October 2019, Vol. 15


In This Issue...

  1. Recent Releases
  2. Women's Fiction: Magical Realism/Paranormal Reads
  3. Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcasts

Read ON!

Welcome to WFWA's reader-focused newsletter, Read ON!

Check your inbox on the last Wednesday of every month for new women's fiction books that you'll want to read!

Check out our series of author-interview podcasts!

Debut Author Podcasts

Quick links to past episodes:

Romalyn Tilghman (To the Stars Through Difficulties)

Heather Frimmer (Bedside Manners)

Denitta Ward (Somewhere Still)

Marianne Hansen (The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger)

Find Great Books on Goodreads

Did you know all of the women’s fiction books by WFWA members are on a Goodreads shelf? You can find them here.

Recent Releases

We now have a special Monthly Highlights shelf on Goodreads, where you can get full information on the books listed below. Thanks for reading, reviewing, and sharing with your friends!

Every Thing You Are 
by Kerry Anne King

From the bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes a haunting and lyrical novel about the promises we make and the forgiveness we need when we break them.


For more information, please visit Kerry Anne's website.  

The Words Between Us
by Erin Bartels

Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name, running from her family’s ignominious past. But the past is hot on her heels. When she receives an eerily familiar book in the mail on the morning of her father’s scheduled execution, Robin is thrown back to the long-lost summer she met Peter Flynt, the perfect boy who ruined everything.

For more information, please visit Erin's website.   

Women's Fiction: Magical Realism

October is the month for corn mazes, falling leaves, and ghost stories — and the perfect time to grab one of these magical Women's Fiction reads from our member authors:


The Secret Ingredient of Wishes

by Susan Bishop Crispell




The Renaissance Club

by Rachel Dacus




The Moon Sisters

by Therese Walsh




The Garden of Happy Endings

by Barbara O'Neal




The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster

by Scott Wilbanks




I'm Not Her

by Cara Sue Achterberg




The Crows of Beara

by Julie Christine Johnson




Freefall: A Divine Comedy

by Lily Iona MacKenzie




The Stone Manor

by Terri Hale




A Labor of Love

by Tinthia Clemant



Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcast

Meet WFWA member Lorelei Brush. She holds two doctoral degrees, a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and a Doctor of Ministry focusing on Islam and Christianity. Since 1996, she has worked in international education. From 2006 to 2008 she managed a large USAID-funded education project in northwestern Pakistan, an area seriously affected by the earthquake of October 2005. Uncovering is her first novel, a work of love arising from her time among so many gifted people committed to Islam as a religion of peace and helping others. 

Listen to the interview with Lorelei.

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Kerstin March, Vice-President, Communications | [email protected]

Lainey Cameron, Vice-President, Programs | [email protected]

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