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…

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…

April 8, 2021

Barbara Linn Probst’s second novel (The Sound Between the Notes) was published a few days ago. I asked her a few questions about her writing space, and what she needed to have when she writes. Here’s her reply.I write on my laptop at a glass desk by a big window overlooking trees, sky, and more…

December 29, 2020

I belong to a number of writing organizations, and have always found them interesting, though not necessarily vital. But this year has brought the value of the groups I belong to sharply into focus. In years past, I would join a group, attend occasional events, and skim their newsletters, while I wrote mainly on my…

December 10, 2020

I met Amy Sue Nathan through the WFWA (Women’s Fiction Writers Association) and decided to read her latest book, The Last Bathing Beauty. I’m glad I did. It’s set at a Jewish summer resort on the shores of Lake Michigan, MI, and goes back and forth in time between 1951 and today. It’s a wonderful…

January 4, 2019

I met Marilyn Simon Rothstein at the Saugatuck StoryFest in Westport, CT, and bought her first book, Lift and Separate, because she made me laugh. That novel, by the way, hit the number 1 slot on Amazon’s list of Satirical Fiction last week! Her novels are filled with humor, as well as romance, pathos and…