October 18, 2021

Pamela Stockwell is a fellow member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, which is not for writers who are women, but those who write in the womens’ fiction genre. Her debut novel, A Boundless Place, launches this Thursday, and the premise is fascinating. In 1969, a twenty-four-year-old widow, Violet, wants only to hide from life….

September 6, 2021

Heather Frimmer is a Connecticut author with a career as a radiologist. No surprise then, that her books have a medical background, but really, they focus on moral dilemmas and secrets that affect almost every character. Her latest, Better to Trust, actually begs that question. Is it better to trust? Or can trusting present problems…

August 6, 2021

The Accidental Suffragist, Galia Gichon’s debut novel takes place in New York from 1911-19. Helen Fox, a working mother as so many poor women were forced to be then, decides, after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, to fight for better conditions for women workers, and eventually for the vote. Meticulously researched, the novel paints a…

July 12, 2021

Zoom has brought home to me that none of us is an island, and we are an international community of writers. Among my new Zoom friends of 2020, I count Canadian Suzanne Craig-Whytock, author of  Smile, The Dome. Her next novel The Seventh Devil, and short story collection Feasting Upon the Bones, are due to be published…

May 4, 2021

Matt Knight doesn’t fit any cookie-cutter idea of a writer. He’s a lawyer (not unusual among fiction writers), who uses his law knowledge to provide advice to writers via his book, The Writer’s Legal GPS: A guide for navigating the legal landscape of publishing  He’s also written this lovely article for the New York Times:…

April 20, 2021

This author first came to my attention through Chirp, the website that sells reduced price audiobooks without having to subscribe or pay any monthly fee. His Book, Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, intrigued me. (BTW, the audiobook is currently on sale on Chirp for $3.99) I thoroughly enjoyed this book about The Queen escaping for…

April 13, 2021

Linda Rosen is the author of two women’s fiction novels published within a year of each other by Black Rose Writing. So, this woman spends a lot of time at the place where she writes. Check out the photo and you’ll see that there are few distractions there.  Except for some lime-green hand weights. Something…

March 10, 2021

Internationally published poet and short fiction writer Edward Ahern has an output I have long given up trying to emulate. When he arrives at the Writers Rendezvous and I ask him what he’s done in the previous month, I know he’ll have not only written but submitted (and had accepted) a huge number of pieces….