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My Name is Mahtob

In 1987, the American Betty Mahmoody wrote the book Not Without My Daughter, a true account of how she and her daughter, Mahtob, escaped from Betty’s abusive husband, Sayed, who was holding them hostage in his home country of Iran. 207 more words

Book Reviews

Silver Slums and Other Ailments

I had a topic to speak on a little over a week ago, but I did not write it down and forgot it. I have a belief that anything I wanted to say, but forgot is not worth saying. 429 more words


A Passionate Spirit Hot Off the Press

I was excited today to receive a delivery of 50 copies of my new novel “A Passionate Spirit”.

Although I’ve seen and approved the cover design and read through the typeset proofs several times, nevertheless, to hold the freshly-printed book is a thrilling moment, worthy of celebration. 163 more words


Black Water (Joyce Carol Oates)

In 1969, Senator Edward Kennedy was involved in a car ‘accident’ which took the life of a young woman named Mary Jo Kopechne. She was 28, he was 37. 718 more words


New resources page: Women’s Literary Awards & Prizes PLUS Picture Book special!

Well, I inadvertently took the week off blogging, thanks to vertigo. Barometric pressure changes are not my friend.

But I’m back! And I’m excited to announce that WordMothers will be celebrating Picture Book Month with 4 fantastic Aussie authors: Susan Whelan, Sandy Fussell, Debra Tidball and Jackie French (who just so happens to be Australian Children’s Laureate). 61 more words

Australian Literature

Sensational Snippets: Charades, by Janette Turner Hospital

Over the past few months, I have been making a scrapbook about what my mother means to me, and as scrapbookers know, the art of scrapbooking involves the careful selection, cropping, placement and embellishment of photographs, many of which are merely snapshots taken a long time ago.  215 more words

Australian Literature