Tanya Parker Mills

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Tanya Parker Mills was born on an American Air Force base in Tripoli, Libya that was later bombed into oblivion. It was, perhaps, a fitting precursor to other childhood sites filled with war and contention. During her five years as an American expatriate child in Baghdad, Iraq, her family witnessed two revolutions involving Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath Party. She was also present in Beirut in 1975 when the Lebanese Civil War broke out, after having finished her high school years there at the American Community School. With such a background and a long-time interest in writing, it was only natural that she would begin to milk her own history to create stories like her first award-winning novel, The Reckoning.
Mills continued her education at Brig
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A Night on Moon Hill

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The Reckoning

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Present word count of WIP:  19,405


I’m a bit miffed that, after such a good start, my son’s sudden end-of-semester homework requirements took me off-track. After four days in a row of knocking off 1,000+ words a day, I was only able to write 265 words on Wednesday. Thursday and today were even worse. I’m hoping that, after dinner tonight, I can knock out 1,000+ words and update my word count. Th...

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The Reckoning (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A gritty and wrenching tale of an American journalist caught and imprisoned by Iraq's secret police before the U.S. invasion and forced to deal with long repressed memories of her childhood in Baghdad...memories that only become clearer as she grows closer to one of her captors. Winner of the 2010 Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Award for Mainstream/Literary Fiction and the 2009 Indie Book Award for Multicultural Fiction.
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Frances Fuller Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is awesome. I read it years ago, but I remember it as science in lyrical, poetic language. Other than this, my favorite Annie Dillard work is Teaching a Stone to Talk.


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