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Hawkins Lane by Judith Kirscht

HAWKINS LANE: What kind of Fiction?

I’ve always envied authors who have no trouble answering that question–it’s a romance, a mystery, a thriller, a western … HAWKINS LANE is all of those and none of them. It doesn’t fit the conventions of any of those genre. It’s fiction. General, contemporary, realistic, mainstream fiction. Not very helpful, so let me give you […]

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Hawkins Lane by Judith Kirscht

HAWKINS LANE IN PRINT

For those of you who want a book to hold in your hand, flip back and forth, mark up, etc. HAWKINS LANE is in print. You’ll fine in by order at your local bookstore or on Amazon. And here is a taste of the latest review; this one by Chanticleer Reviews An engrossing story of […]

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Hawkins Lane by Judith Kirscht

The Creation of Hawkins Lane

  In my recent interview with author, Liz Adair, I said that HAWKINS LANE began with the image I woke with, one morning, of a child in a wooded lane sensing that the trees had taken everything up into their boughs, leaving the lane untouched.     Images are not stories, but they raise a […]

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Hawkins Lane by Judith Kirscht

HAWKINS LANE and the Power of Place

  How important is place to a story? Do you skip all description or do you want to be swept into the jungle, the dessert, the city street, the cottage by the sea? For the writer, creating a place that comes alive as a character rather than detail to be skipped over is a challenge, […]

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Hawkins Lane by Judith Kirscht

HAWKINS LANE Opening Chapter

How do you select a book in this world drowning in e-books? Reviews help. They at least tell you whether it’s the sort of story you enjoy–or not. Here’s a link to author Robert Mottram’s review of HAWKINS LANE: Sometimes in spite of one’s best intentions, life can unexpectedly self-destruct. And when it happens to […]

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Book Club Reading

What kind of book appeals to a book club? Books that stimulate conversation, books that make you think, books that open new areas of life–new places, people, culture, books that tell the story behind the story, books you relate to personally.  A book may appeal to one member and turn off another, but that’s half […]

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Hawkins Lane by Judith Kirscht

Celebrating HAWKINS LANE

    HAWKINS LANE, my fourth novel, has arrived—at least for those of you who read e-books. You’ll find it at http://www.amazon.com/Hawkins-Lane-Judith-Kirscht-ebook/dp/B00VK98VW4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428104987&sr=1-1&keywords=Hawkins+Lane Those of you who prefer your books in paper will have to wait for a couple of months, but here is a taste.   When we are young, many of us, like Erica […]

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HAWKINS LANE: What Sort of Read?

I’ve always envied authors who have no trouble answering that question. I’ve yet to find an answer that satisfies me on any of the books I’ve written, and HAWKINS LANE is no exception. But I’ll give it a try.  It’s fiction. General, contemporary, realistic, mainstream fiction. Not very helpful, so let me give you a […]

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Upcoming Book! Hawkins Lane

  I apologize for my absence from this blog for the last month, but hope you all have been too busy with holidays to notice. My excuse?  I’ve been hard at work revising my fourth novel, HAWKINS LANE, and revising takes the kind of concentration that leaves other things untended. I sent it off to […]

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