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Literary Insights: The Five Best Short Stories of 2015

Our Favorite Short Stories Of The Year It’s December—the time of year when people pull out their snow shovels, hang their stockings by the hearth, and read the “Best of ” lists.  In this month’s blog I highlight my five favorite short stories (in alphabetical order by title) of the year. “Amerika's Box" in The Hidden [...]

Literary Insights: The Immigrant Experience

Somewhere Between “Estrangement and Belonging” Immigration has become a global issue of increasing concern in recent years, with many people fleeing their homelands in search of better futures. But the challenges these immigrants and refugees face once they begin trying to adjust to their new lives are often overlooked. The United States has the most [...]

Literary Insights: First Person Narratives

Through the Eyes of a Child Authors seldom choose to write adult fiction or non-fiction from a young child’s perspective because it is difficult.  Even less often do they write from a young child’s perspective in the present tense because it is even more difficult.  In this article, I discuss Irish writer Frank McCourt’s memoir, [...]

Blue Moon Publishers Introduces New Author Judith McLaughlin

Getting To Know Our New Women's Fiction Author Join us as we chat with women's fiction author Judith McLaughlin, the newest member of the Blue Moon Publishers family! Have you always wanted to be a writer? Yes. My first works include A Dog Named Ruff and The Bunny and The Eggs. Bunny was a character driven story bound in masking [...]

Blue Moon Publishers Introduces New Author Sarah Mitchell-Jackson

Getting To Know Our New Literary Fiction Author Join us as we chat with Sarah Mitchell-Jackson, the newest member of the Blue Moon Publishers family! Have you always wanted to be a writer? Yes! Before I could write, I was a storyteller. I love what can be done with words – the visual experience conjured [...]

Literary Insights: Geography As Character

Using Setting As Character In Your Writing In recently reading Per Petterson’s latest novel, I Refuse (Graywolf Press, 2015), I was reminded of the talent of many writers, such as Petterson, to elevate setting to the level of character in their fiction. In this essay I discuss “setting as character” and cite examples from contemporary [...]

Literary Insights: Coming Clean

Writing About Family Hoarding Kimberly Rae Miller has mixed feelings about reality television shows that spotlight hoarding. While they bring awareness “to an illness that has for so long been swept under the rug,” tv viewers “only see glimpse of people with this disorder—and usually it’s during their worst-case scenario.” They laugh, they gag, and they [...]

Coming Soon: Literary Insights By Susanne Carter

Blue Moon Publishers Introduces New Column Blue Moon Publishers is thrilled to be introducing a new monthly column to our blog called "Literary Insights." Written by Susanne Carter, our column will provide readers and writers with insights about contemporary literature, including both fiction and non-fiction. Each article will also include a “Writers’ Notes” section that will suggest [...]