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Debut Author Podcast: Special Episode with Star Award/Debut Finalists

Our host Maggie Smith leads a roundtable discussion with the three finalists for the WFWA Star Award for Women’s Fiction/Debut category as they discuss what it means to write “women’s fiction,” the trajectory of their writing careers, finding camaraderie with their peers, the value of book awards, and what they’ve learned from readers since publication.  

Panelists are:  Julie Carrick Dalton (Waiting For the Night Song, Forge, January 2021) Joani Elliott (The Audacity of Sarah Grayson, Post Hill Press, May 2021) and Kelley McNeil (A Day Like This, Lake Union, November 2021)