Change

Space Coast Writers' Guild

  “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein


  Bing defines “change” as the act of making or becoming different; convert, transform, adapt, modify, rebuild, reconstruct, refashion….”


  Good writing requires authors to think outside of themselves, to adapt to different situations, and to convert preconceived perceptions to those that may be revealed on the other side of the coin. Otherwise, their words may be nothing more than petty cash. 


  This anthology from the Space Coast Writers’ Guild (SCWG) is a collection of poetry, inspirational and fictional stories, and memoirs about life, romance, family, and perceptions, and how the inevitable unpredictability occurring in most circumstances can bring about Change


  The Space Coast Writers' Guild is a network of writers dedicated to the same goal: helping authors realize their writing ambitions. Since 1982, the SCWG has provided activities to educate, develop, and promote its members.


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The Adventures of Percy The Siberian Cat–Percy Visits Alaska

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Terri Friedlander

     The Adventures of Percy The Siberian Cat – Percy Visits Alaska is the second children’s book in this five-part series. This heart-warming and educational story is "purrfect" for early readers ages 6 to 10. Percy Visits Alaska continues the love story between a child and her first pet as they set off on an escapade north to the arctic tundra to learn about ways to protect the wildlife and the planet. 


     Children and parents will delight in the exploits of this independent, adventure-seeking cat with a mind of his own. Heidi has been reading her favorite books to Percy every day, and as he has gotten bigger, so has his vocabulary. He also loves watching classic movies when he’s home alone. In book 2, Percy’s voice emerges with brainy words as he ‘boldly goes where no cat has gone before.’


     Percy has grown to be a real smarty-cat.


     On their Alaskan adventure, Heidi teaches Percy the importance of conservation and caring for the environment. Fearless Percy escapes to explore nature while in search of his favorite treat, salmon. Young readers are introduced to the majestic whales, seals, bears, glaciers and sled dogs in the Land of the Midnight Sun. The lessons about protecting the planet will resonate with children and motivate them to become lifelong readers.

About the Author

     Terri Friedlander, a native New Yorker, has held several notable job titles including writer, college professor, teacher, freelance journalist, and MIS Director of a global law firm. She created an original column that appears in print in Florida Today and online about education in today’s world entitled In Front of the Classroom.


     Her latest venture is a series of two new children’s books, The Adventures of Percy the Siberian Cat and No More Bullying. Terri has also authored three novels The Dorm, Chasing Her Destiny and Work Hard Play Hard.


     Loving life in Florida, visit her at  www.terrifriedlander.com.

Christmas in Venice

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Joanne Fisher

     Tiffany has a very rare talent: she's a master glassmaker and her talent grabs the attention of a dying Venetian Master glassmaker. In the absence of any interested heirs, he bequeaths his Murano glass shop to her. This is the opportunity of a lifetime! The shop is right, smack-dab in the middle of St. Mark's Square! Her dream, however, is interrupted by a fascinating, charming Venetian man of blue blood, Massimo, and by the multiple adventures she becomes entangled with along the way. Escape to “La Serenissima” while reading this book and encounter many scrumptious original Venetian recipes to challenge your culinary skills.

About Joanne

 Joanne Fisher is a Canadian-Italian-American author with a total of 7 books: 3 steamy romances; 1 historical fiction; 1 travel guide; 1 anthology; and her first murder mystery, The Devil of St. Gabriel. She has written 4 short stories for various Space Coast Writers’ Guild anthologies. Joanne was elected President of the Space Coast Writers’ Guild in April 2019. She lives in central Florida with her hubby Dan, and dachshunds Wally and Madison. 

Only in Florida - Mosquito Lagoon

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Mark Lyons

       If Mike Lyman needed something to add adventure to his life after a period of stale humdrum, he found it in Mosquito Lagoon. The remote waterway with its many islands is thirty miles from his home, but it becomes the place where all his new questions can be answered. In his regular life, he has to fight each day for the motivation he needs just to go on and craves anything that will break up the grind. In a very short time, it becomes a big dose of "Be careful what you wish for." A case of rabies in an orthopedic rehab is shocking to Mike, but when a beautiful lady detective begins to investigate the patient's sudden death, the adventure is on. This is clearly new territory for a nurse, despite the fact that nurses investigate health questions every day to present to doctors. The authorities seem to get nowhere without his help, and his only ally, the lady detective, takes the blame for many of his unwanted incursions. He foils murder and kidnap attempts against him along the way and saves other lives in the process. Even though he often wishes it was over, the events on Mosquito Lagoon provide more excitement than he has ever had, and he can't seem to let go. That gorgeous cop doesn't make it any easier to return to a nurse job either. He can barely stay ahead of the whirlwind he has created, and as the elements increase in danger, he can only rely on his strength of character and a secret weapon to carry him through. If you have a man's job to do, and you live near Mosquito Lagoon in Florida, you may want to send a nurse to do it.   

About the Author

     Mark is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Don Argo Award. Mark did not begin writing novels very early in his life, but since he began a few years ago he has completed three, with a fourth well underway. So far all of his stories involve big crimes perpetrated in Florida. These stories of fiction contain much more than purely crime elements. All are seen through the eyes of Mike Lyman, a nurse, and so have medical factors that are key in the stories. 


      For over 45 years, Mark worked as a nurse when not working on his farm in Minnesota. He was the only man in his nursing school graduating class, and he  always said he didn’t even meet another male nurse for the first ten years of his practice.  


     His biggest heroes have  always been those who work toward the same end. Mark currently works in an assisted living facility.