Gripped by Touch of Magenta

Linda Loveland Reid’s first novel, Touch of Magenta, is an ambitious work that tells two interweaving stories. Pegeen’s, which is set in motion in 1895 by a forbidden inter-racial love, and Corri’s, whose mother’s death in 1971 tilts the course of an unsettled life. I...

Story accepted by Every Day Fiction

I received an email from the editors at Every Day Fiction informing me that my short story Invasion will be featured on the site, www.everydayfiction.com, and sent to subscribers on Wed., Nov. 18. People can rate stories on a scale of 1 to 5 and make comments, too....

A week of rich reading

To escape from my own writing, I’ve done an extraordinary amount of reading lately. And the last three books to keep me up when I should have been sleeping were “The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umrigar, “The Weight of Silence” by Heather Gudenkauf and “Girl in the...

Voices of wisdom

What a cozy place the Sitting Room in Cotati is: bookshelves everywhere, comfy chairs, nooks just right for reading, writing, reflecting. I was there yesterday, one of six women enrolled in “Wisdom has a voice: Daughters remember mothers,” a writing workshop led by...

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