Cape Cod Writers Center

Member News for June

Check out the latest successes and triumphs from our hardworking members:

Writing as a Retail Business – A Guide in E-Book or Print – a new book for writers and authors by Sharon D. Anderson, Ph.D.

Gustaf Berger has had two short stories accepted: “Breaking Stride” will be published online by Blacktop Passages and “Dear Dr. Kevorkian,” a black comedy, will appear in the journal Inwood Indiana Press.

Hugh Blair-Smith was interviewed on a 90-minute Internet radio program, The Space Show, on May 22. Host David Livingston, “Dr. Space” on the show, invited listeners to call or email in during the show, and about half a dozen did, presenting lively challenges. Details at

Published author and produced screenwriter Sandra Bolton was interviewed on cable TV show Books and the World with Bob Silverberg. Her short screenplay is to be entered in film festivals 2016-2017. The Barnstable Patriot featured a full page interview written by Ellen Chahey on Bolton’s book Explore Contemporary Marstons Mills, Cape CodThe Cape Cod Times also included the cover in its Cape Cod authors section. The upcoming Tour De Force Marstons Mills Event includes an original play, Birth Of The Marstons Mills Library, written, produced, and directed by Bolton.

Anita A. Caruso will talk about her two children’s books, Brayden’s Magical Jungle and Brayden’s Magical Carousel Horse, on Monday evening, June 13th at the Jacob Sears Memorial Library, 23 Center Street, East Dennis, Ma. from 7-8:30PM. She will also be selling both books and her memoir, As Ever, Pudd, at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Shanties, 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, Ma. on Fri, Sat. and Sun, June 17, 18 and 19. from 10am to 8PM.

Stepping Stones to Spiritual Freedom: True Stories Show the Way, written by Janet Doane of the Osterville writers’ group, will be on Kindle and Amazon print by mid-June.

TP Keane will be attending the New England Author Expo on July 27th 2016 at Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 01923. The expo will be featured on TP Keane’s blog, Books and Authors, and is a wonderful opportunity for authors and publicists of New England. She will be spilling all on the event and interviewing authors who attend to be featured on her blog.

Thomas D. Kersting is writing a historical novel set during the great famine in Ireland in 1845-’46. He is traveling to Ireland in September to complete his field research for the book. Tom is a commentator on Pawling Public Radio, WPWL, 103.7 FM in Pawling, New York. His blog is at

Kathleen Kirsch will be critiqued and filmed by Writers’ Infusion in Portland, ME on June 11th.  A panel will critique an excerpt from her work-in-progress, a novella entitled You Don’t Say.

David Litwack has  just released the audio book version of The Children of Darkness, Book One in The Seekers trilogy. You can listen to a sample from his wonderful narrator, Erin Deward, here:

A book launch and celebration of Kissing a Fish: Memoirs of a Fisherman’s Son by Carol Malaquias will take place Saturday, June 18th from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room of the beautiful Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial Street. There will be yummy food, a dramatic reading, and the book available for purchase.

Judith Manchester will be signing her new novel, Sisters of the Stone, at the Books by the Sea bookstore on Main Street in Osterville, June 17, from 3 to 5 in the afternoon.  For her upcoming author book talks, check her website.

Bob Surrette has two articles published in Prime Time Magazine available now for free in major grocery stores and elsewhere. Bob can be reached at RJSurrette@GMail.Com.

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 second Friday in July. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to no later than Thursday, July 7th. 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.)