Happy Pub Day, Vanessa Hua!

Drum roll, please….. Our friend and contributor Vanessa Hua is celebrating a big one today: the publication of her debut novel, A River of Stars. Cathy and I offer our congratulations along with a super big high-five. Vanessa took a break in her busy promotion schedule to share a little about the creative inspiration forContinue reading “Happy Pub Day, Vanessa Hua!”

A novel for mothers everywhere

Hey, Sorry we’ve been…ahem, MIA lately. Too much going on, and too little of it is writing. But this terrific post from Women’s Fiction Writers popped up on my screen this morning, and I just had to share it. Here’s a novel for any mother who has juggled childcare, work, and life (which means everyContinue reading “A novel for mothers everywhere”

From Limbo to Publication

From Karen: We’re giving our heartiest congratulations to first-time novelist Magdalena Waz whose novel, Return on Investment, won the Fiction Attic Press Debut Novel Contest this year. Fiction Attic, headed by founder Michelle Richmond, is publishing some of the most interesting new fiction out there today. Magdalena’s smart new novel is a great example. Magdalena’sContinue reading “From Limbo to Publication”

The Next Big Thing

From Cathy Well, it’s been quite a month. So again, please bear with me while I gloat—just a wee bit. In addition to the short story in American Fiction Volume 14, I recently found out that…drumroll please… My book is getting published! A Hundred Weddings will be released in early 2016 through Marching Ink, an independentContinue reading “The Next Big Thing”

The Power of Faith, Family and Friends

From Karen: Think you have trouble squeezing writing into your day? Try throwing five kids into the mix. Tamara Grantham does it, and her debut novel, Dreamthief, will be published on September 1, 2015. It’s a fantasy tale, full of elves, fairies and intrigue. Tamara says the loving support of family and friends, and herContinue reading “The Power of Faith, Family and Friends”

Author Mark Lowery: A Novel is a Leap of Faith

Novelist Mark Lowery, a man of talent and faith, shares his journey to publication with us today. Mark’s debut novel, He Promisd Nvr 2 Leav Me, was published by Lion’s Roar Press, a new Ohio-based independent press. Please check it out and pick up copy. Born in the Bronx, New York, Mark is an award-winningContinue reading “Author Mark Lowery: A Novel is a Leap of Faith”