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Coffee Killed My Mother

Coffee Killed My Mother

Author(s): Donna Koros Stramella

Location(s): New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present Day



Coffee Killed My Mother tells the story of Anna Lee, an anxious 17-year-old whose life is stuck, largely because of her strained relationship with her mother Jacqueline, a quirky recovering alcoholic who is now addicted to coffee. The two take off on a trip to explore independent coffee shops along the east coast, but Jacqueline’s real agenda is an opportunity to reveal a series of disturbing family secrets to Anna Lee–a twin that died in utero, a fatal drunk driving accident, an abusive parent, and her mother’s betrayal of a woman Anna Lee holds dear.

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Superb and inspiring writing, insightful story

Author: author@tonimorganbooks

At seventeen, who didn’t think their mother was frustrating, embarrassing, and maybe even a little bit crazy? Welcome to Anna Lee’s world where she is forced to go on a road trip with her...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021