Stephanie Pitcher Fishman, Author

Fiction & Non-Fiction Rooted in Personal Story

#FridayFictioneers: Home

With the release of my new children’s book series, Lola’s Adventures, I’ve been writing and working like a mad woman. (More on that series soon.) I haven’t been able to spend as much time on other projects as I’d like, and as a result, I missed participating in #FridayFictioneers last week.

I missed it!

I’m so glad that this week I’m able to participate once again. Be sure to pop over to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog, Addicted to Purple, to check out this week’s submissions. Be kind, share the love, and visit as many authors as you can.

Tip: I keep it open in a tab throughout the weekend. I usually have moments where I can read a few at a time between errands, outings, and kids saying, “Mama!” It’s a nice way to add some reading to my day.

Thanks to Magaly Guerrero for this week’s photo inspiration.


Photo credit: Magaly Guerrero

Photo credit: Magaly Guerrero


Interested in writing? Join us! Everyone is wildly supportive and kind, and it is a fun writing practice that isn’t as heavy as writing on a deadline. Do it. You’ll like it.

Home [100 words]
by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

The door creaked open with a moan, the light blinding the interior of the house. It had been years since Ada had let the outside world in, even through the windows. She’d say I was violating her sacred space with the rays.

Then I saw them.

Discarded next to her reading chair were the tattered black shoes of her youth. She refused to part ways with them even though she could afford replacements ten times over. Suddenly those shoes became my most cherished relic of her life.

To others, she was a recluse. To me, my grandmother was my home.


Friday Fictioneers: Home by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman


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About Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Author Stephanie Pitcher Fishman writes fiction and nonfiction rooted in personal stories. Whether it's her best-selling historical fiction novel, Finding Eliza, about the effects of hidden secrets in a family tree or the stories of her own battle with chronic illness, she loves to share stories of real emotions with others. She also thinks that Joss Whedon can strike creative lightning at will.

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  • Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

    Dear Stephanie,

    Poignant story. There are certain things I have that belonged to people I cared about and are now gone. Little reminders near and dear to the heart.



  • Ga H

    It’s good to hold on to these keepsakes for a while at least. It’s amazing how things can reflect a personality.