OUR FIRST NATIONAL AWARD

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July 29, 2019 – Dianne Pearce, publisher of Devil’s Party Press of Milton, DE, recently attended the 2019 National Federation of Press Women’s (NFPW) 2019 Professional Communication Contest, which took place on Saturday, June 29, in Baton Rouge, LA. Pearce was in attendance to accept the award for Best Original Short Story Collection for Equinox, published by Devil’s Party Press in 2018. Equinox is a 168-page softcover collection of short fiction based loosely on the theme of the vernal equinox.

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Dianne Pearce (right) accepting the National Press Women’s Association Award for best short story collection (for Equinox) with NFPW President Mariann Wolf-Astrauskas in Baton Rouge, LA

Prior to the NFPW award, Pearce’s Equinox took first place in the state competition earlier in the year, which is overseen by the Delaware Press Association (DPA). Pearce received the state award for Equinox (along with several other awards) at the DPA’s Contest Awards Banquet, held May 2, 2019, in Wilmington. By placing first at the state level, Equinox advanced to the national competition overseen by the NFPW, where the book competed against other top submissions from across the country.

The 2019 NFPW Communication Awards Ceremony was held at Baton Rouge’s Hotel Hilton. Several hundred journalists, authors, and other communicators were also in attendance. Founded in 1937, the NFPW is a US-based organization of consisting of professional women and men pursuing careers in the field of communications including electronic, broadcast and print journalism, publishing, marketing, design, and advertising.

“At a time in which journalistic freedom is under attack, organizations like the Delaware Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women are needed now more than ever,” Pearce said. “It is an honor to have had Equinox recognized by both of these important groups.”

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Devil’s Party Press (DPP), an independent publishing house located in Milton, DE, was formed in 2017 by Dianne Pearce. DPP works exclusively with authors over forty years of age. To date, DPP has published six short story collections and five original full-length novels. Equinox is available at Amazon, the Devil’s Party Press online store, and at select bookstores.

More at:
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RECAP OF DATE NIGHT PART 2: THE EQUINOX BOOK LAUNCH

On June 22, 2018, we held part two of our two-part book launch in support of the recently published EQUINOX literature anthology. The event, dubbed “Date Night,” took place at Milton’s popular Suburban Farmhouse coffee shop and eatery, located at 108 Federal Street. A sizable crowd showed up for the book launch, which featured live performances from several of the EQUINOX contributors including William Crandell and Carrie Sz Keane.

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Music was provided by guitarist David Ara, who performed a variety of original songs throughout the evening. Following the scheduled EQUINOX readers and a brief intermission, an open-mic session commenced. The session included poet Tara A. O’Brien Elliott of Salisbury, MD, who was recently awarded the first-place prize in the upcoming AURORA anthology. Ms. O’Brien Elliott read four original poems.

We have two readings scheduled for August in support of the AURORA anthology. The anthology is scheduled to publish in mid-July and the live events will also occur at The Suburban Farmhouse.

Our heartfelt thanks to those who turned out tonight, and, of course, to Kristin Heathcote-Latham and the entire staff at The Suburban Farmhouse.

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EQUINOX LAUNCH PARTY (DATE NIGHT, PART 2): FRIDAY, JUNE 22, AT THE SUBURBAN FARMHOUSE

On Friday, June 22, Devil’s Party Press authors will converge upon Milton’s Suburban Farmhouse, located at 108 Federal Street, for an evening of live performances.

The event is part two of a two-part book launch in promotion of DPP’s latest literature anthology, EQUINOX. Authors including Bayne Northern, Carrie Sz Keane, and William Crandell will read from the anthology. The event also features live music from singer-songwriter David Ara, as well as a book signing. There may also be a few surprises in store.

The Suburban Farmhouse offers a variety of entrees, desserts, and beverages for purchase during this event. An open-mic session is also planned. Authors wishing to participate are advised to arrive at 5:00 PM to sign up as space is limited.

More information at capegazette.com.

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RECAP OF DATE NIGHT PART 1 – THE EQUINOX BOOK LAUNCH

On Friday, June 15, 2018, four of the EQUINOX anthology contributors performed at The Suburban Farmhouse in Milton, DE, in part one of a two-part event labeled Date Night. The authors were joined by keyboardist Anne Browne who played an assortment of melodies ranging from classical to contemporary. Mark Polo, Dianne Pearce, Judith Speizer Crandell, and David Dutton were the featured readers of the evening. It’s safe to say that a good time was had by all. The Suburban Farmhouse welcomed DPP with a lovely hand-written sign displayed on the large table in the back of their restaurant and coffee bar. In addition to reading from EQUINOX, author David Dutton also piqued the audience’s interest by reading the prologue to his upcoming novel, ONE OF THE MADDING CROWD, publishing fall 2018 by DPP. Attendees each received a special two-sided souvenir card, containing an excerpt from Mr. Dutton’s forthcoming tome. Mr. Dutton can be seen in the top middle photo below, while Ms. Speizer Crandell is pictured bottom left.

Date Night part 2 will be held on Friday, June 22, and will feature readings by authors DD Beals, TJ Lewes, Carrie Sz Keane, William Cranell, and Bayne Northern. Dianne Pearce will emcee the event which will also feature music selections by singer-songwriter David Ara. The event begins at 5:00 PM. The Suburban Farmhouse is located at 108 Federal Street in Milton. An open-mic session is planned for authors who wish to perform their work. Sign-up at 5:00 PM as space is limited.

Great food and coffee, live music, original stories. Bring a date, pick up an anthology and meet the authors. We look forward to seeing you there!

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