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New Review of Poke Sallet Queen & the Family Medicine Wheel: "The language and cadence of the novel is gorgeous—lush and full and, in places, there are phrasings of pure beauty. If there were only that, it might be enough, but..." Read more at




Available NOW! Authors have proclaimed that this novel is a "literary gift" & that "book clubs will love this." Talking Underwater explores the balance between the elation of family summers at the ocean & the ways we navigate unbearable heartache to find news ways of being.​​ 

AUG 2012. Ellen Masters's husband is deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan, while she struggles to lay the foundations of a family life & raise their daughter. To deal with her fears, she searches for her strength by training for a marathon.

AUGUST 2013. Hailed as "a deeply moving story, one not given to easy resolution," Grace Among the Leavings is a child's perspective of the Civil War.

The book has now been adapted to the stage by playwrights, Kari Catton & Dennis Darling. Contact us for details about bringing it to your local theatre.

MAR 2015. Southern festivals, folk music, families falling out & returning- "Shana writes a magical story that stays with you long after the final page. As with one of the characters, 'She knows real magic.'" -Virginia Brown, author of Dark River Road & the Dixie Diva mystery series​

SAVE THE DATE 2016! The Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, TN, will host a staged reading of Grace Among the Leavings in theotherspace! June 2016. More details coming soon...





Partners Bookstore in Westport, MASS: BOOK LAUNCH for Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo's second novel, Talking Underwater.​ Details coming soon!

APRIL 2014. An OnPoint Radio suggestion as Best Summer Reads 2014! 

Set on the Massachusetts coast, The Mosquito Hours is a multi-generational story about how the women in a family attempt to keep secrets about their desires, spirituality, and motherhood. 


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"Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo’s Talking Underwater is a searing, heartfelt story of two sisters and the tragedy that tests their lifelong bond. Told with evocative prose, this powerful novel will have you rooting for Amy and Heather to find their way back to each other. Book clubs will love this.” —Kristyn Kusek Lewis, author of Save Me and How Lucky You Are.  More details here... 


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