A true love story set in the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is a moving story of bravery and endurance against the odds. Compelling, unforgettable and uplifting, the life of Lale Sololov is the story of a survivor.
Jan is delighted to have four of her poems published in the latest issue of Sarasvati. Many thanks to Editor Dawn Bauling at Indigo Dreams Publishing for selecting them.
We’ve been talking this week about rejections and how to deal with them. Rejection is part of the process on the road to publication so we’ve got some thoughts about that.
Those Who Know is Alis Hawkins’ third novel in the historical crime series set in nineteenth century West Wales. The story concerns political hustings for Harry Probert-Lloyd to secure the coroner’s post, which he currently holds on a temporary basis, and an investigation into the death of a schoolteacher, Nicholas Rowland. Both events are, ultimately, integrally tied together, as the threads of the plot unfold.
Goby Koppel’s debut novel, Reparation, is a story with many different elements. It is a story of conflicting issues and the struggle to deal with love and loss. Justice is seen in the end, but it does not come with ease. Balancing the story of wartime Hungary and a crime in the Hasidic community this is an ambitious tale but told with proficiency.
Jan’s flash fiction story, Two Tattoos, was long listed for the October Furious Fiction competition.
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths, her 18th novel and a Times Crime Book of the Year, is a tightly wound and gripping crime story with many layers. Central to it is the use of a Victorian Gothic story and literary references which builds suspense upon suspense until the final, well-hidden, resolution.
Bingham’s How to Write a Novel gives advice to writers about planning, prose, characters, point of view, story, scenes and chapters and how to achieve perfection.
This week we’ve had a chat about the different ways we write and developing the author voice.
A story about a woman leading a double life and its consequences.