Inspired by lines in my great-great grandfather’s obituary, I am working on my first novel. My interest in the tumultuous period of global events in the first half of the 1900s and the untold stories of women who lived through those trying times set the stage for my historical fiction. #historicalfiction
I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College, MA, at the time, an all-women’s college, with fond appreciation for the supportive relationships developed between students and alumnae. More recently, I completed a Creative Writing course from Wesleyan University. Soon afterward, I was selected to attend a writer’s retreat with award-winning author Amity Gaige, one of the Wesleyan professors. I also participate in a local writers’ group for weekly critiques and a monthly women’s book club to expand my reading beyond my genre.
I intend to draw upon my past study, personal experiences and 35-year career in marketing and sales to publish novels that other women will want to read. I aim to unearth the stories of women in history whose lives have remained in the shadows. Their stories need to be told with a respectful balance of authenticity and fictional flair to draw readers into a deeper, more emotional connection than can be achieved with biographies.
Through my love of reading and for research for my novel, I have also compiled book reviews and recommendations which I am happy to share. There are individual posts and a round-up which can be found here: Book Recommendations.
Thank you. Janis Robinson Daly
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