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Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip
  • Author(s): Michael Lesy
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Photography, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1890-1910

First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van...

The Elegant Gathering of White Snows

The Elegant Gathering of White Snows
  • Author(s): Kris Radish
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Just after midnight in a small town in Wisconsin, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. Career women, housewives, mothers, divorcées, and one ex–prom queen, they are close friends who have been meeting every Thursday night for...

The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home
  • Author(s): Lori Wick
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

“She can’t be dead!” the young pastor cried as he looked down at the still, white face of his new bride. Blinded by bitterness, Paul Cameron leaves his church and flees to a logging camp deep in the north...

Keeping the House

Keeping the House
  • Author(s): Ellen Baker
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s back to WW1 and WW2

Set in the conformist 1950s and reaching back to span two world wars, Ellen Baker’ s superb novel is the story of a newlywed who falls in love with a grand abandoned house and begins to unravel dark secrets...

Winter’s Secret

Winter’s Secret
  • Author(s): Lyn Cote
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Book 1 in series, Followed by Autumn’s Shadow, Summer’s End, Spring’s Storm, Mistletoe and Sage and Loving Winter Romance and mystery in a small Wisconsin town during a record-breaking snowy winter. Smashed heirlooms, ripped upholstery and rifled drawers–who is...

The House on Foster Hill

The House on Foster Hill
  • Author(s): Jaime Jo Wright
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modernn

Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house...

The Simplicity of Cider

The Simplicity of Cider
  • Author(s): Amy E Reichert
  • Location(s): Wisconsin, Door County
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Fall in love with The Simplicity of Cider, the charming new novel about a prickly but gifted cider-maker whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a handsome man and his young son at her family’s careworn orchard...

Seventeenth Summer

Seventeenth Summer
  • Author(s): Maureen Daly
  • Location(s): Wisconsin, Fond du Lac
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1942

Until the summer before college, Angie Morrow didn’t really date. Her mother didn’t like her to go out much. But no one — not even Angie’s mother — can resist the charm of strikingly handsome Jack Duluth. His good...

No One Else Can Have You

No One Else Can Have You
  • Author(s): Kathleen Hale
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 689 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered....

Driftless

Driftless
  • Author(s): David Rhodes
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

David Rhodes’s long-awaited new novel turns an unblinking eye on an array of eccentric characters and situations. The setting is Words, Wisconsin, an anonymous town of only a few hundred people. But under its sleepy surface, life rages. Cora...

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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 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021