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Anna Quinn is a writer, teacher, and the owner 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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I step up to the microphone. There’s an audience of maybe thirty people here to listen to me read from, and talk about my first novel, The Night Child. Sometimes there are more, sometimes fewer—once there were only three people and one was my husband, and the other two were booksellers.

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“She’s never understood the arbitrary nature of God, the logic behind “some are blessed and some are damned,” hates when people exclaim, “I’m so blessed!” every time they get a parking spot or survive cancer, as if people who can’t find a parking spot or die from cancer aren’t blessed and should work harder to earn God’s favor and protection.”
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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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