Members’ Books

 


 

This section gives details of Geneva Writers who have had books published. To view our complete list of books by GWG authors past and present, for easy reference, please click here.

The range of writing covered is broad, including fiction (novels, children’s stories), memoir, autobiography, collections of short stories, essays, poetry and non fiction.

 

Alice Baudat‘s first novel The Wooden Bowl is contemporary fiction in which you discover how a simple wooden bowl changes the routine life of an ordinary woman. Learn about her cookies, their secret and how it works. The Wooden Ring continues the story of Faith, Luke and the Worthforall characters. It is a whimsical tale of beauty, hope and mystery. Both books are available at your favorite bookstore. www.alice-baudat.com

 

The Psychodynamics of Poetry : Poetic Virtuality and Oedipal Sublimation in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot and Paul Valéry, by EMILY BILMAN, deals with narcissistic trauma and its non-resolution in the poetic text. She has also written La Rivière de Soi, a journey of self-exploration and an initiation to one’s inner perceptions through the metaphor of a river. Contact Emily to order.

 

Modern Ekphrasis 2013 This book, by EMILY BILMAN, traces the evolution of ekphrasis from Plato to Derrida by analysing modern poems by Sylvia Plath, WC Williams, Nemerov, Ashbery and paintings by de Chirico, Charles Demuth, Paul Klee, Frank Stella light of the major contemporary theories of creativity.
ISBN 978-3-0343-1363-6 Orders at Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Bern, Switzerland.

 

EMILY BILMAN‘s book of poetry, A Woman By A Well: A Self-Portrait, published by Melinda Cochrane International of Canada, and has been praised by John K. Coleridge Esq. as having the quality of pure music! ISBN- 13: 9781494866549 & ISBN- 10: 1494866544. bilman

 

JACQUELINE COOPER, born Alexandria. Cocktails and Camels, Tales From Alexandria, Scribbles, The Crazy Cat Saloon, You Never Know-Moments. Author/illustrator of four bilingual picture books: Toby And The Escalade, Kevin And The Escalade Race, William Tell, Cat Day. Member of P.E.N., and Society of Women Writers (UK). Contact her here
ZEKI ERGAS‘s historical novel, Savastan Barisa (From War To Peace) – A Family Saga In The Balkans And Asia Minor In The War Years Of 1912-22 has been translated in Turkish and published by Profil Yayincilik, a major publishing house in Istanbul.
His collection of essays In Search of a Better World has been published in Budapest, and is also available at Off The Shelf bookshop in Geneva. Or contact Zeki, here, if you wish to buy a copy direct. A review of this book can be read on the web site of Share The World’s Resources.
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Marcus Ferrar‘s The Budapest House: a Life Re-discovered(September 2013), is the true account of a US-raised Hungarian girl who at the age of 13, having discovered the truth of her Jewish roots, returns to Budapest where she confronts a torturer and sheds the burdens of the past to forge a new life.A Foot in Both Camps: A German Past for Better and for Worse (2012), is Marcus Ferrar’s evocative historical memoir covering 100 years of German history.  Here the author draws on personal family testimony, copious research, and personal journalistic experience to illustrate resistance within Germany to the Nazi powers.Slovenia 1945: Death and Survival after World War II (2005), co-authored by John Corsellis): A British Army betrayal of 13,000 disarmed Slovene Home Guard Soldiers is described by Marcus Ferrar in unsparing terms which depict the real life tale of murders, last minute reprieves, and new lives forged by Home Guard soldiers in Britain and the Americas.  (Also published in Slovene and Italian). The-Budapest-House

 

MAVIS GUINARD‘s Made in Switzerland/Petit Guide de la Suisse Insolite, features that first appeared in the International Herald Tribune, newly updated with French translation. For all curious about Swiss myths, trains, navy, cleanliness, dinosaurs, Frankenstein’s birthplace or Sherlock Holmes last hideout. At Editions Metropolis, Geneva and local bookstores. www.editionsmetropolis.com
Untethered Cover KATIE HAYOZ has published her Young Adult novel, Untethered.  Sixteen-year-old Sylvie has been best friends with Cassie forever.  Yet when the boy Sylvie has loved ever since fifth grade falls for Cassie instead, Sylvie tries by any means possible – including the dark side of astral projection – to win his love.  What Sylvie doesn’t know, is just how far this could spiral out of control. The novel, which was a finalist for the Myslexia first novel award, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and Kobo. Find out more at: www.katiehayoz.com
Vanuatu, A Story of Respect and Unity, Abel Nako, Karin Jensen, newly published.
Seven years of travel have awakened in KARIN JENSEN the passion to share the beauty of other lands and cultures with a young audience through story telling and photography. See three books by the author on blurb.com, by putting her name in the search field. For further information contact Karin at 2karinjensen@gmail.com.
“Looking for the Garden of Eden”, by NOEMI KITRON, has been published by Smashwords.com as an e-book.  Geared mainly toward young adults, it has crossover appeal, especially for anyone interested in the stories of the Old Testament.
A visit from voltaire Love and the art of war After reporting from Asia for, among others, The BBC, The Economist, Business Week and the International Herald Tribune from 1972-1992, DINAH LEE KÜNG, has written six novels, (three social comedies published as Dinah Lee Küng and three Asian-based genre mysteries published as D.L. Kung.) Her radio play, “Dear Mr. Rogge” received a commendation from the BBC World Service Playwriting Competition and the novel, “A Visit From Voltaire” was nominated for the UK’s Orange Prize for Fiction in 2003. More information is posted on www.dinahleekung.com.

 

GAIL MANGOLD-VINE‘s work as a journalist is published worldwide. Her first book, Touring Geneva Wine Country, appeared in 2004. A member of the Geneva Writers’ Group since its inception, Gail is also a member of International PEN. For more information about Gail and her work, go to cfscommunication.

 

JOY MANNE has published six books, among them  Family Constellations examines family as an energy field, explains how this field influences our lives, and what we can do to heal the hurt we’ve inherited through it. Conscious Breathing explains the transpersonal experiences that are so frequent and normal in Breathwork in terms of a shamanic paradigm.
Island Journeys: Exploring the Legacy of France (Alondra Press, 2008) is a collection of travel essays by PATTI MARXSENderived from a long-standing interest in Francophone culture in its many variations.Tales from the Heart of Haiti (Educa Vision 2010) presents a collection of short fiction for which a Teacher’s Guide can be found separately at www.pattimarxsen.net. Inspired by crisis, these tales come out of a heartfelt response informed by cultural appreciation.
ALAN MCCLUSKEY’S first two published novels, The Reaches and The Keeper’s Daughter, are part of a contemporary fantasy series called The Storyteller’s Quest. For more information visit http://secret-paths.com/.
Awake in World Final Cover DEBRA MOFFITT is the award winning author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life, Garden of Bliss, and Riviera Stories. She leads workshops on writing and creativity at the Esalen Institute, Sophia Institute and at other venues in the U.S. and Europe. She blogs for national websites Beliefnet.com and Intentblog.com, and her essays and articles have appeared in print publications around the world. Read more at http://www.awakeintheworld.com and www.debramoffitt.com.
Railway Confessions Cover 5 Reasons to Leave a Lover Cover CAROLYN MONCEL is an American media consultant who currently lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Her third and latest book is called Railway Confessions – A Collection of Short Stories.  As passengers traveling aboard a TGV train from Paris to Geneva one summer evening, three couples casually disclose very intimate, truthful details that could potentially transform their lives either for the better or for the worst.  To learn more about her previous books, visit her website (www.carolynmoncel.com).
SUZANNA E. NELSON works for United Nations and is a published author of two award-winning novels. Her first novel “Nightmare Along the River Nile” is set in Uganda and Sudan. It is a story about a student who was abducted by the LRA and sold into slavery. The second novel “The Helpers” is an international tale of espionage and corruption, and is set in Congo, Europe and United States.
Find out more about the books and where to get them at: http://www.suzannaenelson.com
DANIELA I. NORRIS is an ex-diplomat turned writer. She has lived, worked and published short stories and articles in three continents.
The Year Spring Turned into Winter, a collection of short stories, was published in 2008. Crossing Qalandiya: Exchanges Across the Israeli-Palestinian Divide, co-authored with Shireen Anabtawi, was published in May 2010.
Daniela currently resides near Geneva, and is working on a series of political thrillers. www.danielanorris.com
SYLVIA PETTER, an Australian now based in Vienna, continues to maintain active links with the Geneva Writers’ Group. She is author of two collections of short stories – The Past Present and Back Burning. www.sylviapetter.com
Blowing Feathers is a memoir in the voice of Karen Hansen,
mother of JO ANN HANSEN RASCH.
It was inspired by diaries and stories written on hundreds of bits of paper found after her mother’s death in 2000. Jo Ann’s book is for sale on Amazon, and in English-Language bookshops in Switzerland. Transition is a poetry collection; a memoir in poetic form, published by Editions du Madrier, Switzerland.
 Maargir The Snake Charmer

BASHIR SAKHAWARZ’s debut novel, MAARGIR the Snake Charmer, has been published by Lead Start Publishers and has been nominated for the Man Asia Prize.

ALISTAIR SCOTT – writer and photographer – has travelled widely, from the Australian desert and ice floes of the Arctic, to the Zambian ‘bundu’. He writes articles, poems and books on photography. His latest book is a non-technical guide to Photography – part of the ‘Greatest Guides’ series.
…and would you say you are very, somewhat, somewhat not, not at all satisfied with the way your life turned out? The Three to One Rule is comical tale of two friends struggling to break away from surveys to make a better life for themselves. This debut novella by NATASHA SCOTT is available as an e-book at Amazon, iBookstore and Smashwords.
PAUL SMITH escaped to Basel from the Thames Valley in 1980. Ram, his first novel, written under the name Peter Martins, follows a crazy, hospitalised father and his herd of sick but curiously social sheep; a depressive luckless daughter; an estranged son hiding out in Switzerland…available from Paul.  The Butcher and the Ornithologist interweaves the comic, the unpredictable, the absurd, the tragic and the ordinary through four short stories, a 126 verse epic rendering of a bizarre cruise across the Black Sea to the Crimea, and a collection of poems.  
PETER ST JOHN DAWE has written eleven books. All are available as e-books (Gang Territory also as a paperback). Six of the novels,  the electronic editions of the “Gang” books, form an on-going series. Each of them contains many illustrations. For detailed information (including browsing and purchase) – as well as an interactive map of the characters’ adventures – please refer to Peter’s website. “Jenno’s Widdlington” is available as a free download.”
SOPHIA TELLEN in both Walking Into Moments and Getting Through Customs writes about the possibilities for creative transformation through change and transitions. She explores authentic life experience and hopes to inspire her readers to tell their own stories in turn. Promenades dans l’instant présent,  published by Xenia with superb color illustrations, is the French translation of Walking Into Momentshttp://www.editions-xenia.com  Contact: sophia.tellen@zoho.com
CAROLINE THONGER is author of The Banker’s Daughter, the true story of Eva Steinthal, born in Berlin amid untold wealth at the end of the nineteenth century. She survives the First World War but barely escapes the Holocaust under Hitler’s regime. Exiled to Peru and parted from everything she once held dear, how will Eva survive on her own in an alien land?For further information and to buy the book, contact Caroline.
SUSAN TIBERGHIEN‘s fourth book, One Year to a Writing Life, was published by Marlowe in September 2007. Her other books, essays, stories are noted on her website, as well as future workshops.She is grateful to all those who continue to encourage her (GWG, IWWG, and her agent Susan Schulman).  
SHIZUE TOMODA has written Sachiko, a novel exploring the life and times of a young Japanese woman who escapes the stifling culture in Japan for a life of promise in the United States, and Posted in Colombo, a memoir/study by a former director of ILO’s Colombo office that deciphers the tragic civil war, the complex ethnic composition, and social and labour issues of vulnerable women workers in Sri Lanka – a story of pain, toils and agony, but also of light.
LIVIA VARJU was on Editorial Board of three journals, started HCR Dialogue as Editor-in-Chief. Articles, humour, poems, translations in journals, anthologies, Internet. Gold medal for poetry translations. Wrote Swissericks – humorous verses about Switzerland, edited Fraud, Waste and Abuse, about the UN. Is the representative of Universal Alliance.