Write the Book You Want to Read

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My name is Alanna, I’m from the UK, and have just released my first novel, Abolish the Rose, published with Atmosphere Press. As a lifelong reader, long-time writer, and first-time, indie-published author, it’s been a long journey and a rollercoaster of mistakes and lessons learnt! 

I also love salsa dancing, learning new languages and living in Barcelona, Spain.

Abolish the Rose tells the story of Camille Addison, who is recently retired and struggling to come to terms with the idea that her life has been a waste, or that she should have “achieved” something more with her time, after an unexpected tragedy knocked her off course. The title comes from a quote (or indeed my interpretation thereof) from James Russell Lowell: “The question of common sense is always: ‘what is it good for?’ – a question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.”

Here are the links to the book on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Nobel (US), Waterstones, (UK)

Website, http://alannairving.com/, Instagram @Alanna Irving, Twitter, @Alanna_Irving

The Space Between Time, Lucinda Sage-Midgorden

Breasts and Eggs, Mieko Kawakami

The Greatest Evil is War, Chris Hedges

Reddit – Dive into anything List of books that will become classics

The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee

Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

Anne Brontë, Author

Jane Austen, Author

Elizabeth Glaskell, Author

Anthony Trollope, Author

Charles Dickens, Author

The Space Between Time 

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, after the last few years, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a podcast where she and her guests discuss their creative endeavors, and/or the stories that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.


I’m so passionate about stories that I created the Story-Power podcast and Patreon communities so I’d have an excuse to talk story with other story lovers. If you’re passionate about stories too, and want to talk about what you’ve learned from your favorites, come join me at patreon.com/StoryPower.


If you are a podcaster, or have a message or fantastic product you want to share with the world, I encourage you to check out PodMatch. Use the affiliate link and tell them, Lucinda sent you. Then contact me so we can set up a Story-Power chat.

Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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