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Margaret Goss is 2017 WINNER in Visionary Fiction, America’s Best Book Awards

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.”

In 2015, Goss was a Gold Medal WINNER for Cover Design in the Midwest Book Awards  and Shortlist Author in the Book Viral Award.

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Dreams come true every year at the Writers’ Institute

American Book Fest taps Goss and Chiarkas for best-book honors

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.

Publishers entering books in this year’s contest included major publishers such as Penguin Random House, Wiley, St. Martin’s Press as well as hundreds of small and independent presses.

Congratulations to Margaret and Nick and HenschelHAUS Publishing!

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Goss discusses her book, The Uncommitted, at Crossroads Coffeehouse

Star News

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.

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“The Uncommitted” is an engrossing debut novel

by Michael Popke
The Isthmus
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