Thank You Chanticleer Reviews!

My many thanks to Chanticleer Reviews for honoring my novels among their Somerset Prize winners, especially because, though many times a finalist, I’ve never won the grand prize.  Let me also give thanks for the help and encouragement they’ve given me and so many aspiring others. If you are a writer and haven’t discovered their website, do take a look at the many services they offer, from reviews to critiques, to forums, to contests, to their annual convention. The last is an invaluable opportunity the talk to and receive advice about marketing your work. It has been worth every penny I’ve spent to be a part of this rapidly growing community.

While I’m at it, let me invite you to take a further look at the books of mine they are honoring, all of which have been through Chanticleer’s  reviewing process and contests. You’ll find more information and reviews of them elsewhere on the website and at Amazon.

The latest : The Camera’s Eye, New Libri Press, 2017

A tale of the power of hatred. Two women’s search for their harasser leads to their own pasts.

“Best in Category” for Chanticleer’s Somerset Award, 2017, “Honored Book” from Shelf Unbound “Best Indies” contest, 2017, and finalist for the William Faulkner Wisdom Award, 2015.


Hawkins Lane by Judith KirschtHawkins Lane, New Libri Press, 2015

The deep loved shared by Ned Hawkins and Erica Romano is threatened by the burdens of their pasts.

Short-listed for Chanticleer’s Somerset Award, 2015



Home Fires, New Libri Press, 2013

An idyllic marriage, threatened by infidelity is torn apart by family secrets long concealed.

“Best in Category” for Chanticleer Reviews’ Somerset Award, 2014

Finalist for Readers Favorite Reviews General Fiction Award, 2014

Finalist, Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s  Nancy Pearl Award, 2014

The Inheritors, New Libri Press, 2013

A mixed-race Chicago woman searches for identity in the midst of the culture wars.


Nowhere Else To Go by Judith KirschtNowhere Else To Go, Florida Academic Press, 2012

Set in a Midwest college town, a school principal’s marriage, school, and neighborhood are caught in the upheavals of the Sixties.


The Inheritors a novel by Judith Kirscht








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