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Launching Points

So, the Marketing Muses recommended I post something about what inspired me to write The Incident Under the Overpass. My very first post in this space talked about where I was in life, and what got me writing (and keep at it). 715 more words


Reading Monday: I Gave It Up A Book and Went to the Beach

I decided to give up on a book this week: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.  I believe I have talked about the difficult decision to give up on a book.   421 more words

Weekly Meeting

"Faithful" by Alice Hoffman

Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Simon and SchusterTwo seventeen year old, best friend girls; go out driving one night that changes their lives forever. There is a tragic car accident; the driver is fine spending only one night in the hospital, while her friend in the passenger’s seat is left brain-dead. 206 more words


At Risk by Alice Hoffman

Back in the 80’s, when this novel was written, AIDS was a huge hot topic. It was a new disease, with a great deal of misunderstanding around it, a lot of fear and urban myths. 185 more words

Book Reviews


“Sometimes the right thing feels all wrong until it is over and done with.” – Alice Hoffman

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”  –  226 more words

Are Contemporary Novels Too Reflective? A Case for Visceral Writing

I recently read  Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and what I’m loving best about it is the depiction of early Manhattan:

When the grid of Manhattan streets was created, in 1811, a grand project that would forever change the city, filling in the streams, ridding the map of meandering roads, Ninth Avenue cut through the center of Moore’s estate. 881 more words

Tools Of The Trade