Author Spotlight: Julie Carrick Dalton

Movement and first loves as a path to writing By Monica Prince   Journalist Julie Carrick Dalton’s manuscript The Poacher’s Code was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program. She’s published more than a thousand articles in...

Author Spotlight: Michele Swide Lew

On mess and generosity for editing and writing By Monica Prince   Michele Swide Lew is a fiction writer, a graduate of UC Berkeley, and one of the top ten finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program with her manuscript, Melanie Loves Edith. Her work has been...

Author Spotlight: Cathy Cruise

Thoughts on never giving up on a piece By Monica Prince   Raised in a little town in southwest Virginia on the West Virginia border called Bluefield, Cathy Cruise was selected as one of the long list finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program with her...

Author Spotlight: Brian Heston

“Stocking up on stubbornness” and the importance of reading By Monica Prince   Brian Heston, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the 2017 Literary Awards Program for his manuscript, Billy...

Author Spotlight: Wendy J. Fox

Grand prize winner Wendy J. Fox on being compelled to write but constrained by time By Monica Prince   Wendy J. Fox is the breakout star of the 2017 Literary Awards Program and this year’s grand prize winner for her manuscript, If the Ice Had Held, chosen...

Author Spotlight: Kate Wisel

Seeing pain as a wild animal By Monica Prince   In the midst of hundreds of submissions to the 2017 Literary Awards Program, Kate Wisel’s manuscript Driving in Cars with Homeless Men caught the eye of judge Benjamin Percy. Wisel’s work, a linked short...