Thursday 15 January 2015

A cast of unlikely heroines.

Seven genre-busting novels. 
A cast of unlikely heroines. 
Just 90 days. 

Meet a cast of characters you will never forget:  

A woman accused of killing her tyrannical father who is determined to reveal the truth. 

A bookish and freshly orphaned young woman seeks to escape the shadow of her infamous mother—a radical lesbian poet—by fleeing her hometown. 

A bereaved biographer who travels to war-ravaged Croatia to research the life of a celebrity artist. 

A gifted musician who is forced by injury to stop playing the piano and fears her life may be over. 

An undercover journalist after a by-line, not a boyfriend, who unexpectedly has to choose between her comfortable life and a bumpy road that could lead to happiness. 

A former ballerina who turns to prostitution to support her daughter, and 

The wife of a drug lord who attempts to relinquish her lust for sharp objects and blood to raise a respectable son.

Outsidethe Box: Women Writing Women, brings these unlikely heroines together in a limited edition box-set. Published in e-book format on February 20 (pre-orders from January 12) and available for just 90 days, this treasure house of books is the brain-child of Jessica Bell, who approached some of the most prominent self-published women authors and asked them to each contribute a novel that best represented the theme: 

Orna Ross (founder-director of The Alliance of Independent Authors, named by The Bookseller as one of the 100 most influential people in publishing) selected Blue Mercy, a complex tale of betrayal, revenge, suspense, murder mystery—and surprise.

Joni Rodgers (NYT bestselling author) returned to her debut Crazy for Trying, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a Discover Award finalist.

Roz Morris (ghost writer and teacher of creative writing master classes for The Guardian newspaper in London) presented My Memories of a Future Life, the haunting story of how one lost soul searches for where she now belongs.

Kathleen Jones, best-selling award winning author, whose work has been broadcast by the BBC, Royal Literary Fund Fellow, contributed The Centauress, a compelling tale of family conflict over a disputed inheritance.

Jane Davis (a British writer whose debut won the Daily Mail First Novel Award) nominated An Unchoreographed Life, an unflinching and painfully honest portrayal of flawed humanity.

Carol Cooper (author, doctor, British journalist and president of the Guild of Health Writers) provided One Night at the Jacaranda, a gripping story about a group of people searching for love, sex and everything in between.

For Jessica Bell (Australian novelist, singer/songwriter, Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and whose award-winning poetry has been broadcast on ABC National Radio), her latest novel White Lady was the obvious choice, an intense, suspenseful ride rife with mystery. 

Jane Davis said, ‘This set of thought-provoking novels showcases genre-busting fiction across the full spectrum from light (although never frothy) to darker, more haunting reads that delve into deeper psychological territory.’

Speaking about her reason for taking part, Roz Morris added, ‘For me, these writers are the real superstars of self-publishing. They're storytellers dedicated to their craft, who have proved their worth with awards, fellowships and, of course, commercial success.’


‘Beautiful, poetic, imaginative, passionate, thoughtful, witty, sensual and intelligent, Outside the Box is a feast. Unforgettable books by exceptional writers.’ JJ Marsh, author of the Beatrice Stubbs series and founder member of Triskele Books

The authors of these books are at the forefront of a strong cohort of ground-breaking, boundary-pushing women writing and self-publishing literary fiction. I cannot recommend this collection highly enough.’ Dan Holloway, columnist for the Guardian books pages and publisher

'The optimism and confidence in this new collection is palpable.’ Alison Baverstock, lecturer in publishing and self-publishing at Kingston University 

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