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 March 30, 2020
The day John Kennedy was shot, I was eighteen. My English professor, wearing a suit and black pumps and almost twenty minutes late to class, walked to the podium and quietly told us the news. Her voice quavered. What it must have cost her to be so calm.
I took the train home. Everyone was gathered around the television, unspeaking — rare for a family where each person had at least two opinions about everything. Shock reigned. Mrs. Kennedy’s pink suit, the way she crawled out of the back seat of the convertible, watching that over and over, taught me about horror.[for the rest of my essay in McSweeneys.net, go to a-force-outside-myself-citizens-over-60-speak
I am thrilled to announce that Sunbury Press will publish my next paranormal mystery, POSSESSION, in which recently widowed Sylvie Andrus moves to a small river town with her nine-year-old son Jason and discovers she must solve a two-century old mystery before she can rid herself of the ghost that haunts her.
And, as if that weren’t enough, Sunbury Press is also publishing the novel THOUGHTS & PRAYERS co-authored with Cathy Baldau, Tara Bell, and K.P. Robbins using the pseudonym Lee Anne Post!
Good thing we have something to do during this time of plague and isolation.
Here’s a sample of POSSESSION that made it through the first round of edits.
Fourteen April 1794—Rivertown
He gripped the hair at the back of her neck and yanked her out of the buggy. Clarinda tumbled to the ground.
“Stop. James, stop. What are you doing?” She scrambled to her feet.
The moon hung low on the horizon, hovering over the silver water. Gray cumulus clouds glided toward the moon. In a minute, it would be pitch dark.
Silent, he grabbed her arm and dragged her onto the stone wharf. She stumbled and fell onto the sharp rocks. The edge of a stone sliced her cheek. Clarinda pushed herself to her feet and swiped at her face. Blood streaked her hand.
“You’ve gone mad.”
James slapped her. “You are the mad one.”
She staggered backward. He lunged and slapped her again. “You have defiled our marriage, endangered my career. You are an embarrassment to my family. You don’t deserve to live.”
Clarinda backed away from him. “You’re not God. You don’t get to decide who lives or dies.”
“Watch me,” he snarled as his fist snapped her head around.
Uneven rocks beneath her feet tripped her. She reached out to grab his coat for balance, but he yanked himself away. Her arms flailed. Wind from the incoming storm whipped the shawl from her shoulders. It flew out across the water.
She fell backward, first into nothingness for what seemed forever, and then into the shocking cold of the river, black water rising around her and closing over her face.
This month I was interviewed by email for the All Author website. The questions were intriguing and the outcome is surprisingly fun! Follow this link for more.
Ginny Fite delivers quite the clever, intriguing, and well-written story in her fiction novels. Ginny Fite knows how to grab your attention and not let it go. She pleases the reader that prefers Suspense or Fantasy. Currently, she is working on a paranormal murder mystery. Read full interview…
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