Tag: writing

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…

A Fractured Land Update

As y’all probably know, my debut novel, A Fractured Land, is coming out 1 April 2018.  But here’s an update on how things are going.   First, the lowdown on what to expect…. “Left with a huge debt by her runaway ex-husband, Lexi Taylor is out of money and out of luck. In search of a new beginning and determined…

Author 18 – Paying It Forward

I belong to a Facebook group called Author 18. (Made up of traditionally published debut novelists of 2018) I used to belong to 17  Scribes (when I thought my book was coming out last year hahaha) I was bumped to 2018 after some editorial delays (but rather a polished book than a slipshod, one, right?) And here we are with…

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 …

Book Review – Barbarian Days – A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

The prose in this book is sublime, pure poetry in places. William Finnegan (author of many other books and columnist at The New Yorker) is a skillful, lyrical writer and his words are a pleasure to read. He is able to take essentially indescribable experiences and bring them to life with beautiful words. He achieves this in such a way that you, as the reader,…