September 2021, Vol. 35


In This Issue...

  1. Recent Releases 
  2. Women's Fiction::Autumn 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:

Elizabeth Chatsworth (The Brass Queen)  __________________________

Shail Rajan (The Summer Breeze)   ___________________________

L. Bordetski-Williams (Forget Russia)   ___________________________

Christina Tsirkas (The Night Sender)           ____________________________

Judith Teitelman (Guesthouse for Ganesha)    ____________________________

Kathy Sechrist (Success is the Best Revenge)    ____________________________

Joyce Yarrow (Sandstorm)     ____________________________

Denny S. Bryce (Wild Women and the Blues)   ____________________________

Kathryn Holzman (Real Estate: A Novel)    ____________________________

Melissa Hunter (What She Lost)    ____________________________

Florence Reiss Kraut (How to Make a Life)   ____________________________

Geeta Schrater (Reaching Riverdale)  ____________________________

Densie Webb (When Robins Appear)    ____________________________

Bhaswati Ghosh (Victory Colony, 1950)                            ____________________________

KJ Dell'Antonia (The Chicken Sisters)                                ___________________________

Rachel Mans McKenny (The Butterfly Effect)                              ____________________________

Jaye Burke (Venice)    ____________________________

Grace Sammon (The Eves)

Madeleine Van Hecke (Once You Know)

Paula Adler (Return to Magnolia Bloom)

Angela Terry (Charming Falls Apart)    ____________________________

Katey Schultz (Still Come Home)    ____________________________

Sarah McCraw Crow (The Wrong Kind of Woman)                                ____________________________

Mary Helen Sheriff (Boop and Eve's Road Trip)                                ____________________________

Regina Buttner (Absolution)              ___________________________

Nguyen Phan Que Mai (The Mountains Sing)                                  ___________________________

Ehsaneh Sadr (A Door Between Us)                                           ___________________________

Valerie Taylor (What's Not Said)       _________________________

Michele Levy (Anna's Dance)          __________________________

Anita Kushwaha (Secret Lives of Mothers and Daughters)                   ___________________________

Barbara Conrey (Nowhere Near Goodbye)                                           ___________________________

J.L Cole (Silver Heights)                 ___________________________

Susan Payne (Forever Kind of Woman)

A.H. Kim (A Good Family)

Tricia Zacher (Many a Sudden Change)

Amanda Brainerd (Age of Consent)

Lindsey Cook (How to Bury Your Brother)

Stephanie Newman (Barbarians at the PTA)

Pamela Raliegh (Sandshell Island)

Anju Gattani (Duty and Desire)

Tracey Enerson Wood (The Engineer's Wife)                               ____________________________

Jaqueline Kang (The Club)   ____________________________

Carole Lahines (Someday Everything Will All Make Sense)   ____________________________

Diane Barnes (More Than)

William Schreiber (Someone to Watch Over)

Dianne Romain (The Trumpet Lesson)

Lisa Braxton (The Talking Drum)

Sherri Leimkuhler (What's Left Untold)

Elizabeth Gauffreau (Telling Sonny)

 Kelly Duran (Can't Take It Back)

 Jae Hodges (The Rose and the Whip)

 Jamie Beck (If You Must Know)

 Sharina Harris  (Im)perfectly Happy

 Kathleen West (Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes)

 Alison Hammer (You and Me and Us)

Sally Suen (Crystal Cove)

 Diane Byington (If She Had Stayed)

Donna Koros Stramella (Coffee Killed My Mother)


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!

The Limits of Limelight
by Margaret Porter

An Oklahoma girl follows her cousin, Ginger Rogers, to Hollywood—where ambition is altered by tragedy, experience, and increasing self-knowledge. "Based on a true story 



For more information, please visit Margaret's website. 
Love, Only Better
by Paulette Stout

For Rebecca, sex is a joke missing a punchline. No crashing waves. Only pangs of inadequacy. No way she’s dating anyone again until she can take “clueless in bed” off her dating resume. To get past whatever’s blocking her in bed, Rebecca needs expert help. The unorthodox kind. The kind her dreamy next-door neighbor, Kyle, won't understand. But it’s a risk she has to take.

For more information, please visit Paulette's website.                       

Over the Falls
by Rebecca Hodge

How far will one woman go to find the sister she hates? Bryn Collins’ placid life in the Tennessee mountains is thrown into turmoil when her fourteen-year-old nephew, Josh, arrives pleading for help to find his mother. Their search leads west, where on vicious Colorado whitewater, she is forced to face both her past and her fears to piece her family back together again.

 For more information, please visit Rebecca's website.   
Deer Season
by Erin Flanagan

It’s the opening of deer season and Alma Costagan’s intellectually disabled farmhand, Hal Bullard, has gone hunting with some locals. That same weekend, a teenage girl goes missing as Hal returns with a bloody truck. When the situation escalates, the Costagans are forced to confront what Hal might be capable of, as rumors fly and townspeople see Hal’s past in a new light.

 For more information, please visit Erin's website.                              
The Happy Accidents
by Jamie Beck

Have they wrecked their lives or reinvented them? That’s the burning question for three friends who wake up to the consequences of an impulsive pact. Staring down the crossroads, each woman finds her relationships—with herself, with each other, and with loves both old and new—tested along the way to building more fulfilling lives.

 For more information, please visit Jamie's website.                            
Better to Trust
by Heather Frimmer

When a neurosurgeon hiding a prescription pill addiction operates on his sister-in-law’s brain, the family is forced to grapple with a devastating question. When trust is violated, can it ever be recovered? Secrets swirling around drug use and sexual identity must be dealt with in order for the family to learn to trust each other again.

                                                                        For more information, please visit Heather's website.  


Women's Fiction: Autumn Reads

Love it or hate it, the season of back to school, falling leaves, and crisp mornings is here. Why not pass the longer nights with a good booK?


The Eves

by Grace Sammon




Digging In

by Loretta Nyhan




Barbarians at the PTA

by Stephanie Newman




Drawing Down the Moon

by Shawn Keller Cooper




After Everything

by Andrea Nourse



A Familiar Shore

by Jennifer Fromke




The Mountains Sing

by Nguyen Phan Que Mai




Waltz in Swing Time

by Jill Caugherty 




The In-Between Hour

by Barbara Claypole White



Mom Walks: Starting in 5th

by Rebecca Prenevost




Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcast

Tiffany is a writer and poet hailing from Phoenix, Arizona. Her debut novel, A Flood of Posies, was released in February 2021 with Black Spot Books. Her second book, Little Bird, releases in 2022 also with Black Spot.

Her work has been published in multiple magazines over the years, including Shoreline of Infinity, Luna Station Quarterly, The Molotov Cocktail, and others. Find her online at, or Twitter and Instagram @TMeuretBooks for deep discussions about small dogs and bad movies.

Listen to the interview with Tiffany

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