May 1, 2016

I don't know how any parent can look at this debate about whether or not to allow Syrian refugee children into the UK and not think of their own children. And parent or not, how does anyone look at this debate and not think of their own childhood? I'm pretty sure I don...

April 22, 2016

Purple Rain was a rite of passage, a door we crossed through that cost us some innocence and gave us some vitality, and established us as a generation. Thinking of Prince and everyone else who saw Purple Rain at the Quaker Bridge Mall. Especially those who had to sneak...

March 23, 2016

As far as I'm concerned, this one review has made Magic America a success in my eyes.

February 24, 2016

Just typed 'female general' into Pinterest. Got greeting cards, fantasy photos, "10 ways to travel safely as a woman", Kate Bush (?), and a woman described as an "uncompromising advocate of the textile arts". To note, there are about a hundred female generals and admir...

June 22, 2015

For anyone who is interested in magical realism, Zoe Brooks blog is probably the most comprehensive in the genre.

April 30, 2015

You're useful where you are. Needed. You matter. You don't need to fly to a disaster, or sell the family silver. Be nice. Help. Be something decent in the day. Everyone needs your light.

March 5, 2015

The stars on the ceiling of my Demarest dorm room while the Ink Spots are playing and everyone is drinking herbal tea.

The pyjama bottoms from Century 21 with moons and cows, bought for an unsuspecting husband.

The best plot ideas.

March 2, 2015

I like a blogger with a social agenda. And I like a list where Magic America features alongside Dr. Seuss.

Gasmask Productions Books

January 21, 2015

I'm reading Annie Dillard's The Writing Life.There is certainly no shortage of writers writing books about writing - and that's not a dig - we all respond to different teachers, and even the same writer will respond differently to the same teacher at different points...

January 12, 2015

Happy to announce Magic America has just reached 100 ratings on Goodreads, and 66 of them are 5*

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