"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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‘Wrestling with God’ Celebrates Its First Year

Barbara Falconer Newhall, author of "Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith," reads from her book at the podium of the Book Passage Bookstore, Corte Madera, CA, April, 2015. Photo by Cheryl McLaughlin

Reading from WWG at the Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera, California. Photo by Cheryl McLaughlin

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

It’s official, “Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith” has been out there for people to buy, borrow, read and talk about for a full year as of this week. Here’s what folks have been saying about it:

In the Media

A Wild and Wonderful Ride

Publishers Weekly, Starred review: “Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read [Read more…]

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My First Royalty Check Has Arrived — How Cool Is That?

Barbara Falconer Newhall, author of "Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith," with her first royalty check in her home office. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Selfie by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Hey! Hey! My very first royalty check has arrived. It’s definitely not big bucks (you guys are going to have to go online or to your local bookstore and order up more copies if [Read more…]

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Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press Shares Fifty Years of Book Publishing Wisdom

Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press spoke at the Oct. 5 meeting of Left Coast Writers at Book Passage, Marin. Photo by Barbara Newhall.

Jack Shoemaker spoke at Book Passage, Marin. ‘The best publishers should be invisible.’ Photo by Barbara Newhall.

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Publisher Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press got his start working in a bookstore as a teenager. Fifty years later, he had these words of wisdom to share at this month’s meeting of Left Coast Writers at the Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera, California.

Readers and the World Wide Web: “The web has turned out to be a magnificent marketing [Read more…]

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Crime Novelist David Corbett: Acting Taught Him How to Write Scenes

david corbett, crime writer and travel and writing teacher, speaks at 8-3-2015 meeting of Left Coast Writers, book passage, corte madera on the occasion of pub of "The Mercy of the Night'  Photo by Barbara Newhall

David Corbett, author of “The Mercy of the Night,” spoke at a meeting of the Left Coast Writers. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

What’s the best way to master the art of scene writing? By acting out scenes by the play-writing biggies. That’s the advice of writer David Corbett. [Read more…]

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Goodreads Giveaway Results: Wow. A Lot of People Want a Copy of “Wrestling with God”

Barbara Newhall's book "Wrestling with God" is on display at A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair, Oakland, CA. Photo by Barbara Newhall

“Wrestling with God” on display at A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair, Oakland, California. Photo by Barbara Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Wow. A total of 685 people clicked “Enter” during this week’s Goodreads Giveaway. I was giving away three copies of “Wrestling with God,” and people had four days or so [Read more…]

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