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Women’s Fiction Day 2020

Women’s Fiction Day is a day to celebrate stories, authors, readers, bookstores, and fans of women’s fiction. Women’s Fiction Writers Association. the founder of this international day, is offering a “Literary Treasure Hunt” — a BIG GIVEAWAY. I’m celebrating with a GIVEAWAY of my book to five readers. Email me at racheldacus@gmail.com if you’d like […]

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NaNoWriMo in Writing Women’s Fiction

NaNoWriMo for women’s fiction writers seems like an oxymoron. Writing about women and their relationships requires careful, deep creativity. National Novel Writing Month urges speed and volume of words. As a writer of upmarket, magical realism fiction, I’ve nevertheless found NaNoWriMo invvaluable. It’s helped me build my craft and my writing life in several ways. […]

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My Novel, THE INVISIBLES — Two sisters & a family ghost

THE INVISIBLES. Two sisters. One ghost. An impossible sacrifice. In this magical realism tale of two sisters and a family ghost, Elinor and Saffron inherit their father’s cottage on the Italian coast. Their longtime rivalry explodes through a struggle for control of the inheritance. As they rehab the house for sale, Italy infuses its magic […]

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What Is Magical Realism Fiction

Exactly what is Magical Realism fiction — what is it, and what differentiates it from fantasy? Since it’s the category I’ve chosen to read most and often write, I think a lot about this. There are many good lists of magical realism fiction. They point toward stories along the whole range of speculative  tfiction, from a small touch of magic in a realistic setting to epic fantasy in other worlds. Read More “What Is Magical Realism Fiction”

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7 New Magical Realism Novels by Women

Magical realism in women’s fiction — magic and relationships just seem to go together, don’t they? In my reading adventures, they certainly do. I embrace the magic, and find it everywhere in real life and in novels. Read More “7 New Magical Realism Novels by Women”

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Surviving Your Book Launch

The most wonderful thing has happened, the thing I always wanted, and I’m in here under the covers hiding from the book launch day for my first novel, The Renaissance Club. It was published on January 23 by Fiery Seas Publishing, a wonderful new publishing company.  Your book launch may not be as scary as mine, but probably it will be. You might find yourself hiding like I am because after all the effort to write and rewrite a book, suffer rejections from agents and publishers, finally find a  publisher who finally sends it out in the world, you just have too much wrapped up in this thing. All I’m thinking right now is how can I survive the attention?

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