April 2014

  • GCWA’s Tim Jacobs and MIW’s Lisa Wroble appeared on CSPAN’s Book-TV on April 19, 2014, 11:45AM.
  • Rev. Benny E. Anthony has published a new book Through the Eyes of a Rooster.
  • Meet the author Joe Pacheco at the South County Library in Estero, April 17, 2014, 2PM.
  • Tim Jacobs’s article about the small cable hut on Sanibel was published in the Santiva Chronicle.
  • Rev. Benny E. Anthony will be the featured author at the Punta Gorda Library, May 27, 2014, 10AM.

May 2014

  • Karen Auriti’s novel LEARNING TO WALTZ (published under her pen name, Kerryn Reid) received an excellent review from the Historical Novel Society.
  • Tim Jacobs is this weeks guest interview on Writing Under Fire, Joanne Tailele’s blog. Check it out.
  • The Buffalo Irish Times published two of Joe Martin’s articles and the first installment of a third piece in their last two editions – A Bunch of Squatters, My Father’s Boots, and The Senator’s Place (part I).
  • John and Nancy Petralia‘s book, Not in a Tuscan Villa, is now an Amazon BESTSELLER.
  • Carol Kennedy will be keynote speaker at the annual Women of Grace Luncheon in North Fort Myers, FL, May 10, 2014, 10AM.
  • Lorraine Walker Williams’s new book Split Poems was reviewed by The National League of American Pen Women
  • Judy Loose will be featured author at the new Fort Myers Downtown Library, South Building, talking about her book The Janus Code (by JC Ferguson) May 5, 2014, 6PM.
  • Tim Jacobs has a new article in the Santiva Chronicle about the Santiva Mail Boat.
  • PRCW’s Douglas Houck has published a new book, Energy & Light in Nineteenth-Century Western New York.

June 2014

  • Art Poems 2014 has been published and is available on Amazon. Several of our members are contributors.
  • Joan Heller Winokur’s new book, The Sand Recognizes My Footprints, has just been released by Aldrich Press.
  • Lew Knickerbocker‘s novel, Jockey on a Crocodile, has been selected by the Library of Congress Talking Books on Tape program for inclusion in its library.

July 2014

  • Joe Pacheco’s poem, Where Were You on July 20, 1969, was published on Your Daily Poem.
  • Tom Conti has published his first book, My Cross to Bear. It only took him two and a half years. It takes a lot longer for some of us.
  • The Buffalo News published a new op-ed by Joseph Martin, “Reading – A Magic Carpet Ride.”
  • The Janus Code by J.C. Ferguson (Judy Loose) has been selected as a finalist in Adult Suspense Fiction for the FAPA President’s Awards.
  • Recipes and Life by Alice Oldford has been selected as a finalist in Home & Garden by the FAPA President’s Awards.

August 2014

  • 2014 FAPA President’s Book Awards:
    J.C. Ferguson (Judy Loose) won a Gold Medal in Adult Fiction: Action/Suspense for The Janus Code.
    Alice Oldford won a Gold Medal in Home and Garden for Recipes and Life.
    Patty Brassard Jefferson won a Silver Medal Children’s Picture Books for Stu’s Big Party.
  • Joseph Martin’s Op-Ed, “The Left Turn People,” was published in the News Press in July. In September the Buffalo News will publish his piece, “You can’t go home again.”
  • Check out the Santiva Chronicle online. We have at least four members writing for them: Bob McCarthy, Tim Jacobs, Lorraine Walker Williams, Jose Colon, and Ben Feldman.
  • Patrick T. Crissy was presented the “Key to the City” of his hometown Hornell, NY for his contribution to the city in his book Interference.
  • August 20 Patrick Crissy will speak on “Tough Love for Writers” to the ABC authors in Sarasota, FL.

September 2014

  • The Buffalo Irish Times published two of Joe Martin’s ariticles in their 3rd Quarter – “Passing the Torch” and “The Flight of the Gaels.”
  • See Marsha Gordan’s online interview on Joanne Tailele’s blog.
  • The Italian Cultural Society of New York has invited John and Nancy Petralia to speak and sign copies of Not in a Tuscan Villa at the Garibali-Muecci home on Staten Island, Sept. 13.

October 2014

  • You’re Never Too Old, a play by Carl Megill played in October at the Cultural Park Theatre in Cape Coral, FL.
  • Chuck Highfield has published his third novel, Sanibel’s Secret Bank.
  • Joseph Martin has four articles included in the online version of the Buffalo Irish Times.
  • Connie Hope’s new book, The Bonnie Neuk Tea Room is available. [press release]
  • Carl Megill’s play You’re Never Too Old will be playing in October at Cultural Park Theatre in Cape Coral.
  • Sherri Campbell has published a new book, Autism: A Guide for Families.

November 2014

  • Listen to Tim Jacobs’ interview on Author Connection Radio Show.
  • Nancy and John Petralia’s book, Not in a Tuscan Villa, topped the Amazon Kindle bestseller list on November 4.
  • Jennifer Christiansen received a publishing contract for her young adult novel, Lyla’s Song.
  • Carla Webb‘s new book, 4 Fairies in the Land of Nothing, is available on Amazon and Kindle.

November 2014

  • Listen to Tim Jacobs’ interview on Author Connection Radio Show.
  • Nancy and John Petralia’s book, Not in a Tuscan Villa, topped the Amazon Kindle bestseller list on November 4.
  • Jennifer Christiansen received a publishing contract for her young adult novel, Lyla’s Song.
  • Carla Webb‘s new book, 4 Fairies in the Land of Nothing, is available on Amazon and Kindle.

December 2014

  • The Buffalo Irish Times published three of Joseph Martin‘s articles in their December Issue.
  • Patty Westbrook‘s first poetry book is now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.
  • Jeri Magg signedd a contract with History Press for her second book, The Women Who Made History on Sanibel and Captiva. Due for release in the fall of 2015.