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Tablecloth Nights, a Memoir,

 available at Amazon.com in paperback and ebook.

Tablecloth Nights is doing well. I am grateful and humbled to have received a score of personal notes and kudos from those who have read my book. What a warm feeling to know that readers have read my words, felt my struggles, and related in many ways.

I was asked an interesting question at a mini, socially distanced, book signing that took place down by the Hudson River:
"Do you feel naked after revealing yourself in the book Fern?"

And my answer is, yes and no. It felt more like writing someone else's life, often, and that made it feel less revealing. Perhaps if we all shared our struggles, we would be less inclined to judge or compare. 
I don't pretend to know if that would work.


Hope you get to read the book, and, as always, feel free to write me at: kfernsuess@gmail.com

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For the second year in a row I have committed to NaNoWriMo, and writing a novel of 50,000 words during the month of November. My work from last year still resides in a folder on my laptop. Maybe it will become something, maybe it won't. But it was a lesson in discipline.

This time around, as I mentioned here last month, I am working on a mystery novel, a brand new genre for me. My story will be set in the Catskills, in a small hamlet so typically upstate New York that you will think you have been there, or, if not, you will want to go there! 

A cozy mystery is a particular type of mystery, in that it steers clear of graphic blood and gore, and maintains throughout the book, a veritable lightness, and subtle touches of humor. The characters are generally quirky and loveable, without an edge of darkness or guile.


My working title at present is "Tippecanoe and Cadaver Too." Oh boy, wish me well...  

Stay tuned for the outcome in December.

Be well everyone,

Best, Fern

Fern Suess writes, snaps, and makes art. She recently published Tablecloth Nights, a Memoir, which can be purchased in paperback or e-book, at Amazon.com. She's happy with a camera or a book in her hand, likes to write and read in her car or in a coffee shop (pre-pandemic). She loves the smell of paint, works in mixed media, collage, and three dimensional concepts, and has exhibited in group and solo shows and outdoor installations. 


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