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Aug 11, 2022

This week's guest is Joani Elliott (The Audacity of Sara Grayson, Post Hill Press, May 2021). Knowing she’d never achieve her dream of being a writer unless she made a serious commitment, Joani quit her academic teaching career to work full-time on her first novel. You won’t want to miss the backstory of how the...


Aug 4, 2022

Our guest on this podcast is Maan Gabriel (After Perfect, She Writes Press, October 2021). What if your protagonist is the hardest character to write because she’s like your shadow self, working through events that might have happened to you if your life had taken a different path? That’s what Maan experienced when...


Jul 28, 2022

Luisa's debut began as a recording of her mother’s life growing up in a small village in southern Italy and her journey to break free from the poverty and bleakness of her environment, but quickly grew into a historical novel tracing the journey of a gutsy, independent young woman yearning for a better life. Luisa...


Jul 21, 2022

Resurrecting a 30-year old manuscript loosely framed around the novel Madame Bovary by Flaubert, JoAnn set about shaping into a workable novel with help from various sources including webinars from WFWA. Working in details from her own Sicilian heritage, JoAnn fashioned a story of a woman’s reawakening in middle age...


Jul 14, 2022

Listen to our interview with Judy Stanigar (Marika’s Best Laid Plan, All Things That Matter Press, October 2021). The idea for this debut novel came from Judy’s experience working in a treatment center for heroin addicts early in her career paired with her clinical training in how people deal with grief. She also...