Saturday, June 7, 2014
Posted by Maggie May Labels: People In Your Neighborhood
Bustle magazine covered my publisher Shebooks Kickstarter campaign, still going strong and very successful.
Really can't wait to read Young God by Katherine Faw Morris, a writer I've just excitedly discovered
Jane Devin is an old online friend of mine and a furiously devoted writer. Her book Bright Lines is getting rave reviews and in buying this sweeping story of a young boy moving through foster care and pain, loneliness and loss toward a self realized future. I bought it and drank it down in two sittings!
I loved these absolutely helpful and true reminders of what to do when your child won't listen, by Andrea Nair
There is a reason I have this bookmarked, and her name is LOLA. Like a smurf exploded in our bathroom. That is all I will say.
A 19 year old Texas kid is facing possible life in prison because he made and sold pot brownies. What a nightmare our laws have become. This is so outrageous and barbaric, it's hard to really wrap the mind around it. These kinds of injustices are why I joined Amnesty International and continue to write letters and sign petitions for the things that infuriate and horrify me.
Incredible photojournalism of the aftermath of a chemical disaster in Phopal in Mother Jones
Tannis Miller writes about the loss of a friend to drugs and mental illness in Blue Eyes
This story of a 19 year old college girl and her boyfriend who murdered her is so deeply sad. I couldn't stop reading it, partly because I always think maybe I'll learn something to protect my daughters, and partly because I'm always trying to face and absorb how random and unpredictable life can be- two opposing goals in reading. See what you think.