Cape May has its own radio station! WCFA-LP 101.5 FM is a non-commercial low-power FM community radio station. The station is licensed to the Center For Community Arts, Inc., a nonprofit organization that sponsors multicultural arts, humanities and history programs for young people and adults. It has been broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with an all-volunteer staff since first going on the air in November 28, 2006.

WCFA, which has its antenna located on the water tower in nearby Wildwood Crest. covers a 10-mile radius on the southern tip of New Jersey. The station's primary service area includes Cape May, West Cape May, The Wildwoods, and Villas, but it can be heard as far north as Avalon and Seven Mile Island. The station offers a variety music format with a focus on jazz. It also carries local public affairs programs, as well as shows on gardening and cooking. WCFA's on-air DJs play jazz, American roots, folk, themed programs, rock, classical, movie-music, and more. Talk shows cover the local restaurant scene, local artists and performers, local and national sports, life in and around the harbor, storytelling, local events and affairs.


On Friday, April 15th, at 1pm EST, I will be joining host, Mark Allen, who runs a weekly

show which mirrors the goal and content of his column in The Star and Wave Newspaper, both called “The Other Side.” The program focuses on the issues, news, topics, and people of Cape May’s “other side” which is to say, the harbor side of Cape May—where I live. We will be chatting about my novel, The Sound of Wings, which debuted May 4, 2021, and other aspects of my writing career. I am very much looking forward to hearing what questions Mark may have up his sleeve for me. (*If you have an Amazon Alexa in your house, you can ask her to play WCFA through Tune-In, or you can just go to the station’s website where there is a Listen Live button.)




Some other exciting news: On April 12th, my audiobook for The Sound of Wings will be

released on Audible through Blackstone Publishing. Fellow author and friend, Leslie

Rasmussen, will be releasing her audiobook the same day. We worked up this video promo to celebrate the occasion. Leslie’s book, After Happily Ever After, was named one of Pop Sugar’s Best of 2021. Her novel is set along the Connecticut coastline.

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Yesterday, I enjoyed a delicious lunch with friend and children's author, Mary Ann Castagnetta, at the Mad Batter on Jackson Street. I ordered the Waldorf chicken salad on croissant, while Mary Ann had the eggs special. We have a lot in common, in addition to both being writers. We talked about how writing can be a path to healing the wounds we've sustained over the course of our lives. Mary Ann and I were also both born in New York: she is from Brooklyn, and I am originally from the Bronx. We share a love for food, good friends, great conversation, and above all, our appreciation and gratitude to be living in Cape May.


Afterwards, we walked to The Cape Atlantic Book Company to speak with, Patrick, the owner. I gave him some more laminated bookmarks for customers who buy my book, and I autographed all his copies of THE SOUND OF WINGS. This photograph was taken by a lovely woman who was visiting the town from Maryland and dining with her husband. I get such a rush seeing visitors enjoy the sites and delicious food of the many restaurants here. I can almost feel their excitement as I remember what it was like to visit our charming seaside escape.




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Hello friends,

I have some FUN news to share!


Firstly, I had a virtual book club meeting with the gals of the Devonswood Book Club of South Carolina. My do I have such intelligent readers. They asked me brilliant questions about the book; some even gave me great pause as I considered when I developed KEY plot points along the way--I am sorry, but I cannot give any spoilers away! You'll have to read the book to see what they were wondering.


Secondly, our friends over at Cape Mayniac have opened up their operations at the West End Garage in West Cape May. They have added so many fun items to their catalog, including this super 12-ounce mug perfect for hot cocoa. Whatever you do, don't forget the whipped cream!


The month of January dumped more than a foot of snow on our tiny island. February seems to be a little easier. But, we all know what they say about March: comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb! We will be bracing as we wrap up the second half of this winter. More soon!






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