‘Beach Life’ launch party slated Nov. 12 at Browseabout Books

November 4, 2017

Cat & Mouse Press has published "Beach Life," the fifth book in the award-winning Rehoboth Beach Reads Series. The books, which have won state and national awards, are published annually and contain stories selected by a panel of judges from entries in each year's short story contest. "Beach Life" features 25 stories set in Rehoboth and surrounding areas. "Beach Life" and the other books in the series are available at Browseabout Books, the contest sponsor and primary sales point for the book.

"We were astonished by both the quality of the writing and the variety of the stories," says Nancy Sakaduski, owner of Cat & Mouse Press. "I think readers will be delighted by the collection, which includes romance, historical fiction, humor and mystery." As evidence of the book's wide-ranging content, she adds that making appearances in this year's book are a dolphin whisperer, a mime, a mermaid, a Hemingway impersonator, a well-traveled hermit crab, a Rolling Stones album and Ralphie from A Christmas Story.

The Rehoboth Beach Reads books have proven to be extremely popular with residents and visitors alike. Readers enjoy recognizing locations in the stories and reading about familiar activities such as playing miniature golf, walking the Boardwalk, and enjoying Rehoboth's night life. For this reason, the books make great gifts, books for rental properties and even fireside winter reading material.

"They are among our most popular books," says Susan Kehoe, general manager of Browseabout Books. "Once people read one of these anthologies, they come back for the others." The other books in the series are "The Beach House," "The Boardwalk," "Beach Days" and "Beach Nights."

"Beach Life" is available in paperback for $15.95. A launch party for the book will be hosted by Browseabout Books Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 to 4 p.m. Most of the authors will be on hand to sign their stories and answer questions about their inspirations. The event is free and open to the public. During the event, anyone who purchases three or more Cat & Mouse Press books will receive a free Browseabout Books tote bag.

Cat & Mouse Press was established to produce books and other materials that are fun, entertaining, and of particular interest to residents and visitors to the Delmarva region. The company publishes a free weekly newspaper for writers, Writing is a Shore Thing ( For more information, visit or find Cat and Mouse Press on Facebook.