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Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, author of Talking Underwater and The Mosquito Hours, will meet with a private book group to discuss Talking Underwater. Melissa is available to meet with book groups via Skype or in person. Contact Melissa at her blog for more details.

New Bedford Book Festival: Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, author of Talking Underwater (2015) and The Mosquito Hours (2014), will be at the New Bedford Book Festival on Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. 

First Thursday Art Walk: Beverly Fisher, author of Grace Among the Leavings, will be at The Roxy Regional Theatre for the Clarksville First Thursday Art Walk in June. She'll be signing copies of her Civil War novella, "Grace Among the Leavings". Art Walk begins at 5:30 p.m.

Lois McAffrey Lopez



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Shana Thornton, co-author of Seasons of Balance: On Creativity and Mindfulness, will be at The Yoga Mat in Clarksville, TN, for a private Wounded Warrior Project Caregivers day. If you would like for Shana and/or Salty to talk to your non-profit or group about creativity and mindfulness and/or to lead a meditation, please contact us here

S. Teague has selected 25 contributors for the debut BreatheYourOMBalance® book (forthcoming, Fall 2016). Click here to read more about the book.

Lois McAffrey Lopez attended Bryn Mawr College as a McBride scholar (program for women of non-traditional age), receiving a degree in Cultural Anthropology in 2003. In her younger life, she founded a specialized construction company, which she owned and managed for twenty years. After receiving the degree from Bryn Mawr, she spent a number of years working with non-profit agencies as well as finding adventure by sailing the Intercostal Waterway and Caribbean seas with her husband. Her educational background, prior business experience, and time spent observing have given her a unique perspective from which to approach her view of the world and it is clearly evident in her writing. She received a Master’s Degree in Creative writing from Wilkes College in 2013.



The Lafayette Durfee House: Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, author of Talking Underwater (2015) and The Mosquito Hours (2014), will be at The Lafayette Durfee House as part of the Authors Series on Sunday, July 9, 2016, from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. 

Beverly Fisher, author of Grace Among the Leavings, will participate in a panel discussion at the Clarksville Writers Conference on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 9 a.m. The panel is titled, "The Joys and Frustrations of Writing an Historical Novel." More details here.

AUGUST 2015. 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.​​ 


S. Teague and Shana Thornton co-author a book about creativity with meditations, affirmations, expressions of gratitude & mindfulness to help you through the seasons of life. We hope you will use this book to inspire you, prompt meditations, and/or as a creativity journal.

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​

 The Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, TN, will host a staged reading of Grace Among the Leavings in theotherspace! 7 p.m. on June 20, 21, 27, & 28, 2016. Click here for more information & to purchase tickets.




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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