Martha Conway

About me

My first novel 12 Bliss Street (St. Martin’s Minotaur) was nominated for an Edgar Award, and my short fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review, Folio, Carolina Quarterly, and other publications. I graduated from Vassar College and received my master’s degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. I am the recipient of a California Arts Council fellowship, and have reviewed fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Review of Books, and The Iowa Review. I am an instructor for the Online Writers’ Studio at Stanford University.

From my website

Sugarland Q & A

Recently I answered a few questions for Gef Fox’s Den for Dark Fiction about the impetus for writing my latest novel, Sugarland; writers who inspire me; and my least favorite writing advice. I thought I’d post an excerpt here. What was the spark that made you sit down to write…

164 5-star reviews!

Today’s Featured Kindle Book on FKBT: Thieving Forest by Martha Conway 4.4 out of 5 stars! Thieving Forest

What are the Best Rules for Writing?

“Good stories have a quality of authorlessness. The better they are, the more authorless they seem. . . They give a sense of being out there, like facts.” (Janet Malcolm) I have this quotation in front of me on my writing desk, and every once in a while I read…

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