Announcements

SF Novel "When Earth Shall Be No More" Set for Launch

CHINCOTEAGUE, VA -- The future of humanity hinges on a young professor of environmental science, and her ability to outwit a mysterious Wallops Island institute funding her research, in a suspenseful new science fiction novel authored by a husband-and-wife writing team from Reston, Virginia. There’s an ever more head-spinning twist in the futuristic plot. There are two versions of the heroine who exist in parallel timelines. They will need to work together if an Ark-like spaceship carrying a few dozen refugees from Earth is able to escape the deadly gravity well of Jupiter and find safe harbor elsewhere. When Earth...

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Come meet the author of "A Wife in Watercolor" at Oxford's Robert Morris Inn

On Saturday, April 23, enjoy canapes "on the house" in Oxford, Maryland, as you hear a totally new take on Maryland's colonial history. Award-winning novelist B.B. Shamp will introduce readers to the world of a bustling and contentious eighteenth-century seaport in a reading and conversation based on her latest novel, A Wife in Watercolor, at the historic Robert Morris Inn. Shamp will discuss her book and sign copies in the Inn’s dining room at 4 pm, following annual town festivities known as Oxford Day. Books will be available for purchase on site from independent bookstore Mystery Loves Company. Appetizers will be provided by...

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"Stardust" featured at Ocean City Film Festival

Brent Lewis, author of Stardust by the Bushel: Hollywood and the Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore, will chair a panel on Hollywood and Delmarva on Friday, March 4, at this year's Ocean City Film Festival. Featured along with Brent on the panel are: Jack Gerbes (Director of the Maryland Film Office) Matt & Monique Klosowski and their dog Sayuri (Brandy from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) Timothy Kearns (whose father, the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper, was portrayed by actor Greg Kinnear in the film Flash of Genius)  The roundtable session will be held in the Ocean City Center for the Arts, 502 94th Street,...

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Winners named in "Year's Best Dog Stories" contest

Twenty-seven writers from twelve states and four countries have been honored with inclusion in the forthcoming book-length anthology, The Year’s Best Dog Stories 2021. The new anthology is a joint project of Secant Publishing in Salisbury and The Greyhound – An Indie Bookstore, in Berlin, Maryland. The book will be available on all major retail channels. It can be ordered online from Secant Publishing at bestdogstories.net or purchased in-store at The Greyhound, which will host an October 23 launch and signing from 11 am - 2 pm. The all-original stories in the new book run the gamut from humor to tragedy,...

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A twist on Delaware history from Lewes author

Experience turn-of-the-last-century Lewes in a way you've never imagined. Some of it is true - and the rest of it might be. Who's to say for sure? Lewes rocket scientist and science fiction author Jack Clemons gives us a Wild West thriller with an alternate history twist in The Outliers. Taking advantage of known gaps in the historical record, he imagines a familiar cast of characters transplanted to the East Coast, with a breakwater construction project underway and federal funds flowing into a sleepy town. A visiting U.S. marshal and a charming ne'er do well are mysteriously at loggerheads with each other, with an innocent Nanticoke Indian youth named Sonny...

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