Welcome to Women’s Fiction Day! It’s our day to celebrate the authors, the stories, the craft, and the community that make Women’s Fiction vibrant, essential, and, one of the best genres on the literary scene.
First established by WFWA (Women’s Fiction Writers Association) in 2019, this day celebrates the authors, readers, bookstores, and fans of the women’s fiction genre.
WFWA describes women’s fiction as “layered stories in which the plot is driven by the main character’s emotional journey. The driving force of women’s fiction is the protagonist’s journey toward a more fulfilled self.”
As a gift for stopping by the giveaway tour, I’m offering 2 kindle copies of my just-yesterday published Holiday Novella SANTA BABY to two readers/authors who comment below and tell me their favorite Women’s Fiction author!
Some of the topics in this blog challenge are so easy for me to write, this one no exception. WHAT I WANTED TO DO WHEN I GREW UP vs WHAT I DO.
When I was a lonely, solitary, and quirky kid growing up in Staten Island, I wanted to do 2 things when I grew up: write stories and be a Nurse.
Luckily, I became both.
As a nursing student, and then a Registered Nurse, I had several articles on Nursing care and topics published in trade magazines and newspapers. Topics ranging from Nurse Preceptor programs, to feeding issues for Alzheimer patients, even the importance of keeping sexually active into our golden years were topics I covered and was thrilled to see in print.
The desire to write more than non-fiction, though, burned through me, so I also wrote short stories, many of which were published in literature magazines.
To be able to combine the two things I’d always loved was simply wonderful.
As a child I never had lofty aspirations. No desire to be a prima ballerina, the first woman President, or fly to Mars. I simply wanted to care for sick people and write stories to entertain them.
And I do.
Let’s see what some of the other bloggers in this challenge have to say: L&SR
I love when one of my publishers comes up with something new and exciting. The Wild Rose Press has put together a collection of 1st chapter samplers from many of its authors to whet the book reading appetites of readers.
Don’t know if you really want to read that new book you saw marketed all over Twitter? Not sure you want to take on a new-to-you author without first reading something by them? This is the perfect opportunity for you, then.
At just $.99cents, this is a great way to find some really good books to read and fabulous authors to get to know. In the coming months there will be more samplers in different genres released and I’ll be spotlighting them here.
Until then, I hope you find your new favorite author among this list ( and I hope it’s me! Shameless, thy name is Peggy!)