Authors Without Borders Celebrates 10 Years Together!
The original founding members of Authors Without Borders in 2007. From left to right (top row): Alberta Sequiera, Joyce Keller Walsh, Pat Perry, and Willie Pleasants. Bottom: Guy Newton (left) and Micheal DeCicco (right)
The remaining members in 2017. From left to right: Joyce Keller Walsh, Pat Perry, Alberta Sequiera, and Willie Pleasants.
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.
Authors Without Borders Presents:
EXPLORING NEW STRATEGIES
You are invited to attend a fun and informative AWB program for writers and aspiring writers:
Easy access from the Southeast Expressway, free parking available.
This event includes buffet and beverages, mingling with other writers, handouts, and your choice of one of the following sessions:
(1) How to publish with CreateSpace by the successful author and trainer, Alberta Sequeira;
(2) How to promote your work on social media by best-selling novelist and book marketer, Steven Manchester;
(3) How to pitch your work—preparation and videotaping by author, T.V. host/producer/director, Willie Pleasants.
Each of these sessions is critical to writers at stages in the journey of their work.
Special Guests authors Terri Arthur, on the international publishing of her book (Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse), and Priscilla E. Flint-Banks, memoir writer (I Look Back and Wonder How I Got Over), radio host, social activist, and marketer.
AWB members Pat Perry and Joyce Keller Walsh will be available to speak with guests individually about genre-writing, as well as other writing, publishing, and promoting topics.
Cost:$35 per person; $25 for AWB members) $40 the day of.
By reservation only. Limit of 70 attendees. Please RSVP by April 1st and send your choice of session to: firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name, address and email). Send a check to Authors Without Borders, PO Box 70691, No. Dartmouth, MA 02747-3285 or pay on PayPal.
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Exploring New Strategies/AWB Associate Member Price
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In the news...
Steven Manchester, an AWB Associate Member, just won the General Fiction category at the Great Northwest Book Festival (Seattle) for his published book Ashes. We're all thrilled for you!
Alberta, Pat, Joyce, Willie
Pat Perry, Howie Carr, Jacky Makuch
On April 7, 2017 Pat Perry and Jacky Makuch were VIP's at Howie Carr's inaugural book launch for Kennedy Babylonat the Seaport Inn in Fairhaven, Ma. AWB member Phil Paleologos was the host. We had a great time and received signed copies of Kennedy Babylonfrom Howie, a best-selling author and noted radio host.
Author of the Month- Beth David
Beth has written several other stories, some travel stories, some children stories, all available as ebooks. "Who Makes the Magic," is her latest foray into the world of fiction.
Her travel story about her trip to Lebanon, the land of her ancestors, has plenty of photos, plenty of family stories, lots of humor, and lots of history about the "land of milk and honey." Beth is an accomplished writer who is able to write nonfiction, new stories and fiction, all with a unique flair.
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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.
AWB member Steven Manchester has received a multitude of awards for his books, which, by the way, have hit #1 on Amazon on at least four occasions. He works hard not just at his craft but with the marketing and keeping in contact with his readers via Facebook, Twitter, and his web site. Determination, talent, and drive are the essential ingredients to success!