Every week, we are going to celebrate noteworthy achievements and upcoming events happening within the She Writes Press community in our new “Friday High-Fives!” (formerly celebrated monthly via the monthly memo). 

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!

Linda Dahl wrote an incredible piece for Harper’s Bazaar.

Linda Dahl, author of The Bad Dream Notebook, wrote a piece on a difficult conversation she had with her daughter about her daughter’s drug addiction.

Foreword Reviews featured Melissa Rea.

Foreword Reviews did a piece on Melissa Rea and how she drew inspiration from the city of Venice in her writing of her book, Conjuring Casanova.

Girl Talk did a Q&A with Rifka Kreiter. 

Girl Talk discussed with Rifka her history in political activism and the inspiration behind her new book Home Free.

Annette Gendler will lead a writing workshop at the American Writers Museum.

Annette will be leading a workshop this week, at the brand new American Writers Museum in Chicago. “I feel honored to be teaching one of the first workshops at The American Writers Museum and helping it become a go-to destination not only for learning about America’s great writers but also for fostering America’s next generation of writers,” said Gendler.

J.L. Doucette was featured in Redbook.

J.L. Doucette was featured in Redbook’s round-up of books for Big Little Lies fans.

Diana Paul and Virginia Simpson were included in a Psychology Today article.

Diana Paul, author of Things Unsaid and Virginia A. Simpson, author of The Space Between were mentioned in a Psychology Today article regarding how to discuss death with your parents.

Eliza Waite by Ashley Sweeney is a finalist for the Nancy Pearl Book award.

Eliza Waite by Ashley Sweeney was named a finalist for the Nancy Pearl Book award, congrats Ashley!

Mary Fillmore’s Address in Amsterdam just got another great review!

Mary Fillmore was featured in the Bulletin for Holocaust StudiesAn Address in Amsterdam by Mary Dingee Fillmore, is a remarkable Holocaust novel, deeply researched and fully realized, with believable characters coping with the unfolding reality of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.”

Story Circle Review shared a great review of Linda Joy Myers’s new book!

Story Circle Reviews posted a wonderful review of Linda Joy Myers‘s Song of the Plains: A Memoir of Family, Secrets, and Silence:
Song of the Plains reflects all [of Linda Joy Myers’] passion and her skill… This book brings us full circle, from her painful childhood, through her struggles as an adult, to where she is now. It is both a delight and a relief to read the chapters on her final days with her mother, her creation of a writing community that helps heal, and her relationship with her own children and grandchildren. We hurt with her, struggle with her, heal with her, and finally rejoice with her.”

Read the full review here.

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

2017-06-22T17:12:16+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Friday High Fives|

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