Member News

Our members are busy and active within our literary community.

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Maureen Callahan Smith has published Grace Street: A Sister’s Memoir of Grief & Gratitude through Gray Dove Press. She is a past winner of CCWC Second Career Scholarship – Kevin Symmons Award based on an excerpt from the memoir.

LIfe Flashes: A Memoir second edition will be appearing in mid-late August 2023. Written over a 14 year period by a CCWC member using the pen name Merrie Reagan, the work entails author interactions with national, local, personal, and animal figures. It is a story of Promise, Suffering and Unimaginable Love.

Donna Walo-Clancy has signed with agent Cindy Bullard at Birch Literary. She has signed a 7 book contract for a new cozy mystery series, The Braddock Mysteries with Level Best Books, the first to be released in March 2024, and also signed with Tantor Media to release her self-published cozy series (The Shipwreck Café Mysteries) in audible.

Michael Solomowitz The Academy Playhouse in Orleans is producing CCWC Board member and award-winning author Michael Solomowitz’s play, BILLY BUCKNER, in their “One-Act Wednesdays” program on March 1st, 8th, and 15th. Michael is also directing the play in which a soon-to-be-married baseball fan is confronted with his shortcomings and turns to an unlikely source for spousal advice. For ticket information, please go to Tickets | APA

Alan Mulstay has published his first crime novel, Old Connection, and is available as an ebook/paperback on Amazon.

James E Carroll of East Falmouth has had his illustrated, children’s Christmas book entitled “A Pen on the Moon” published by Nightingale Books an imprint of Pegasus Eliot MacKenzie Publishers Ltd. of Cambridge UK, on November 24, 2022. This is his first publication and is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Waterstones as well as Titcomb’s Bookstore in Sandwich.

Jim wrote columns previously in the Lifestyle Section of the Cape Cod Times for a few years before finishing this book. A second book, also on the children’s Christmas theme, has been accepted for publication by Pegasus, with a working title of “Letters to Santa.”

Author and playwright Michael Solomowitz‘s debut novel, BEHIND THE FOURTH WALL, won 2nd place for literary excellence in the General Fiction category, 2022 PenCraft Book Awards.

Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust by member Sarah Silberstein Swartz has just been published. This is a YA book published by Second Story Press which has received a starred review by Kirkus. It narrates the true stories of nine ordinary young women who took extraordinary measures to save lives during the Holocaust.

The original Cape Cod Critters book by Lorri Devlin has sold over 15,000 copies and is a bookstore favorite here on Cape Cod. Now, it’s part of a series. MORE Cape Cod Critters, published this summer, gives kids a close up look into the lives of turtles, butterflies, Snowy owls, Minke whales and more. Top local sellers: Kid & Kaboodle in Orleans, and Titcomb’s Bookshop in Sandwich.

Cape Cod Writer member, Ray Anderson, is happy to announce that his first Sci-Fi novel, LIFT, has been accepted by Turner Publishing and will release next year. Anderson says, “This one was a long time coming” and that “perseverance paid off.”

Kathleen Teahan, former Massachusetts legislator (1997-2007), has recently published a political memoir, For the People, Against the Tide. Through stories of her personal experiences, Teahan pulls back the curtain on aspects of law-making and gaining a voice in governing. She hopes this book will inspire others, especially women, to become more involved in politics and bring our democracy closer to its ideals.

Susan Santangelo, Cape Cod Author of  “Mistletoe Can Be Murder,” Book 10 in the humorous Baby Boomer Mystery Series will be released by Suspense Publishing on June 21.

Ted Dieffenbacher and co-author, Bernadette Colicchio Dawson have published, Lake Effect: Coming of Age in Ashtabula County.  The two largest ethnic communities in Ashtabula, Ohio are Finns (Ted) and Italians (co-author Bernadette) and much of their writing reflects those sub-cultures. A third character, however, is Ashtabula itself, a blue-collar town of 20,000 that often handled more Great Lakes coal and iron ore than Cleveland, Chicago, or Buffalo. 

CCWC Executive Director, Nancy Rubin Stuart, is proud to announce her latest historical biography, POOR RICHARD’S WOMEN; Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind the Founding Father  A vivid portrait of the women who loved, nurtured, and defended America’s famous scientist and founding father. The book reveals a very different Franklin than the founding father described in history books.

After eight years of mind-stretching writing, the memoir Love Never Leaves’ by Deborah Huse Blanchard is finally published. When racism destroys her family, a mother vows to find her sons.

Diane Finney is thrilled to announce that her mystery play titled ’38 Minutes’ is a semi-finalist in the 2022 Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival.  Diane’s play is a suspenseful tale about what Hawaiians experienced and feared would happen during the 38 minutes they expected an incoming missile to descend on them.



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