It’s a new year, and The Women’s National Book Association members are making an impact. The WNBA is home to a talented membership who do so much to promote literacy in our communities. Kudos to these members for their outstanding work!
Elise Maria’s Super Ager, You Can Look Younger, Have More Energy, A Better Memory and Live a Long and Healthy Life published by Mango has been shortlisted in the Best Digital E-book category for the Soul & Spirit, Spiritual Book Awards.
Judy Bebelaar reads from And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown at theBook Passage in Corte Madera on Saturday, January 12.
Dr. Duncan MacVean’s My Patients Like Treats: Tales from a House-Call Veterinarian is a Dog Writers Association of America 2018 Writing Contest Finalist.
On December 11, 2018 KPTZ (Port Townsend Public Radio) Host Sheila Bender talked via phone with California poet, novelist, and Emeritus Professor Mary Mackey about her writing and her career efforts to advance environmental awareness and women’s opportunities to publish their writing. Listen here.
Mary Jo McConahay‘s new nonfiction book, The Tango War, The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II, gets starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, and is featured in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Affairs, C-SPAN Book TV and many others. Visit www.tangowar.com.
Joan Gelfand had two poems included in Fire and Rain: Eco-Poetry of California, published by Scarlett Tanager Press. The book hit bestseller status on Small Press Distribution. She was also featured on a Medium Blog, a Psych Central Blog, and was Writer of the Week on Phonic Words.
La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson’s debut novel, Unveiled, will be released by Ideate Publishing in 2019.
Saeeda Hafiz released, The Healing: One Woman’s Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches, where she shares her life story of her discovery of the healing elements of yoga and following a whole-foods diet.
Claire Scott is pleased to announce the publication of her chapbook Until I Couldn’t. The book is available from Prolific Press.
Vivien Zielin is at present organizing the OLLI annual Creativity Celebration for January 10, at which both she and Cathy Fiorello will read from their books together with other Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members.
Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte’s short story “The Last Collard Green” has been nominated as “Best of the Net” by Synchronized Chaos International Magazine. Another of her short stories, “Uncle Martin,” will be published by Medusa’s Laugh Press in early 2019.
Compiled by Jennifer Griffith
Anne Boyd Rioux‘s Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters appeared on The Daily Mail‘s list of “Top Books of 2018.”
In addition, Library Journal listed Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy as one of its “Best Books for 2018.”
Recently, Miki Pfeffer retraced the travel paths of writer Grace King (whose letters she’s editing) through many New England locations.
Winner of the 2018 Iowa Review Award in poetry, Shaina Monet has three poems in The Iowa Review‘s winter issue. The poems are “In Hamburg with The Negro Avenged,” “On Menzel’s Atelierwand,” and the prizewinning “In Madrid with Picasso’s Guernica.”
Compiled by Teresa Tumminello Brader