Bellamy’s Bride: The Search or Maria Hallet of Cape Cod. (Arcadia Publishing, 2010)
Venture back to 1715, when a fifteen-year-old Cape Cod girl named Maria Hallet was seduced by a twenty-six-year-old Englishman named Samuel Bellamy. Bellamy soon left her to become one of the most infamous pirates of his day — Black Sam Bellamy. Maria remained on the Cape but was forced to live in solitude after giving birth to Bellamy’s child. Two years later Bellamy returned to his love, and Maria watched from the dunes as his flagship, The Whydah, sank in the worst noreaster in the history of the Cape. The legend of the Whydah has been passed down for over two hundred years and Cape Cod writer Kathleen Brunelle brings a fresh breath of sea air to this epic tale in her search for Bellamy’s Bride.
Cape Cod’s Highfield and Tanglewood: A Tale of Two Cottages (Arcadia Publishing, 2012)
In 1876, wealthy Bostonian Pierson Beebe chose a secluded hill in Falmouth, Massachusetts, as the spot to build his summer cottage, Highfield Hall. The following year, his brother James Arthur Beebe began construction on next door on his own mansion, Tanglewood. The Beebe Woods and the surrounding buildings do not simply belong to the history of one wealthy Boston family. Rather, the land that they preserved, the architecture they created and the cultural activities they promoted are deeply rooted in Falmouth’s History. Author Kathleen Brunelle’s grandparents were the caretakers of the cottages, and she grew up exploring their many secrets. Join Brunelle, as she narrates the remarkable history of these treasured Falmouth landmarks and once again wanders the historic rooms of Highfield hall.
My poetry has appeared in many publications, including MoXie Magazine and the highly acclaimed Irish Literary Magazine The SHOp. My essays have appeared in magazines like Cape Cod View.