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Meeting Prue: Reflections on Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

I am always struck most by the female protagonist. Both of my children’s books and a fantasy book I am working on, The Curse of Téarian, feature young women as the driving forces of personality in the narrative. In Harry … Continue reading

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The Haunting Death: Lewis, Buechner, and Me on the Loss of a Parent

Lewis in Letters I’ve read, now, about 200 pages of Lewis’ letters. This is just a small slice of the 2000 pages of his letters I have in my bookshelves. But it is enough to begin to see patterns and … Continue reading

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The Orphan Story Tumbles Home: A Review of Lois Lowry’s “The Willoughbys”

Everyone loves a good orphan story—or that’s what we must assume, given the popularity of them. I’ve only ever pretended to read Anne of Green Gables (I saw all 4 movies) and Heidi (I read the Classics Illustrated comic), but … Continue reading

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