Exciting News

I have exciting news to share.

You may recall last year I started my own imprint, Posey Quill Publishing?

Earlier this year, I was delighted to publish my dear friend Glenice Whitting’s novel What time is it there? under this imprint. I absolutely love What time is it there? . It is a beautifully written novel, and really deserves to be out there in the publishing world, being read and enjoyed.

And I am not the only one who thinks this.

I have just received word from Glenice that What time is it there? is a finalist in the 14th National Indie Excellence Awards.

To have a fellow author be recognised by such a prestigious award, let alone for a novel I have worked so closely with, is truly heart-warming. Especially in times such as these, when good news is so wonderful to hear.

Congratulations, Glenice!

What is this award?

The National Indie Excellence Awards:

Is open to all English language printed books available for sale

Champions independent publishing

Recognises novels with exception written work, coupled with excellent presentation

Find out more about this amazing award here.

Why is this important?

Not only do awards like these help garner further attention for deserving novels, they shine a light on the sheer dedication that goes into writing and publishing a novel.

We all like having our hard work recognised.

Beyond this, it is wonderful and affirming to have someone step forward and say that they have read your work, and have found something of value within it.

Perhaps it offered them an entertaining moment of escape; or maybe what we wrote has resonated with them. Inspired them. Clung in the back of their minds in a way that makes them see the world just a touch differently.

Well…isn’t that what writing is all about?

My Review:

What time is it there?: A long-distance friendship: a lifeline…

The poet Muriel Rukeyser once said: ‘What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open’. This novel is a work that confronts you with truths about the lives of women, and how the truth can indeed split open the world of one’s own life. Beautifully and powerfully told, in What time is it there?, the reader embarks on a journey.

Born in a time when women were expected to leave school early to marry, Diane is a young, Australian wife, mother and hairdresser when she meets Maggie in the Australian desert. It is a meeting that will change both their lives.

American, world travelled, well read and sharply intelligent, Maggie has lived a life poles apart from Diane’s. The older and knowledgeable Maggie re-awakes in Diane her pushed down desire for education, education denied to her in her youth. For Maggie, her reasons for letting Diane into her life, and eventually her heart, are far more complicated.

Both women have dark secrets hidden away in their histories, and lives dictated and constrained by their female gender. The long years of deepening friendship reveals to Diane that Maggie’s life is not what it seems on the surface, that there is something missing from both their lives, something that can only be put right by their enduring friendship. It is a friendship that is first unequal, but evolves over time to when Diane steps out of Maggie’s shadow, seizes her own identity and self-determined destiny. Empathetic, full of life’s truths and wise – What time is it there? is a novel that stays with you and speaks to our hearts.

To learn more about Glenice and where you can buy her books, please visit her website here.

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