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I’m Nobody! Who are you?

In creativity, The Virgin Cure, the writing life by ami16 Comments

In the year that’s passed since The Virgin Cure was first published in Canada, I’ve had several readers comment (either in person, via email, or in online reviews) that they’re “glad life for girls isn’t like it was in the 19th century.” Yes, in many ways, life has changed for the better, for both our daughters and our sons. Yet …

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Jammie Dodgers for all!

In The Birth House, The Virgin Cure, the writing life by ami2 Comments

Dear J. K. Rowling, “They say it’s your Pub Day, (insert guitar riff) It’s my Pub Day too, yeah! We’re gonna have a good time… I’m glad it’s your Pub Day, Happy Pub Day to you.” – with apologies to the Beatles. It’s September 27, 2012 and it’s a big day for Ms. Rowling since her first novel for adults, …

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Pear Tree Corner

In New York City history, New York Minute, The Virgin Cure, Uncategorized by ami5 Comments

It was my father who gave me my name. Mama said it came to him at a place called Pear Tree Corner – “whispered by a tree so old it knew all the secrets of New York.” The apothecary who owned the storefront there told my father that he could ask the tree any question he liked and if he …