Weekend with Your Novel: Success Stories
Weekend With Your Novel Success Stories
Recent recognition and publications by past participants:
Laura Stewart Schmidt of St Louis, MO published her third novel, Don’t Fear, My Darling, with Black Opal Books (2019).
Greg Renz of Lake Mills, Wisconsin published first novel, Beneath the Flames, with HenschelHAUS Publishing (2019). Beneath the Flames is the story of a volunteer firefighter who goes from a tragedy on a Wisconsin farm to firefighter training in Milwaukee, where he gets assigned to the busiest firehouse in the heart of the inner city. Read about him in the Isthmus here >
Ciaran Cooper received an honorable mention in the 3rd Annual First Chapter Contest sponsored by the Chicago Writers Association (2019) for his novel Forty Miles An Hour.
Sarah Carlson, of Fitchburg, WI, published her YA novel, All the Walls of Belfast, with Turner Publishing (2019).
Barbara Belford, of Chicago, IL, writing as Bibi Belford, has published three novels with Skyhorse Publishing: the middle-grade historical novel, Crossing the Line (2017), Canned and Crushed (2017), and Another D for DeeDee (2018).
Blair Hull, of San Jose, CA, published St. Mary’s Private Dancer, a mystery featuring a woman minister sleuth, with Apocryphile Press (2016).
Margaret Goss, of Madison, WI, published her first novel, The Uncommitted, with Three Towers Press (2015).
D.B. Kennison’s novel, Still Life, was published by Samhain Publishing (2015). Darlene Kennison lives in Monroe, Wisconsin.
J. Z. Howard’s novel All of Me Wants All of You (2014) received the Inspirational/Romance Fiction Gold Award from the 2015 Illumination Book Awards.
Kristin Oakley’s debut novel Carpe Diem, Illinois (Little Creek Press, 2014) won the Chicago Writers Association 2014 Book of the Year Award for Non-traditionally Published Fiction.
Mary Hughes, of West Bend, WI, published her first novel, Biting Nixie, a paperback vampire tale, with Samhain Publishing (2009).