Batch — Rosie Babysits

Rosie Babysits

Rosie Babysits
by Lisa Batch

Rosie Babysits, A Roseate Spoonbill Story tells a whimsical tale about a real species of bird in a comical light. When Rosie must babysit her brother instead of enjoying herself, her whiney, self-centered personality is revealed. However, when her brother is in danger, she puts herself at risk to save him, proving her true devotion.

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Batch — Star’s Journey

Star's JourneyStar’s Journey
by Lisa Batch

Star’s Journey is a positive story about a pony who is visually impaired but who overcomes his fears and gains many friends in the process. It teaches young children valuable lessons about being a friend, overcoming personal obstacles, and the importance of not giving up. Children will love the ability to participate by acting out movements and interacting with the reader.

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Lisa Batch Book Launch

BOOK LAUNCH!The First Song

Presenting The First Song by Lisa Batch
Thursday November 9, 2017, 4PM–6PM

ACSWF Co-op Art Gallery
8074 Mediterranean Dr, Estero, Florida
(Coconut Point Mall next to Panera Bread)

Join Lisa and friends at a Wine and Cheese Reception.
Music sung be local children. Free posters.
Enjoy artwork by local artisans.

2018 GCWA Writing Contest


GCWA will be accepting entries for the 2018 Writing Contest from October 21, 2017 through January 31, 2018.

Writing Contest is open to GCWA members and the public. Categories are Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Stories. The winners submissions will be posted on the website and may appear in the summer issue of Ft. Myers Magazine. Winners will be announced at the GCWA meeting April 21, 2018. List of winners will be posted on our website by April 31, 2018.

For more information and entry form click here.

Writer wanted

Jennifer Dinsmore is looking for a freelance informal writer who can help write or document her parents’ life. They reside in Rotonda West and have had an interesting life that Jennifer would like documented so her children will be able to read about them when they are older.
For more information contact Jennifer at

Batko — Cow Path to Heaven

Cow Path to Heaven
by Jeanette M. Batko

Cowpath to Heaven


Cow Path to Heaven is like collaboration by Erma Bombeck and O’Henry. Its thirty-four stories twist from whimsy to wonder, mirth to message, silly to somber. Expect the unexpected – an alien dog, baby bottle bowling pins, a shattered glass eye. Jeannette Batko’s poignant words will tickle your funny bone, touch your soul, and entice you to spin your own stories in the ancient Hawaiian tradition of talk- story.

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The next Southwest Florida meeting of the Florida MWA will be September 9, 2017. Save the date.

All meetings start at 1pm. We meet in room 108 of the L-building at Florida SouthWestern State College – adjacent to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. I will put up signs inside. Check the Lee Campus map here for more details <>

Parking: You are allowed to park in Lot 7 next to the L-building (usually reserved for faculty) on Saturday, even if there is an event going on at BB Mann.

You do not have to be an MWA member to attend this meeting – although MWA membership materials will be available — invite your fiction writing friends.

We will meet for lunch before each meeting at 11:30 at Jason’s Deli – 13550 Reflection Parkway, Fort Myers. It’s off Cypress Lake Drive near the FSW campus.

Contact me with questions: <>