Every week, we celebrate noteworthy achievements and upcoming events happening within the She Writes Press community in our “Friday High Fives!” 

From author interviews to launch parties, we are shining a light on a few of the fantastic things happening in our world.

If you have coverage you’d like to share (that hasn’t already been sent or shared), a new award to your name or an event planned, please let Leila know at leila@sparkpointstudio.com and we’ll get you included in an upcoming Friday High Five!

Annette Gendler (Jumping Over Shadows) received a few media mentions.

Annette Gendler (Jumping Over Shadows) was featured in The Jerusalem Post, Washington Independent Book Review, and Jewish Journal.

Shani Raviv wrote eye-opening pieces for Refinery29 and Women Writers, Women’s Books and did a Q&A!

Shani Raviv, author of Being Ana, wrote an incredible piece for Refinery29 on the true aftermath of a chronic eating disorder from her personal experience. Shani also contributed a piece to Women’s Writer’s Women’s Books on why she decided to re-publish her self-published indie book. Shani also discussed her memoir in a Q&A with the blog PsychCentral and her creative process.

The Sweetness by Sande Boritz Berger is now available on Audible!

You can now listen to the audiobook of The Sweetness here.

Veronica’s Grave by Barbara Bracht Donsky was named a New York Public Library pick.

Veronica’s Grave by Barbara Bracht Donsky was selected by the New York Public Library librarians as a staff pick.

Linda Kass is participating in a event for empowering women.

Linda Kass (Tasa’s Song) is participating in an empowering women breakfast with fellow central Ohio female authors. This event takes place on July 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EDT in partnership with the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce, you can find more details here.

Iris Waichler is hosting an event for self care for adult children and caregivers.

Iris Waichler (Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents) is hosting a seminar on self care for adult children and caregivers on July 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn how to balance caring for your kids and caring for your aging parents. More details below…

Joan Dempsey won an award from Poets & Writers Magazine!

Joan (This Is How It Begins) was named a winner for fiction for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange award. She receives an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with agents, editors, publishers, and prominent writers. Congrats Joan!

She Writes Press authors have a few upcoming events at Book Passage book store in San Francisco.

Barbara McDonald, author of Slipsliding by the Bay, has an upcoming event on Saturday, August 5 at 1 p.m. at the San Francisco book store – Book Passage.

Brooke Warner, She Writes Press publisher, is moderating a “Mystery Night” panel on Saturday, August 5 at 7 p.m. This special event will feature She Writes Press authors J.L. Doucette (Last Seen), Jennifer Dwight (The Tolling of Mercedes Bell), J.L. Newton (Oink), Amy S. Peele (Cut) and Kate Jessica Raphael (Murder Under The Bridge). Follow @bookpassage on Twitter for more details!

​Linda Joy Myers received a wonderful review and discussed her book on the radio.

The Point – Arts blog shared a lovely review for Linda Joy Myers memoir, Song of the Plains. You can also listen to Linda Joy Myers discuss Song of the Plains on MyND Talk Radio with Dr. Pamela Brewer here.

Have something to share in the next Friday High Fives? Be sure to email leila@sparkpointstudio.com.