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An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler

An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler

An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler   We’re excited to bring you another book – this one by the noted feminist and author of Women and Madness, Phyllis Chesler.  “The dramatic, riveting, and timely tale of how one woman’s harrowing ordeal in a harem in Afghanistan shaped her into a modern feminist leader […]

November 20, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More
Slavery, Race, Feminism and Literature

Slavery, Race, Feminism and Literature

WWWB’s Anora McGaha asks a few more questions of Professor Elaine Neil Orr of NC State University, author of Gods of the Noonday and A Different Sun. Although Elaine Neil Orr’s novel arises in the context of a Southern slave owning family in the 1800s, she shines a light into highly relevant dimensions of race […]

November 11, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Impulsivity, Fear and Flash

Impulsivity, Fear and Flash

Impulsivity is something that doesn’t really work in the publishing world. We are wisely warned to be patient, to practice and hone our craft, to ask for as much feedback from other writers and editors as possible before pressing send or wrapping our bundle into a FedEx envelope. And yet, three weeks ago I felt […]

November 6, 2013 | By | 9 Replies More
Under “A Different Sun” – with Elaine Neil Orr

Under “A Different Sun” – with Elaine Neil Orr

US Author and Professor of English at NC State University, Elaine Neil Orr [ENO] answers WWWB’s Anora McGaha’s [WW] questions about A Different Sun her first novel telling the story of a US slave owner’s daughter who marries a missionary and moves to Africa, where her worldview is turned upside down. – Anora McGaha, Editor […]

November 1, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
How Can I Get My Memoir Published

How Can I Get My Memoir Published

After you have toiled and tinkered and revised for ages, and you feel you finally have a strong manuscript, you begin to wonder how on earth to get your book into print. It goes without saying that that is a tough world, and even really top literary manuscripts fail to find a New York publisher. […]

October 25, 2013 | By | 11 Replies More
Learning to Fall

Learning to Fall

Between summer and winter, we are in fall, a season I have found particularly advantageous for writing.  The earth tilts away from the sun, our light source.  Yet though the days grow shorter, the light appears longer across the ground.  With this particular slant of light we begin to turn inward like plants do.  We […]

October 8, 2013 | By | 14 Replies More
Introducing Chelsea Holland as Editorial Intern

Introducing Chelsea Holland as Editorial Intern

  Writing was never something I considered seriously as a career option. Writing was a skill that was far easier and more interesting to me than math or science, but it was one where I still struggled. Though I’ve always loved to read, I struggled to organize my thoughts about themes and motifs into clear […]

September 23, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
A War to Write

A War to Write

It was August 27th, 2012 when my husband left for Afghanistan the second time. This deployment was going to be a short one, only nine months. I reminded myself of that as I kissed him goodbye, silently praying that this wouldn’t be the last time our lips touched. His eyes locked with mine letting me […]

September 22, 2013 | By | 28 Replies More
The Great March of August 28, 1963

The Great March of August 28, 1963

I’d bought the car at a police auction for $25. You could do that then in New York City: ride the subway to some out-of-the-way lot full of junked cars, make a bid, and the next day, the car might be yours. My then-husband J and I had done just that, in preparation for our […]

August 27, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Kickstarting “Vuto” with AJ Walkley: An Interview

Kickstarting “Vuto” with AJ Walkley: An Interview

We are pleased to bring you this interview with A.J. Walkley, author and self-proclaimed fighter for social justice, discussing her book Vuto, which is currently on Kickstarter, her experiences in East Africa in the Peace Corps; and her writing journey. Pleased too that this is her second contribution on our site. – The Editors, Rachel and Anora.    AJ, […]

April 27, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More