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Writing Process Blog Tour — Take Two

Recently, a fellow editor and expat–the brilliant Michelle Elvy–asked me to take part in the Writing Process Blog Tour. Yes, come to think of it, I’ve already done this, but it’s a good opportunity to look at how I write now in contrast to last year when I wrote about it. A few things have […]

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Online Travel Quizzes and Games — My Top Five

Do these look familiar? Did you draw these in third grade? Third grade was a frenetic time of geopolitical learning for me. I remember it as if it were, well, over four decades ago. Our class was in a portable container outside the main building of the school, and our teacher was Mrs. Florida. We […]

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Valley of the Kings — The Irish Ones

Pictured: The remains of an ancient roadway in the Dublin Mountains (not the Boyne Valley) On the plane to Dublin Friday morning, I take out the onboard magazine just to read what I can read. Tucked between ads for restaurants and pubs–each more award-winning than the next–is a travel article about the Boyne Valley: Ireland’s […]

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Expat Author Interview with Michelle Bailat-Jones

Michelle Bailat-Jones is a writer and translator. Her début novel Fog Island Mountains won the 2013 Christopher Doheny Award from the Center for Fiction and will be published by Tantor Publishing in November 2014. She has also translated Charles Ferdinand Ramuz’s 1927 Swiss classic Beauty on Earth (Onesuch Press, 2013). Her fiction, poetry, translations, and […]

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