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The Queen

The Queen
  • Author(s): Steven James
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): early 21st century

While investigating a double homicide in an isolated northern Wisconsin town, FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers uncovers a high-tech conspiracy that twists through long-buried Cold War secrets and targets present-day tensions in the Middle East. In his most explosive...

The Bone House

The Bone House
  • Author(s): Brian Freeman
  • Location(s): Lake Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Hilary and Mark Bradley are trapped in a web of suspicion. Last year, accusations of a torrid affair with a student cost Mark his teaching job and made the young couple into outcasts in their remote island town off...

In the Dark of the Night

In the Dark of the Night
  • Author(s): John Saul
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): early 21st century

The rambling lakeside house called Pinecrest has lain empty since its last owner went missing seven years ago. But for the Brewster family it will be this year’s holiday retreat, and for the kids Eric and Marci it’s the...

Need

Need
  • Author(s): Joelle Charbonneau
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Young Adult
  • Era(s): modenn

What do you really need? One by one, the teens in Nottawa, Wisconsin, join the newest, hottest networking site and answer one question: What do you need? A new iPhone? Backstage passes to a concert? In exchange for a...

The Bodies Left Behind

The Bodies Left Behind
  • Author(s): Jeffery Deaver
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

When a night-time call to 911 from a secluded Wisconsin vacation house is cut short, offduty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table and drives up to Lake Mondac to investigate. Was it a...

One Came Home

One Came Home
  • Author(s): Amy Timberlake
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1870s

In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn’t, her older...

Rock and a Hard Place

Rock and a Hard Place
  • Author(s): Angie Stanton
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): early 21st century

One day while watching the Interstate exit for her dad’s long awaited return, Libby’s life is rocked when Peter Jamieson steps off his tour bus and into her life. After a couple chance meetings with Peter, Libby breaks away...

Rascal

Rascal
  • Author(s): Sterling North, John Schoenherr (illustrator)
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Nothing’s surprising in the North household, not even Sterling’s new pet raccoon. Rascal is only a baby when Sterling brings him home, but soon the two are best friends, doing everything together–until the spring day when everything suddenly changes....

The Dive from Clausen’s Pier

The Dive from Clausen’s Pier
  • Author(s): Ann Packer
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

A suspenseful, richly layered first novel that asks: How much do we owe the people we love? THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN’S PIER will speak to all those who have ever thought about leaving when they knew they should stay,...

The Silent Waters

The Silent Waters
  • Author(s): Brittainy C Cherry
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): modern

Moments. Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday’s hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow’s promises. I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that...

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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