October 2018, Vol. 3


In This Issue...

  1. Author Happy Hour
  2. Recent Releases
  3. Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcasts

Read ON!

Welcome to WFWA's reader-focused newsletter, Read ON!

Check your inbox the last Wednesday of every month for new women's fiction books you'll want to read!

Check out our series of author-interview podcasts!

Debut Author Podcasts

Quick links to past episodes:

Denitta Ward (Somewhere Still)

Marianne Hansen (The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger)

Goodreads Shelf


Find Great Books on Goodreads

Did you know all of the women’s fiction books by WFWA members are on a Goodreads shelf?  You can find them here.

Click on any of the covers below to see that book on Goodreads! 

Author Happy Hour

Last month's Author Happy Hour is still available here, if you'd like to watch the replay.

Don't miss the next Author Happy Hour, happening here tomorrow night — Thursday, November 1, from 8pm-9pm ET. 

Featured Books from Author Happy Hour: 

The Art of Inheriting Secrets by Barbara O'Neal

When food writer Olivia Shaw arrives in England to sort out the details of her mother’s death, she’s astonished to discover that she has inherited a crumbling manor house and a title to go with it.

Why did her mother lie? And what will Olivia do with it all? With villagers helping—and opposing—she digs into her mother’s life to discover her own future.  

For more information, please visit Barbara's website

Designer You by Sarahlyn Bruck

Pam Wheeler checked every box: Happy marriage? Check. Fantastic kid? Check. Booming career? Check. 

So when her husband dies in a freak accident and their DIY empire goes on life support, Pam must fix the relationship with her troubled and grief-stricken daughter and save the family business.

For more information, please visit Sarahlyn's website

Freefall: A Divine Comedy by Lily Iona MacKenzie

The story of four old friends reuniting to contemplate their sixtieth birthdays turns into a marvelous, magical mystery tour with plenty of surprises and laughs along the way. An enchanting exploration of aging, art, philosophy, feminism, and motherhood, written with style and a heavy dose of humor. A Divine Comedy, indeed!

For more information, please visit Lily's website

Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King

When Maisey Addington is called home to deal with a crisis involving her aging parents, she discovers a web of secrets and lies—including evidence of a twin sister she believed was an imaginary friend.

Maisey's search for the truth leads her to revelations that make her question the choices she is making for her self and her own daughter.

For more information, please visit Kerry's website

The Summer of Annah: A Labor of Love by Tinthia Clemant

The veil between her reality and the past had become as impenetrable as a concrete wall.

Annah-Belle Henderson didn’t intend to erase her memories. She only wanted to forget the anguish that had consumed her since the attack on her life. That, and the painful secret hidden from her since her birth. But even a witch should know not to interfere with the plans of the Universe.

For more information, please visit Tinthia's website

Recent Releases

We now have a special Monthly Highlights shelf on Goodreads, where you can get full information on the books listed below. Thanks for reading, reviewing, and sharing with your friends!

Bedside Manners by Heather Frimmer

As Joyce Novak’s daughter, Marnie, completes medical school and looks ahead to a surgical internship, her wedding, and a future filled with promise, a breast cancer diagnosis throws Joyce’s own future into doubt. Meanwhile, Marnie comes face-to-face with mortality when a young heroin addict in her care dies, and she realizes she must strike a balance between her identity as a doctor and her role as a supportive daughter. Amid this profound soul-searching, both Joyce and Marnie’s futures change in ways they never expected.

For more information, please visit Heather's website

Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcasts

Click here to listen to WFWA member Reyna Marder Gentin talk about her work as a lawyer and how it inspired the story behind Unreasonable Doubts.

Reyna keeps a hand in the law as a volunteer, representing women and men seeking restraining orders against their intimate partners. She has written and continues to write personal essays for a number of websites including Kveller, Mamalode, Grown & Flown and others. Reyna's short story, “A Reckoning,” was published in the 2017 issue of the Westchester Review, and her psychological thriller, "Complicity," appears online at The Write Launch. You can find links to all Reyna's pieces on her website. Reyna lives with her family in Westchester, New York.  

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MM Finck, Vice-President, Communications | [email protected]

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