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The Ripening
The Ripening:
A Canadian Girl Grows Up

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" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" Tillie’s grit and ability to face life’s challenges are inspiring, the seeds for later discovering her artist self. Tillie takes readers on a wild ride. Join her if you dare! "

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Curva Peligrosa
Curva Peligrosa

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" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

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FLING!
Fling!

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

"Fling! is both hilarious and touching. Every page is a surprise, and the characters! I especially loved Bubbles, one of the most endearing mothers in recent fiction. A scintillating read."

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Freefall
Freefall :
A Divine Comedy

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" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" These fascinating characters will fill your imagination, defying expectations about aging, art, and what truly matters in life. "

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All This
All This

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" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

" Indicative of the title, the poems in All This range from the conventional lyric/narrative that captures an intense moment of emotion, an epiphany glimpsed briefly out of the corner of the eye, to the more experimental. "

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No More Kings
No More Kings

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" A wildly inventive, consistently engaging, and amusing comic novel, but under its bright exterior lurk darker undertones and truths.... "

Each finely crafted poem in this powerful collection comes alive on the page while she traces the days’ journeys with a painter’s eye, a musician’s ear, and the deft pen of a poet.

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Shedding Time’s Skin

This rainy day in the SF Bay area has allowed me to hunker down and watch the world go by through the bay window in our living room. A few brave souls skitter along the sidewalk, carrying umbrellas. Cars swish up and down the street, spraying pedestrians as they pass. The rain seems relentless, hardly letting up the whole day, the kind of weather that encourages reflection.

Time’s passing is also inexorable, This twelfth month sheds itself as a snake discards its old skin, the days rolling off the calendar and never returning. The year constantly needs new skin because the old would constrict it, preventing it from growing further.

We shed time in a similar fashion, unable to remain for long in one place. The one thing about time’s ephemeral nature is it is constant: we never will experience this moment again that is quickly sliding out of view. Determined to drag us into the future, it refuses to linger, and we’re left trying to keep up.

If we had something visible to mark our changes as a snake does, it might be easier to recognize that just as the year is constantly going through its cycles, so are we, whether we’re aware of it or not. This leaves me feeling a little melancholy because a few months from now I won’t remember this current emotional state. I’ll have shed more skins, and December 19, 2014, will be history.

 

 

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  1. I just love your writing…..

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