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    ECHOES: An Anthology of Short Fiction

    OUT NOW!


    I am thrilled to present the first annual anthology from our talented authors. This is a fabulous collection of stories - and a wonderful gift to give yourself and others who love short stories and incredible writing.


    In this mesmerizing compilation, fourteen authors weave clever tales of imagination and discovery, loss and redemption. Though each story is vastly different than the last, they all have one thing in common: a necklace.

    There’s the Saint Christopher pendant a brilliant city engineer wears that will test his faith, a cryptic ring on a chain that holds a mother’s dark secret, a sapphire necklace that bears magical power, a rose crystal medallion a young man gives away on New Year’s Eve before he vanishes without a trace. The grimness of prison life, a kidnapping gone wrong, a haunting of two sisters, a poisoning that saves a child, and more come to vivid life.

    From California to New York City, London and Paris, to an elusive planet called Eleusis Well somewhere in the Milky Way, this gripping volume is crammed with unforgettable stories.


    Each tale is as deftly rendered as it is skillfully told, the necklaces that connect them echoes of the humanity they share and the wider world they explore.


    Available in paperback and ebook from your favorite booksellers and directly from the publisher.

  • Where Writers Thrive and Stories Soar

    Novels and memoirs are rough. Tough. They require diligence and creativity and abandon and discipline. They like to disobey the best of planning, fly off into their own spheres. If you're in the midsts of writing one, you know what I mean.


    The best advice I can give is to hang on for the ride and finish the work. Without the words, there's nothing really to shape and edit.


    But it's easy to give up. The premise doesn't sit right. The middle is a morass and swamp. The end is nowhere in sight. The character's goals are muddy, too small, too big. The day job is overwhelming. You think of packing it in. You're alone with the writing, and no one cares if you finish or not.


    But still the novel is there waiting. You think of it. All. The. Time. You know the story matters. And you're the one to tell it.


    That's where Novelitics Writers Collective comes in.  We have workshops and masterclasses, novel coaching and developmental editing, and WRITERS WELL, a vibrant community of novelists and memoirists.

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    The Bookshop

    Browse our members' published works.

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    Editorial Services

    Have a finished novel? Work with bestselling novelist Kim Taylor Blakemore to strengthen your story.

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    Craft, business, tech, the publishing world - check out our workshops.

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    Writers Well

    Join a vibrant, awesome community - from first time novelists to multi-published authors - our goal is to help each other succeed (and tell great stories).

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    About Me

    I love writing. I love teaching. I love community.

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    I'd love to talk further about your writing goals.