THE UNCOMMITTED, Goss’s debut novel, is the Winner of the 2017 America’s Best Book Award for Visionary Fiction and finalist in both Cross Genre (America’s Best Book Awards) and Horror (Next Generation Indie Book Awards). Fans of Brown’s “Da Vinci Code,” Matheson’s “What Dream’s May Come” and Peretti’s “This Present Darkness” will also love, “The Uncommitted.”
The American Book Fest chose Margaret Goss and her novel The Uncommitted (HenschelHAUS Publishing) for the top award in the “Fiction: Visionary” category of the 14th Annual Best Book Awards for books published in 2015- 2017.
Weepers (HenschelHAUS Publishing), by Nick Chiarkas, was a finalist in the “Fiction: Cross-Genre” category.
Goss, Chiarkas, and HenschelHAUS Publishing have participated in the Writers’ Institute. Chiarkas will be among the speakers during the April 12-15, 2018 conference in Madison.
Congratulations to Margaret and Nick and HenschelHAUS Publishing!
When award-winning author Margaret Goss came to Crossroads Coffeehouse in Cross Plains recently, she signed books, met with fans, and talked about the supernatural elements in her debut book: The Uncommitted.
She also took a few moments to answer questions about her craft, and the importance of faith, spirits and symbolism in storytelling.
Read the full interview here.
by Michael Popke
December 3, 2015
Catholicism plays a central role in the debut novel from Madison author Margaret Goss, but readers need not share her beliefs in order to relate to The Uncommitted — a surprisingly dark tale of spiritual struggle.
Published by Three Towers Press in Milwaukee, this story set in St. Paul, Minn., contains references to such Madison institutions as UW Children’s Hospital (now American Family Children’s Hospital) and Culver’s, and revolves around Josephine Reilly, a 35-year-old mother of three who can communicate with the dead via dreams, visions and telepathy. While experimenting with what she initially considers a “gift,” she unlocks an invisible evil that threatens her family and drives her to the brink of self-destruction.
Beginning at about the halfway point, diligent readers will be able to put together some of the pieces and anticipate the book’s conclusion, but they should keep reading. An epic final scene set in a desolate Arizona cemetery attempts to bring closure; then Goss adds a provocative twist in the epilogue.
Read the full review at The Isthmus