The Death of Miriam Carey: An Unnecessary Cruelty

Miriam

There will be a lot of people who disagree with me. I don’t mind. Disagreement is part of a healthy dialogue. I have said it a gazillion times before and I’ll reiterate it now — I never, ever want to live in the place where everyone thinks the same way. Disclaimer out of the way, [Read More...]

Dancing in High Cotton

Angelina Ballerina

  I have been dancing in high cotton since last week, when my publisher — Mercer University Press — received a letter from Thom Chambliss, the president of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA). That letter was in reference to an advanced reader copy of Mother of Rain that Thom read. I asked Thom if [Read More...]

Not a tool of God

Karly. Swimming

  I never know what to say when they say it to me. Usually I just sit there, my stomach churning, my spirit bouncing off my insides like a squash ball. Karly Sheehan would turn ten today, if she had lived. But she didn’t. She died. Murdered by a man so big and so mean [Read More...]


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