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A Novel’s Journey: Bringing What Could Have Been to Life

After a joyful, dance-filled Easter Mass a few weeks ago I got on a plane and flew to Vienna, then took a train, fighting sleep, to the Austrian town of Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, near the Italian border. There my son

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From Drawer to Store: the Birth of a Novel

The October issue of the funky online magazine, Defunct, has just gone live with my flash non-fiction piece, “Ghost Alive.” You can read it in less time than it takes to brush your teeth, so please support this charming journal

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Reading From My Novel, Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf

A scene in which Henriette, the protagonist of my forthcoming novel, A Free, Unsullied Land, performs as the Spirit of Haymarket at a May Day rally at Haymarket Square. She gets stage fright, panics, and then resolves to embark on

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