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Ki Longfellow

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Ki Longfellow, born on Staten Island, New York, to a French-Irish mother and an Iroquois father, grew up in Hawaii and Marin County, California, but ended up living in France and England for many years. She is the widow of a British national treasure, the complete artist Vivian Stanshall.

In England, she created and sailed the Thekla, a 180 foot Baltic Trader, to the port of Bristol where it became the Old Profanity Showboat. It remains there today as a Bristol landmark. On it, she and Vivian wrote and staged a unique musical for the sheer joy of it. "Stinkfoot, a Comic Opera," garnered a host of delighted, if slightly puzzled, national reviews.

Her first book, "China Blues," was the subject of a bidding war. "China Blues," and her second no
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Ki Longfellow I read everything I can find, talk to scholars (one of the reasons Flow Down Like Silver, for instance, has been the topic of scholarly seminars in Ar…moreI read everything I can find, talk to scholars (one of the reasons Flow Down Like Silver, for instance, has been the topic of scholarly seminars in Argentina and Italy). My library for The Secret Magdalene alone takes up an entire bookshelf. As for Hypatia, only 16 pages of original source material exist - so far as anyone knows. People rely on the Suda compiled a few hundred after Hypatia's time. The Suda was primarily written by Christian apologists not only anxious to deflect blame for the murder of Hypatia, but that also stems from a completely different moral and philosophical world than the one Hypatia knew. They inflicted their moral standards on her as well as their religious beliefs. If anyone overlooked history, it was the compilers of the Suda. This means I had to make a number of decisions about her based solely on her known interests (mathematics, astrology, alchemy, her chosen philosophers), the writings of the one pupil still in existence, and her probable responses to documented events occurring during her life. I didn't have to overlook historical precedent though - there is so little of it. Thank you for asking. Loved answering. I could go on and on.(less)
Ki Longfellow So sorry, Sharon... I never noticed this feature of goodreads until just now. But yes, I have. It's what pushed me to write The Secret Magdalene as we…moreSo sorry, Sharon... I never noticed this feature of goodreads until just now. But yes, I have. It's what pushed me to write The Secret Magdalene as well as Flow Down Like Silver.(less)
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A great animator-cartoonist once asked: “Can you remember, or care to remember, the plot of any great comedy?  Chaplin?  Woody Allen?  The Marx Brothers?  It’s all about character.  Personality is everything.”


Mark Twain wrote: “The writer merely has some people in his mind, and an incident or two, also a locality.  He knows the selected locality, and he trusts he can plunge those people into incid

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The Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow
"4.5 stars - as it started a bit slow (for me) - but then when I figured out what was going on, I truly enjoyed this book. It's also quite long, so lots of enjoyment! It's not a page turner, it's an absorber. (I had to renew it from the library twice " Read more of this review »
Flow Down Like Silver by Ki Longfellow
"From The Secret Magdalene I rushed directly into Flow Down Like Silver and once again fell in love not only with the main character (what a human being!) but with Longfellow's mind expressed through her writing. This time instead of a born KNOWER (Ma" Read more of this review »
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"wow -- history mixed with amazing writing."
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""God is not a begin outside the Self, nor has it gender, nor is it burdened with a desire to find fault, or to test, or a need to command obedience. God is Consciousness- which is All There Is. And we are how it knows itself in all its infinite varie" Read more of this review »
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Flow Down Like Silver by Ki Longfellow
“I ask for nothing. / In return I give All. / There is no earning my Love. / No work needed, no effort / Save to listen to what is already heard, / To see what is already seen. / To know what is already known. / Do I seem to ask too little? / Would you give although I ask not? / Then this you can give me and I will accept. / I will take your heart. / You will find it waiting for you / When you return.”
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“I ask for nothing. / In return I give All. / There is no earning my Love. / No work needed, no effort / Save to listen to what is already heard, / To see what is already seen. / To know what is already known. / Do I seem to ask too little? / Would you give although I ask not? / Then this you can give me and I will accept. / I will take your heart. / You will find it waiting for you / When you return.”
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Alejandro Thank you so much for giving a "Like" to my review of your wonderful book, "The Secret Madgalene". It's the best book that I've read this year and it's already in my "Favorites" shelf. I can't ask for anything better today that you gave a "like" to my review :)

And thank you for writing such amazing book!


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Ki Longfellow Hello there!

You never know, you might really like a murder mystery over hot cocoa or a snifter of brandy, all tucked up for the night. Hope so, because I've written three of them and just had them published. 1940s New York City. Hardboiled noir. Sam Russo, Bogart's biggest fan, and Sam's dog, Jane.

Who doesn't love murder mysteries, puzzles, snappy dialogue, cliffhangers, guts, gats, and witty dames? Or ancient Egyptian dogs who don't bark, don't drool, don't smell, clean themselves like a cat, and yodel?

http://eiobooks.com/samrusso/

Love, Ki - at the same finishing the third in that Divine Feminine trilogy I promised myself.


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Ki Longfellow Lee wrote: "Thanks for the add, Ki. About to start Houdini Heart!"

Just noticed this - goodreads has places I still don't know about. You're so welcome.


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Lee Thompson Thanks for the add, Ki. About to start Houdini Heart!


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