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Salty Quill Scholarship Winners


​The jury for the Salty Quill Writers Retreat Scholarships is thrilled to announce the recipients of our 2017 Salty Quill Scholarships: K. Stephens and Nancy Crochiere were chosen from a pool of outstanding applicants. 

Nancy Crochiere worked as an editor for McGraw-Hill and other educational publishers while she and her husband raised two daughters. For 15 years, she also wrote a humor column called “The Mother Load” for The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass, and North Andover’s Eagle-Tribune. In 2014, she collected her most popular columns into the book The Mother Load, which was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year in humor and the Independent Publishers of New England Book Award. 

Since leaving publishing to pursue her own writing, Nancy’s essays have appeared in The Boston Globe and Writer’s Digest. She is currently working on her first novel, Graceland. Nancy’s hobby is acting as an extra in feature films. In the movie Joy, you can catch her staring unapologetically at Bradley Cooper’s backside. 

K. Stephens is a Maine freelance writer, reporter and author of several award-winning books, including her debut novel, The Ghost Trap, the story of a young lobsterman struggling with the grinding responsibilities of a head-injured fiancé and mounting trap wars. She is working on her next book, a historical fiction fantasy novel set in Prohibition-era Maine, featuring a conniving rum-runner posing as a lobsterman.

We are so excited to have K. and Nancy join us at the retreat, and we are honored by all of those writers who shared their work with us. Thank you so much.​

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