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Anna Quinn is a writer, teacher, and the founder of The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Bookstore in Port Townsend, WA. She has thirty years of experience teaching and leading writing workshops across the country. Anna’s first novel, “The Night Child”, published by Blackstone was released Jan. 30th, 2018. Order here: https://www.amazon.com/Night-Child-No...

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Anna Quinn Dear Cassandra, Thank you for reading The Night Child and for your kind words, also your interesting question. I set TNC in the nineties because I…moreDear Cassandra, Thank you for reading The Night Child and for your kind words, also your interesting question. I set TNC in the nineties because I didn't want to have technology as character. It was so important for me to give Nora and Margaret a voice—they'd been silenced for so long, that I wanted to invite readers into the theater without any tech distractions. Setting TNC in the 90's allowed me to also place Maeve in a time (1963) when there was very little therapeutic support—abuse, any abuse just wasn’t talked about...and without support Maeve continued to believe that the child was at fault, the child must be doing something provocative to entice the father—which became another layer of betrayal for Nora to cope with. Hope this helps—Anna(less)
Anna Quinn Writing makes me feel alive. When I see or hear or experience something viscerally, I feel an intense urge to write about it, look more closely at it,…moreWriting makes me feel alive. When I see or hear or experience something viscerally, I feel an intense urge to write about it, look more closely at it, turn it over and peer underneath it, maybe shake it, sometimes deconstruct it and create something new. Also, it’s a way to not be silenced, to break silences. To give voice to issues I care deeply about.


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From Foreword Review: "The Night Child’s gentle dealings with heavy subjects highlight the fragility of the human mind and the intense journeys required to heal deep wounds."

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Anna Quinn Susan wrote: "Hi Anna, I'm looking forward to your book!
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Susan wrote: "Hi Anna, I'm looking forward to your book!
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Thank you, Susan! Jan 30th feels like a long time away!


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Susan Ring Hi Anna, I'm looking forward to your book!
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