Word By Word
In honor of Eliza Waite’s second book birthday on May 16 and her celebrated success as the winner of the 2017 Nancy Pearl Book Award and finalist for the Sarton Women’s Book Award and WILLA Literary Award, I’m featuring 16 award-winning authors in this month’s newsletter.
Authors include current favorites, sister She Writes Press authors, the 2016 Nancy Pearl Award recipient, and two acclaimed novelists from Women Writing the West, sponsors of the WILLA Literary Award.
Special note: Congratulations to Mary Dingee Fillmore, whose novel, An Address in Amsterdam, bested Eliza Waite for last year’s Sarton Women’s Book Award and to Julie Weston, whose novel Basque Moon, bested Eliza Waite for last year’s WILLA Literary Award.
Take time to peruse this list—you might find your next favorite author!
Favorite Contemporary Authors:
Geraldine Brooks www.geraldinebrooks.com
Paula McLain www.paulamclain.com
Barbara Kingsolver www.kingsolver.com
Sue Monk Kidd www.suemonkkidd.com
Paulette Jiles www.paulettejiles.com
Tracy Chevalier www.tchevalier.com
Melanie Benjamin www.melaniebenjamin.com
2016 Nancy Pearl Award Winner:
Kelli Estes www.kelliestes.com
Award Winners from She Writes Press:
Ellen Notbohm www.ellennotbohm.com
Barbara Stark Nemon www.barbarastarknemon.com
Mary Dingee Fillmore www.maryfillmore.com
Laurel Davis Huber www.laureldavishuber.com
Michelle Cox www.michellecoxauthor.com
Barbara Ridley www.barbararidley.com
Acclaimed Authors from Women Writing the West:
Jane Kirkpatrick www.jkbooks.com
Julie Weston www.julieweston.com