Award-winning Writer
  • UNRAVISHED, a new collection of stories, from Ig Publishing:

    • Masterfully written and emotionally packed, the stories that make up Unravished, the new collection from award-winning author Hester Kaplan, seduce and startle, and remind us of the shifting ways we choose to narrate our own lives.

    • Hester loves to visit books groups!  Please contact her if you would like her to visit yours.


      Please contact me for details if you’d like more information on classes, workshops, or one-on-one consultation, development, and editing.

    • Praise for Unravished

      • Top Indie Fiction by Library Journal

         “Kaplan delivers an exceptional collection with beautifully rendered stories for and about grown-ups. The second wife of a bombastic older man fends off neighbors distraught by his building plans, which could hurt the environment (and maybe the neighborhood?); a man plays father to his girlfriend’s son at the circus.  For readers, not just short story fans, who like fiction focusing smartly on contemporary adult relationships.”  Library Journal

      • “Each of the eight stories in the collection is worth reading — most are excellent, and a few are unforgettable. You will know those in the latter category when you finish them and their full import sinks in. You will feel aghast or exhilarated, electrified by the awareness you have just brushed against something profound.” Brooklyn Daily