Nicole Eva Fraser received her MFA in creative writing from the NEOMFA consortium in northeast Ohio and graduated summa cum laude from Baldwin-Wallace College with a double major in English and communications. She is an adult-literacy advocate in Cleveland, Tanzania and Malawi. She runs 10ks (slowly), used to speak French, and often can be found putting her foot in her mouth.
If you’re a new novelist who wants to get published and who needs directions for exploring your options—this is the right book for you. In fact, it's the ONLY book that details each of the 5 routes to publication and gives you directions on how to navigate them.
Maribeth Shanley wrote Crack in the World from her personal experience, intensifying the story's chilling realism. Shanley's characters and their relationships are drawn and developed with detail, authenticity, and feeling. Main character Emily ultimately frees herself from her father's abuse — but that doesn't immediately free her from the effects of the trauma she endured for years. Her trusted friends support her in her recovery process. The frank sexual content may be too much for some readers; the story and characters will ring true to survivors; and for those who have been spared that kind of real-life suffering, the book offer a window into their reality.