"Wrestling with God" book with Barbara Falconer Newhall

Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

Publishers Weekly, starred review

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The Writing Room

I’m a writer who loves to talk about writing, so if you’re a writer or an aspiring writer I hope you'll stop by now and then and keep me company . . . You’ll find writing tips here as well as my thoughts on the writing life. Watch out, though. The Grammar Geek will be putting in her two cents from time to time.

Brooke Warner: Getting Published Is Easier Than Ever. Getting Discovered, Not So Much

A stack of books on getting published in the library of author Barbara Falconer Newhall. Photo by Barbara Newhall

A new book by Brooke Warner will join this stack of how-to-get published books bristling with sticky notes. (If this image is a little soft, it’s because my trusty point-and-shoot is in the shop.) Photocopy by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall — Until I met Brooke Warner, I thought I’d never need to read another how-to-get-published book. I’ve got a whole shelf of them in my writing room, marked up in pencil and ink and bristling with [Read more…]

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My Goodreads Book Giveaway Starts Tomorrow

Goodreads book giveaway. Easy chair and bookcases at Book Passage bookstore, Corte Madera. Photo by Barbara Newhall

A book giveaway coming up. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Tell your friends — if they don’t already have their very own copy of “Wrestling with God,” there will be a one-week book giveaway starting June 24 on Goodreads.

I’m giving away five copies of my book in honor of the awards that WWG has received — a first prize gold IPPY in the Religion Eastern-Western category [Read more…]

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Write Another Book? I Dunno . . .

The Bay Area Book Festival was held June 4 & 5, 2016 in Berkeley, California. Rob Bell signed copies of his "How to Be Here." He talked about -- write another book? Photo by Barbara Newhall

Rob Bell signed copies of his book and greeted well-wishers at the Bay Area Book Festival. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

“Barbara, you’ve got to write another book,” a southern California friend said — quite emphatically — after finishing “Wrestling with God.”

And the other night, at a meeting of the Left Coast Writers salon at Book Passage in Marin, a fellow writer asked, “What’s your next book going to be?”

Another book? I dunno . . .

I don’t mind the effortful process of writing a book. Writing is [Read more…]

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The Bay Area Book Festival — My Idea of a Good Time

The Bay Area Book Festival was held June 4 & 5, 2016 in the streets and indoor venues of downtown Berkeley, California. The Lacuna sculpture garden and book giveaway.

The Lacuna sculpture garden and book giveaway at the 2016 Bay Area Book Festival. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Books everywhere. Authors all over the place. And best of all, writers I know from writing groups or my newspapering days. Talking about ideas, books and writing — my idea of a good time. [Read more…]

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From the Eric Hoffer Book Award — More Kudos for ‘Wrestling with God’

The Eric Hoffer Book Award is in honor of American working class philosopher Eric Hoffer

Thanks to InspirationBoost.com for this timely quote from Eric Hoffer.

 

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Great news. “Wrestling with God” has won yet another honor. This time the recognition comes from the Eric Hoffer Book Award, which has named WWG a finalist in its international competition recognizing books from small, academic, and independent presses.

The awards honor the American working class philosopher Eric Hoffer, whose seminal book, “The True Believer,” dropped into the American intellectual [Read more…]

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