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The Summer that Melted Everything

The Summer that Melted Everything
  • Author(s): Tiffany McDaniel
  • Location(s): Ohio
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1984

Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heatwave scorched the small town of Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil. When local prosecutor Autopsy Bliss publishes an invitation to the devil...

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The Summer Villa

The Summer Villa
  • Author(s): Melissa Hill
  • Location(s): Amalfi Coast
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Three women. One summer reunion. Secrets will be revealed… Villa Dolce Vita, a rambling stone house on the Amalfi Coast, sits high above the Gulf of Naples amidst dappled lemon groves and the fragrant, tumbling bougainvillea. Kim, Colette and...

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The Summer Wind

The Summer Wind
  • Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
  • Location(s): South Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

It’s midsummer and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying at Sea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. For years, Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband filed...

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The Summer Wives

The Summer Wives
  • Author(s): Beatriz Williams
  • Location(s): New England
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1951

Secrets and lies hold the island together. But this summer, everything will fall apart… A tight community A forbidden love A summer to change everything… It’s 1951 and Miranda’s mother has just married in to one of the wealthiest...

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The Summoning

The Summoning
  • Author(s): Kelley Armstrong
  • Location(s): Buffalo
  • Genre(s): Paranormal, Young Adult
  • Era(s): Modern

My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again. All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started...

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The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine
  • Author(s): Anthony Ray Hinton
  • Location(s): Alabama
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

At age 29, Anthony Ray Hinton was wrongfully charged with robbery and murder, and sentenced to death by electrocution for crimes he didn’t commit. The only thing he had in common with the perpetrator was the colour of his...

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The Sun Down Motel

The Sun Down Motel
  • Author(s): Simone St James
  • Location(s): New York State
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1982 and 2017

Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel. Some customers are from out of town, passing through on their way to someplace better. Some are locals, trying to hide...

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The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds
  • Author(s): Caroline Van Hemert
  • Location(s): Alaska, Arctic
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist’s human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure. During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly...

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The Sun is God

The Sun is God
  • Author(s): Adrian McKinty
  • Location(s): Papua New Guinea
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1906

It is 1906 and Will Prior is in self-imposed exile on a remote South Pacific island, working a small, and failing, plantation. He should never have told anyone about his previous existence as a military foot policeman in the...

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The Sun Sister

The Sun Sister
  • Author(s): Lucinda Riley
  • Location(s): Lake Naivasha, Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s, contemporary

To the outside world, Electra D’Aplièse seems to be the woman with everything: as one of the world’s top models, she is beautiful, rich and famous. Yet beneath the veneer, Electra’s already tenuous control over her state of mind...

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Hurry, hurry! Our 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition entries close on 15th November...

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020