Category Archives: Sailing Tales

Goodreads Giveaway!

Enter to win one of five signed copies of the revised Sailing out of Darkness! Goodreads Book Giveaway Sailing out of Darkness by Normandie Fischer Giveaway ends September 15, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Stop by WFWA Café May 25-May 29

We’ll be discussing Sailing out of Darkness all week long at the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Café on Facebook. Stop by any time to comment or ask a question–and perhaps win the book! https://www.facebook.com/events/653668704758872/

Three Contests, Three Finals: Such Fun!

This one showed up yesterday, the third contest I entered, the third contest in which one of my books finaled. Thank you to all the judges from Denver!

Book News: One Finalist and One on Sale!

First of all, the news about four days of 99 cents for Kindle. WhiteFire Publishing has finally put Sailing out of Darkness in the almost-free category, so if any of you dear folk have been waiting to save a couple of dollars to read (oh, and pretty please, to review?) Read more →

STORMS AND STORIES: Post-Hurricane, a Story from Mexico

One of my WIPs begins with a scene taken from my first storm on board Sea Venture. We’d moved the boat from the CA Delta to Marina Bay in Richmond, CA. The wind and waves had direct access through the Golden Gate to our slip. Michael was late returning from Read more →

Learning a new skill: The Trailer Revisited

(Or, it’s back to school for me.) Editor Linda Yezak donned a flak jacket before writing to tell me what was wrong with the Sailing out of Darkness trailer. When I said that I LOVE constructive criticism, she breathed a sigh and shed the jacket. “I was sweating in there.” Read more →

Marketing Stage 3: Sailing out of Darkness Book Trailer

What can I say?  After yesterday’s fun, I decided to play some more.     Here is the new book trailer for Sailing out of Darkness. Would it make you want to read the book? Please let me know!  

The Ripple Effect: A Word Gift to This Writer

A stone plopped into water formed ripples, creating concentric circles that moved out from the center and subsided gradually if nothing impeded their progress. Whether or not they ever came to a full stop, Teo wasn’t scientist enough to know. It looked to him as if the molecules touched by Read more →

Wonderful Review: Sailing out of Darkness

I admit it: I’m a terrible blogger. There’s so much else I’d rather do, like work on my next book or read or spend way too much time on social media, checking in with the world on that huge, huge time-hole called Facebook. And, no, the picture above has absolutely Read more →

Introducting Sailing out of Darkness in My Words

  My publicist, River Laker of Silver Seas PR, shot these on board Sea Venture at Liberty Landing Marina, where we’d docked while I played grandmother to my daughter’s newborn a ferry ride away in NYC. Obviously, (sans doute!) I had no script. Nor the benefit of a make-up and Read more →