Items of interest concerning Hawthorne Books and its authors

Speaking Body to Body: Q&A With Lidia Yuknavitch Posted on June 21, 2017 by BLOOM

21 Jun 2017|

Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Chronology of Water breathed new life into the memoir genre. It won a slew of awards and amassed a loyal following of readers who will forever champion her work. Prompted by a dare from author Chuck Palahniuk—I’m not a big fan of memoir, but if you wrote one, I’d read it—she wrote a story that had lived in her body for twenty years.

Yuknavitch’s memoir delivers fearless prose and lays bare the truths of survival and its many facets. The opening holds nothing...Forward

Arizona PBS Books & Co: Host Alberto Rios discusses The Inventors with author Peter Selgin.

08 Jun 2017|

In this memoir, Peter Selgin outlines the beginning of his passion for writing. As the child of an inventor and a twin, Peter always felt he had to compete for his parents’ attention. At the beginning of eighth grade, Peter meets a young teacher who took him under his wing: the two spend hours at the teacher’s cottage, drinking tea, playing chess and discussing books until the teacher resigns.

Listen to the interview here.

Jenny Forrester: The TNB Self-Interview

02 May 2017|

Who do you think you are? I mean, what makes you so special?

I ask myself these questions all the time. I imagine people asking these questions about me behind my back. So, I wanted to include them at the beginning of this Self Interview. They’re actually important questions. Even though some people would say we shouldn’t be this hard on ourselves, I think we should. I think we should come to the page, whether we’re writing the page or reading it, with a sense of urgency.

Who do we...Forward

Publishers Weekly includes Rhonda Hughes with notable women publishers Fiona McCrae, Emily Gould, Brooke Warner, Dominique Raccah, C. Spike Trotman, Laura Stanfill, Rana D’Orio, Rosalie Morales Kearns, and Gigi Ishmael

01 May 2017|

Women Rule In Indie Publishing
Women are finding fulfilling careers running indie publishers
By Anisse Gross

In sheer number, women—primarily straight white women—are the backbone of the publishing industry. PW’s annual salary survey showed that women represented 74% of the publishing workforce in both 2015 and 2016, a figure in line with the Lee & Low Diversity Baseline Survey of 2015, which found that 78% of those working in publishing are cis women, of whom 88% are heterosexual and...Forward

“Forrester doesn’t gloss over the difficult parts of her life, but rather tells stories of how that adversity formed a stronger individual.” —Jeff Fleischer, Foreword Reviews

27 Mar 2017|

In Narrow River, Wide Sky, Jenny Forrester traces her journey from growing up in a trailer in a small, conservative Colorado town to becoming a college-educated, feminist writer, and how that changes her relationships along the way. This is a moving memoir about how the influence of family can remain long after people drift apart, and how one never truly forgets the circumstances of one’s childhood.

Forrester’s relationship with her mother forms the core of the story; the book starts with...Forward