Monday Morning Update
October 17, 2011
The Write Stuff: True crime, history, cooking, mystery, short stories, exercise, children's travel, literary fiction - if you like any of these genres, there is an alumni author for you. In the recently published edition of Stonehill Alumni Magazine, 19 alumni writers share their tales of writing. Some of them write professionally for a living, but, for most, it is a passion supported by their day job. Ten of these alumni writers are featured in the print edition and nine others are in the online version. Here is a sneak peek at just some of the profiled writers.
Crime Story: The director of social ministries at a parish in Charlestown, Thomas MacDonald, Jr. '80 has written his first book, a murder mystery called The Charlestown Connection, and is busy working on a sequel.
Hope and Inspiration: For Linda Commito'72 the currency of love has more enduring value than metal or paper. Her book Love Is the New Currency is rich with inspiring stories of people who are shifting their thoughts and actions to create a world where compassion and collaboration are esteemed.
Literature: At Stonehill, William Walsh '87 took his first writing class with Professor of English Dolores Shelley and he has been writing ever since. By day, a writer for the Museum of Science in Boston, he has also been hailed as one of the "most intelligent writers in the indie lit world today." His latest book, Ampersand, Mass., examines the constant conflict between the reluctant and the willful.
Cooking Secrets: A chef instructor at the Art Institute of California-San Francisco, Linda Carucci '77 recently gave cooking and tasting presentations in the Roche Dining Commons. She is the author of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, which is now in its third printing.
Diaspora: Originally from Liberia, Robert Brown '67 is a Lecturer in English at Stephenson College in England and a part-time author. His most recent book Remembrance of Things Past is a work of doomsday fiction set in a mythical West African country that is beset by civil war.
Fictional Alumnus: We believe that John "Jack" Brebbia '52 has created Stonehill's first fictional alumnus, in his novel APO 123: An American Novel About the Twilight of the Fifties. Our fictional alum is Anthony Bertolini, a Bostonian of Irish and Italian heritage serving in the JAG Corps in France during the Cold War.
Stonehill Alumni Magazine: Whether online or in print, the magazine is our single largest vehicle for communication with the Stonehill community. It is mailed to more than 23,000 alumni and friends and the online edition continues to grow in readership. To request a printed copy of Stonehill Alumni Magazine contact Tania Kelly by email or call 508-565-1321. Visit here to view the online version.
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