Women Writers… writing | Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Author Stephanie Pitcher Fishman is a writer, a blogger, and a mom to children born 20 years apart. She is an avid reader with a coffee addiction and is owned by two cats despite being a dog person.

Her work includes fiction based on family history like the best-selling Finding Eliza, easy-to-use research guides for both new and experienced genealogists, and a brand-new picture book series for young children called Lola’s Adventures.

Stephanie is currently writing an upcoming cozy mystery series titled With Love, Your Dead Aunt that’s filled with quirky, humorous characters and adventures. She is also a top writer on the subjects of mental health, health, and more on Medium.com. To read her articles, find her at http://www.Medium.com/@writeblogmom.

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Lola Dreams of the Zoo: An Adventure Through Rhyme and Art: (Rhyming Art and Animal Bedtime Story for Kids) (Lola’s Adventures)

By Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Genre: Children’s Books/Children’s Nonfiction/Animals/Zoos

Join Lola as she dreams about her favorite animals in the zoo! Full-color illustrations introduce young children to the world of abstract art while educating and entertaining them.

Lola Dreams of the Zoo tells a fun tale of 11 different zoo animals. Additional extras include a short lesson in abstract art and fun links for kids to explore with their parents to learn more about the animals mentioned in the book.

And, the author includes a link to receive special book bonuses like coloring pages!

As a mother to children twenty years apart, author Stephanie Pitcher Fishman understands how important positive, enriching, and educating books are to a child’s development. In her first children’s book series, she focuses on introducing young children to the world around them through rhyme, art, and animals.

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coverLola Visits the Farm: An Adventure Through Story and Art: Art and Animal Bedtime Story for Kids (Lola’s Adventures Book 2)

by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Genre: Children’s Books/Children’s Nonfiction/Farm Animals

Visit the baby animals with Lola! Experience your own trip to the farm through full-color illustrations. Educate and entertain children through story and art.

Each page of Lola Visits the Farm contains beautiful artwork in a realistic style that helps engage children in the story. Conversation points between Lola and her dad make it easy to continue the discussion with your child.

As a mother to children twenty years apart, author Stephanie Pitcher Fishman understands how important positive, enriching, and educating books are to a child’s development. In her new children’s series, Lola’s Adventures, she focuses on introducing young children to the world around them through various styles of story and art.

Included are extras such as a “Words to Know” page and a link to receive special book bonuses like coloring pages!

Fun for any age, this read aloud is the perfect length for a bedtime story. It will also help introduce new readers to the structure of story and dialog.

Read it FREE as part of your PRIME or Kindle Unlimited membership.

Don’t miss Lola Dreams of the Zoo, the first story in the series that tells a fun tale of 11 different zoo animals through rhyme and abstract art.

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Women Writers… writing | Katie O’Rourke

Katie O'RourkeKatie O’Rourke was born and raised in New England, growing up along the seacoast of New Hampshire. She went to college in Massachusetts and graduated with a degree in gender and sexuality. She lives in Tucson, Arizona where she writes, loves and is happy.

Monsoon Season, her debut novel, was a bestselling e-book. A Long Thaw was released in 2014, followed up by Still Life, a collection of short stories. Finding Charlie was selected for publication by Kindle Scout in 2015. Katie released her fourth novel, Blood & Water, in November 2017.

She writes for todaysauthor.com.

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A Long Thaw

by Katie O’Rourke

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Family Life/Girls & Women

A multi-generational story about the power of secrets and the unbreakable bonds of family.

A Long Thaw is about two female cousins who were close as children and reconnect as adults. Abby and Juliet were born into one big, close, Catholic family. But the divorce of Juliet’s parents fragments this family and sends the girls in very different directions.

Juliet grows up too quickly, on the west coast, forced to be responsible for her younger sisters as well as an alcoholic, single mother. On the east coast, Abby grows up a pampered, sheltered only child. As women, they try to mend the rift and come to terms with the way their shared history connects them in spite of the years apart.

This book has been published traditionally and I’m re-releasing it on my own.


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by Katie O’Rourke

Genre: Literary Fiction/Women’s Fiction/Family Life

Tucson, Arizona is a place for runaways. Everyone came from somewhere else and has a story about what they left behind.

Delilah arrives on her brother’s doorstep with a secret. She hasn’t seen him in five years. He ran away from their family long ago for reasons no one talks about and she still doesn’t understand. The stress of raising his teenage daughter alone sometimes makes David envious of his deliberately childless friends, Tim and Sara, but they’re runaways too, harboring secrets of their own. Blood & Water tells their stories and traces the deep connections between this unlikely group of friends.

This novel is about family, in its various manifestations: the one you’re born into, the one you choose and the one you create.

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#SurpriseCoverReveal “Roman” by Heidi McLaughlin, Amy Briggs




Roman (The Clutch Series, Book 1)

by Heidi McLaughlin & Amy Briggs



Everything about him tells her to stay away, yet she can’t seem to get the vampire out of her mind.

For Roman, humans are the bane of his existence always having to follow their rules. In all his years, he’s never needed one, until now.

For Fiona, vampires are off limits, evil members of society, until the one known as Roman crosses her path and shows her he’s no different than her.

Coming March 29th!

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Writing partner: Amy Briggs

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser

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Ghost Slayer

by Majanka Verstraete

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/New Adult/Paranormal & Urban

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Twenty-one-year-old Kaelyn has spent half her life hunting ghosts and killing them. But she’s not like the other ghost hunters who have to rely on spells and curses to banish ghosts back to where they came from, hoping that they don’t come back. When Kaelyn kills a ghost, they stay dead.

But in Mortimer Hall, a behemoth of a house, Kaelyn is about to face the most powerful and life-threatening ghost she ever met, and what she doesn’t know is that the ghost has been waiting just for her…

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Women Writers… writing | J. Helen Elza

J Helen ElzaJ. Helen Elza grew up second oldest in a rowdy household with seven brothers and two sisters in Hurst, Texas, a Dallas suburb, where, early on, books became Elza’s best friends. Her love for reading and writing never diminished and, in 1972, a chance encounter with a stranger redirected the course of her life and birthed Elza’s dreams of becoming a novelist.

She became an American best-selling author with Rosemillion, book I of The Appalachian Trilogy. Readers comment that Elza’s portrayal of Appalachia and its people from the early 50s to the mid-70s is so real, they can smell the biscuits baking and feel the weight of the beautiful handmade quilts.

Elza experienced the amazing people from the Kentucky and West Virginia Mountains of Appalachia throughout her thirty-year marriage to a man from “W” Hollow, Greenup, Kentucky. He and his family were neighbors to the beloved novelist and poet laureate of Kentucky, Jesse Stuart, who mentions them in his books.

Elza writes and people watches full -time from the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee where she lives with her family, three dogs, a visiting raccoon, and a variety of other woodland critters.

In her own words, “I love what I’m doing and I’m doing what I love.” She appreciates each and every reader and always looks forward to meeting new friends.

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Genre: Historical/Romance/Saga

Release Date: July 25, 2017

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“Family is the most important thing in the world.” Diana, Princess of Wales

Amazon’s #1 best-selling author of Rosemillion, J. Helen Elza, has captivated hearts worldwide with her first romantic saga, The Appalachian Trilogy. In the author’s own words, “I work to give my readers more than good books they can read, I work to give them unforgettable narratives they can feel.”

To followers and newcomers alike, the author guarantees, “You will feel Hard Mountain.” This emotional epic of trials and tragedy will rip at your heartstrings. With more twists and turns than West Virginia’s US Route 33, Hard Mountain keeps readers guessing beyond the shocking betrayals that rock Widows Hollow and that put the importance of family to the ultimate test.

It is 1975, vandals plague Rose’s S&S Ranch. While portents and nightmares add to the horrors, The Train Man returns. He knows trespassers have become a greater menace to Rose and Jan than the accident that has crippled them, a threat that possesses the power to steal their dreams-if not their lives.

And to The Train Man, Quayle Johnson’s, mind, Rose and Jan are more than friends. They are family.

Women Writers… writing | Barbara M. Webb

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TRAVEL: I graduated from Queensland University, with an English major. I lived in 7 of the 50 countries I have visited. These days I live between Quito in Ecuador and Cornwall in the UK. I speak 3 languages.

CAREER: After graduating, I worked for Qantas as an airhostess before teaching English for many years.

BOOKS: Writing has always been part of my life but only recently have I published three books.

PASSIONS: I enjoy rug making, living in new cultures, and gardening. I love going to the theatre, concerts and films. I no longer dance the tango: instead I watch it with pleasure.


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Award Recipient from the Dublin Writers’ Conference 2016


True to Herself coverThe year is 1985. The first British mobile phone call has been made, and the first debate in the House of Lords has been televised.

What brings four women together in West Gidding a village near London? Scarlett Hughes is a sexy, dark-haired teacher who was a Bluebell dancer in Paris in her youth; Zara James, an eccentric art gallery owner, who escaped from what was known as Yugoslavia, harbours a secret; Felicity Green, a talented water colourist, refuses to have children in order to carve out a place for herself in a male-dominated art world; and then there is Moira Capaldi, formerly an international air hostess, who comes all the way from Sydney, Australia.

Resigning from an established career in education, vacating her marital Sydney apartment overlooking the Pacific Ocean and abandoning her wayward husband, Guido, Moira Capaldi arrives in West Gidding to follow her passion for art and develop her painting skills.

Instead, the neatly devised plans are disrupted when romance unexpectedly seeks her out on the Greek island of Leros, and Australia lures her back for a short visit with devastating consequences.

Does Moira need to address the demons of her past before she can embrace any happiness in the present?

“True to Herself”

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense/Psychological/Cultural Heritage

Release Date: March 14, 2017

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Also from Barbara M. Webb

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Following the death of her husband from cancer, Barbara Webb set off alone to make a new life for herself in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, 2,800 metres above sea level. In ‘South America: A New Rhythm to Life’, she describes how she adapted not just to the altitude but to a new language and a new culture.

The experience gave her the confidence to explore other places in South America, and the book charts her travels to Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile.

‘South America: A New Rhythm to Life’ takes up where Barbara left off in ‘From Cornwall to the Andes’, which recounts her experiences of caring for her terminally ill husband.

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How do you cope with a terminal diagnosis for your husband?Mving from Grief in Cornwall cover

Grief affects us all; the only thing that’s different is how we deal with it to empower ourselves.
In “From Cornwall to the Andes”, Barbara Webb recounts her experiences of caring for her terminally ill husband in Cornwall and, after his death, dealing with the pain of his loss. In this poignant memoir, Barbara takes us on an emotional journey from grief to self-fulfilment.
At the same time, we travel with her from Cornwall to Ecuador where she worked as a volunteer at the Teatro Bolivar, in Quito for several years. From there she went to Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Chile. Through her travels in South America, she finds a new rhythm to life.
This true story is interspersed with accounts of some of her other travels, as she has visited 50 countries and lived in seven.

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