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FABULOUS BEASTS:A Love Story

Coming Soon…A New Novel by WA Schwartz LONDON 10 February 1963 She stands shivering on the steps outside the flat. It takes a minute for her mind to adjust to the idea he’s physically here. She hadn’t asked him to come, had she? She can’t remember now. Maybe one of the calls went through. AContinue reading “FABULOUS BEASTS:A Love Story”

Good Enough: Why Not Quite is Just Right (for Parents)

I met Judith when her son, Adam, was about 12 years old and was first diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. He had been very hard to deal with for some time but she and her husband had found it difficult to acknowledge there was something medically wrong with him. They had spent many years tryingContinue reading “Good Enough: Why Not Quite is Just Right (for Parents)”

Is the Glass Half Full? How your outlook impacts your kids.

An Australian study supports the hypothesis that an optimistic outlook is protective against the development of depression and other disorders in teenagers. An optimist was defined as : An optimist generally asserts that the good things happening to me will continue to happen in the future and they are of my doing; bad things canContinue reading “Is the Glass Half Full? How your outlook impacts your kids.”

The Energy Ball: What not to do when your kid drops the ball.

Imagine you are watching your adolescent play a game of basketball. Only it’s not any game of basketball. This game is special. Your child is the only one on the court. You are the only one watching but, for whatever reason, this game is really important. The outcome will have an impact on your child’sContinue reading “The Energy Ball: What not to do when your kid drops the ball.”

Apples, Apples, Apples-A Review of Liane Moriarty’s Latest Book

Ok, so this book (“Apples Never Fall”, Henry Holt and Co.) did get a little weird in spots. The plot sort of meandered and went on a bit long and I lost the point a few times but still…I just love Moriarty. Even though she’s known for writing these twisty fun mystery stories with allContinue reading “Apples, Apples, Apples-A Review of Liane Moriarty’s Latest Book”

EDEN: A Novel at Special Price Limited Time

Get a copy of my novel EDEN, Kindle Version, at reduced price for a limited time prior to the release of my next book! Check it out at Amazon now! It’s also available to read free on Kindle Unlimited for another ten days.

THE WEIGHT OF WATER Coming Soon!

Available at special Pre-Order Price on Amazon Now! Check it out. Pre-Order Available Now. WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING? Rachel and Talia Fontenot are sisters born into brutal, rural poverty in southeastern Louisiana in the 1960s. Raised by relatives, they become fiercely devoted to one another until tragic circumstances intervene. TheyContinue reading “THE WEIGHT OF WATER Coming Soon!”

The Weight of Water Available for Pre-Order Now

Ok so it’s here. Almost. Available for pre-order at Amazon now! Arrives February 14, 2021. Yeah, sorry. Pre-order not actual order. But worth the wait. Seriously. It’s a book overflowing with all kinds of trashy sex and gnarly car chases and steroid inflated guys with big guns and small….ok not really. It’s about Louisiana andContinue reading “The Weight of Water Available for Pre-Order Now”

Goodreads Giveaway EDEN:A Novel

Enter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of EDEN: A Novel by W.A. Schwartz. Old secrets and hidden sins threaten to destroy a tiny Louisiana town in this twisty psychological thriller. Giveaway begins June 21, 2020. Goodreads Book Giveaway EDEN:A Novel by W.A. Schwartz Giveaway ends July 21, 2020. See the giveaway detailsContinue reading “Goodreads Giveaway EDEN:A Novel”

EDEN: A Novel

A new novel by W. A. Schwartz. EDEN is a story of dark secrets and psychological suspense unfolding over a half-century in the lives of a troubled Louisiana family. On a hot, muggy afternoon, in Eden, a tiny, rural town deep in southeast Louisiana, Construction workers make a hideous discovery. They unearth the decades-old remainsContinue reading “EDEN: A Novel”

FAST CAR

Her brother called me last night. He has this voice, like a radio jazzman. Low and round. Makes you feel like you’re swallowing it right through the phone.

“Valerie?” He said. “It’s Allen,” he told me. I already knew because, unlike me, my phone never forgets a name. “News isn’t good,” he said.

Angels and Rainbows and the Quiet Man

When I was a kid in the 70s I wanted to be a Spanish dancer, blow up the TV, eat peaches and all that. Later I was struck romantic by oodles of light and incredible dreams, cried for James Lewis, cracked my heart over Donald and Lydia and fell in love with a free ramblin’Continue reading “Angels and Rainbows and the Quiet Man”

The Bones of Things-Prologue

PROLOGUE Guangzhou, China Three Years Ago Li Jing stands holding a sheet of soggy cardboard over her head and looking down into the deep muddy ditch that separates the factory owned dormitory where she lives from the narrow road.  Overnight terrible rains have flooded the streets and water has overflowed the gutters and entered theContinue reading “The Bones of Things-Prologue”

Autumn: A Short Story

There’s something wrong with my hands. Lately, I’ve taken to squeezing them into fists at the most peculiar times. When I’m checking out at the grocery store. Face timing my daughter who is away at college. Making love to my husband. My thumbs ache and I’ve noticed the knuckles on my right swell to theContinue reading “Autumn: A Short Story”