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The Inheritors by Judith Kirscht

The Struggle to Belong in THE INHERITORS

To deal with conflicting cultures is to be American. If you’ve grown up and passed through adulthood without dealing with religious, national, racial, or social class conflict, you are probably unusual. I grew up– in an Ivory Tower community attended elementary school with children primarily from Appalachia in a city know as a great cultural […]

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Nowhere Else to Go by Judith Kirscht

Polarization in NOWHERE ELSE TO GO

In END OF THE RACE, the polarization caused by the Vietnam War is almost fifty years old; the racial split is, of course much older, but Ezra Klein, in WHY WE’RE POLARIZED, sees a radical shift in political attitudes caused by the Civil Rights movement in the Sixties. Living through those times in a college […]

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End of The Race by Judith Kirscht

Origin of End of the Race

The culture conflict discussed in the last blog is a thread that runs throughout END OF THE RACE, a sub-plot but not the novel’s central focus. That came while idly reading a news article about a missing man and wondering “Why?” “What’s the story?” Those questions drive the story, but the content and depth arise […]

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End of The Race by Judith Kirscht

Opening END OF THE RACE

In my opening blog last week, I promised more about End of the Race, my new contemporary mystery, coming May 5th  and now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble . Talking about a book is always a poor substitute for opening it, so here is a taste.   Chapter 1 2007 Annika […]

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Introducing END OF THE RACE!

Greetings, everyone, I’m delighted to introduce my  new contemporary mystery, END OF THE RACE, a family drama surrounding an Olympic hopeful swimmer whose husband and coach mysteriously disappears in the midst of training for the China Olympics. Progress on this novel has been slowed by the turmoils of the national scene, which consumed my head […]

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Chanticleer Reviews

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 […]

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Cameras Eye Cover

Books for the New Year: The Camera’s Eye

 First, let me invite those of you who live in the Skagit/Whatcom County area of Washington State to join me and two other authors from the Skagit Valley Writers League at Village Books in Bellingham on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 7 PM. Mary Ann (Mitzi) Schradi, Joe Vitovec and I will read from our […]

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The Camera's Eye by Judith Kirscht

The Camera’s Eye: Opening Chapter

Here’s a taste of my just released novel, THE CAMERA’S EYE, a story of two women  in search of their harasser.   Chapter 1   The crash sat Veronica Lorimer up in her bed. A second one, followed by a revving engine and spurt of gravel from spinning tires, sent her toward the stairs, pulling […]

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The Camera's Eye by Judith Kirscht

New Release! THE CAMERA’S EYE

I’m proud to announce  my fifth novel, THE CAMERA’S EYE, has now been released. The manuscript for this novel was a finalist for the William Faulkner Wisdom Award in 2015, so I’m especially pleased to see it finally in print.  I have tried to write stories that break through the rigid ideological thinking of our […]

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A Fresh Start

This blog has faded out over the summer, and for that I do apologize. I think I still operate on a teacher’s mindset. Summer is slack off time, fall is for fresh starts. So let me start this year by re-introducing myself. My name is Judith Kirscht, better known as Judy. I live on Puget […]

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