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Rona Simmons

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Rona Simmons is the author of The Quiet Room and Postcards from Wonderland. Both novels were set outside the south, yet she considers herself a southern writer. Both were historical fiction, yet she thinks of them as stories that just by happenstance took place in the past. For The Martyr’s Brother, she ripped a topic from today’s headlines and set it in present day, Atlanta, Georgia, her adopted home in the South. When not planning to write, writing, or talking about writing,
Rona “slow blogs” about women in the creative arts on Women at Word, Georgia books and authors on her website, as well as this and that on The Huffington Post Blog. Her short stories, articles, and interviews have been published in literary journals and online magazin
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Rona Simmons I actually don't believe there is something known as "writer's block." Sure, there are moments when you need to take a break, take a deep breath, go…moreI actually don't believe there is something known as "writer's block." Sure, there are moments when you need to take a break, take a deep breath, go outside and take a walk, maybe even take a week off. But, I have so many ideas inside my head, they juggle and jostle each other to make it to the head of the line and see their shining faces on the page.(less)
Rona Simmons Deciding what crime or major incident is going to embroil my protagonist from The Martyr's Brother next. Any ideas?
Average rating: 4.19 · 57 ratings · 19 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Quiet Room

4.16 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Into the Light of Day

4.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013
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Postcards from Wonderland

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Martyr's Brother

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Meryl's Commitment

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
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Coming of age? Love story? Fantasy? Whatever. This was a marvelous book of a troubled young woman/teen (but not a YA story) who finds her way. The route might be the traditional tale but the journey was anything but.
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The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
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Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
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Coming of age? Love story? Fantasy? Whatever. This was a marvelous book of a troubled young woman/teen (but not a YA story) who finds her way. The route might be the traditional tale but the journey was anything but.
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The Mathews Men by William Geroux
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Excellent account of perils of early merchant mariners from Matthews County, Virginia, a place with a long tradition of men going to sea. Many are lost at sea and many return despite being torpedoed by U-boats, forced into lifeboats with little food ...more
The Dust of Kandahar by Jonathan S. Addleton
" The Dust of Kandahar is a recounting of the experiences of Ambassador Addleton in his role as the senior civilian representative for the US Embassy in ...more "
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Dead Wake by Erik Larson
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Larson’s research that surrounds the sinking of the Lusitania is as impressive — if not more so — than that of his previous work (Devil in the White City). While the story was slow to get going, once the ship sailed, the story could have been any blo ...more
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Firewall by Henning Mankell
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Swedish thriller. A page turner with dense, intricate writing, that does not get in the way of the story or suspense. The author’s habit or style of using repetition is sometimes distracting.
“He went to bed shortly before two o’clock. He fell asleep
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War's Unwomanly Face by Svetlana Alexievich
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Oral histories of women of a different time and culture. Women who when war struck their country rushed to recruiting offices, volunteering and in many cases demanding to go to the front. Many of course were young and ignorant of what it meant, but n ...more
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The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
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A tale of out of the ordinary characters and events — magical realisn, perhaps — and set in a New York amusement park of the early 1900s that bears great resemblance to Wonderland the setting of my own novel Postcards from Wonderland. I was fascinate ...more
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Family of Warriors by Ed Devos
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“Flour and butter, cream and sugar, words and images -- all the ingredients for a rich, tasty story.”
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“But people had forgotten there was a day in the not too distant past when they’d not seen or heard of bombings, and suicide vests, and snipers. Alicia, though, had not forgotten.”
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“Bringing you 'raisins and almonds' and words (from a Yiddish lullaby”
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The Nexus : ARR # 56 - MERYL'S COMMITMENT by Rona Simmons 9 17 Dec 30, 2012 06:02AM  
“But people had forgotten there was a day in the not too distant past when they’d not seen or heard of bombings, and suicide vests, and snipers. Alicia, though, had not forgotten.”
Rona Simmons, The Martyr's Brother

“Flour and butter, cream and sugar, words and images -- all the ingredients for a rich, tasty story.”
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“Bringing you 'raisins and almonds' and words (from a Yiddish lullaby”
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