Cape Cod Writers Center

Member News for July

Our hardworking members are busy as ever! Check out their latest triumphs below:

Hugh Blair-Smith gave a presentation on Left Brains for the Right Stuff to the MIT Club of Cape Cod on June 22 and sold all of the 12 copies he had that day. The July issue of Cape Cod Magazine lists the book with a favorable comment in their “Beach Reading” feature – Hugh’s advice is, don’t try to read it all in one sunny beach day!

Anita A. Caruso and Barbara E. Struna will be at the Market Street Book Store at Mashpee Commons on Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday July 24th  from 2-6pm selling their books, including Anita’s Brayden’s Magical Jungle and Brayden’s Magical Carousel Horse. In addition, a children’s author panel consisting of Anita A. Caruso, Shirley Vogel, and Katie O’Sullivan will be at the West Dennis Library, Route 28 on Wednesday, August 17th from 1-3pm talking about writing and publishing children’s books.

Rick Cochran, author of Wellfleet Tales and Wellfleet Tales II – Confessions of a Wash-Ashore shared the stage at Wellfleet Preservation Hall with Robert Finch on Sunday night, July 17th.  The authors read from their story collections and discussed their work with the Wellfleet audience.

Author TP Keane’s debut novel, The Paladins of Naretia, an epic fantasy novel, is a semi-finalist in the Official Kindle Book Awards for 2016. Why not check out her book on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Paladins-Naretia-Book-one-ebook/dp/B01AYC44ZU/ or check out her website for more details? Home

Carol Malaquias, author of Kissing A Fish: Memoirs of a Fisherman’s Sonwill be signing her story of her husband’s Provincetown childhood this Thursday, July 21st at the Yellow Umbrella in Chatham from 11 am to 1 pm.

Steven P. Marini will be on the “It’s a Mystery to Me” panel on how to write mystery novels, at the West Dennis Free Library, 260 Main Street, West Dennis, MA 02670 on Wednesday, August 24, at 1 PM. Along with Steve, panelists will be: Sharon Healy-Yang and Coralie H. Jensen.

Author Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos, author of Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing wins 3 book awards: 6/2015 International Book Awards– Winner in Health: Women’s Health: Book of the Year http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2015awardannouncement.html; 4/ 2015 IPPY Book Awards Independent Publisher Book Awards Results National Medalists 53. HEALTH / MEDICINE /http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1936; and 2016 Nautilus Book Award. Nautilus Book Awards- Silver- Category 12 HEALTH &HEALING / WHOLENESS&VITALITY http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/uploads/AWARD_WINNERS_4-20-16.pdf.

Janet Purcell’s third novel, Rooster Street, will launch July 31.  Published by Sunpenny Publishing Group, UK & Spain, it joins Singer Lane and The Long Way Home.  All three are set on Cape Cod and, though not a trilogy, many of the same characters are included in all three.

Barbara Eppich Struna is back on Cape Cod after a whirlwind trip to New York City where she was a presenter on a panel at the International Thriller Writers Thrillerfest. On July 20 at 1:00 p.m., she will also take part on another panel at the West Dennis Library on Writer Groups. Lastly, she’ll be at an author fair on July 23, 24, from 2–6 p.m. at Market Street Books, Mashpee Commons. Barbara’s Blog

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 in August. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to writers@capecodwriterscenter.org no later than Friday, August 12. 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.)

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