Posted on May 27, 2015
Come and browse through the books of local West Virginia and Virginia authors on June 20, 1 – 4, Four Seasons Books, 116. W. German St., Shepherdstown, WV. I’ll be there signing What Goes Around and I Should Be Dead by Now . Stop by and ask me questions about the upcoming release of my first novel, the psychological thriller Folly, scheduled for publication by Black Opal Books in late fall.
Posted on November 6, 2019
Four Seasons Books
116 W German St., Shepherdstown, WV
Reading and signing Blue Girl on a Night Dream Sea
Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.
There will be wine and chocolate to celebrate the launch.
Winchester Book Gallery
7 N Loudoun St., Winchester, VA
Signing, Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.
Posted on September 1, 2019
My left hand, raised above me holding a paperback novel, is missing my wedding ring. An indentation remains, ghost-like, on my skin, a reminder of allegiance and duty. My hands swelled at eight months, and by the ninth, the ring’s gold edge cut into my flesh. I smeared my finger with butter and tugged off the ring. It sits safely in its box in my top drawer waiting for my body to return to a normal state.
I’ve given up pacing the labor room corridor, bent in half, clinging to the handrail until each new pain subsides. Reading Dostoevsky’s The Idiot between contractions, I realize I’ve lost my sense of irony. Words are dots I follow across the page. They lead nowhere and mean nothing. I shake my head at my own lunacy.
For more of the story, go to http://masqueandspectacle.com https://masqueandspectacle.com/2019/09/01/aurora-borealis-ginny-fite/
Posted on July 21, 2018
Four Seasons Books hosts a book signing for No End of Bad, “a DC conspiracy novel of grand proportions,” at 2 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2018. 116 W. German St., Shepherdstown, WV.
A light flickered in the distance. She watched it. It came closer, two lights now. The headlights of a car moving toward this house. Her breath came faster. Margaret felt her brain shift into a gear she didn’t know she had, some kind of primal, instinctive place where the word “go” inspired instant movement
Thrilled that the Delmarva Review, which published my short story “Unmentionables” in its Tenth Anniversary issue October 2018, has shared the story with the Spy papers.
It’s now running on the Chestertown and Talbot Spy websites. This is how it starts:
My mother tells me she’s outwitted the thief who wants to steal her underwear. Three months ago, the doctors said she would die of congestive heart failure in three days. She’s outwitted them too. She’s worried about her underwear, not heart failure.
We’re in this together. It’s the moment when everything counts and we’re talking about protecting her underwear, all those pretty garments stashed in a box under her bed—a metaphor for something I don’t want to decode.
“No one will think to look there,” she says.
Take a read. “Unmentionables” by Ginny Fite
I’m so excited!
I’ll be signing my new book, NO END OF BAD, on June 2 at Turn the Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland along with several other writers including Nora Roberts. Color me thrilled.
For more on how to get tickets for this event, go to: Turn the Page Bookstore events
This interview is too good not to share…
What was the inspiration for Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder?
“A few summers ago, I was researching an idea that disease occurs first at the molecular level and if we could attack it there, we might find cures that don’t kill people. Truly, I have no idea why this thought occurred to me but, accustomed to following my curiosity down a rabbit hole, I looked up molecular medicine and realized a huge amount of investigation is being done in this area.
But I also discovered that serious medical researchers sometimes massage their results to show a better outcome than their experiments actually produced—changing, for instance, a drug’s efficacy from nil to positive. I read enough to realize this happens at the very best laboratories and at the highest levels of medical research. Instantly, the first part of a title for a new novel, Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally… flashed across my mind.
What kind of person would falsify the results of a clinical trial that affects people’s lives and under what circumstances would they do that? Did they want fame, adulation, power? The answer to my questions was Charlotte Rolle—brilliant, beautiful, and very determined to get a Nobel Prize in medicine for finding a way to cure brain cancer.
Once Charlotte appeared, I knew the last word of the title: Murder. Someone had to die. And Detective Sam Lagarde had to find the killer.”
Such a treat to be featured on Quiet Fury Books. Scroll to the interview. Darcia Helle asks wonderful questions.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
This is really a complicated question but these days, if I could wave a magic wand, I would erase hatred from everyone’s hearts all at once so that we could feel our inherent brotherhood with everyone else.
Delighted to share this piece I wrote for Temenos, a literary journal that published my short story “Finding the Square Root of Everything.
Finding the Root
by Ginny Fite
Several years ago while driving to the supermarket, a thought flashed through my mind with the speed of a ping pong ball passing through a vacuum: Our memories aren’t facts, they aren’t the truth, but just the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
Link to the rest here: https://www.temenosjournal.com/ginny-fite.html