Invitation to my Giveaway
After my month of featuring LOVE, I’m now switching to CRIME.
I like variety.
Some of the authors who were selected to appear in the Insecure Writers’ Support Group newest anthology are visiting me in March. My first guest is Jemi Fraser.
My Review of Until Release: We all dislike that prisoner due for release. And the people who wait outside the prison hate him as well, each for different reasons. What will happen when Sean Walker steps outside that gate? Will he die or survive? The clock’s tick-tocking, and we won’t find out until the end. Told from multiple points of view, the story is a slow reveal of each person’s tragedy that all center on this one man. You gradually understand what kind of person is about to step into freedom. Ms. Fraser writes an edge-of-the- seat tale that you have to keep reading because you want to find out how justice is meted out or if it is. Take it away, Jemi!
My story in the Tick Tock: A Stitch In Crime anthology, is titled Until Release. I love this little story and I can’t wait for it to be out in the world. Until Release is a story about a criminal (Sean Walker) getting released early for good behaviour. Not everyone is happy about this and therein lies the heart of the story.
Jemi Fraser lives in beautiful Northern Ontario where she works hard and plays harder with both her family and her students. Holding an ever-present mug of Chai tea, she spends her free time baking cookies and writing Happy Ever Afters. The world can always use more of both.
It’s challenging to write a story from multiple points of view. Until Release succeeds in doing it well. Here are some other stories that have also done it well. Can you match the author to the book? Give it a try.
|A. My Sisters Keeper||E. William Faulkner|
|B. Poisonwood Bible||F. Margaret Atwood|
|C. The Sound and the Fury||G. Jodi Picoult|
|D. The Robber Bride||H. Barbara Kingsolver|
Answers to last week’s quiz about romantic couples in literature:
|A. Molly & Fibber McGee (old radio couple)||E. Mr. Darcy|
|B. Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy (Pride & Prejudice)||F. Rauol|
|C. Beatrice & Benedict (Much Ado About Nothing)||G. Fibber McGee|
|D. Christine & Rauol (Phantom of the Opera)||H. Benedict|
And how did you do?
Quote of the Week: Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Martin Luther King, Jr.