Several Ascribe authors are involved in a new collection of books entitled Outside the Box: Women Writing Women.
Jane Davis, author of four Ascribe novels, says "I'm very excited to be part of a new collaboration with six incredible authors and I hope that you'll want to help spread the word. This set of thought-provoking novels showcases genre-busting fiction across the full spectrum from light (although never frothy) to darker, more haunting reads that delve into deeper psychological territory. Quite aside from the collaborating with a truly inspirational - and international - team of women writers, I'm really excited about the opportunity to showcase the diversity of writing that falls under the label, 'contemporary fiction'."
Outside the Box: Women Writing Women brings seven novels together in a limited edition box-set. Published in e-book format on February 20th 2015 (pre-orders from January 12) and available for just 90 days, this treasure house of books is the brain-child of Jessica Bell, who approached some of the most prominent self-published women authors and asked them to each contribute a novel that best represented the theme.
Speaking about her reason for taking part, Roz Morris added, ‘For me, these writers are the real superstars of self-publishing. They're storytellers dedicated to their craft, who have proved their worth with awards, fellowships and, of course, commercial success.’
Praise for Outside The Box:
"Beautiful, poetic, imaginative, passionate, thoughtful, witty, sensual and intelligent, Outside the Box is a feast. Unforgettable books by exceptional writers"
JJ Marsh, author of the Beatrice Stubbs series and founder member of Triskele Books
"The authors of these books are at the forefront of a strong cohort of ground-breaking, boundary-pushing women writing and self-publishing literary fiction. I cannot recommend this collection highly enough’"
Dan Holloway, columnist for The Guardian books pages and publisher
"The optimism and confidence in this new collection is palpable."
Alison Baverstock, lecturer in publishing and self-publishing at Kingston University