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The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory
  • Author(s): Jordan Castillo Price
  • Location(s): Wisconsin, Madison
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Every day, Daniel Schroeder breaks his father’s heart. The two of them have always been close, which makes it all the more difficult to break the daily news: the last five years were nothing like Big Dan remembers. They’re...

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 Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig
  • Author(s): Don Zolidis
  • Location(s): Wisconsin, Janesville
  • Genre(s): Young Adult, Humour, Romance
  • Era(s): 1994

Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God) 1994 The worst thing that’s ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should’ve gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons-playing...

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...

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...

The Westing Game

The Westing Game
  • Author(s): Ellen Raskin
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1970s

A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his...

Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds
  • Author(s): Sandra Balzo
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Patricia Harper is dead, killed by a hot-wired espresso machine, in Uncommon Grounds, her very own gourmet coffee store! Maggy Thorsen wants to know who killed one of her partners. Maggy needs the store to succeed. Starting over after...

Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill
  • Author(s): A Manette Ansay
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilt and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and...

Virtuoso

Virtuoso
  • Author(s): Yelena Moskovich
  • Location(s): Prague, Paris, Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s/90s

1980s Prague. For Jana, childhood means ration queues and the smell of boiled potatoes on the grey winter air. But just before Jana’s seventh birthday, a new family moves in to their building: a bird-eyed mamka in a fox-fur...

We Were Never Here

We Were Never Here
  • Author(s): Andrea Bartz
  • Location(s): Wisconsin, Chile
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

REESE WITHERSPOON’S NEW BOOK CLUB PICK August 2021 On holiday in Chile with her best friend Kristen, Emily is having the time of her life.Until one night, she finds their hotel suite covered in blood.Kristen claims a backpacker attacked...

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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