Welcome to our writing world: It goes without saying that YES we are sisters as well as authors and co-authors of ten highly acclaimed books – novels, nonfiction memoir and award-winning children’s books.
Frances and Ginger are delighted to announce the publication of The Secrets of the Waterfall – a short story curated from their previously published novel To Swim Across the World – in the Winter 2019-2020 edition of Mason Street, the literary magazine of Newark Public Library. https://masonstreetreview.org/2019/12/20/the-secrets-of-the-waterfall/
We recently completed our latest picture book manuscript entitled Orphan Song, a universal story of two children orphaned by war. Orphan Song portrays deep love, desperation, wit, and survival with a sweet-sour glimmer of hope at the end.
We plan to embark on another picture book soon, tentatively titled Mr. Suka and the Boy.
Frances was recently shortlisted for the Dzanc Novella Prize, and has just completed a novel Blue Rice as well as a memoir-in-essays titled That Lonely Spell: Essays. Of late, her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Bellevue Literary Review, Spirituality & Health, The Chicago Quarterly, The London Magazine, OZY, Arts & Letters and Gulf Coast Journal, among others. Her poignant and personal story “You Two Are So Beautiful Together” (The Massachusetts Review/Summer 2016) earned a spot on the Best American Essays Notable List.
Ginger has recently completed a young adult novel titled The Hundred Choices Department Store. She is currently working on another young adult book tentatively titled I Wish.
Frances and Ginger also co-own Chocolate Chocolate, a magical little sweet shop located in Washington, DC, voted BEST CHOCOLATE SHOP by the readers of Washingtonian magazine. If you can’t visit us in the shop, you can always visit us online at chocolatedc.com.
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