Sutton Massachusetts

Authors of the Sutton Writing Group

Sutton Writing Group

There are over 50 members of the Sutton Writing Group. Some come from Sutton, while others come from Rhode Island and others parts of Massachusetts. We would love to have you join us! Here's just a few bios to see what we're all about. You'll also see that we maintain a 3-ring binder of all members' interests, to help promote everyone at events we attend. Some members are shy about being in that binder or on this public listing, and that is ok! We all take different paths toward our goals.

Lisa Shea - coordinator
Lisa has published over 350 works ranging from full-length novels to novellas, novelettes, and short stories. She's written standalones and series. She's written romance, mystery, science fiction, cooking, self-help, and more. For books set in Sutton, she has six novels so far in her Sutton Massachusetts murder mystery series, beginning with Aspen Allegations. She also has five novellas in her Blackstone Valley series which are mystery-adventure, beginning with Rumble Strip.

Lisa Shea on Amazon
Lisa Shea PDF for our 3-ring binder

Kevin Saleeba
Kevin's first book was a young adult fantasy book, "The Squonk and the Horned Beast." His second book was "Black Goose" - a highly acclaimed history of Seekonk, MA from its Native American origins through the end of the King Philip's War. Coming up will be a book on teaching children with special needs, a sequel to Squonk, and a guide for swim coaches.

Kevin Paul Saleeba on Amazon
Kevin Paul Saleeba PDF for our 3-ring binder

Linda DeFeudis
Linda is an artist, poet, and author. She has published a book of poetry on coping with and surviving breast cancer. She's written a personal book of poetry relating to Huntington's. She's published three delightful children's books about learning about letters and sounds.

She's also working on a memoirs and on a series of short stories bringing to life Worcester of the '60s and '70s.

Linda DeFeudis on Amazon
Linda DeFeudis PDF for our 3-ring binder

S. M. Nevermore
S. has a degree in creative writing and has a multitude of projects going simultaneously. She has eight paranormal books currently live. She is working on an epic fantasy novel. She's up to chapter 56! Her 21-year-old heroine is a dreamcaster in a dystopian world set 500 years in the future. The title of book one is Dreamcaster. she's working on a series of short stories featuring characters who represent classic emotions such as envy, fear, and so on. She is working on children's books for pagans. On a werewolf series. On a spy-school series. on a deep fantasy series. On a twist on princess stories.

S. M. Nevermore on Amazon
S. M. Nevermore PDF for our 3-ring binder

Jane Nozzolillo
Jane has published a short true children's story on the move of a historical building in Grafton. She's also released over ten books in her "Vintage Hollow" series - humorous stories based on residents in a senior living facility. She has another children's book series she's writing about Homer, a cat who lives in the Grafton Historical Society.

Little House
Jane Nozzolillo PDF for our 3-ring binder

Sheryl Lynn Kimball
Sheryl has released a spooky middle-great story set in Rhode Island. She's also published a series of essays which explore the challenges of being a binge eater. There will be two more books in that series. Her next fition book will be the first in a middle-grade series exploring the tragic history of real-life witch hunts around the world. After that, Sheryl is also interested in working on a children's picture book and a screenplay.

Sheryl Lynn Kimball on Amazon
Sheryl Kimball PDF for our 3-ring binder

Christine Beauchaine
Christine's first book was "Lost and Found At the Bowl-O-Drome" - a woman's quest to find herself. The second was "Winds Of Providence: A Novel of the Hurricane of '38" which is a story set, as you might guess, in Providence during the hurricane of 1938. Christine has also published poetry. Christine is now working on a book set in Nova Scotia as well as several other projects.

Christine Beauchaine on Amazon
Christine Beauchaine PDF for our 3-ring binder

Lily Penter
Lily's first novel is "Losing the Bubble" - a tale of a teenage boy in Massachusetts who travels back in time to the time of the Shays' Rebellion. She is working on a sequel for this set during World War I.

Lily also is continuing her a delightful series of short stories involving a pair of best friends and their adventures in Sutton.

Lily Penter on Amazon
Lily Penter PDF for our 3-ring binder

Ivy Baines
Ivy has written a powerful story about a young woman coping with death in her family, entitled "Funeral Dress".

She's also written a paranormal coming-of-age paranormal romance - "Mark Of Possession".

Ibi Obomanu
Ibi has written several children's books emphasizing empowerment and inclusivity. One, "My Name is Anita - Not the Autistic Girl" helps readers understand how better to include all members of a community. Other books work through other childhood challenges.

Ibi is also working on an adult-focused series of essays involving finding strength and discovering a healthy path through life.

Thomas Hollyday
Tom has a very popular mystery series set in the Chesapeake Bay area. It involves a small town and the diverse residents there. He has nine stories in the series and is working on the tenth. Each deals with a topical theme. Book 10, Prancer, will tackle the climate crisis.

Tom also has non-fiction books out on caring for wild animals and on historic sailing ships.

Thomas Hollyday on Amazon

Joyce Derenas
In her debut novel, Joyce creates a fictional version of her ancestors' arduous trek over 4,000 miles across the Canadian wilderness. Their destination - the gold fields of the Yukon, and a chance at a new life.

Joyce Derenas on Amazon
Lily Penter PDF for our 3-ring binder

Art Martin
Based on a real life letter, Summer of 1840 is a tale of romance an adventure set in Millbury, Sutton, and other local towns during 1840. Art volunteers at Old Sturbridge Village in the dance group and his knowledge of this era really shines in his story.

Art Martin on Amazon
Art Martin PDF for our 3-ring binder

Tracy Vartanian
Tracy has written two rhyming story children's books in print and ebook format. One is Please Don't Close the Puddles. The other is Is God In the Mailbox? Both are beloved by many area children.

Tracy Vartanian on Amazon
Tracy Vartanian PDF for our 3-ring binder

Ophelia Sikes
Ophelia has a series of best selling romantic suspense novels. The first, Worcester Nights, is set in Kelley Square in Worcester, MA. The subsequent books are set in Bermuda, Italy, Vegas, and Cozumel. There are also shorter short stories on a variety of topics.

Ophelia Sikes on Amazon
Ophelia Sikes PDF for our 3-ring binder

Steve Hague
Steve has a series on "How My Dorky Dad ..." featuring a pre-teen heroine. The first is "How My Dorky Dad Became a Hero" and book 2 is "How My Dorky Dad Saves Christmas". Book three involves a ninja, and book four will be on "Saves Our School." He's working separately on an adult romantic suspense series set in Providence. He's also working on a nonfiction series providing advice on negotiations, which he wants to integrate with classes and workshops.

Steve Hague on Amazon
Steve Hague PDF for our 3-ring binder

Jodi Dee
This beautifully illustrated children's book reminds us all that each of us is unique and has our own special talents. As Jodi says, our differences are our greatest gifts.

Jodi Dee on Amazon
Jodi Dee PDF for our 3-ring binder

TE Carter
TE writes gripping young adult fiction. In "I Stop Somewhere", her debut, she tackles the all-too-familiar situation of a young high school girl who is brutally assaulted.

T. E. Carter on Amazon
T. E. Carter PDF for our 3-ring binder

Allan Finnegan
Allan is a poet! He's published on book so far and is working on furthering the reach of his poetry. He has Native American heritage and his poetry shines with connections to life and nature.

Allan Finnegan on Amazon
Allan Finnegan PDF for our 3-ring binder

Patty Cahill
Patty has a variety of funny short stories revolving around recycling. She is compiling them into a book tentatively titled "The De-clutter/ Recycle Club." It seems everyone she knows deluges her with spare stuff and iPhone covers and clothes, convinced she needs them. Patty is working on assembling these. She's working on a book of childhood memories as well. She's also interested in digital photography.
Patty Cahill PDF for our 3-ring binder

Bob Marrone
Bob loves film noir stories and is working on a classic private eye novel. He has also written stunning short stories evoking fishing off the Massachusetts coastline.
Bob Marrone PDF for our 3-ring binder

Joann Bramm
Joann was a journalist in a previous life. She's recently moved to Massachusetts and is working on her first short story.
Joann Bramm PDF for our 3-ring binder

Curtis Corey
Curtis is working on a children's book which tells the story of Mrs. Santa getting a sleigh of her own. He also has several pagan books in the works as well as a cookbook.

Jane Richardson
Jane is working on her memoirs of growing up an only child. It is titled "Let Your Light Shine." She is also compiling the Civil War letters of her great-uncle Hiram who perished in the Battle of Antietam.

Nancy Visgatis
Nancy has a yellow lab named "Kodiak Bear" and is working on a children's book called The Great Kodini.

Nathan Mahoney
Nathan has completed his first novel, intended for teens, with animals such as tigers and elephants as the main characters. He is now editing it.

Barbara Remillard
Barbara is now semi-retired and has some space in her schedule to focus on her creative writing side. She had worked, for a time, as a Hospice Care Volunteer and would like to use some of her experiences with the dying as a basis for her existential heavenly phenomenal experiences. She would like to get into the psychological side of how people feel and act when near death, their experiences and also about the near death experience.

Pauline Hayward
Pauline is a retired teacher who is both a writer and a poet. She crafts beautiful essays about experiences in life.

Ken Moulton
Ken enjoys writing observations and contemplations while wandering thru the woods or paddling on a pond.

We have other members who are still shy about talking about their projects on the Internet. Come on in person to join us at our meetings!

Our Compilations

Starting in 2016, the Sutton Writing Group has published annual themed compilation works. These are released during each holiday season. Our purpose for our group funds is to support local charities.

Compilations of the Sutton Writing Group

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