Sophomore author’s impeccably researched historical novel tackles true story of female journalist ahead of her time


CHICAGO, Illinois — Amberjack Publishing is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the coming-of-age novel, “Salt the Snow,” (Feb. 4, 2020) by sophomore author, Carrie Callaghan.

“Salt the Snow” follows the story of American journalist Milly Bennett. Milly has covered murders in San Francisco, fires in Hawaii, and a civil war in China, but 1930s Moscow presents her greatest challenge yet. When her young Russian husband is suddenly arrested by the secret police, Milly tries to get him released. But his arrest reveals both painful secrets about her marriage and hard truths about the Soviet state she has been working to serve. Disillusioned, and pulled toward the front lines of a captivating new conflict, Milly must find a way to do the right thing for her husband, her conscience, and her heart.

“Salt the Snow” is a vivid and impeccably researched tale of a woman ahead of her time, searching for her true calling in life, and love. In today’s era of women speaking out, this novel take a fresh look at the extraordinary women whose legacies have been nearly lost to history.



“Salt the Snow”

Carrie Callaghan | Feb. 4, 2020 | Amberjack Publishing
Hardcover | 978-1948705646 | $24.99 | Historical Fiction



CARRIE CALLAGHAN is a historical fiction author living in Maryland with her spouse, two young children, and two ridiculous cats. She is the author of A Light of Her Own (Amberjack, 2018), a portrait of the recently rediscovered Dutch artist Judith Leyster. Her short fiction has appeared in Weave Magazine, The MacGuffin, Silk Road, Floodwall, and elsewhere. Carrie is also an editor and contributor with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

Praise for “Salt the Snow”:

“With meticulous research and insightful prose, Callaghan lifts American journalist Milly Bennett’s voice free of the sexism and censorship that often stifled her words in 1930s Moscow and beyond. Honest, vivid, and bold in the face of historical truths, Salt the Snow is a captivating story of a woman whose vulnerability and hopeful idealism resonate even today.”

— Jennifer Klepper, USA Today Bestselling Author of “Unbroken Threads”