Authors Without Borders Celebrates 10 Years Together!
June 2007 (missing from picture is Willie Wideman Pleasants)
June 2007 (missing from picture are Willie Wideman Pleasants and Pat Perry)
Authors Without Bordersformed in June 2007 at an event at the Lakeville Library, Lakeville, Ma. Local authors donated signed copies of their books (more than 225!), which were packed up and shipped to our brave men and women in uniform stationed overseas.
Alberta, Joyce, Pat, and Willie have leaned on each other for moral, physical, and spiritual support over the years. They have shared both family tragedies and great accomplishments together. Our greatest link, however, is the love for our craft.
(From left to right) Arlene Kay, Pat Perry, and Alberta Sequiera
Alberta and Pat were recently inteviewed by Arlene Kay on Books of the Worldat the Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennisport, Ma. The show will be broadcast on Channel 99, which is primarily viewed in Barnstable, Chatham, Dennis, Harwich, and Yarmouth. The program can also be viewed via www.capemedia.org.
Please join Best-selling author Steven Manchester for an Author Seriesevent on March 5, 2017 at 1pm at the Lafayette-Durfee House in Fall River, Ma. Steve will be discussing his newest novel, Ashes, a poignant and gritty story about two estranged brothers who reconnect following the death of their father. For more information contact Steve at: www.StevenManchester.com
$35 Yearly Fee
Authors Without Borders(AWB) would like to extend an offer to anyone interested in joining our social network. You don't have to be a published author to become a member.
Associate Membership Benefits
- Your bio, book(s), web site, and e-mail address (optional) will be placed on our home page for one month. Your information will be listed on the Associate Memberpage.
- AWB will list the festivals they will be attending. AWB will invite at least one Associate Member to one of these festivals where they can sell their books (the Associate Member agrees to split the cost of the booth).
- Free entrance to our yearly Meet and Greet sessions.
- Advanced notice regarding workshops or classes hosted by AWB.
- A free interview on our NBTV-95 Cable TV show with a complimentary CD that you can use to promote yourself and your books (published authors only).
- If not a member, a CD from the interview on the cable TV show will be $20.00
Contact Willie Pleasants: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or make a $35 check out to "Authors Without Borders
Mail to: Willie Pleasants: PO Box 1604, New Bedford, MA 02740
Steve Manchester: four #1 bestselling books on Amazon
Alison Caiola: her novel- The Seeds of a Daisyhit #3 on Amazon
Joyce Walsh: her newest mystery novel- Feathered Serpents is available through Solstice Publishing and fine on-line retailers
Pat Perry: The Realm of Dark and Light, Book Two, Escape from Caldon Island is available through Riverhaven Books and fine on-line retailers.
Willie Pleasants: Stretching the Truth is now available on Amazon and other retailers.
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Brian R. Hill- Love, Lies, and Treachery
Young, naive and idealistic, all Nathan wants is to change the world for the better. Involved in the affairs of the Party for National Unity, from its inception, Nathan’s progress is rapid. After the party seizes control of the country, his own ruthless actions bring him to a prominent position, where he is feared and loathed in equal parts. Then, over a matter of days, his life falls apart. Arrested, brutally interrogated, his loyalty questioned, he is released into a world where his family has gone and he is an outcast. Now, he knows the true nature of the monstrous regime he helped create. Uprooted from his hometown, Nathan is resettled in Leeds. Alone and under surveillance, he has time to reflect on his past deeds and the increasing brutality of the ruling party. First, he must regain the trust of his masters. Only then, with members of the underground-movement, can he hope to right some of his previous wrongs and redeem himself. To his horror, he discovers the government is developing a new method of public-order control. Soon, he discovers all he needs to know about love, lies and treachery. Dictatorship, abduction and insurrection are a heady combination for anyone to handle.
Middle-aged brothers Jason and Tom Prendergast thought they were completely done with each other. Perceived betrayal had burned the bridge between them, tossing them into the icy river of estrangement. But life – and death – has a robust sense of irony, and when they learn that their cruel father has died and made his final request that they travel together across the country to spread his ashes, they have no choice but to spend a long, long car trip in each other's company. It's either that or lose out on the contents of the envelope he's left with his lawyer. The trip will be as gut-wrenching as each expects it to be . . . and revealing in ways neither of them is prepared for. At turns humorous, biting, poignant, and surprisingly tender, ASHES puts a new spin on family and dysfunction with a story that is at once fresh and timelessly universal.
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