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Self-publishing – What I’ve Learned

Self-publishing – What I’ve Learned

Eighteen months ago I self-published my novel Dappled Light, based on the life of James Stewart, a medical missionary whose reputation was tarnished by a liaison with Mary Livingstone, wife of the explorer. Stewart subsequently married my great great aunt Mina, the daughter of a wealthy Scottish shipbuilder who was himself the subject of a […]

July 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
16 Things Sexist Male Writers Say to Female Writers

16 Things Sexist Male Writers Say to Female Writers

Before we even ordered our beers, he had found five ways to insult me. This wasn’t a date. This was a meeting between two writers. We had presumably come to the bar to brainstorm and critique each other’s work like adults. I quickly learned that he saw this as a competition. I guess he considered […]

July 25, 2015 | By | 3 Replies More
What Bugs Me As A Reader

What Bugs Me As A Reader

I finished a novel last night and I hated it! It began well, great characters with potential. Then, halfway through, the main character is shot dead. The family moves away and the husband heads off somewhere foreign to start a new life, leaving his two little kids with an aunt who never featured before. The […]

July 23, 2015 | By | 7 Replies More
Q&A with Author Amy Sue Nathan

Q&A with Author Amy Sue Nathan

Amy Sue Nathan  is the author of THE GLASS WIVES and upcoming THE GOOD NEIGHBOR, both published by St Martin’s Griffin. She is also woman behind the award-winning blog Women’s Fiction Writers, named one of Writer’s Digest’s Best Websites for Writers in 2015. Thank you, Amy, for joining us over here at WWWB! We’re thrilled […]

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Real Danger of Harper Lee’s New Novel

The Real Danger of Harper Lee’s New Novel

When I first heard that Go Set A Watchman was being released, I had the same thought I had when I hear that any famous author is releasing a sequel to a successful novel … This could be dangerous. The more I read about the circumstances of Go Set A Watchman being “discovered” and coming […]

July 19, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
Serendipity on Steroids

Serendipity on Steroids

I recently came to a personal writer’s realization. All of my stories—both the ones on paper and the ones impatiently waiting in the queue in my head—have to do with serendipitous meetings. Serendipity, it turns out, (some might argue it’s fate) is an obsession of mine. Turn left at the corner and meet the love […]

July 18, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
DESI GIRLS, Stories by Indian Women Writers Abroad

DESI GIRLS, Stories by Indian Women Writers Abroad

I am often asked why my anthologies include solely stories by women. One reason is that women’s achievements are never purely personal. Also, we continue to work phenomenally harder than men to qualify for equal recognition in many walks of life. In this day and age, women are still subjected to prejudice, violence, poorer resources […]

July 16, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Introducing the Holocaust to Young Readers

Introducing the Holocaust to Young Readers

In 2014, with the present rise of another wave of Anti-Semitism, I was commissioned by Scholastic Australia to write a novel set in the Holocaust. Given the vast number of novels, memoirs, biographies, essays, poetry and commentaries that have appeared in the last seventy years the task was daunting. Even though I thought I knew […]

July 14, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Q&A with Taylor Jenkins Reid

Q&A with Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of FOREVER, INTERRUPTED; AFTER I DO; and the brand spankin’ new, terrifically fabulous MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE (This interviewer gave it a solid five star review), all published by Simon & Schuster/Atria/Washington Square Press. Her first book, FOREVER, INTERRUPTED, was included by Kirkus Reviews in “11 Debuts We Love” and […]

July 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Two Decades of Writing

Two Decades of Writing

TWENTY years ago my first book was published – Unlawful Carnal Knowledge: The True Story of the Irish X Case was subsequently banned in Ireland, which made it an overnight success north of the border. As a journalist on the Daily Telegraph, I was working full-time but took the week off to promote my book […]

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