Meredith Doench found publication with  Crossed,  the first in a series about a lesbian detective haunted by the still-at-large serial killer who murdered her best friend when they were teenagers.

Meredith Doench found publication with Crossed, the first in a series about a lesbian detective haunted by the still-at-large serial killer who murdered her best friend when they were teenagers.

 Kris Faatz relied on her career as a professional pianist to inform elements of her novel about a musical and her family.

Kris Faatz relied on her career as a professional pianist to inform elements of her novel about a musical and her family.

  Michael K. Smith  used his expertise as a Civil War buff to fashion  HOME AGAIN,  a tale of two teenagers on different sides of battle.  Read about his experience in our workshop at  Quivering Pen . 

Michael K. Smith used his expertise as a Civil War buff to fashion HOME AGAIN, a tale of two teenagers on different sides of battle.  Read about his experience in our workshop at Quivering Pen

 A brief description of  River of Dust  makes it sound like the wild west, but it's really remote China ten years after the Boxer rebellion.  Virginia Pye  researched her grandfather's experiences  to create a larger-than-life, volatile missionary on a ruinous search for his kidnapped son. Such beautiful writing and a compelling story got her an agent and a publishing contract with our own Greg Michalson at Unbridled Books. Read an interview with Virginia Pye about her experience working with Nancy and Greg at  Quivering Pen.

A brief description of River of Dust makes it sound like the wild west, but it's really remote China ten years after the Boxer rebellion. Virginia Pye researched her grandfather's experiences  to create a larger-than-life, volatile missionary on a ruinous search for his kidnapped son. Such beautiful writing and a compelling story got her an agent and a publishing contract with our own Greg Michalson at Unbridled Books. Read an interview with Virginia Pye about her experience working with Nancy and Greg at Quivering Pen.

 
 In  Tasa's Song,     Linda Kass  fictionalized the story of her mother's survival of the Holocaust as it unfolded in Russian-occupied Poland.

In Tasa's Song, Linda Kass fictionalized the story of her mother's survival of the Holocaust as it unfolded in Russian-occupied Poland.

   Margaret Verble  used characters from the novel she workshopped with us and began writing  Maud's Line  immediately upon returning home. The result: a  Pulitzer Prize  finalist!    

Margaret Verble used characters from the novel she workshopped with us and began writing Maud's Line immediately upon returning home. The result: a Pulitzer Prize finalist!