That’s What Friends Are For…

Friday, November 25, 2016

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA! If you’re reading this, I’m currently in Cape Town, taking a tour of Robben Island. A place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during the fight to end Apartheid. Mandela’s spent 18 years here doing hard manual labor, breaking rocks into gravel in a lime quarry, yet still continued the fight by organizing and educating prisoners, demanded fair treatment. I am in awe of his perseverance. But I…

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Maggie Messitt’s Dirty Little Secret +Giveaway of THE RAINY SEASON

Saturday, May 23, 2015

There is non-fiction that strives to be strictly informative. Eat that, do this, go here! Then there is non-fiction that uses all the nuances of storytelling to weave a tale that reads like you are there, that you are following along with the subjects’ daily lives. Maggie Messitt’s THE RAINY SEASON, is just that. She uses all her journalistic and narrative-writing muscles to bring to life a community in South…

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