Our members are busy and active within our literary community.

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Jacqueline Murray Lorring has been awarded the 2020 Parris Award, the SouthWest Writers (Albuquerque, NM) its most prestigious award. Jacqueline Murray Loring a writer with a “published body of work who has shown a pattern of extraordinary effort in furthering the aims of the organization and has given outstandingly of her time and talent to other writers. ”Past recipients include Tony Hillerman, Norman Zollinge and Lois Duncan.

Also as a member of the New Mexico Arts Imaginative Collective, Jacqueline Murray Loring served as the Poetry Curator for Sense of Wonder Experience that premiered both the Art and Music Reveals in December 2020.

Sense of Wonder Art Reveal Experience – YouTube

Sense of Wonder Music Experience – YouTube

Sandra Bolton presented – A Script To Screen zoom meeting with the Barnstable Adult Center of her original screenplay from the written page to the film production. How did the film NOW HIRING  get produced with no budget? This question is answered. After the presentation participants viewed the film. Available on DVD.

She is also working on short film/play about seniors, starring seniors to be filmed at an Adult Center. A table read via zoom and casting call to be scheduled March/April 2021.  Interested volunteers contact  boltonslanding@comcast.net  four-five actors, director, camera crew, site location to be determined when production begins.

Alvina Baxter-Moran completed her debut historical literary novel, Lilli’s Chair . It was published in November 2020, a date that was important because it was exactly 4 years from when she began her project, November 2016.

Barbara Eppich Struna’s fourth historical fiction  The Old Cape Blood Ruby  from her Old Cape Series -will be published in early spring 2021.  Barbara’s short story, Inspiration From Afar  will be published in mid-January 2021 in the anthology,  Chicken Soup for the Soul – Miracles & Divine Intervention.

Ray Anderson completed this past November a personal memoir titled: THE ANDERSON FAMILY: A short history and personal recollections.

Paul Raymer’s short story, The House as a Killer, was accepted into Mystery & Suspense Magazine. His latest novel  Death at the Edge of the Diamond is now available on Amazon.

Judith Partelow’s poem, Summer’s Harvest  refers to being quarantined. A second poem entitled Moments For Reflection was published in the 2020 summer issue of SOUL-LIT, an online poetry magazine.  Judith also wrote and performed a monologue with the Actors’ Equity Company, Sailor Beware, airing on the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. The day after the national election she published S’Election 2020 on the Internet together with 10 other monologues. Judith’s was entitled “Man Down.”

Diane Finney edited and wrote the final chapters of “Trapped in Paradise” an environmentally themed horror novel. She also wrote a 10 Minute Play titled “Picking Fleas” which was a semi-finalist in the Broward College play competition.

James Coogan has published his fifth children’s book Johnny Tent-boys Turkey

Kathy Aspden recently published AN IRISHMAN’S SON: the love story behind the lie

Alyssa Metcalfe is thrilled to have the first chapter of her novel STREET selected for publication by Embark Literary Journal.

Ray Anderson’s third adventure thriller, The Divide, is available on all sales channels. Ray’s latest novel brings Continental Divide Trail hiker, Awol, into a collision course with two home-grown terrorists who have special reasons for wanting to send a catastrophic message.

Kevin Symmons latest novel, Eye Of The Storm, has been released and available on all sales channels. “Eye of the Storm incorporates the best elements of a thriller with a cast of credible, captivating characters…”

Robert Reece’s latest book, Strong Medicine, is a high-stakes game where big pharma is determined to crush PharmaTruth’s assault on their domain, even as Tom and his team struggle to set things right.


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