditional publisher: Principia Media of Grand Rapids. This goes to prove that ALL things—even getting dumped by a publisher—work out for good! Check out Shirley’s books, and more, at www.shirleyvogel.com.
CCWC member and SIEGE drummer/lyricist Robert R. Williams will give a reading from his stories and lyrics for the Red Poets Society at their ‘Sword and the Pen’ event on Friday, October 24th at 8:00 pm at 550 Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge. The event is free and open to the public and will be filmed – contact email@example.com for more details.
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 November. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, October 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.)