Book of The Month - September 2019

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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] 

Contact Information:

2019 President: JoanneTailele;

Webmaster, Jennie Weckelman 239-289-0782

Writers Helping Writers

​Unemployed teacher Mary Malone faces a serious dilemma when her private investigator brother Matt, who has been overseas for seven months, announces he is returning to Minnesota in three weeks. How is this amateur sleuth going to explain to him about his missing dog? And what about the murder cases she has taken on in his absence, especially the one in progress? Without the help of her widowed aunt and neighbor Mrs. Grimshaw this time, can Mary succeed in finding the dog and solving the death of Don Hickleman, owner of Hickleman Pickle Plant, before Matt discovers what she’s been hiding from him?



At first this book was written for tourists that never see the Puerto Rico that exists beyond San Juan. As the pages added up the book took a an unintended twist into the dark side of an underworld that has Puerto Rico on it's knees financially and morally. After several years living in the pueblo of Cayey, Puerto Rico, the author has come to the conclusion that legalizing Marijuana on the island would cut the violence in half and generate the revenue needed for the island to recover from Hurricane Maria.

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The Hudson Meets the Peace Writers Conference

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Marco Island Writers attendees at the Hudson Meets the Peace Writers Conference, Port Charlotte, FL; Saturday, April 13, 2019  Left to right:  Pauline Hayton, Jennie Weckelman, Joanne Tailele, Linda Walker, Don Fedor, Pam Fisher, Mershon Neisner, & Virginia Read.

Oct. 9, 2019 : Dr. Rich Blonna

How to repurpose your book, article or blog for social media.  

Book of the Month - October 2019

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