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

H o m e

 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.

About the Book:  What was it like to fly, as a War Correspondent, on one of the early bombing raids over Europe by the Mighty Eighth Air Force?  How about storming a Japanese held beach alongside a Marine; going out on a night mission against Germans and Italians; or riding along on a U. S. Navy destroyer, assigned picket duty against Japanese kamikazes off the coast of Okinawa?  The adventures of our War Correspondents in World War II were as varied, and dangerous, as that of the troops they followed and reported on.  Michael Eckers' latest novel, Five For Freedom, is the tale of five boys, members of the 1941 Iowa state basketball championship team, as they take part in the world-wide conflagration.  


Dear members,  So many people in our club & on our island are just wracked with stress and anxiety over COVID19.
I would like to help and give all of our members a free copy of my best-selling self-help stress management program called;  The Five Steps to Conquering Your Stress Program. I normally sell the course on my website for $360.00, The 5 Steps to Conquering Your Stress Program includes:
1.       Quick Start Guide – one sheet that will get folks started as soon as they download the program.
2.       Seven Mini Courses (the individual 5 Steps courses plus Introductory and Wrap Up Courses).
3.       Twenty eight Video & Audio Training Sessions with step-by-step instructions to guide people every step of the way.
4.       A Complete Program Manual that includes all of the content covered in the video and audio courses plus references and all of the course exercises, assessments, and journals.
The program will give everyone on Marco Island the information and skills they need to cope with COVID19. The program  Is free to anyone in the club to help them manage their stress. It comes in a zipped file that can be easily downloaded to a computer or tablet by simply copying and pasting THE LINK WHICH YOU CAN OBTAIN BY CONTACTING OUR PRESIDENT

There is no signup, no fees, no tax, and no one has to give me their name or any information. I just want to help people in the best way I know. If anyone wants to first check out the course on my website before downloading it they can go to my webpage and view it:  
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope it helps folks reduce some of the stress they have related to this disease. Sincerely,  Rich Blonna; Stress Less, Live More;  (908) 334-2543


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August 2020

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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

About the author: Michael Eckers has been writing, and publishing his own works, for more than a decade now.  He has also been speaking on American history for nearly thirty years; he has presented hour long talks in more than forty of the United States and nearly twenty foreign countries.  Prior to authoring seven books, Michael retired after a career as a Postmaster and also spent four years in the United States Navy at the end of the Vietnam War. Michael and his wife of "forty plus" years reside in Naples seasonally, off season is spent traveling, speaking & meeting others who celebrate the freedoms we enjoy.