• 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 ...

  • THE SHAPE OF NORMAL

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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 ...

  • Review of Malnourished

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    A MEMOIR OF SISTERHOOD AND HUNGER Raised Voice Press sent me a complimentary copy of Cinthia Ritchie’s memoir,Malnourished A Memoir of Sisterhood and Hunger, with a request to write a review. I’d recommend this book, especially if you enjoy reading memoirs. I was intrigued as soon as I began reading. The author weaves an emotional story about ...

  • Vine Leaves Press has published my micro!

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    Published my 50 word story! Here's the link https://preview.mailerlite.com/y8m9u8/1819550690389792895/l8q5/ OR read it here! Story No.375 BlinkWe pulled behind the line of cars stopped at the intersection. The traffic light blinked green. No one moved. Our irate driver yelled. “Moron, get off your phone.” Horns blared. The car ahead of us jerked forward. The light blinked ...

  • I love Social Media

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    This is a link to my friend's blog. She wrote about me and Jessica. HER daughter's name is also Jessica. The rest of the story is kind of intriguing. It almost sounds made up. It's not. https://vickierubin.com/2021/10/02/acceptance/

  • The Journey Began Here

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    Me when I was in First Grade The television set was first introduced into homes in the '50s. Every day, someone on our block was getting their brand new TV delivered. I can still see the delivery men carrying the monster box into our house and setting up the new black and white ...

  • The Lie

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    I lift the faded black and white class photo out of the box and turn it over. There's a date on the bottom: 1958. The girl with the headband and ringlets, sitting in the third row of desks, is my best friend, Lori. Everyone used to say she looked exactly like the Shirley Temple doll, ...