Morris County Library Authors Day

Morris County Library NJ·Sunday, May 3, 2020· 2 minutes Thank you, librarians, for celebrating local authors through Morris County Library‘s Virtual Author’s Day. I’m honored to participate! Featured authors include Chuck Augello, Dionne Ford, Yvette Long, Julie Maloney, and more. Genre: Fiction, Mainstream Contemporary Fiction

About the Author: TESS CALLAHAN is the author of the novel APRIL & OLIVER published by Grand Central Publishing (USA), Random House (UK), and by publishers in Italy and The Netherlands. Her short work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Writer’s Digest, AGNI (Pushcart Prize nomination), Narrative Magazine (Story of the Week), the BEST LITTLE BOOK CLUB IN TOWN, National Public Radio’s “Three Books” series, and elsewhere. She offers advice to fellow writers in her TEDxNewarkAcademy Talk: “The Love Affair Between Creativity and Constraint,” and offers contest and publishing info at: She owes her sanity to the four paws in her life. Her new novel is in the hopper. Stay tuned, and thanks for reading!

Favorite Authors:

Margaret Atwood
Toni Morrison
Joyce Carol Oates
Annie Proulx
George Saunders

Favorite Books:

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Dead by James Joyce
The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Atonement by Ian McEwan
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

What advice would you give a budding author?

Follow your wildest instincts. Go for the big game. Let the consequences of your characters’ actions unfold to their fullest measure. Don’t stay safe.

Where can readers find your books?

Indie booksellers,,,

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