July 2020

Debra Spark’s debut novel, Coconuts for the Saint, will be rereleased on July 2020 by Engine Books, which will also be publishing her second collection of essays on fiction writing: And Then Something Happened.

And Then Something Happened: Essays on Fiction Writing

Engine Books (2020)

Debra Spark’s Curious Attractions remains a hugely popular fiction writing guide thirteen years after its publication. Now, Spark tackles the thorniest aspects of literary fiction craft: plot, humor, research, scope, and more. In And Then Something Happened, Spark brings her widely-loved wisdom, wit, and care to these nuanced essays, full of examples, anecdotes, and analysis of your favorite writers’ approaches to crafting stories and novels, plus a moving essay about the danger many of us face as we face the blank page.

Engine Books (2020)

Debra Spark’s Curious Attractions remains a hugely popular fiction writing guide thirteen years after its publication. Now, Spark tackles the thorniest aspects of literary fiction craft: plot, humor, research, scope, and more. In And Then Something Happened, Spark brings her widely-loved wisdom, wit, and care to these nuanced essays, full of examples, anecdotes, and analysis of your favorite writers’ approaches to crafting stories and novels, plus a moving essay about the danger many of us face as we face the blank page.