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Anchored By Death

Anchored By Death
  • Author(s): Catherine Finger
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Fiction
  • Era(s): Present Day

A Dead Body, A Cryptic Clue—Will Jo Oliver Solve the Riddle in Time? Police Chief Jo Oliver needed a little time to herself. But when her escape to Wisconsin turns deadly, she teams up with FBI agent Nick Vitarello,...

Big Boy

Big Boy
  • Author(s): Ruthie Knox
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Novella, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

“Meet me at the train museum after dark. Dress for 1957.” When Mandy joins an online dating service, she keeps her expectations low. All she wants is a distraction from the drudgery of single parenthood and full-time work. But...

Blankets

Blankets
  • Author(s): Craig Thompson
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness...

Cold Blood: The Antarctic Murders Trilogy

Cold Blood: The Antarctic Murders Trilogy
  • Author(s): Theodore Jerome Cohen
  • Location(s): Antarctica, Chile, Madison
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1960s

Book I, Frozen in Time: Murder at the Bottom of the World, introduces American scientists Ted Stone and Grant Morris, who, while performing geological and geophysical field work with the assistance of Captain Roberto Muñoz of the Chilean auxiliary...

Crossing to Safety

Crossing to Safety
  • Author(s): Wallace Stegner
  • Location(s): Wisconsin, Vermont
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

A novel of the friendships and woes of two couples, which tells the story of their lives in lyrical, evocative prose by one of the finest American writers of the late 20th century. When two young couples meet for...

Dead Angler

Dead Angler
  • Author(s): Victoria Houston
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

In Wisconsin’s Northwoods, fishing is a way of life — and when the muskies are biting, life couldn’t be better. But when Doc Osborne catches more than he bargained for, he winds up in the middle of a murder...

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...

Drowning Ruth

Drowning Ruth
  • Author(s): Christina Schwarz
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

In the winter of 1919, a young mother named Mathilda Neumann drowns beneath the ice of a rural Wisconsin lake. The shock of her death dramatically changes the lives of her daughter, troubled sister, and husband. . . ....

Echoes Among the Stones

Echoes Among the Stones
  • Author(s): Jaime Jo Wright
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1946 and modern

After Aggie Dunkirk’s career is unceremoniously ended by her own mistakes, she finds herself traveling to Wisconsin, where her grandmother, Mumsie, lives alone in her vintage, though very outdated, home. Aggie didn’t plan for how eccentric Mumsie has become,...

Full Circle

Full Circle
  • Author(s): Theodore Jerome Cohen
  • Location(s): Milwaukee
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Late 1800s to present

Solly’s dream is for his son Teddy to one day become a concert violinist. Eventually he comes to understand and to endure the heartbreak of knowing that the dream never will be realized. As Solly watches, life takes Teddy...

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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