What are you afraid of?

Hallowe’en is the perfect time to talk about The Terror Barrier.

When you’re getting ready to make a big change — quitting the day job, publishing your first novel, moving house (in town or out of country) — there comes a moment when you panic. What you’re about to do is such a dramatic departure from the norm, that you can feel physically sick.

That’s The Terror Barrier, and the only way through it, is through it. It’s going to be hard. You’re going to want to quit. But, if your goal is really important to you, you must forge ahead fear and all.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women