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Tamela J. Ritter

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in Spokane, The United States
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Born in Spokane Washington, she spent most of her formative years dreaming of telling stories in the big city. So much so that she believed that if she followed the “Broadway” that ran through her town far enough, she would eventually arrive in NYC. She wasn’t too bright.

It took her longer than she imagined to wind up in the big city–and then only adjacently. Before that she took her turn as student at the University of Montana were she learned the difference between facts (i.e. the only things that mattered for her degree in journalism) and fiction (i.e. the only things that mattered to her). A few credits short of her degree, she decided she was tired of trees and mountains and moved to Texas. A decision she almost instantly regretted.


413UXgwwmsL._SX379_BO1,204,203,200_Alicia J. Turner’s newest book “Pinky Promise,” illustrated by Justin Richburg, is not a fairytale. It’s not an allegory or fable. It doesn’t hide its message in metaphor or cute, talking animals.  

Instead the book gives many diverse nightmare scenarios of Bad Touch, Stranger Danger, Family Secrets and Authority Figure Abuse that are sometimes hard to see and even harder to talk about. This is...

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From These Ashes

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It Happened at the Green Ro...

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Outside In 2: 125 Unique Pe...

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Ink Stains, Volume 1

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“How do people, like, not curse? How is it possible? There are these gaps in speech where you just have to put a "fuck." I'll tell you who the most admirable people in the world are: newscasters. If that was me, I'd be like, "And the motherfuckers flew the fucking plane right into the Twin Towers." How could you not, if you're a human being? Maybe they're not so admirable. Maybe they're robot zombies.”
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