Here’s an excerpt from the story published in Bacopa Literary Review – you can buy the anthology on Amazon

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Here's the link: The Messenger My cousin Charlie and I stand six feet apart in my living room. I imagine he has already calculated the prescribed distance before he even stepped over the threshold. He hasn’t changed. Not since I saw him ten years ago when he came to my wedding and wore what seemed to ...

my review of Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops

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Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops: A Memoir by Allison Hong MerrillMy rating: 5 of 5 starsAfter hearing so many positive reviews of Allison Hong Merrill’s book, Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops, I knew I had to add it to my reading list and was intrigued from the moment I began reading. The author introduces the reader to her story ...


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The Acceptance Letter from Vine Leaves Press Dear Cathy,Oh my goodness, we would love to publish this! Please note that our next available launch date isn't until November of 2023. We hope this isn't a problem.If you are happy with our terms, ....We're very excited about this book!

Review of Work Hard, Not Smart

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Work Hard, Not Smart: How to Make A Messy Literary Life by Alexis Paige (Vine Leaves Press, Feb. 2022) was written for writers like me who seek effective ways to learn the craft of writing, and yet who also struggle with focus and inattention. As someone who can relate to the ADHD-Inattentive Type diagnosis, I ...