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The Amazing Moth Girl!

In New York City history, New York Minute, The Virgin Cure by ami7 Comments

New York Minute #2 – The Amazing Moth Girl (or, “Crazy Canadian writer girl catches a moth in Manhattan.”) This post is part of my ongoing feature New York Minutes. To see the other posts in the series, click on the “New York Minute” category in the sidebar labelled “Stuff I blog about, a lot.” Whenever I’m in New York, …

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There is no frigate like a book

In New York City history, The Virgin Cure, the writing life by ami4 Comments

  There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page Of prancing poetry. – Emily Dickinson Libraries hold a special place in my heart. The public library in my hometown of Lebanon, Indiana was the place I spent most Saturday mornings as a child. My mom would drop me off on …

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Coincidence? I think not.

In New York City history, The Virgin Cure, Uncategorized by ami9 Comments

After you’ve finished writing a novel, there comes a moment when you decide to pack up the notebooks, index cards, and sticky notes you’ve scattered through your life for the past few years and bid them a fond farewell. It’s a bittersweet process to be sure, but it’s also a time of excitement, because (if you’re lucky) there’s a new …