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.
Meet Authors Without Borders at the Fairhaven Homecoming on June 24, 2017. The event runs from 10am-4pm and is a family friendly event with over 200 craft booths and awesome food!
Brian R. Hill is not just a talented writer, but an awesome photographer as well. AWB encourages you to view his pictures at www.yorkshireimages.com. You can read Brian's interview under the 'Interview' tab.
Exploring New Strategies...April 22, 2017
Authors Without Borders would like to thank our guest speakers for taking the time to stop by and give some great advice to our participants! Thanks to Steven Manchester, Terri Arthur, Priscilla Flint Banks, and Alberta Sequiera.
4 Time #1 Bestselling Author Steve Manchester
International Author Terri Arthur
Author Priscilla Flint Banks
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.
By Willie Wideman-Pleasants
2017 Winner of the Boston’s Mayor Poetry Contest
(Please read the entire poem under the 'About Willie Pleasants' tab)
Author of the Month- Tom Cirignano
Born in Dorchester, Thomas Cirignano moved to South Boston as a young man. He took over his father's auto repair shop in the heart of "Southie" during the reign of infamous mobster, James "Whitey" Bulger. His experiences at that shop would be considered surreal by most standards. Only through pure luck did he survive numerous life threatening situations.
Tom's true life story is titled, "The Constant Outsider: Memoirs of a South Boston Mechanic." Due to its time and place in Boston's tumultuous history, along with the situations and people Tom encountered, "The Constant Outsider" is quite an exciting story. Tom’s memoir demonstrates how even the smallest decisions we make can be life altering.
Contact Tom at: ConstantOutsider@aol.com
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.
Write what you know. If you've never been on a farm then don't use it as the backdrop for your story. You can look up what farm life is all about but you won't be able to insert the nuances into your story. There are sounds, smells, and sights that can only be genuinely relayed by someone who has, at the very least, visited a farm. A reader -especially someone familiar with farm life- will pick up on any inconsistencies and/or outright mistakes. This may or may not detract the reader from an otherwise good story.