The Fire Pit Incident

The Fire Pit Incident

Stunned. Hurt. Then angry. That was the immediate trajectory of my feelings following an incident where a neighbor called me the N word. Anger later turned into resolve to press my stake deeper in the ground of a gentrifying neighborhood and to shine a light on the...
Author Spotlight: Carol Rosenfeld

Author Spotlight: Carol Rosenfeld

CAROL ROSENFELD is an accomplished short-fiction writer and poet—though it’s been a while since she participated in a poetry slam. In June 2015, Bywater Books published The One That Got Away, the first novel by this writer described as “a fruit cup in the whole-grain...

Author Spotlight: Baxter Clare Trautman

Baxter Clare Trautman earned a master’s degree in biology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and promptly turned her hand to writing. Her thesis, Spirit of the Valley, published by Sierra Club in 2000, was followed by Bleeding Out, the first in the L.A. Franco mystery...

McMan’s Backcast: Women at Work and Play

“One of the amazing aspects of the book is the way comedy and pathos work side by side, and how wonderfully author McMan writes about them.”—Amos Lassen Reviewer and existential philosopher, Amos Lassen, offers a pre-release review of Ann McMan’s...

Foreword Reviews on The One That Got Away

“Psychologists say there is a fine line between laughter and tears. Rosenfeld’s novel delves into somber issues such as loneliness with finesse, eliciting snickers as well as a little sadness.”—Foreword Reviews Carol Rosenfeld’s debut novel, The One...