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February 23, 2021

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 Announcements

MEMBER NEWS

Anara Guard’s poem "Respite" won first place in the California State Poetry Society annual contest.

Kerry Chaput is thrilled that her historical novel Daughter of the King was accepted by Black Rose Writing and will be published in December.

Leah B. Eskine’s debut novel CC'S Road Home was released February 7 by Black Rose Writing, accompanied by the author's digital launch of the book.

Margaret Spence’s second novel Joyous Lies was released on February 15 by The Wild Rose Press.

Jaclyn Goldis is excited to announce her debut women's fiction When We Were Young was released on February 16 by Grand Central/Hachette.

Virginia McCullough has signed a contract to write two more novels for Harlequin's Heartwarming (Western) line. They're scheduled for release in 2022.  

Rebecca Prenevost's second book Mom Walks: Getting Crushed was published on February 16.

Joy Ross Davis is happy to announce that she has signed with literary agent Diane Nine of Nine Speakers, Inc. for her latest novel The Magnificent Celestine.

Tiffany Meuret’s debut novel A Flood of Posies was released February 9 by Black Spot Books!

Cinda Swalley's debut adult fiction The Golden Hearts Club has been published.

Lilianne Milgrom's debut historical fiction L'Origine: The secret life of the word's most erotic masterpiece (Little French Girl Press, 2020) was awarded the 2020 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion.

Beth Uznis Johnson's essay "It Wasn't Until... On Becoming Essential During Covid-19" was published by Broad Street Magazine's pandemic blog on February 1.

Maggie Smith, the host of the Hear Us Roar Podcast, is pleased to announce she's signed a deal with Ten16 Press to publish her debut novel Truth & Other Lies in Spring 2022.

Virginia King is thrilled to announce that Planting Pearls, the new prequel to her existing five-book psychological mystery series, has just been published.

Annie Cathryn Gerlach is thrilled to announce she signed with agent Lindsay Guzzardo of Martin Literary Management for her debut women's fiction novel.

Cynthia Ruchti's upcoming March 2 release Facing the Dawn received a Starred Review from Library Journal.

Reyna Marder Gentin is thrilled to announce that her middle grade novel My Name Is Layla was released by TouchPoint Press on January 19.

Beatryce Ruby is pleased to announce the publication of her debut novel No Sweeter Touch by FriesenPress on January 19.

Patricia Rae is delighted to have just published the first two books in her Mark of the Faerie series.

Joanne Kukanza Easley is pleased to announce that her novel Sweet Jane was shortlisted for the 2020 Sarton Women's Book Award and named to the long list for the Somerset Award for contemporary and literary fiction.

Joyce Yarrow is excited to announce that her novel Zahara and the Lost Books of Lights (Adelaide Books, December 2020) will be translated into Portuguese and published by Grupo Narrativa in May 2021. She has also signed with an agency in Germany that will handle future sales of foreign language rights. 

Lorelei Brush is excited to announce the release of her second novel Chasing the American Dream on February 2. 

Natalie Monaghan Munroe is delighted to share that her short story “The Ghost of Christmas Present” was selected for inclusion in Dandelion Revolution Press's anthology The Secrets We Keep (expected publication March 2021). 

Suzanne Cottrell's second poetry chapbook Gifts of the Seasons, Spring and Summer has been published by Kelsay Books.

International bestseller The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood will be released in paperback in February by Sourcebooks.

Annette Nauraine’s debut historical romance novel Kissing the Kavalier will be published on February 28.

Debbie Burns is excited to announce that Summer by the River, her sixth book (and first in women's fiction), will be released March 2 from Sourcebooks Casablanca.

Jeanne Kern celebrated the arrival of 2021 with the arrival of her romance novel Love Is a Filing Cabinet from The Wild Rose Press.

Erin Flanagan’s debut novel Deer Season is forthcoming with the University of Nebraska Press in Fall 2021. 

Barbara Linn Probst is thrilled to announce that Queen of the Owls was selected as a finalist for the 2020 Sarton Women's Book Award and the Somerset Award for outstanding contemporary and literary fiction.

Christine Adler is proud to share that her debut poetry chapbook Undressing the Heart was released by Finishing Line Press. 

Shail Rajan is thrilled to announce the recent publication of her debut novel The Summer Breeze.

Elizabeth Everett's debut historical romance A Lady's Formula for Love will be published on February 9.

Tammy Harrow is super excited to sign with Red Adept for her debut novel to be released in early 2022.

Judith Keim is excited to share that The Desert Flowers-Rose, first in the Desert Sage Series, was released on January 28.

Erin Bartels is excited to announce that her third novel All That We Carried was released January 5.

Susan Payne announces the release of How To Return a Mail Order Bride on February 4. She’s also proud to announce the release of a historical western The Texas Ranger and the Veterinarian through The Wild Rose Press in March 2021.

Claire Marti is thrilled to announce her novel Nobody Else But You won the Golden Leaf Award for best mid-length contemporary romance and her novel For The Love of You was a finalist in the same category.

Kim Catron's novel Threshing of Straw won the grand prize in the Ohio Writer's Great Novel contest of 2020 and will be published in the spring through Bellwether Press.

Melanie Wilson self-published her debut novel Drifting Anchors on November 2.

Barb Ristine's historical short story "An Uncertain Justice" has been published in the Winter 2020 issue of The Westchester Review.

Joan Koster is thrilled to announce the publication of the first two books in her Write for Success series: Fast Draft Your Manuscript and Get It Done and Revise Your Draft and Make It Shine.

Anna E. Collins is thrilled to announce that she has signed with Red Adept Publishing for publication in late 2021/2022 for two of her novels, Resurrecting Annie Wolff and The Reluctant Traveler.

Margaret Rodenberg is elated to announce the upcoming publication of her debut Finding Napoleon: A Novel (She Writes Press, April). 

Stephanie Alexander's cross-genre women's fiction novel Charleston Green has been long-listed for the 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBA) Paranormal Fiction Awards.

Kathy Strobos’s manuscript Is This For Real? placed third in the 2020 RWA Windy City Four Seasons Contest for Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance.

Margaret Ann Spence is thrilled to announce that her novel Joyous Lies was published by The Wild Rose Press on February 15.

Gail Priest is excited to announce the audiobook release of her novel Annie Crow Knoll: Sunrise.

Elizabeth Chatsworth's award-winning debut novel The Brass Queen was published on January 12.

Marina DelVecchio's novel The Professor's Wife will be published by Black Rose Writing in October.

Christina Tsirkas's debut novel The Night Sender was published  December 16.

Maggie Giles signed with Rising Action Publishing Collective in Ontario, Canada for her debut novel that will be released spring 2022. 

J.E. Barnard is pleased to announce the January 5 audiobook release of her third novel Why the Rock Falls

Janet Garber announces that her essay "An Obscure Talent" was published in BoomerCafe January 4.

Pamela Stockwell is the 2020 winner of the Louise Walters Books Page 100 Writing Competition for a page from her novel A Boundless Place.

The Mountains Sing, the debut novel by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, has won the prestigious Lannan Literary Fellowship and BookBrowse's Best Debut Award for 2020.

Debbie Burns is happy to announce the publication of her sixth book (first in women's fiction) Summer by the River, which will be released March 2. 

Deborah K. Shepherd is over the moon to announce the upcoming publication of her debut novel So Happy Together (She Writes Press, April) as well as the publication of her essay "A Love Letter to Our Marriage Therapist" on the HerStry website (March 3).

Lainey Cameron is thrilled to share that her debut novel won two more book awards. In addition to receiving Gold Winner status in the Readers' Favorite 2020 women's fiction category, The Exit Strategy was announced as a finalist in the 2020 Best Book Awards from American Book Fest and as a Notable Indie for 2020 by Shelf Unbound.

Christina Consolino is pleased to announce that her debut novel Rewrite the Stars will be published by Black Rose Writing in March 2021.

Mari Howes is delighted to announce the Audible debut of her suspense novel The Tribes on December 10.

Heather Frimmer is thrilled to announce that her second novel Better to Trust will be published by Wyatt-MacKenzie in September 2021. 

Barbara Linn Probst is joyous to announce that her second novel The Sound Between the Notes will launch on April 6, 2021.

Jessica Topper is happy to announce the re-release and print debut of her novel Louder than Love.

The Talking Drum, the debut novel by Lisa Braxton, has won the 2020 Best Indie Book Award from Shelf Unbound magazine.

Susan Payne is proud to announce that her Regency novel Blind Faith was released December 9, and her ebook A Woman of His Dreams was released January 11, both by The Wild Rose Press. 

 

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