About The Book:   A coffee table book filled with beautiful sunrise photos taken by Dr. Rich Blonna, on and around Marco Island, Florida. Along with each photo are tips for meditation, while walking, resting, kayaking, or simply being.  

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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 details & emergency changes or contact our President.

Contact Information:

2020  President: JoanneTailele;  239-784-2637.

Webmaster, Jennie Weckelman 239-289-0782

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About The Series:   Do you LOVE horror movies? What scares you most? Could life exist on other planets? If so, have they ever visited Earth? “100 Years of Thrillers and Chillers” is a new four-book film series that explores these questions and MORE with THRILLS and CHILLS covering the best of Horror and Science Fiction movies from 1919-2019.

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Can be obtained at the Marco Island Farmer's Market, in season, at our meetings or click on the cover.​ [past anthologies likewise] 


About The Author:   Robert Messier is BACK with MIW after a three-year absence. He is the published author of 15, mostly non-fiction books on topics like music, baseball and movies. He has also written a thrilling science fiction/fantasy novel called “Seeds”. Robert has just released four new books on horror/sci-fi films called “100 Years of Thrillers and Chillers” and will be publishing two more books in the Spring to complete his baseball trilogy.

Book of the Month - Jan 2020 

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December 2019 BOM Award Winner


About The Author:   For more than 30 years, Dr. Blonna has devoted himself, both professionally and personally, to helping people just like you stress less and live more.  He is a university professor, author, and a world-renowned expert in how the mind and body work together in creating and managing stress. He is proud to be an advanced practitioner of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an exciting form of cognitive psychology that combines mindfulness and self-acceptance to help people conquer stress and other problems.
     Dr. Blonna's home is in Marco Island, Florida where he lives with wife Heidi and their shitzhu dog Addis.  His personal interests are tennis, running, kayaking, swimming, biking, weight training, meditation on the beach, and anything that gets him outdoors in the sun. He also likes to read, cook, travel, and play bridge. Recently, he's developed a healthy addiction to his Samsung Galaxy Android smartphone!