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Writing Genre Fiction

Ginny Fite, Jeffrey James Higgins, Solveig Eggerz

In honor of National Novel Writing Month, three panelists, mystery writer Ginny Fite; thriller writer Jeffrey James Higgins; and literary fiction writer, Solveig Eggerz; will compare how story components such as character, plot, and pacing work within three genres. Watch as these authors are interviewed about their work and writing, and bring your own questions about writing, publishing, and genre. 



Sunday, November 12, 2023
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pohick Meeting Room 1, Pohick Meeting Room 2
Library Branch:
Pohick Regional Library
Author Event Make/Create > Creative Writing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)
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About the Authors

Award-winning journalist and writer Ginny Fite is the author of eight novels, the most recent of which is The Physics of Things. A graduate of Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University, her 40-year career in communications included posts in newspapers and magazines, universities, politics, and a robotics R&D company. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, shortlisted for the SFWP prize, a finalist for the Bakwin prize, her writing has appeared in numerous journals and magazines such as McSweeney’sAnthology of Appalachian Writers, the Delmarva ReviewSanta Fe Writers Project Quarterly, and Frederick Magazine. Samples of her work can be found on her website

Jeffrey James Higgins is a retired supervisory special agent who writes thrillers, short stories, creative nonfiction, and essays. He has wrestled a suicide bomber, fought the Taliban in combat, and chased terrorists across five continents. He is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has won numerous literary awards, including the PenCraft Best Fiction Book of 2021. Find Jeffrey online and on Goodreads. His books are also available from Amazon, or from your favorite online bookseller. 

Solveig Eggerz is the author of two novels, Seal Woman, inspired by the selkie legend, and Sigga of Reykjavik, based on the history of 20th century Iceland. A native of Iceland, she has lived in Alexandria since 1974, where she tells stories and teaches creative writing for Heard, a non-profit dedicated to bringing art to underserved populations. Find Solveig and her books online

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