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 Fives!

Ashley E. Sweeney, author of Eliza Waite, was interviewed by Author Magazine.

While They’re Still Here by Patricia Williams received a great review from Booklist: “With compassion and honesty, Williams shares how she navigated the complex journey with her parents during the last chapter of their lives.”

Diane B. Saxton, author of Peregrine Island did two radio interviews recently with Radio 2 Women and That Got Me Thinking with Ellie Newman.

The Book of Calm by Nancy G. Shapiro received a rave review: “Readers will learn to break the habits that limit their potential, face the fears that make them utterly vulnerable, and arm themselves with what it takes to move ahead in life…” – Reader’s Favorite

Lynn Dow, author of Nightingale Tales, wrote a guest post for Ms. Career Girl on finding role models in novels.

Kirkus Reviews reviewed Our Grand Finale by Laraine Denny Burrell:”Burrell has enough vivid material for several books here: a lonely childhood, an exotic career, a difficult motherhood, and belated feelings of familial love and guilt… a curious and complex life story.”

Katrina Willis is being inducted into her high school’s Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday (Greenfield Central HS in Greenfield, IN). She’s being inducted for various writing accolades, including the publication of Parting Gifts. Congrats Katrina!

LB Gschwandtner shared writing focused essays with Manhattan Book ReviewSan Francisco Book ReviewWomen Writers, Women’s Books and We Heart Writing. Also the Free Lance-Star featured a story on the inspiration behind her book The Other New Girl. LB is hosting a launch event to celebrate her book next week on October 4 at 6:30 p.m. at East City Books in Washington, D.C. Hope to see you there!

Murder Under the Fig Tree by Kate Jessica Raphael received a rave review from BookReporter.

The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber was chosen as a Great Group Read for 2017 by the Women’s National Book Association.

J.L. Newton (Oink) shared the best piece of writing advice she ever received with Women’s Writer’s, Women'[s] Books.

Book blog What Cathy Read Next called When It’s Over by Barbara Ridley: ” … a moving, resonant, and timely read about the lives of war refugees, dramatic political changes, and the importance of family, love, and hope.” And Flannery O’Connor winner Anne Raeff interviewed Barbara for Read Her Like an Open Book.

Sarah Kowalski shared her story with MindBodyGreen of how she became a mother at the age of 42, which is the subject of her book Motherhood Reimagined.

Bonjour Paris interviewed Miracle at Midlife author Roni Beth Tower.

Iris Waichler, author of Role Reversal, has an upcoming event on November 1 at Whittier Place Senior Living. More details in the flyer below…


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

2017-09-28T22:23:30+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Friday High Fives|

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  1. LB September 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Wow. Great ladies of Lit!

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