Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Celebrating Authors Without Borders' New Release

Today, we're celebrating LOOSE ENDS, a new release for the authors of Authors Without Borders.

LOOSE ENDS is a diverse collection of intriguing and insightful short stories, poems and book excerpts that will quench your reading thirst and captivate your imagination and emotions brought to you by the five authors who make up Authors Without Borders - Pat Perry, Willie Pleasants, Alberta H. Sequeira, Joyce Keller Walsh, Michael J. DeCicco. Each of these five published authors approaches their view of the human condition in a unique writing style that will entertain and enlighten any reader.


Authors Without Borders is a consortium of published authors representing various genres, backgrounds and experiences. They first met in April 2007 to donate their books to US troops in war zones. Since then, they have appeared together in various venues including libraries, bookstores, fairs and festivals.

Pat Perry has written a fantasy trilogy, holds a degree in biology, and is a seafood inspector for the federal government.

Willie Pleasants offers her poetry giving inspirations, enjoyment and the knowledge that life must go on even with adversities.

Alberta H. Sequeira is an award winner of memoirs, an instructor for workshops and a speaker on alcoholism.

Joyce Keller Walsh is an author of four mystery novels and the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Playwriting.

Michael J. DeCicco is an author of Young Adult books, a freelance writer, teacher, and a news reporter.

WIN - Leave a message or comment today for any of the Authors Without Borders authors at their Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an autographed copy of their new book! If you want to be included in today's drawing, please leave your email address. Good luck!


  1. CONGRATS on the new release cant wait to read it!!

    Sandy Butler

  2. Welcome Pat Perry and the other authors of Authors Without Borders!

    I'm very excited to have you here today and to help you celebrate your wonderful new release, that seems to have something for everyone. I love collections like this that give readers a sample of so many different styles and voices.

    Tell us a little bit about what's in the book and how it helps you guys to work as a team.

    Best of luck with LOOSE ENDS - wonderful cover and I'm excited to hear a bit about the stories inside that wonderful cover!

  3. Congratulations on your new release it sounds like a very good read.

  4. what a wonderful idea! congrats on the new release! i love anthology-style books like these...i get to find lots of cool authors that way!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  5. Hello, ladies! I applaud you for combining your considerable creative talents and working together for a good cause! I visited your website to learn more about you, and I look forward to reading works by each of you : )

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  6. Thanks for inviting us onto your site, DeNita! Thanks to everyone who stopped by, too- we look forward to chatting with you! We wanted to showcase our writing talents in a way that offered readers a chance to get to know our different writing styles and 'Loose Ends' was born. The response has been unbelievable! We are already planning to write another volume.

  7. We hope you enjoy our new venture together with publishing our short stories. It gives you a chance to see how we write our memoirs, fantasy, poetry and mysteries.
    There are also excerpts from every one of our books so you can decide if you want to purchase our other books.

    A few of us were already author friends and met the others at a book signing at the Lakeville Public Library in Lakeville, MA. We started an event to send our books off to the armed forces and grew from there.

    We now book sign, do workshops, speaking engagements, festivals and events at schools or any location wanting our services.

  8. We are so pleased with our book cover from self-publising with Infinity Publishing ( They designed the cover. The book and our others are at their book site

  9. I want to mention: we will be offering other authors and their books to be featured on our website. Visit the site at

  10. congrats!


  11. Hi, everybody, thanks for all your good wishes. I'm taking the second AWB shift (after Alberta). I'll be checking in regularly to respond to any comments until 4pm. (After that, Pat and Willie will do shifts.) Nicetameetcha!

  12. Can't wait to read "Loose Ends". Looking forward to the variety of stories and writing styles.

  13. Thanks, Ann, we hope you'll enjoy them. This is the first (but not the last) time we've collaborated in this way. We each have very different styles--and that, we think, is a good thing for the reader.

  14. Sign our guest book on our website We'd love to hear from everyone. Send us your questions.


  15. Hi,

    Loose Ends sounds vey intersting.

    Congrats on the release.

    in Germany

  16. Congrats on your new release! What a great way for me to read new to me authors.

    kissinoak at

  17. Hi Estella and thanks for stopping by! We have quite the variety of short stories and poems in our book... a perfect sampler!

  18. What a brilliant idea. I applaud you for giving back so generously.

  19. Hi Valerie,

    Pat is also from Germany. Her stories are fantasy. Three great books! You won't be able to put them down. I keep telling her, maybe...just maybe, they will become a movie.

  20. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. We appreciate them all.

    (A excerpt form a poem called TRUTH)

    Truth is always the same
    it doesn't change.

    Tell the truth even if
    it gains you no fame.

    (by Willie Pleasants)

  21. Congratulations on the release of this book. It sounds interesting with the variety of authors.

  22. We enjoy being with one another and have worked hard to be in our current position. We are still growing and our book is evidence of our dedication to our craft and each other.

  23. Tell all....spread the news "Authors Without Borders are the best writers, storyteller and poet around.

    We welcome your feedback after you have read the book.

    by Willie

  24. Congrats on the new release. Keep up the good work.

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