November is National Novel Writing Month—NaNoWriMo for short. NaNoWriMo is an international organization now, and there are chapters all over the world. The rules of NaNoWriMo are simple: Write 50,000 words in a new novel during the month of November.
My first novel, The Reluctant Coroner, was written as a 2017 NaNoWriMo project, and I’ve gotten more involved with my local chapter here in Sacramento every year. This year, I’m one of the Municipal Liaisons (i.e., regional coordinator.) It’s great to help facilitate so many authors in the chapter achieve their goals of publication.
Former SacNaNo’er Andrea Stewart released her novel The Bone Shard Daughter to rave reviews in big-time science fiction publications, Booklist, Library Journal, NYT Bestseller author Sarah J. Maas, and even The Guardian!
April Browne published the first book in her witch-cozy series, Cupcakes and Crime.
Mel Woodburn released her debut, a superhero story about a girl who can breathe flames: Geek Fire.
Described as Malificient meets Game of Thrones, Emily Fluke’s novel Eve of Anarchy is a wild episodic adventure through time and magic.
K.W. Santoro’s Five of Knights is a young adult coming-of-age novel about a young woman dealing with the rage and the magic within her.
Ghosts in Quicksilver is Elliott Dunstan's urban fantasy detective noir serial about a 17-year-old trying (and mostly failing) to use her ability to speak to ghosts to solve cases.