Arundhati Roy, in his tale of “two-egg twins,” weaves a story that will stay with you and grow long after you’ve put it down. Roy brings the Indian valley around Ayemenem to life with a power and depth that reminds me of Steinbeck’s descriptions of the Salinas Valley. Its heat, smells, wildlife suck you with […]
I’ve always been fascinated by America, the American experiment, the American experience. In college, I found my place in the sociology, anthropology, political science and literature of the American people, their values and ideals. My novels are born of the culture of merging, conflicting cultures we, as Americans, were born into and from my conviction […]
Ursula LeGuin died yesterday. “One of the literary greats,” says Margaret Attwood. The media today describes her as a colossus, a radical, a trail blazer. Her voice was heard well beyond the science fiction and fantasy genres; in 2014, she was awarded the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, cited for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After two successful memoirs, Mary Trimble returns to fiction in MAUREEN, a story of loss and recovery. For readers who love being carried deep to the setting of the story, this novel is a winner. Trimble’s deep love of the Northwest which shines through earlier books is a commanding presence in MAUREEN, shaping character […]
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 […]
The launch of my new novel, THE CAMERA’S EYE for e-book and print edition is now set for November 4th. Meanwhile, I’ll whet your appetite with a few excerpts and some photos of the northwest country where takes place. Here we go. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Opening The crash sat Veronica Lorimer up in her bed. […]
I’m delighted to announce that THE CAMERA’S EYE, my fifth novel, will be out in electronic format by the end of June. Set on a fictional island in the Puget Sound, it’s a contemporary story full of suspense. Here is a taste….
For those who love the ghosts lying deep in the heart of old European cities, Carlos Ruiz Zapon’s Shadow of the Wind is not to be missed. I had just begun reading this book when a writer acquaintance told me she loved the story so much she […]
Two weeks ago, I announced the print edition of Toni Fuhrman’s One Who Loves, and reprinted my review of the e-book edition in the spring of 2016. As promised, today I’m reprinting the interview I conducted with Toni at that time.