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Creating HOME FIRES

Where did HOME FIRES come from? That’s probably the most frequent question asked of authors, and my answer is almost always, “Who knows?” For me, that’s the fascination of writing fiction—that surprise, astonishment even, and what emerges from places I recognize but have no conscious access to. But I also know that answer only makes […]

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Racial USA and The Inheritors

  Fifty years after the Civil Rights movement, race has once again hit the first page in the form of riots and police violence. But this time the Wall Street Journal of August 25th,”In Ferguson, Multiracial Neighborhoods Defy Image of Strife.”  stressed the multiracial peace that characterizes many neighborhoods in Ferguson Missouri. And today, multiracial […]

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Home Fires Reading

  An Invitation If you are a resident of the great Northwest or, more specifically, the Skagit, Whatcom, Island county country north of Seattle, do join me for a reading and discussion of my latest novel, HOME FIRES, at Village Books 1200 11th Street, Bellingham WA, 98225 Friday evening, June 6th, at 7PM Book signing […]

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Learning the Trade

After years of learning the craft of fiction writing, authors face a greater challenge, one they may not have much talent for–getting their work out into the world.  Here, in another interview with Kate Williams, is my story of publishing and promoting HOME FIRES.  

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HOME FIRES, Judith Kirscht's third published novel

Catharsis for Christmas? –A HOME FIRES Review

In case you haven’t visited the Amazon site for HOME FIRES lately, here’s the latest review of HOME FIRES. It’s author, John Reinhard Dizon, is the author of  Nightcrawler, Tiara, and many other thrillers . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Catharsis for Christmas? Home Fires by Judith Kirscht is an intense and intricate family drama centered on the life […]

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HOME FIRES, Judith Kirscht's third published novel

HOME FIRES Taster

  For a taste of HOME FIRES, here’s scene one:  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chapter 1 Early September. Myra Benning stood on the patio and watched as the orange of poppies emerged from the fog, then the shadowy forms on the ridge became eucalyptus, and finally the sea appeared. The fennel dotting the meadow that ran between house […]

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HOME FIRES in Print

For those of you who still love to hold a “real” book in your hands, HOME FIRES is now out in paperback. And if you find your search for a good read swamped in titles, here’s a word or two about this novel. It’s the story of a woman faced with the distintegration of her […]

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