When Cinnamon Lou flees an abusive boyfriend, she expects to find some sort of solace and safety at her aunt’s Wisconsin farmhouse. And when Amanda Carey opens the door to her strange-looking, skinny niece, she, in turn, expects the former addict to try to fleece her. What neither expects, however, is that despite their differences …
There are few things I enjoy talking about as much as Queens. In this interview, I get asked about my favorite coffee shops and restaurants and bookstores–so much fun! Read it here.
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If you missed my interview with Laurel Brett on SeaWitch, you can listen here!
Because my mom is a psycho-bitch, my grandparents took her to court in order to be able to see me. And because my father is, legit, I am not exaggerating, a convicted rapist who also still has parental rights, my mother has to stay in Wisconsin so that if he ever chooses to exercise his …
My friend sent Iphigenia Murphy to another friend who is incarcerated. We got this note in reply. Not only did it make me so happy that they liked the book, but I love the idea of Iffy as a baby name.
In Iphigenia Murphy, Anthony brings Iffy some shelves, which she sets up in the park–their own little lending library. Imagine my delight when I came across this bookcase-in-the-wild in a park in southern Florida!
I love this article in the NY DAILY NEWS, “What Queens Can Teach America: The Most Diverse Borough Raises People Who Understand Diversity,” especially as the writer’s experiences are really similar to my own. What a gift it was to grow up in Queens! If you, sadly, have not had the same opportunity, you can always read Iphigenia Murphy to …
Audible selects Iphigenia Murphy as a “Buzzworthy” Read Guest Post on L.M. Durand’s Book Blog, “Getting It Done” Great review on “The Reader and the Chef”