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The Central Park Crooner

In New York City history, New York Minute, The Virgin Cure, Uncategorized by ami1 Comment

The US publication of The Virgin Cure is only 3+ weeks away (June 26th!), so in anticipation of the big day I thought I’d start a new feature on my blog to share some of my favourite memories from the time I spent researching the novel in New York. In a series of “New York Minutes,” I’ll be posting moments …

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Remembering Jerome

In The Virgin Cure, the writing life by ami2 Comments

While the world has been memorializing the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I’ve been thinking about a quieter, yet equally mysterious passing that happened on the same day. In the mid-nineteenth century a man who became known as “Jerome” was found on the shores of Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, mute and missing both legs. He lived for …

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After the ball is over…

In The Virgin Cure, the writing life by ami4 Comments

Here are a few highlights from my recent trip to Toronto. Yes, it’s true. The fabulously talented Erin Morgenstern (author of The Night Circus) “accosted” me at the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Book Lover’s Ball. And, of course,  I loved every minute of it. In truth, we were mostly bonding over our love of sparkly things…me, adoring the stars in …