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VERONICA’S GRAVE: A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR by Barbara Kracht Donsky

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Title: Veronica's Grave: A Daughter's Memoir Author: Barbara Kracht Donsky Genre: Memoir Publisher: She Writes Press Release Date: May 10, 2016 Format: Kindle, paperback Audible Pages: 338 Source: Amazon WINNER OF SILVER AWARD FOR BEST MEMOIR 2016 READERS' FAVORITE  2016 BEVERLY HILLS BOOK AWARDS FINALIST FOR MEMOIR From beyond the grave came a cry for help she could not ignore. Reminiscent in style to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and to Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Veronica's Grave is the story of a young girl...

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Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

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Title: HALF BLOOD BLUES Author: Esi Edugyan Genre: Literary fiction Publisher: Picador Release Date: February 28, 2012 Format: Kindle, hardcover, paperback, audio CD Pages: 321 Source: https://www.amazon.com/Half-Blood-Blues-Novel-Esi-Edugyan-ebook/dp/B006JJTB0G/ From Amazon: Berlin, 1939. The Hot Time Swingers, a popular jazz band, has been forbidden to play by the Nazis. Their young trumpet-player Hieronymus Falk, declared a musical genius by none other than Louis Armstrong, is arrested in a Paris café. He is never heard from again. He was...

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166 Palms, a new anthology

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Title: 166 Palms Author: James Burnham (editor) Genre: fiction anthology Release Date: March 9, 2017 Format: paperback, ebook Pages: 139 pages   One of my favorite stories, “Suite for the Lady in Red” is included in 166 Palms, a new anthology containing a collection of short stories by faculty and graduates of the Stanford University Certificate in Novel Writing Program. 166 Palms features the exiting voices of my professors and colleagues: James Burnham, Diane Byington, Luanne Castle, Victoria Grant, Kristine Mietzner, Linda...

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Book Review: The Ropes that Bind by Tracy Stopler,

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Book Review: The Ropes that Bind by Tracy Stopler,

Title: The Ropes that Bind Author: Tracy Stopler Genre: fiction Publisher: Binah Books Release Date: 1 edition (December 24, 2016) Format: electronic books Pages: 336 pages Tracy Stopler’s debut novel, The Ropes that Bind, deals with the under-reported crime of child sexual abuse and how it affects her protagonist, Tali Stark. Tali’s abuse is deftly and sensitively handled in this well-written story. The reader watches nine-year-old Tali grow into a functioning woman while holding her emotional trauma within her. Through her personal strength...

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2016 Gival Press Novel Award

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My novel, A Different Kind of Fire, was a finalist for the 2016 Gival Press Novel Award, judged by author John Domini. Mr. Domini has won awards in all genres, publishing fiction in Paris Review, Ploughshares, and anthologies, and non-fiction in GQ, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His 2007 novel, Earthquake I.D., was nominated for a Pulitzer The winner: Dream of Another America by Tyler McMahon The finalists were: A Different Kind of Fire by Suanne Schafer A Kind of Paradise by Bev Jafek. Wild Girl by Rita Ciresi Water by Nagueyatti Warren...

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Graveyard: A Collective Work

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Graveyard: A Collective Work

Title: Graveyard: a collective work Series: SEZ Publication's Second Anthology Author: Erin Sweeney (Editor), Samantha Blackwell (Editor), Kate Wilde (Photographer), Elijah O'Mara-Mezzano (Illustrator) Genre: Anthology Publisher: SEZ Publications Release Date: August 16, 2016 My short story, “Morrigan,” the first short story I ever wrote and the first I ever sold, is reprinted in this anthology compiled by SEZ Publishing. It includes “Morrigan” along with short stories and poems about graveyards written by...

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Brain, Child Magazine article

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My first non-fiction piece, a brief review of raising an interracial son, appeared today in Brain, Child Magazine. Take a look at it. Raising My Black...

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News Update: A Different Kind of Fire

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News from the WisRWA Fab Five contest: A Different Kind of Fire placed third in the Wisconsin Romance Writers in the women’s fiction category. Fire is set in the 1890s and involves a young Texan who dreams of becoming a famous artist. Along the way, Ruby’s various trial and tribulations change her, her perception of sexuality, and her definition of...

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Texas Women Authors: Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

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Texas Women Authors: Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey “I know now one must plan one’s old age as surely as one plans any other stage of life. The tragedy of Cousin Josie’s life is that she never knew what she wanted at any age—only what she did not want. She never wanted to marry nor to pursue a career, and in life, unlike grammar, double negatives do not produce an affirmative.” ― Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, A Woman Of Independent Means  Elizabeth started her writing career as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News. Later, while her husband was getting an MFA from Yale...

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News update: A Different Kind of Fire

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News update:  A Different Kind of Fire

News from the WisRWA Fab Five contest: A Different Kind of Fire is a finalist in the Wisconsin Romance Writers in the women’s fiction category. Fire is set in the 1890s and involves a young Texan who dreams of becoming a famous artist. Along the way, Ruby’s various trial and tribulations change her, her perception of sexuality, and her definition of...

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