June 8th is almost here, and as a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, I’m excited to help celebrate its 4th annual Women’s Fiction Day.
What’s women’s fiction? Typically it’s a character-driven story about an emotional journey from point A to point B. Frequently the protagonist is also a woman, and there are often multiple layers, characters, and issues addressed in the story world, too. The stories can be contemporary or historical, and may have elements from other genres such as magical realism, mystery, thriller, romance, and so on.
Readers can help us celebrate by doing one or more of these things:
- Visit www.womensfictionwriters.org and search the list of authors offering free books and giveaways.
- Attend one of the many book signings held across the country on June 8.
- Visit www.womensfictionwriters.org and subscribe to the free Read ON! Newsletter where we’ll keep you up-to-date on new women’s fiction authors and titles.
- Visit the WFWA Goodreads bookshelf and Pinterest boards to find hundreds of titles.
- Download the Hear Us Roar debut authors podcast
- Visit your local library and/or indie bookstore to discover new authors and novels.
- Follow WFWA on Twitter @WF_Writers or Instagram womensfictionwriters.
- On social media, #bookstagram your favorite book and include a photo or stack with #womensfictionday.
Personally, you can support me and my work by going to my backlist to check out older books, requesting my books at your library, or following me on social media!
What’s my next book about?
A humorous and heartwarming novel about friendship and all its little secrets by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck.
Wendy Moore hides her collection of pilfered bric-a-brac from everyone, including her husband. He thinks she licked her kleptomania in therapy more than a decade ago. Therapy did help, as did focusing her attention on motherhood. But now Wendy’s gardening and furniture-refinishing hobbies fill up only so much of the day, leaving the recent empty nester lonely and anxious—a combination likely to trigger her little problem. She needs a project, fast. Luckily, Harper Ross—a single, childless younger woman in desperate need of highlights—just moved in next door.
The only thing Harper wants to change is the writer’s block toppling her confidence and career. Then a muse comes knocking. Sensing fodder for a new antagonist, Harper plays along with Wendy’s “helpful” advice while keeping her career a secret so Wendy keeps talking. Sure, she’s torn about profiting off her neighbor’s goodwill—especially when Wendy’s matchmaking actually pans out—but Harper’s novel is practically writing itself.
Just as a real friendship begins to cement, their deceptions come to light, threatening Wendy’s and Harper’s futures and forcing them to reconcile who they are with who they want to be. Easier said than done.