Thursday, April 20, 2017



Tues, Sept 12, 1pm
Civil War Love Letters of a Union Private and His Teenage Wife
Lymes' Senior Center
26 Town Woods Road
Old Lyme, CT 06340
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Charles McDowell married Nancy when she was 15 on Christmas Eve of 1860. Enlisting in the Union Army shortly thereafter, their letters tell of bullets, battles, marches, hangings, prostitutes, venereal disease, “clever women,” meeting President Lincoln, and the court marshaling of a cow. Their great-great granddaughter, Lisa Saunders, gives the audience a behind-the-scenes look into their letters and lives in her book, Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife.  For more information, contact Stephanie Lyon- Gould, Lymes' Senior Center Director,, (860)434-1605 ext. 240

Write Your Own Story 
10/3      Tu        3-6pm, New London Adult Ed - Three Shaw's Cove

Come to class with pen and paper or your laptop. Writing exercises will include some basic questions to help you get started. Publishing options will also be discussed
$39/Non-resident $44
Instructor: Lisa Saunders

How to Self-Publish and Promote Your Paperback/E-Book on Amazon  
10/10    Tu        3-6pm, New London Adult Ed - Three Shaw's Cove

There are several advantages to self-publishing—full control of your work and higher royalties. Learn the free steps to making your paperback and e-book available on Amazon.
$39/Non-resident $44
Instructor: Lisa Saunders

Lisa is available to speak to your group on a variety of topics including how to share your mission; how to write a book; horse book fun; table setting; surviving loss (healing through writing); or she can work with your members to present a “reader’s theater.” As a writer and marketing consultant, Lisa was awarded the "Gold Medallion of Excellence" from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. As publisher of the Mystic Seafarer's Trail newsletter and instructor at New London Adult and Continuing Education, she shares news and stories and helps others share theirs. As parent representative of the Congenital CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Foundation, she works to prevent the leading viral cause of birth defects, which causes more birth defects than the Zika virus.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Writers and Editors I've Worked With

I've worked with the following women and they are fabulous writers/editors. Contact them directly for editing or writing samples, scope of work, and rates:

Amy J. Barry, Features writer/reviewer/columnist
Member Society of Professional Journalists
Connecticut Critics Circle 
Expressive arts educator

Patricia Ann Chaffee,  poet, photographer, freelance writer and former journalist for Sun Publishing. Chaffee has been facilitating Creating a Writing Life programs for eight years where she encourages emerging writers to tap into their unique literary gifts. She designs workshops and retreats to nourish the soul, awaken the muse and celebrate the creative life.

Patty Oat of Noank, Conn.:

Grace Casale of Mystic, Conn:

Tues, Oct 25, 5-7pm: How to Plan Your Book: A writing workshop

"How to Plan Your Book: A writing workshop"
Tues., Oct. 25, 2016, 5-7pm

Mystic, Conn.--"How to Plan Your Book: A writing workshop" will be presented by author Lisa Saunders on October 25 at the offices of Lee Investment Management LLC.

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016, 5-7 p.m.
"How to Plan Your Book: A writing workshop"
Held at offices of Lee Investment Management LLC
14-16 Masons Island Rd, Mystic, CT 06355.
Bring laptop or pen and paper.
Fee: $50 includes light refreshments and book, Lisa's Guide for Writers: How to get published and self-published. Pre-register:
Are you still sitting on that book project you know you want to write? Join us for a fun, productively packed time to finally sort out some of those lingering questions and issues around getting your book project going. Enjoy snacks and drinks with presenter Lisa Saunders, a TV talk show host and author of 10 books.
This two-hour workshop includes writing exercises to help you define your goals, produce an outline, write an excerpt and synopsis. Discussion will include the use of articles you may have already written, copyrights, editing, and ways to collaborate or co-author with others.
If you are a consultant or business owner, your book can serve as a great networking tool and brochure—at the cost of a greeting card! A book can give you credibility, speaking engagements, and more clients.
About the presenter: Lisa Saunders holds writing and publishing workshops at New London Adult & Continuing Education. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the former communications writer for the State University of New York at Rockland and winner of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Gold Medallion.
Fee: $50.00 payable by cash or check to Lisa Saunders at sign-in. Space is limited - participation is based on first-come first-served.
Click here for flyer or see attached.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016