Tennessee Polk Salad Festival in Harriman, TN: Shana Thornton, author of Poke Sallet Queen & the Family Medicine Wheel, will sign copies at the festival and discuss plants: Click here for more details...

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​


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Clarksville Customs House Museum & Cultural Center: First Thursday Art Walk~~Shana will read briefly from Poke Sallet Queen & the Family Medicine Wheel, sign copies, and answer questions. The museum will display the archival and vintage print-inspired slideshow she created for her recent launch at Parnassus. More details here... 


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LINCOLN'S NEW SALEM THEATRE IN THE PARK! A special thank you to everyone who made the debut performances of "Grace Among the Leavings" possible for Memorial weekend 2015. We are grateful to Kari Catton and Dennis Darling, the playwrights, as well as the Theatre staff and sponsors, Director Ang Wetmore, the cast and crew. Seeing the book come to life was a dream come true, and we understand how much heart and sacrifice you put into it!



ATTENTION BOOK GROUPS 2015-2016! ALL of our authors--Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, Beverly Fisher, & Shana Thornton have met with book groups who are reading & discussing their novels. Our authors are available to meet with local book groups in their area as well as via Skype for book groups in other locations. To set up a meeting, Email 




FORTHCOMING, SUMMER 2015. Cattail Beach is joy. “Sister” is a sacred word. Family is life, and Amy’s has been a gentle, happy one. But when a mistake results in tragedy, how does 

she continue with her family? 

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.

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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