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Magdalena Ball

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Magdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader http://www.compulsivereader.com. Her stories, poetry, reviews and articles have appeared in many printed anthologies and journals, and have won several awards. She is the author of Black Cow, Repulsion Thrust, The Art of Assessment, Quark Soup, and Sleep Before Evening. Find out more at http://www.magdalenaball.com

I was working on a novel that seemed to be progressing well - right through my mother’s illness - writing chapters on the airplane, in the hospital after her kidney was removed, or at her house late at night through a jet lag haze in between taking her to the bathroom. But once my mother died, I couldn’t write prose anymore. It seemed wrong: inappropriately linear; too beholden to cause and e... Read more of this blog post »
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Black Cow

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Sleep Before Evening

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message 5: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Magdalena, Thanks for the friendship. It seems like we've been crossing paths for a long time!


message 4: by A.R.

A.R. Maggie, thanks for the add!


L.B.B. Magdalena


Thank you for the friendship!
Linda


Shadonna Thanks for the add. Have a great weekend!


message 1: by Roger

Roger Cottrell He Magdelena,
Thanks very much for the friendship on Goodreads and I am looking forward very much to reading your book.
ROGER


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