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Touching stories for the shorter days of November

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Ciji Ware


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Ciji Ware | Is A Novel's Setting Also A "Character?
March 30, 2012
When I was working as a television and radio host "in another life," I once interviewed a very famous romance writer who responded rather curtly  Read More...

Ciji Ware | Can You Name That Theme
February 8, 2010
I think perhaps one of the hardest things for a budding novelist to master is determining what the "through line" is and meaning of the  Read More...

In addition to her career as a novelist, CIJI WARE broadcast daily in Los Angeles as a reporter and commentator on radio and television for more than twenty years. The author of six published books, her numerous awards include an Emmy and a Dupont for her television work, a Silver Gavel for magazine journalism, and "Best Fictionalized Biography" from Romantic Times magazine for her first novel, ISLAND OF THE SWANS. In 1993, she was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and in 2001 won a Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence in the coveted "Classics" category.

Ware's most recent novel from Random House/Ivy is A LIGHT ON THE VERANDA. She has also published the non-fiction work, SHARING PARENTHOOD AFTER DIVORCE.

Ciji Ware and her husband, Internet executive Tony Cook, live on Nob Hill in San Francisco, California in a Julia Morgan building designed by the architect of Hearst Castle. She is a graduate of Harvard University in history and served as the first woman graduate of the College to be President of the Harvard Alumni/ae Association. In 1995, her son Jamie also graduated from Harvard and currently works in the film industry as a cinematographer and editor.

Ware's late father, Harlan Ware, wrote the radio classic "One Man's Family," and was also a novelist, publishing with Random House. Her late uncles Leon Ware and Darrell Ware wrote novels and screenplays. Her ancestor, William Ware, was the author of ZENOBIA, published in 1898.

The research for Ware's novels that seamlessly interweave history and contemporary life have taken her to the Highlands of Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland; to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Natchez Mississippi, among many other destinations. Presently she is at work on a novel set closer to home in the tumultuous year following the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

 

Books:

A Light On The Veranda, March 2012
Trade Size
Midnight On Julia Street, August 2011
Trade Size (reprint)
A Race To Splendor, April 2011
Hardcover
Wicked Company, October 2010
Paperback
A Cottage By The Sea, June 2010
Paperback
Island Of The Swans, February 2010
Paperback (reprint)
A Light On The Veranda, May 2001
Mass Market Paperback
Wicked Company, June 2000
Mass Market Paperback
Midnight On Julia Street, June 1999
Mass Market Paperback

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