Welcome to the website of writer and editor Julie Wakeman-Linn. Come in and take a look. Links are to your right, news below. Thanks for coming!
Summer is too soon over. It's been busy and rather delightful season.
"Shading a Line Gone Wrong" came out in May in Oakwood, a fun publication because it resides in my home town and is edited by an excellent Breadloaf friend. His grad students plucked it from the slush as an excellent example of the Dakota diaspora. It was my twenty first short story published. I feel like a prodigal son or a prophet who is not scorned in her homeland. It's a wonderful bit of family history twisted into fiction.
In September, Evening Street Journal will publish "A Rocket V."
Mercurial Stories picked up a snippet of my prairie novel for Week 20 Hometown. Read and Enjoy.
In May I finished a powerful second draft of my novel set in Dar Es Salaam with my fantastic mentor. It's been intense but one of the best learning experiences I've ever had. In fall I'll be back to tackle the last touches on Anne and Myra, my lesbian couple on the loose in Tanzania.
I'm not doing much teaching this fall so I can finish the two novels, hopefully the novella as well. I'm still doing editing consultations. Reach me either via Facebook or by email.
Check out A Chapter Away in France, one of the best writer's events I've ever attended. It's where I met the mentor.
Check out my first flash fiction accepted at Flash Fiction Magazine Look for "A Quarter for the Taj Mahal" on September 13, 2017
If you missed them, check out two very positive reviews of Chasing the Leopard Finding the Lion
First Belletrista ! thanks for an insightful read
Second Africa Book Club put my novel in the Spotlight.
Chasing the Leopard Finding the Lion ---Get it Kindle on Amazon. Also on Barnes & Nobles Nook. Or for a copy you can hold in your hands and that I can sign, email me via my contact page and I'll ship one out.
Book clubs: contact me for a discounted price. I can ship Chasing the Leopard to you for only $10 each. I'm delighted to send discussion questions to any book club who would like them I can also visit or skype with your book club. Email via the contact page..
Thanks to you who have already told me how much you enjoyed my novel, now tell your friends!
Mkuki Na Nyota has been wonderful to work with on my novel and on the Bethsaida Orphan girls' fund raiser anthology, Their Voices; Their Stories. To have an African publishing house with a Zimbabwean editor bring out my African novel feels just right.