Similar to Malone's celebrated debut novel, Red Audrey and the Roping, her new novel is an engaging exploration of a fairly straightforward but compelling premise: who and how we love is often connected to what we need. Liv and Claire's relationship is as inevitable...
In November, Lambda Literary News reviewed Verge, the first novel by Z Egloff, published earlier this year (and featured in our August newsletter). The verdict? A book that begins quietly before picking up pace and “sweeping the reader up in a whirlwind.”
Curve features an article with Val McDermid, who describes her childhood growing up in a mining community. The interview coincides with publication of A Darker Domain featuring a new character, DI Karen Pirie “as fascinating and nuanced as any McDermid character yet”.
For an interview to tie in with last month’s broadcast of A Place of Execution, Women and Hollywood, Val was asked once again about violence — and women writing about violence. (And yes, she admits to getting pretty frustrated about being misquoted and misinterpreted.)
As regular readers will know, Bywater Books teamed up with Kate Clinton to host the first annual Laugh Out Loud panel, and the film is now up on the web.
A short clip of Bywater authors Cynn, Z, Marcia, Mari, Bett, and Marianne at a booksigning at Womecrafts in Provincetown.
Val McDermid appeared on Open Book on BBC Radio 4. The program invited 10 authors to champion a book they believe has been unfairly neglected. Listeners were invited to listen to all 10 nominations and then choose the book they feel deserves to be remembered; the...
An adaptation of Val’s thriller A Place of Execution was shown, in two parts, on PBS last November.
Many congratulations to Marcia Finical: with Last Chance at the Lost and Found, she won a “Goldie” for best General Dramatic Fiction from the Golden Crown Literary Society.
Many congratulations to Elana Dykewomon: with Risk, her recently published novel, she won this year’s James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize, awarded by the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.