[News Flash] June 27, 2021

Many thanks to our guest authors, Jennifer Nissley, Vera Kurian, and Lilly Dancygar!
Jennifer Nissley spoke to us about her debut, THE MYTHIC KODA ROSE, an offbeat and romantic novel that follows a teen girl whose desire to find out more about her late rock star father rings her closer to the last person he expected. Read her interview here.
Vera Kurian is the author of the forthcoming, NEVER SAW ME COMING, a debut thriller about Chloe Sevre, a young college student, and a psychopath, who has been recruited to take place in a secret university program to study psychopathic behavior. But when students at her university turn up dead, and when Chloe realizes she’s being targeted by the killer, Chloe and the other members of her program must find the killer before they become the next victims. Read her interview here. And watch her IGTV interview with Elizabeth here.
Lilly Dancyger is the author of the memoir, NEGATIVE SPACE, available now, a touching and deeply honest story about grief, art, a daughter’s love, and trying to build a story out of fragments and empty space. Read her interview here. And watch her IGTV interview with Elizabeth here.
And this is Elizabeth Gonzalez James’s debut week for MONA AT SEA! Lyn Liao Butler will be interviewing Elizabeth on IGTV July 1 at 5pm EST, so don’t miss it!

THE TIGER MOM’S TALE by Lyn Liao Butler comes out July 6th! And Parade Magazine just named it one of their favorite Beach Reads of 2021!
Don’t miss Greta Kelly, author of THE FROZEN CROWN as she speaks with Ausma Zehanat Khan about her novel, THE BLOODPRINT.  The conversation happens Tuesday, June 29 at 8pm EST on Greta’s Instagram account. Click here to learn more.
Don’t miss Denny S. Bryce speaking about POV in WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES in the latest episode of the DIYMFA podcast. Click here to listen!
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Before becoming a writer Elizabeth was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares Blog, The Idaho Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Her debut novel, MONA AT SEA, was a finalist in the 2019 SFWP Literary Awards judged by Carmen Maria Machado, and is forthcoming, Summer 2021, from Santa Fe Writers Project. Originally from South Texas, Elizabeth now lives with her family in Oakland, California.

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Author: Elizabeth Gonzalez James

Before becoming a writer Elizabeth was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares Blog, The Idaho Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Her debut novel, MONA AT SEA, was a finalist in the 2019 SFWP Literary Awards judged by Carmen Maria Machado, and is forthcoming, Summer 2021, from Santa Fe Writers Project. Originally from South Texas, Elizabeth now lives with her family in Oakland, California.