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Every Month our newsletter contains helpful information about upcoming events, tricks of the trade, contacts, promotions, contests, and other helpful information for our members. Even if you can't join us at a meeting, the newsletter provides a way to participate and benefit from membership.  Here is a  current list from our newsletter:


Book of the Month - 

October 2020

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About the Author: Joanne Simon Tailele wrote her first short story at the age of ten. For fifty years writing was a private release for her soul, but for the last ten years, she has been exploring the craft of writing and studying with some of the best in the industry. Recently she created a new website celebrating her success, 

Joanne has authored several Women's Fiction, two biographies, and a children's book. She considers her stories "moral fiction", a phrase coined by her favorite author Jodi Picoult. She is also the current president of Marco Island Writers Inc. and owner of Simon Publishing LLC, an editorial service that specializes in developmental editing. Originally from Ohio, she attended Northern Virginia Community College and currently resides in Marco Island, Florida with her husband.

About the Book:  Imagine spending the next ten years of your life in a cell the size of your walk-in closet.
Susan Jennings, an alcoholic soccer-mom buried her secret past behind the bottle until one fateful day when her addiction caused a fatal car accident. Now Susan must find a way to survive inside the dangerous prison walls and win her teenage daughter's forgiveness before Deanna also falls prey to the devil hiding behind the clergyman's collar.
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 Past editions of the anthology now only $5.00 while supplies last. This is your last opportunity. Once gone there will be no more printed.

Marco Island Writers     

Who We Are

Established: June 2011
Mission Statement:   To gather writers from all genres and skill levels in order to help one another improve their craft,  sharing information and inspiration regarding writing and publishing for fun or profit.
Motto:    We are writers helping writers.
  • Networking and support of our members in the craft of writing

  • Writing workshops – among ourselves & with writer coaches

  • Critique Sessions (Read and Recommend), Flash Fiction, Technology Tips 

  • Annual AuthorFest -- writers helping writers to reach readers

Meeting Location:  Community Center at Mackle Park; Marco Island, FL

1361 Andalusia Terrace;  6-8 p.m. second Weds of the month [usually]. Please check the latest Newsletter for alternate location during the pandemic, or contact our President.

Contact Information:

2020  President: JoanneTailele;  239-784-2637.

Webmaster, Jennie Weckelman 239-289-0782

Writers Helping Writers


January 2020 - 100 Years of Horror Films; by Robert Messier

February 2020 - Fatal Ambition; by Don Farmer

March 2020 - The Phony Hermit; edited by Betsy Perdichizzi

April 2020 - Dementia: Up Close & Personal by Shirley Woolaway

​May 2020 - Still Pedaling by Pauline Hayton

​June 2020 - A Clearing In The Clouds by Joan Fox Peppe

​July 2020 - Hannah's Courage by Molly Jebber

​August 2020 - Five for Freedom by Mike Eckers

September 2020 -  Overboard by Rich Goldhaber

October 2020 -  Accident by Joanne Tailele