• Congrats to WriteByNighters, Part 2!

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    While you’re heading back this weekend from your Thanksgiving travels, why not read up on some more recent success stories from your fellow WriteByNighters.

    As you’ll recall, a few weeks ago we posted about some upcoming books from our talented clients, and asked if there were any others we should know about.

    There are! And here are a few of them:


    Caroline Bock‘s debut story collection, Carry Her Home, was selected by the Washington Writers’ Publishing House for its 2018 Fiction Award, which includes a cash prize and publication. The book was released in mid-October, with  a book launch event at D.C.’s venerable bookstore Politics & Prose. (Which would be a great place to buy the book.)

    Caroline has previously published two acclaimed YA novels with St. Martin’s and teaches in the English department at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

    Caroline worked with Justine via critique on early versions of some of the stories included in the collection.


    Lucia Hur will publish Unwavering Love, Unfathomable Hope: A Family’s Story of Survival with Mascot Books. Lucia’s book is a memoir about her son Bobby’s traumatic brain injury, and Bobby’s–and the family’s–subsequent fight for survival.

    This is Lucia’s first book. She lives in Austin, and is a businesswoman and philanthropist, as well as an advocate for those afflicted with TBI.

    Lucia worked with WriteByNight from conception to completion, including an edit by me, a proof by Brad Tyer, and publication assistance with Bridget Apfeld.


    Linda Condrillo‘s Period. The End: Wit, Wisdom and Practical Guidance for Women in Menopause–and Beyond has been self-published with WoodValley Press.

    The book is available in both print and Kindle.

    Linda is a freelance writer with a focus on human interest stories. She lives in New Jersey.

    Linda received a manuscript critique from Cecily Sailer.


    Bunny Leach will publish the first two parts of her three-book memoir series with Atmosphere Press. We’ll keep you posted on when and where you can find Turtle Shells: Heading Through Cancer and Turtle Hatchings: Breathing New Life. 

    Bunny is a certified life coach and personal assistant in New Jersey. She also founded the Nicki Leach Foundation, which provides educational funds for young adults with cancer.

    Bunny received a manuscript critique from Cecily Sailer, an edit from Bridget Apfeld, and a proof from Adriana Cloud, and worked with Bridget in publication assistance. She also used our new hybrid publication partnership with Atmosphere Press, whose executive editor is WBN coach and consultant Nick Courtright.


    Longtime WriteByNighter Marcia Davis appeared in the documentary To Kid or Not to Kid, which was screened earlier in November at the Doc NYC Film Festival (and which Justine attended!).

    That’s Marcia on the right, on stage with the filmmakers.

    The movie is about “breaking the myth that if you don’t have kids, you’re weird, selfish, or somehow wrong,” which is what Marcia’s memoir, Confessions of a Childfree Woman: A Life Spent Swimming Against the Mainstreamis all about.

    Marcia is currently working with Justine in coaching on her follow-up book, What? You Don’t Want Children?: A Guide to Understanding Rejection in the Childfree Lifestyle.


    Congratulations to these five wonderful writers, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your processes and successes!

    If you’re ready to discuss your project with us and learn how WriteByNight can help you achieve your own writing and publishing goals, sign up for a free phone consultation today.

    Your turn: Have you met with a recent success in publishing? Tell us about it below, or by email! Include all relevant links.


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