Cape Cod Writers Center




 Lorri Ann Devlin’s new book, The Reluctant Medium—Reclaiming the Power of Women’s Intuition, is now available on

Marsha Finley will read a passage from the memoir of Eileen Kan, Little Fat Four: How One Woman Survived 20th Century China, at the open-mic meeting of A Book in Hand on September 11 at 7 pm at the Jacob Sears Memorial Library in Dennis.

 Phineas Fiske’s screenplay “The Pysanky Connection” was chosen as Best Action/Thriller Script at the 2017 New Hope (PA) Film Festival.

Debi Graham-Leard’s second mystery, Where There’s Smoke, There’s Trouble, is scheduled for publication in September by Riverhaven Books.

Christine Lajewski’s short horror story “Mercy Brown and Me” will appear in A Murder of Storytellers’ The Misbehaving Dead anthology in October.

Christina Laurie won second prize in a field of over 50 entries for her “body of work” in the Katherine Lee Bates annual poetry contest in August. She read three of her poems at a celebration at the Falmouth Historical Society’s Katherine Lee Bates birthday celebration.

Steven P. Marini will be featured in Berneta L. Haynes’s Waking Writer blog ( on September 6th. In addition, he will be signing his latest mystery, Henniker Secrets, on September 15 & 16 at Follett’s New England College Bookstore in Henniker, N.H.

Melanie P. Merriman is launching her memoir, Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging, on October 12, 3 pm, at the Trevi Café Wine Bar, Market Street, Mashpee Commons. Tickets are $30 and include a signed copy of the book and a wine & cheese reception.

Alyssa Metcalfe won first place in Gemini Magazine‘s Short Story Contest for her story “Epiphany on the E Train.”

Joyce Prince recently published her illustrated children’s book Mary Chilton Winslow: Survivor of the Mayflower Voyage. It is available on Amazon and also at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT.

Robert M. Reece’s new novel Double Blind Double Cross will be available in September on

Susan Santangelo’s latest book, Dieting Can Be Murder, was released by Suspense Publishing in June. It is the seventh title in the humorous Carol and Jim Andrews Baby Boomer Mystery series.

Barbara Sillery’s book Biloxi Memories won first place at the 2017 Beach Book Festival. She will give a talk and sign copies of The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 6 pm at the Hyannis Library, and she will be the
Storyteller at the Cape Cod Museums on the Green Nightwatchman event on Oct. 27 & 28, 7-9 pm.

Barbara Eppich Struna will be selling titles from The Old Cape Series at the Harwich Cranberry Festival on September 16 and 17, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Her latest novel, The Old Cape Hollywood Secret, was recently awarded an Honorable Mention at the Hollywood Book Festival 2017. The author will also be interviewed on the CCWC “Books and the World” TV show on September 22.

Kathleen Teahan’s children’s book, The Cookie Loved ‘Round the World, published in August 2017, is available in paperback and ebook format from,, and and soon will be available at other bookstores.

Chris Zaniboni recently published Twanged at Twilight, book 2 in the Cy Walleski mystery series. It is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, or directly from the author.