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Farewell From Assistant Editor Victoria Shockley

Farewell From Assistant Editor Victoria Shockley

“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I’m trying for that.” – Maya Angelou Roughly five months ago, I had a conversation with Anora McGaha, founder […]

November 13, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Interview with Canadian Writer Bolaji Williams

Interview with Canadian Writer Bolaji Williams

We met Bolaji Williams on Twitter. She responded to one of our tweets. We read a recent blog post and loved the clarity of her writing and topic, so we invited her to do something with us. Voila, an interview with writer Bolaji Williams. When did you first know you loved to write? To be completely honest, […]

October 1, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Literary Festivals: From Jaipur to Beijing

Literary Festivals: From Jaipur to Beijing

Two countries, two civilizations, and two literary festivals. As a writer I had the pleasure of participating in this year’s Jaipur International Literature Festival in India. Six weeks later, I discarded my summer tops in India for woollen sweaters in snowy China to attend Beijing’s Bookworm International Literature Festival. I combined the festivals with a […]

September 15, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Reflections on Native American Novelist Leslie Marmon Silko

Reflections on Native American Novelist Leslie Marmon Silko

It is a “given” that for bibliophiles like me, there is nothing better than curling up with a good read in a quiet house with a cup of steaming coffee – I take mine with cream and sugar. And there are scores of genres and sub-genres from which to choose. Romance. Inspiration. Poetry. Biography. You […]

September 12, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Losing the Artist, Saving Her Art (Part 1)

Losing the Artist, Saving Her Art (Part 1)

Jovi’s photo titled “Agamemnon’s Agony” Losing a friend or loved one suddenly is always a shock. The greater the vitality, creativity and ingenuity of the individual, the harder it is to accept the fact that you will only be seeing them in your memories. Jovanka (aka Jovi or Niobe) was dynamic, multi-faceted, and multi-talented. She had […]

August 30, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Why Multi-Genre Writing Rocks!

Why Multi-Genre Writing Rocks!

During the week of June 14-17, I was fortunate enough to win a scholarship to attend the Wesleyan Writers’ Conference. It is a program that offers the opportunity for people to meet fellow writers and learn from some of the best in the field, and I was ecstatic. But a dear friend, who is privy […]

July 6, 2012 | By | 13 Replies More
You’re Never Too Old to Write a Book

You’re Never Too Old to Write a Book

“Big deal,” I hear you saying.  Of course you’re never too old to write a book! These days, anyone can become an author. It is so easy; by using “Publishing on Demand” and publishing on the internet, anyone can get a book out there. So what am I talking about?  I’m talking about the fact […]

June 21, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More
Friendships with Women: Getting by with a Little Help from Friends

Friendships with Women: Getting by with a Little Help from Friends

“Better than any book, [  ] is the communion that happens when you meet someone and have great rapport; someone whose existence makes your life better in myriad ways.” Susie Maguire I thought I would choose an entirely different topic until I read Susie Maguire’s excellent June 11 post on Women Writers. These last few […]

July 10, 2011 | By | 12 Replies More
A Book Reviewer’s Tale

A Book Reviewer’s Tale

In 2003, I was a freelance book critic for the Sunday Herald (Scotland, UK). The paper’s literary editor, Alan Taylor, worked for part of the week at a long table in a rather gloomy office overlooking Edinburgh‘s handsome St Andrew’s Square, and every week I would go in and spend an hour or so looking […]

June 11, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More