Shortlisted by Chanticleer International Book Awards

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger
hemingway awards

I’m proud that every literary competition I’ve submitted my latest novel A THOUSAND FLYING THINGS to has given me recognition. The latest is Chanticleer, which shortlisted my novel for its 2023 Hemingway Book Awards. I’m on a list with some mighty fine writers and am now in the running for semi-finalist. Named for Hemingway, these…

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I’m a Sarton Award Finalist

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

I’m also honored to be one of six novelists who are finalists for the Sarton Award. This award is special to me because I read everything Sarton wrote that I could find. Here’s a little about her, her story, and what she stood for. It also features my favorite of her poems, which stood by…

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Read My Essay at Evening Street Review

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

My essay is now available online in Evening Street Review!  All of the links are available from this page, where it is also possibleto order copies:https://eveningstreetpress.com/product/evening-street-review-number-40-winter-2023/ I’m excited for you to read it. It’s on page 50, and called “Tamng My Words.” It might be the bravest and most self-relfective essay I’ve ever written. There’s more to…

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A Place on the (Literary Fiction) Shelf

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

Thank you to Midwest Book Reviews for a special place on their Literary Fiction Shelf. The review will be archived for the next five years! This review will also appear in the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series “Book Review Index” which is published four times yearly for academic, corporate, and public library systems. “The personal and political inspections that evolve…

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Recent Praise for A Thousand Flying Things

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

“Ramsperger’s portrayal of the ravages of South Sudan is heartbreakingly vivid, resulting in a moving but unsentimental portrait of one nation’s anguish. Dianna is a compelling character as a pragmatic veteran of humanitarian work in Africa who still hopes for the best…. An exceedingly thoughtful reflection,…A quietly meditative and insightful novel.” — Kirkus Reviews

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A Thousand Flying Things Book Review on Authorsreading.com

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

It’s not often that a review compares you to your favorite author. Thank you David J. for saying, “Ramsperger’s writing style is reminiscent of Barbara Kingsolver’s. She expertly interweaves real-life events into a captivating narrative that showcases a resilient and empowering female protagonist.” I am both humbled and grateful.  “A Thousand Flying Things” by Kathryn…

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What Are the Rules of War and Where Did They Come From?

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

If you’re wondering what the rules of war are, and where they came from, just ask me. If you’re wondering about the history of the conflict in the Middle East that’s going on right now, I can offer insight. If you’re wondering what the Red Cross does during a war, just reach out. I worked with…

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Another Review for A Thousand Flying Things

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

Thank you Diane Donovan for this wonderful review. Diane has her own literary services and reviews books for her own website (Donovan’s Literary Services) and for Midwest Review of Books. I’m delighted to be featured on both. A Thousand Flying Things Kathryn Brown Ramsperger TouchPoint Press 978-1956851649                          $16.99 Paper/$8.99 ebook Set in the early…

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From National Geographic to Writing Novels -My Interview with Julia Daily

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

Award-winning author and stellar podcaster Julia Daily’s interview style is at once both soothing and insightful. I loved spending time in conversation with her on “Authors Over 50” last week. You’ll enjoy the listen!

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Next Speaking Event, Blacksburg Books!

By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

Gearing up for my next book event. I’ll be speaking about A Thousand Flying Things, my second novel, at Blacksburg Books. I’m going back home to SW Virginia, for this one! It’s a special moment for me. I read from my first novel at alma mater Hollins University, and now I’m going to speak in…

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