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Illustration from Ceremonials by  Mariana Magaña de Lio (mar_de_lio on Instagram)

A Q&A With Katharine Coldiron, Author Of Ceremonials

It was a pleasure chatting with Katharine Coldiron about her forthcoming book, Ceremonials, a twelve-part lyric novella inspired by Florence + the Machine’s 2011 album of the same name. Read...
The Bobcat by Katherine Forbes Riley

A Q&A With Katherine Forbes Riley, Author Of The Bobcat

It was a pleasure to chat with Katherine Forbes Riley about her debut novel, The Bobcat.

About the book: With the hypnotic intensity of Emily Fridlund’s The History of Wolves comes a mesmerizing love story in lush, gorgeous prose that examines art, science, nature, and the magic of human chemistry. Laurelie is an art student who has retreated deep into her imagination in the aftermath of a sexual assault. One day in the woods, she and the child she babysits encounter an injured pregnant bobcat and the reclusive hiker who has been following it for hundreds of miles. Together in the wilderness, they construct their own kind of separate peace. Then the child goes missing, forcing them all apart, and each must find a way to reenter the world alone.

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Shelter In Place: A Q&A With Catherine Kyle

It was a pleasure to chat with Catherine Kyle about Shelter in Placeher book of poems about nature, technology, apathy, and empathy. Set against the backdrop of a dystopian city, the poems examine fear, hope, and resistance as a form of magic. 

Shelter in Place by Catherine Kyle

 

Your title immediately struck me. That phrase—“shelter in place”— creates an immediate reaction in my body. Did you have that title in mind from the outset? 

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One Day on the Gold Line

One Day On The Gold Line: A Q&A With Author Carla Sameth

Through meditations on race, culture, and family, One Day on the Gold Line tells the story of a lesbian Jewish single mother raising a black son in Los Angeles. Read...
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What I Learned After Publishing My First Nonfiction Book

The book was a doorway in, a doorway out, a personal threshold. Here’s what I learned, a year out, from writing it. Read...
The Magical Grimoire by Lisa Marie Basile

The Magical Writing Grimoire: A First Look At Lisa Marie Basile's New Book!

Ravishly presents an exclusive look at Lisa Marie Basile's THE MAGICAL WRITING GRIMOIRE: Use the Word as Your Wand for Magic, Manifestation & Ritual Read...
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Letters To The Dead: Shadow Writing For Grief & Release

Some grief is inert. Some grief is an engine. Sometimes actively participating in grief, I’ve learned, is one small way we can learn to escape its riptide.

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Writing Letters To Yourself — On Anais Nin, Journaling, & Healing

Is there a certain quality to letter writing or diary keeping that inspires the confessional? I believe so.

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