Bobbi A. Chukran
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Who I am:
Native Texan born in Ft. Worth, now lives near Austin. Author of award-winning comedy plays, short fiction and non-fiction.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Lone Star Death (written under B.A. Neal)
The Journal of Mina Harker (a DRACULA spoof play)
Princess Primrose and the Curse of The Big Sleep (a new middle grade fairy tale detective caper)
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Plays, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
yes, on my garden blog
Services I offer to other writers:
Not right now
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
several online groups
My professional associations:
International Centre for Women Playwrights
I found out about She Writes from:
another member

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At 3:29pm on December 6, 2009, Bernice L. McFadden said…
Dear Book Lover:

You may not know me or my work, but I am the national bestselling, award winning novelist of six critically acclaimed novels who has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.

“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”

I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.

If you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering and Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.

Peace & Light,

Bernice L. McFadden

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