Mystic Writers

About Us

The Mystic Writers formed in the summer of 2017 in Mystic, CT, when an evening on a screened-in porch sparked interest in conversation, collaboration, and mutual support. We meet regularly to balance the professional necessity of working alone with the satisfaction of interacting with other writers. Eight strong, we are all on different paths – memoirists, novelists, journalists – and yet we have a common vision: to write as well as we can and to tell stories that matter.

Our Authors

Lisa Brownell


Jane H. Percy

Non-fiction, Poetry

Maura Casey


Bethe Dufresne


Ginny Bitting


The Latest from our Blog

The Perks of Isolation

The Perks of Isolation

During this time of isolation and uncertainty I often find myself trapped between two reactions – outright paranoia or blistering anger. Both drive...

Dawn: The 24-Hour Reset

Dawn: The 24-Hour Reset

“I’ve always liked the time before dawn because there’s no one around to remind me who I’m supposed to be, so it’s easier to remember who I am.”...



I’ve always had a sixth sense. Like many children, I had little feelings about people and situations and most often dealt with this sometimes...

Write, Eat, Walk, Write

Write, Eat, Walk, Write

One of my challenges in the writing process is how to stay connected to whatever I’m working on and have enough distance, at the same time, to have a...

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