Take a look at the latest success stories of our hardworking members:
Sharon D. Anderson, Ph.D., has published a short guide for writers who want to make money with their books as a “real” business, titled Writing as a Retail Business: A Guide. Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Writing-as-Retail-Business-Guide-ebook/dp/B0010KV5SA.
Sandra Bolton sold a short screenplay to a production company to be produced and entered in Film Festivals 2016-2017 across the country. She also created and self-published the book Explore Contemporary Marstons Mills, Cape Cod.
Anita A. Caruso will be selling her books– memoir As Ever, Pudd and her children’s books Brayden’s Magical Jungle and Brayden’s Magical Carousel Horse— on April 8th at the Cape Cod Cultural Center from 5-7:30pm, in a program sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women, Cape Cod Branch, titled “How to Sell Yourself and Your Art.” She will also be interviewed on “Books and the World,” Cape Cod Writers Center’s cable TV show, on April 22nd at 1pm on her two children’s books.
Donna Walo Clancy just released a new NA book on February 27th. The Big Mistake Club is available on Kindle Unlimited and in print.
Jim Coogan and Jack Sheedy of Harvest Home Books were notified on February 20th that their 2015 Summerscape issue received 2nd place from the New England Newspaper and Press Association for the category of general interest supplements. Summerscape, which annually focuses on aspects of Cape Cod History, is jointly sponsored by the Barnstable Patriot and Cape Cod Times newspapers and reaches over 60,000 readers.
Debi Graham-Leard was interviewed for the CCWC local cable program “Books and the World” on Friday, Feb 27, regarding her new book The Uninvited Guest.
On March 17th, Arlene Kay will join Sisters-in-Crime authors at a panel in Chelmsford, addressing “Methods of Murder” (oh no!).
Christine Lajewski’s horror flash fiction, “Tight Squeeze,” will be featured online by the Flash Fiction Press on April 10. (Sign up for a free subscription and get a free story every day.)
Carolyn LeComte will be participating in a Fiction Writers’ Workshop on March 12, from 10-12 at the Sandwich Library. After a panel discussion by four published authors, there will be a fun writing exercise for the attendees, who are encouraged to bring a one-page piece they are working on to read for short comments from the panel and audience. The public is invited – there is a ten-dollar charge. More info on the Sandwich Arts Alliance website.
Diane McDonough’s poem “A Prompting in Winter (Prince’s Cove)” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by National League of American Pen Women poetry editor, Treanor Baring.
Death at the Paris Exposition by Frances McNamara, the 6th book in the Emily Cabot Mystery series, has been accepted by Allium Press of Chicago and will be published in the summer. Other titles in the series include Death at Woods Hole.
Maxim D. Shrayer’s recent memoir Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story was reviewed by the Boston Bibliophile: http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2016/02/review-leaving-russia-jewish-story-by.html. Shrayer’s essay “A Purim Shpil in Soviet Moscow” was featured in Mosaic Magazine: http://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/2016/02/a-purim-shpil-in-soviet-moscow/.
The South Chatham Writers’ Workshop is pleased to announce its summer 2016 sessions. 18–22 July 2016: Nonfiction & Memoir Writing;
25–29 July 2016: Fiction Writing. For more information, visit: http://shrayer.com/scww-index.html.
Barbara Eppich Struna, author of The Old Cape House, The Old Cape Teapot, and the upcoming release of The Old Cape’s Hollywood Secret, will be hosting the Sisters In Crime, New England booth at the WZID Women’s Expo at the Center of NH/Radison Hotel on Saturday, March 12 from Noon until 2PM. Stop by to say Hi and then enjoy the rest of the expo, where adventure and fun await you with over 140 exhibitors. New Hampshire Womens Expo
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