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: email@example.com (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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New Associate Member
Authors Without Borderswould like to welcome our newest Associate Member, Thomas Cirignano! Tom has written two books that take place in the Boston area during Whitey Bulger's heyday.
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
(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.
Alberta Sequiera and Joyce K. Walsh
Pat Perry and Willie Wideman-Pleasants
The members of AWB planning the April event at the Cheesecake Factory.
Author of the Month- Reginald Pittman
You can view Reginald Pittman's profile in the Associate Members page or contact him at: Pugsleypanda@gmail.com
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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.
Your genre is Mystery. You have no interest in Fantasy, Westerns, Poetry or any other genre. You wouldn’t attend a Science-Fiction event if someone paid you. Well, you would be missing out on any number of great opportunities. Good events offer ideas; great events can teach you how to apply those ideas to help you succeed. Check out a local gathering of writers and who might be a guest speaker. It could be an agent, publisher, professional editor or someone familiar with the intricacies of the publishing world. This individual might focus on Steam Punk literature, for example, but you can take away the substance of their information and apply it to your writing and/or marketing skills. Who knows? Maybe you’ll become a fan of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
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