Category: writing

April’s Author 18 Feature: “One of 19 Debut you novels …. you definitely won’t want to miss.”

A Conversation with Jennifer Haupt, Author of In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills   Jennifer Haupt’s moving debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, is a multi-cultural story deftly weaves together the journeys of three women from vastly diverse backgrounds searching for personal peace in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of this novel that Bustle.com named as one of…

Book Review – The Woolgrowers Companion by Joy Rhoades

Debut  Australian author, Joy Rhoades tells the story of a young woman who finds the strength to prevail through difficult economic and emotional times. Don’t we all want to read a story like that, especially when it so beautifully written?  (And the physical book is also gorgeous.)   It’s 1945 in New South Wales, Australia. The farming district is crippled…

January’s Author 18 feature – Anna Quinn: The Night Child

The first featured debut author of 2018 is Anna Quinn. This previous post tells you all about the Author 18 initiative. Anna’s book, The Night Child, was released this week by Blackstone Publishing.  The genre here is Psychological Literary Fiction. The Night Child is the story of Nora Brown, a young mother and high-school English teacher, whose unremembered childhood trauma…

The Pantsters guide to NaNoWriMo2017

National Novel Writing Month is around the corner, people. (Strictly speaking it is InterNational Novel Writing month, but no alliteration is boring right?) You don’t need to be a writer to participate, but I can assure you that  you will be one afterward.  The point of NaNoWriMo is to get in a writing routine (because you are forced to) and …