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Linda Lappin
Hello! On this page you will find news about my most recent books, giveaways, interviews, appearances, workshops, and more. I will be leading a workshop in Andros Greece in July 2016. Read on for more information by clicking here. Thanks for visiting!
THE SOUL OF PLACE - A CREATIVE WRITING WORKBOOK: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci has just been listed among 15 great gift books on Nat.Geo.com for vicarious travelers
"Insightful exercises help creative writers of all levels attune themselves to the power of place in order to churn out evocative prose that jumps off the page. "Intelligent Travel, Nat.Geo.com



The Soul of Place -- A Creative Writing Workbook: Ideas and Exercises for Conjuring the Genius Loci Published by Travelers Tales

Linda Lappin talks to Shauna Gilligan about THE SOUL OF PLACE Click here to read the interview

PRAISE FOR THE SOUL OF PLACE
"A Workbook for all Creatives" Wewanted2bwriters.com
"A great new resource for writers"
Dr. Jessie Voigts, Wandering Educators
"A conscious way to explore the power of place" WanderLit
"Lappin's book feels like a life guide" Candice Ransom
"This book will change your writing" Wandering Educators
"Invaluable advice for the writer and traveler" Lavinia Spalding
"Deeply intelligent & Inspiring" Susan Tekulve, Serving House Journal

2014 DAPHNE DU MAURIER WINNER For Mystery and Suspense Writing :SIGNATURES IN STONE Pleasure Boat Studio, Caravel Books, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1929355907 BUY THIS BOOK

SIGNATURES IN STONE

OVER ALL WINNER
2014 DAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARDS! "Scary and satisfying
...I loved this novel....Lappin's people are as dangerously compelling as her Italy." -- Nina Auerbach *****amazon reviews
"Readers looking for an intelligent summer mystery will find much to savor here."—Wilda Williams, Library Journal
Written in an elegant, relaxed style, with a plot that peels back slowly, the book bewitches... Mystery Scene Magazine
"Lappin is a modern day Agatha Christie with prose that is like eating dark chocolate or sipping a glass of fine wine — the story continues to entice your senses and simply gets better and better the more you partake. I Love a Mystery
"Recommended! " Midwest Book Review

Linda Lappin's Signatures in Stone boasts a remarkable knitting of mystery and romance, a delicate and intricately concocted layering of mysteries Gently Read

"Lappin has populated a dilapidated villa and its adjacent park of grotesque sculptures with a vivid group of victims and suspects who turn out to be mysteries in themselves, While the primary pleasures of Signatures in Stone are its places and its people, the story itself satisfies because its twists are engrained in the chasms of its setting and its characters." Walter Cummins , Rain Taxi

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The Etruscan Wynkin Deworde 2004, Frank 2006, KDP 2013 Haunting...Vivid...Entrancing -- Kirkus BUY THIS BOOK

THE ETRUSCAN

Second Place Fiction, New York Festival of Books 2010 "Mystery, fear, betrayal
and uncertainty abound as Harriet’s story unfolds against the backdrop of Etruscan tombs and cemeteries. Influenced by D.H. Lawrence’s travelogue Etruscan Places,Lappin elegantly brings the characters, Italian countryside and surroundings to life in vivid, engrossing prose. A solid, well-written tale wrought in entrancing detail." Kirkus

" Lappin’s gift for atmosphere places her amongst the finest writers of gothic art, not genre." Southern Indiana Review

"In this gorgeously detailed, wickedly fun novel, Lappin celebrates and plays with these varied interpretations of Harriet’s story, cleverly exploring how the ambiguous text of a woman’s life can be thwarted by gender and social position, become lost, and eventually survive. " Prairie Schooner

"Think Fifty Shades of... but fifty times better written," Margaret Bramley, Bookcrossing.com

I was enthralled by Lappin's Italy... and by that god/demon/boar that flits through its landscape" Nina Auerbach, critic, author of Our Vampires, Ourselves

"Illusion and reality weave a mysterious web in the life of Harriet Sackett, eccentric photographer and traveller. The thin line between illusion and reality is captured in Linda Lappin's account of an American woman's experiences in 1920s Tuscany." Book View Ireland

Linda Lappin talks to Shauna Gilligan about The Etruscan and Italy here:Interview with Shauna Gilligan






Katherine's Wish (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2008, KDP, 2012 ) historical fiction ISBN-13: 978-1877655586 BUY THIS BOOK ON KINDLE

KATHERINE'S WISH

A Novel About the Life of Katherine Mansfield
Gold Medal Winner, IPPY Awards. Honorable Mention Hoffer Awards

"Katherine’s Wish is first and foremost the compelling story of an artist fighting against time. Long after the last page, thoughts of her linger like an exotic scent, as if, anticipating other guests, she simply stepped from the room to display a vase of flowers or a platter’s mounded figs. --Joyce J. Townsend, Rain Taxi

"Linda Lappin has immersed herself in Mansfield's life, and merged from it with a story to to narrate on her own terms, a fiction charged with the enthusiasm of a good researcher, and carried through with a novelist's verve." Vincent O'Sullivan, editor The Letters of Katherine Mansfield Vol V

"The more Katherine Mansfield approaches death, the more she comes to life in Linda Lappin’s Katherine’s Wish. Lappin’s achievement is to succeed where medicine failed and, through her words, give Katherine Mansfield ongoing life. " Walter Cummins The Literary Review

Lappin's intensely imagined novel will satisfy readers unfamiliar with Mansfield as well as those already intrigued by her. Desmond O' Grady, South China Post