Cape Cod Writers Center

Member News for September

Fall is on its way, and with it, plenty of exciting developments in our members’ careers! Check out the latest below:

Hugh Blair-Smith will be interviewed about his book, Left Brains for the Right Stuff, on the “Orbital Mechanics” podcast hosted by Ben Etherington, at noon on Saturday September 24. For a recent sample of this technically-oriented podcast, visit

Sandra Bolton, published author and screenwriter, is featured in Cape Cod LIFE magazine about her book Explore Contemporary Marstons Mills, Cape Cod. Sandra was interviewed on Channel 18 in Barnstable on August 30.

Diane Bonavist’s novel Purged By Fire: Heresy of the Cathars has been published by Bagwyn Books. Set in 13th century France, it is the story of people ensnared in the Inquisition and their struggle, against horrendous forces, to save their unorthodox faith and troubadour culture.

Anita A. Caruso and Barbara E. Struna will be selling their books at a booth at the Harwich Cranberry Festival on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th. Anita’s books: a memoir, As Ever, Pudd; children’s books, Brayden’s Magical Jungle and Brayden’s Magical Carousel Horse.  Barbara’s books: The Old Cape House and The Old Cape Teapot. “Working with a Writer Group: Pros and Cons” panel discussion will also be presented on September 22 at 7pm at the Brewster Ladies Library Main Street Brewster.

Journalist Carol Dannhauser will be moderating the panel “How We Got Published (and you can too)” on Thursday, September 8, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio in Westport, Conn.

Lorri Devlin will signing copies of her book, Cape Cod Critters – A Fun Look at Cape Cod Wildlife, on Saturday, September 10th from noon to 1 pm at the Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative’s Annual Wildlife Festival. The event is at MA Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Rd., Barnstable.

The September issue of International Thriller Writers Ezine will feature Arlene Kay’s newest novel, Swann Songs. Check out the cheeky interview at the BIG

Christine Lajewski’s horror novel, Bonebelly, has been picked up by Divertir Press and should be published in the spring or summer of 2017.

Melanie P. Merriman, PhD has launched a new website ( in connection with her recently completed memoir Holding the Net: Caring for Mom on the Tightrope of Aging. Both the website and the book address the growing issue of adult children parenting their aging parents, and both offer information and validation. The central message is that uncertainty and confusion are normal when caring for aging parents, even for the author who is a recognized expert in quality of care at the end of life.

2016 Nautilus Award-winning author Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos of Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing will host the Nautilus Book Awards VIDEO/Radio Show for Nautilus. www.KathleenOkeefeKanavos

Judith Partelow will be one of six featured readers at the Plymouth Center for the Arts 11th Poetry Showcase on Sunday, September 25th at 1 pm. Also, her poem “Tribute to My Mother” will be broadcast on WCAI on September 18th as part of their Sunday morning poetry series.

Bob Reece has a new website,, and his two novels — To Tell The Truth and Goodbye Bad Times— are listed there along with his scientific books, his biography, and some blog postings.

Kathryn Taylor had her most recent essay published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 8/21. It features the end of summer on Cape Cod:


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 October. To have your news included, please email a one or two sentence announcement to no later than Friday, September 30. 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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