Debut authors Susan Bernhard, Winter Loon, Katrin Schumann - The Forgotten Hours, and James Charlesworth - The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill, will appear at the Newsfeed Café on February 7th at 6pm. These three writers have more in common than launching their first novels; they are also friends who became acquainted through the writing community in the Boston area.
The plots of their novels deal with characters confronting unearthed family secrets and trying to weave troubling pasts into present lives. “Writers working on books with variations on similar themes become quick friends,” says Schumann. “So much of the work of writing and research is done alone,” adds Charlesworth. “It’s great to have cohorts to share opportunities, and challenges with.”
Getting a novel published is a gargantuan achievement. Having other writers for support and encouragement has been key to the success of these three authors. According to Bernhard, “It’s been a comfort and inspiration to share the ups and downs of the publishing journey.”
Boston has a long history of fostering great writers. Today’s literary community builds on that foundation to showcase and encourage emerging and established literary talent. This event is free and open to the public