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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you included in an upcoming Friday High Fives!
Congrats to our She Writes Press authors for their recognition from the Book Excellence Awards:
- Role Reversal by Iris Waichler (2017 winner)
- The Full Catastrophe by Karen Elizabeth Lee (2017 finalist in the “Relationships” category)
- Oink by J. L. Newton (2017 finalist in the “Humor” category)
Congrats to our She Writes Press authors for their recognition from the Chicago Writers Association – 7th Annual Book of the Year Awards:
- Nadine Kennedy Johnstone for Of This Much I’m Sure (finalist in the Indie Nonfiction category)
- Annette Gendler for Jumping Over Shadows (finalist in the Indie Nonfiction category)
- Michelle Cox for A Ring of Truth (finalist in the Indie Fiction category)
Congrats to our She Writes Press authors for their recognition from the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards:
- Heather Cumiskey – Bronze Award in “Young Adult Fiction – Mature Issues” for I Like You Like This
- Diane Rios – Silver Award in “Pre-Teen Fiction – Fantasy” for Bridge of the Gods
Joan Dempsey, author of This Is How It Begins, did a podcast interview with The Writing Coach – Kevin T. Johns. Joan also did a Q&A with Maine Women Magazine, who called This Is How It Begins – “an enticing read, well-written and researched and with mindfully drawn characters.”
Lizbeth Meredith received an achievement award from her local domestic violence agency for sharing her story in Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters. October is Domestic Violence Action/Awareness Month, and the governor of Alaska and the mayor were both in attendance for this special evening.
I’m the One Who Got Away author Andrea Jarrell hosted an event at Politics & Prose (Washington DC) on Saturday 9/30 (pictures below). She did an “in conversation” style event with The Washingtonian’s William O’Sullivan. Her event also included a reading and signing. Andrea also shared her advice for shaping a memoir from essays with Proximity Magazine’s True blog and wrote a deeply personal piece on her struggles with her body image for Harper’s Bazaar.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017, Reyna Gentin participated in a reading at the Eastchester, New York Barnes and Noble (pictured below). She read from her story “A Reckoning” which appears in the current issue of The Westchester Review. Her novel Unreasonable Doubts will be published by She Writes Press in the fall of 2018.
She Writes Press publisher Brooke Warner received the Book Industry Study Group 2017 Industry Innovation Award. Congrats Brooke!
Danielle Wong, author of Swearing Off Stars, will be at the Barnes & Noble in Emeryville, CA tonight. She also has 2 upcoming events this month – one in Portland on October 11 and one in Boston on October 18.
Have something to share in the next Friday High Fives? Be sure to email email@example.com.