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Interview with Helga Stipa Madland, Author of ‘You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? Reminiscences’

"I write about my family’s experience as refugees from Upper Silesia, our emigration to Canada and later the United States."

I am aware that not much has been written in English about the period immediately after World War II in Germany. I hope this book will fill a little bit of that lacuna. Read More »

Interview: Marija Bulatovic, Author of ‘FANTASTICAL: Tales of Bears, Beer and Haemophilia’

"A good memoir is more than just recounting of the historical records."

"I also hope that readers will get a sense of curiosity about another time, place and enjoy some of the cultural elements FANTASTICAL presents." Read More »

Interview: Linda DeFruscio, Author of ‘Cornered: Dr. Richard J. Sharpe As I Knew Him’

"My decision to remain friends with Richard Sharpe impacted my life in ways that were unimaginable to me at the time."

"I think it is fascinating to see the many varieties of responses to a dilemma people can have based on the way their brains work." Read More »

Interview: Julie Freed, Author of ‘Naked: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina’

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A true story of one woman's courage to not let life's curve balls destroy her. Read More »

Book Review: ‘My Salinger Year’ by Joanna Rakoff

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Joanna Rakoff presents a quiet emotional look at her early professional life and the impact one writer had on it. Read More »

Book Review: “Dear Leader” by Jang Jin-Sung

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An inside look at North Korea from a favorite poet of Kim Jung-Il and government propagandist. Read More »

The Funeral

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"I'm tired of preaching funeral sermons about dead people who have never lived to dead people who have never lived," said Reverend Ledbetter. Read More »

Interview: Comedian Todd Glass, Author of ‘The Todd Glass Situation’

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"I recommend everyone write a book, even if its just for yourself." Read More »

Interview: Faye Rapoport DesPres, Author of ‘Message from a Blue Jay’

"I rarely think of the financial side of things when I define success."

Faye Rapoport was born in New York City and has lived in upstate New York, Colorado, England, and Israel. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Brandeis University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry before starting a career writing for environmental organizations. After becoming a full-time and freelance journalist, she also built a ... Read More »

Book Review: ‘Let the Tornado Come’ by Rita Zoey Chin

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A coming of age memoir about a woman overcoming a difficult past. Read More »