Pen-to-Paper Authors’ New Books

Books make excellent gifts. Windmore writers appeal to every age. Support local arts with your purchase now and throughout the years.

Cover Design: Laura Myers

Pen-to-Paper member, Cynthia Siira, is co-author of The Meek Shall Inherit. The Meek Shall Inherit is available on Amazon.
“In the face of impending starvation and chaos, the few survivors must learn to trust one another and survive in a world they no longer recognize.”
Pen-to-Paper member, Allita Irby, is a co-author of Fourth Sunday, the Journey of a Book Club. The genre is Cosmopolitan Literature. Available on
“What happens when a real-life book club decides to write their own novel? The result is a fresh, fun story about a group of women who have more in common than just the books they read.”


Tucked away in the pages of history are amazing stories of African American men — slave, runaways, and free– who courageously fought for the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence. Women also fought but with words which penetrated like bullets. And Jewish emigrants gave their lives and fortunes for what America offered. More than twenty-one are celebrated in Courageous Men & Women of the American Revolution.  Paperback. 150 pages with color illustrations and chapter resources. Humphries also has other books available on Amazon.
Caryn Block has three new books recently available.
Rurik’s Mate: The Volkov Family Chronicles Book Two AMAZON
Christmas Mate: The Shadow Walker – Lycan Hybrid Second Generation Romance Series AMAZON
Katya: Book One of The Volkov Family
Chronicles AMAZON

To purchase this adorable handmade doll of Samantha, contact Powell through her website:

Lois G. Powell has two new books coming out. Samantha’s New Baby will be her third Samantha book. The main character is six years old and in the first grade. It is a picture book appropriate for readers ages 4 through 8.

Powell has her first Middle/Young Adult book Kesha and the Stolen Artifacts coming out. Kesha is thirteen and just going into high school. She will be in the ninth grade. She finds a strange artifact while swimming at the beach. She decides to take it home. When she does, strange things begin to happen. The age category is twelve to fifteen years old and adults who enjoy Fantasy-Mystery.

Search Amazon by her author name: Lois Griffin Powell



Narration and Perspective Seminar


Lucie Rousseau

Presenter: Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau

Location: Online

Workshop: This workshop is divided into two sessions.  Please make sure you can attend both sessions and participate in the writing/feedback activities. The cost includes both sessions.

Session 1 is a teaching session. Wednesday, Oct  7th, 10-1:30

Session 2 will consist of readings of the works and sharing constructive criticism

  • Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020, 10:00-1:30  Group 1
  • Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020, 10:00-1:30 Group 2   (if needed)


  • Members: $30 for Windmore members may pay online.
  • Non-members: $40 for non-members pay online.

Windmore members will have access to the video after the session. Become a member now:


Verbs: A Tense Topic

Verb Tense SeminarThe Narrative NOW of your story, whether it is in the Past or the Present, affects your choice of verb tenses. In this online seminar, we will discuss what each choice entails, how to stay consistent throughout a story, and how to use the different forms more effectively. The participants will be divided into one of two feedback workshops.
Lucie Rousseau

Presenter: Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau

Lecture: Wednesday, September 2

Workshop: Wednesday, September 9 Group 1

Workshop: Wednesday, September 16 Group 2

All classes at 10 AM via Google Meet


Fifth Writers Workshop: Close Narration

Fifth Writers Workshop: Close Narration 

Part 1: April 21, 2020, 10AM-2:30PM, Culpeper County Library

Part 2: April 28, 2020, 10AM-2:30 PM, Culpeper County Library

Give your reader ‘the feels’.

Make your readers live the story and connect to your characters by improving how you relay thoughts and emotions. Make inner monologues more convincing.

Lucie Rousseau will take participants for a closer look at the following:

  • 1st person narration and Stream of Consciousness;
  • POV and Free Indirect Speech (3rd person limited)

Payment is due at the first session of the workshop. $30 Members; $40 Non-members

Registration limited:

Sally Humphries: UNSUNG HEROES

Sally Humphries:
I started this book in Massachusetts in 1973 with the question: How did thirteen disjointed colonies form a new nation when they were held captive by the all-powerful British empire?  And aside from Washington, Adams, Franklin, and Jefferson, who stepped up as the supporting cast?  Where did they come from?  What kind of determination and courage did it take to win against such incredible odds?

I found the stories of over twenty of this heroic supporting cast in bits and pieces in hundreds of places. This book is my attempt to put those stories in one concise book for the benefit of my family and friends.

Unsung Heroes is available at Amazon.

Remember to order through AmazonSmile to donate to the WIndmore Foundation for the Arts.
Sally Humphries is a member of Windmore’s Pen-to-Paper program.

Windmore’s Publishing Discussion Group


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Windmore’s Publishing Discussion Group

Lucie Russo facilitates a monthly meeting of writers who want to learn about new publishing information. The group will also share helpful information about resources or social media sites, offer editing tips, list resources to check out and places to post their works.

All meetings are in the conference room at the Culpeper County Library. The meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month from 10AM to Noon. All are welcome to attend.

Publishing Group on Facebook

For more information call 540-547-4333.

Cally and Friends

Sally Humphries, a member of Pen-to Paper, recently published Cally and Friends, a delightful sequel to Cally Tales: Cally’s Adventures and Those of Her Friends.

Cally and Friends introduces new friends like the incomparable Suki, Calvin and Hobbs, Tess, Zoe, Paz, Reckless and the memorable Trucker from Montana. Cally also checks back with her old friends from Cally Tales, advising Max about his ears and disclosing Oliver’s adventures in the Serengeti.

Can cats and dogs be friends? Cally extends her paw of friendship to d-o-g-s, beginning with Bella and Buffy, the adorable Shih-Tzus. She finds the antics of Murphy and Wally, Rags, Freddy, Schnitzel, and PBJ somewhat bewildering but intriguing. It all ends with Tig, the cat who decided he was a dog. Of course, Cally’s faithful staff, Sally Humphries, writes down everything she says – well, almost everything.

You can find this humorous and enjoyable read at Amazon.

Congratulations, Sally and Cally

Pen-to-Paper Anthology

In 1992,The Windmore Writers’ Anthology was published. It was included in the gift package to then resident-elect William Clinton and Vice President-elect Al Gore, when they visited the Culpeper area and attended church here prior to the inauguration. Copies of the publication have been distributed around Virginia and to such places as Mississippi, California, and Eastern Europe, where it was translated into Polish.

Another collection of short stories, poetry, and essays entitled Touching The Heart, was published in 1996.

Limited copies of The Windmore Writers’ Anthology and Touching The Heart are available. For more information contact Fran Cecere.


Images in Ink

Published in 2010, Pen-to-Paper’s anthology Images in Ink also includes artwork from Artists of Windmore. It is from or Createspace for $12.99.



Words Across Time

The 2012 anthology, Words Across Time, is a celebration of twenty years of creative writing. Pen-to-Paper writers submitted poems, stories, and essays to the anthology committee, who also considered selections from previous anthologies to complete the journey through time. It was difficult to select from such amazing talent! The anthology committee chose works that touch us by making us think, laugh, or cry. Words Across Time also includes many illustrations submitted from Windmore artists. Words Across Time is available from the Windmore Foundation for $10.00. It’s also available through for $11.99, or as an ebook for $2.99.


In Other Words

Twenty-one authors submitted their stories and poetry to the Windmore Foundation for the Arts’ fifth anthology. This special edition, In Other Words, is to honor Windmore’s 30th Anniversary. The stories address everything from love to inspiration, animals to friendship, and funny stories to sorrowful situations. In prose and poetry, the writers describe natural wonders, their holiday beliefs, and their views about the future. Some of the stories are beautifully illustrated by four Windmore members who submitted their photography.

Books purchased from Windmore are ten dollars. It is also available on for $11.99 plus shipping and handling or in an e-book edition available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $2.99. If you would like to purchase the book from Windmore, contact Fran at

Available at Amazon:Paperback $11.99 Ebook $2.99

Available at Barnes and Noble: Paperback $11.99

 All profits from the purchase of the anthologies benefit the Windmore Foundation for the Arts.

Digital Marketing Seminar New Date

         Pen-to-Paper presents Digital Marketing Seminar:

Saturday, October 27, 2018 10am-3pm

Culpeper Baptist Church, Culpeper, VA

Third Floor, Look for the Room Signs

Registration is $25 for Windmore members and $40 for non-members.
Lunch and handouts included.

Click here to register.

NOTE: Registration is required by October 24, 2018.

Elizabeth Rees, Marketing Consultant, will present a class on Basic Digital Marketing for authors and entrepreneurs. She has been marketing small businesses since 2006 when she started her own business, A Touch of Love Equine Massage Therapy, in North Carolina. From there she marketed the farm where she worked, Hitching Post Stables. This included everything from print ads to a commercial.

Methods have changed a great deal since 2006 and Elizabeth has been building her digital marketing skills. Digital advertising is essential to any entrepreneur or author today.

Elizabeth holds a BA in Liberal Arts and an MA in Criminal Justice. She joined Windmore’s Pen-to-Paper in the spring of 2018.

Currently, Elizabeth is working with several businesses to help them build their digital presence.

For more information call 540-547-4333 email