Authors Published by Cat & Mouse Press
Lynnette Adair is the author of the forthcoming book, The Sea Sprite Inn. Ever since she picked up her first pencil, everyone said Lynnette should be a writer. Finally having the ability to carve out some personal time and gain the hard-earned confidence to take the first step, she began to write. Having seemingly lived over a thousand lives all rolled into one, she will never run out of material. Her short story “The Magical Suit” was selected by the judges for inclusion in the Rehoboth Beach Reads contest anthology Beach Days, where it caught the attention of the publisher. She was signed to write Sea Sprite Inn, the first book in the “Tales from an Innkeeper” series. She lives with her husband in Wilmington, Delaware.
Rich Barnett is the author of the forthcoming Fun With Dick and James. His “Camp Stories” column for Letters from Camp Rehoboth just celebrated ten years. Fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in Revealing Rehoboth: An Insider’s Guide; Saints and Sinners: New Fiction from the Festival (2016 and 2014); Brevity Blog; Chelsea Station; Shore Life Magazine; The Beach House: Rehoboth Beach Reads; and No Place Like Here: An Anthology of Southern Delaware Poetry and Prose. He has been recognized by the Delaware Press Association for his writing, photography, and blogging. His book The Discreet Charms of a Bourgeois Beach Town was published in 2012. Rich earns a living in Washington, DC, but makes a life with his partner Michael and their forty-one lamps in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Nancy Powichroski Sherman
Nancy Powichroski Sherman captured the essence of vacation in Sandy Shorts, a collection of short stories that are as appropriate for the fireside as the seaside. Sherman hails from Baltimore, where she taught English and theater for 32 years. Now living (and writing) near the Delaware shore, she attracted the attention of Cat & Mouse Press when two of her stories won places in their Rehoboth Beach Short Story Contest book, The Beach House (she was the only writer to win two spots). Sherman’s stories, which range from hilarious tales of jilted brides and men behaving badly to poignant stories of lost love, have also been published in Delaware Beach Life magazine. Devoted to her two Bichon Frises, dogs often show up in her stories, as evidenced by the first story in the Sandy Shorts collection: “The Lewes Ferry, a Five-pound Dog, and Romance.”
Nancy writes for children and adults. She is the author of 24 books, including her most recent children’s book, The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay. One of her children’s books, Passport to History: Ancient Greece, was named best social studies book by the Society of School Librarians International, and “Mapping the Mind,” which appeared in Odyssey magazine, won the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Award for Nonfiction. A Rehoboth ABC won a national first-place award from the National Federation of Press Women. Her most recent adult book, How to Write Winning Short Stories, was designed to help writers perfect their writing and experience the joys of publication. She is the owner of Cat & Mouse Press.