Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

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

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BookExpo America: Dog Books, Funny Books, Holy Books, Swag

The exhibit hall of Book Expo America 2016 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Barbara Newhall

BookExpo America — the trade show where a Buddhist nun, a bald satirist, and a 136-pound Newfoundland dog were equally at home. Read more.


My IPPY Gold Book Award — Celebrating High Above Chicago

Veda Stamps ("Flexible Wings," IMO Books), barbara Newhall ("Wrestling with God"), Laura A. Ackley ("San Francisco's Jewel City," Heyday), Aleta George ("Ina CoolBrith," Shifting Plates Press) at IPPY awards 2016. Photo by Jon Newhall

I went to Chicago to collect an IPPY gold book award for “Wrestling with God” — and celebrate with other winning authors. Read more.


You’ve Got the Agent, You’ve Got the Publisher — But Do You Have the Publicist?

Computer monitor shows title page of "Wrestling with God" book manuscript ready to send to publisher. Photo by BF Newhall

You get an idea for a book. You like it a lot. You think people are going to want to read this book. You’re stoked. Then you fret for months and years over how to transform this idea you like so much into a 250-page manuscript that people will actually read. Read more.


Yippee! I Did It — I Finished My Book

the first page of Barbara Falconer Newhall's manuscript for Wrestling With God appears on her computer monitor. Photo by BF Newhall

At 6:02 p.m. yesterday evening I hit the send button and sent the manuscript for Wrestling With God off to my publisher, Patheos Press. To tell you the truth, I’m very proud of this book. Read more.


Yea! A Book Contract for “Wrestling With God”

Writer Barbara Falconer Newhall in her writing room holding a copy of her book contract with Bondfire Books. Photo by Jon Newhall

Good news. I’ve signed a contract with a publisher for my book "Wrestling With God." The publisher is Bondfire Books in partnership with