Wishes Made Real

Imagine owning something magical that takes your wishes and makes them real…

Not a genie, exactly, although that’s a similar tradition. In “Joplin, Wishing,” by Diane Stanley, the wishes made real come from a ceramic platter and the depicted girl from Holland on it that holds this power. It’s a power that can […]

Friendship Trumps Popularity

One of the details of my real life that influences my storytelling is a history of moving a lot as a child, and an exposure to cultures other than my own. I attended first grade at an American school in Kabul, Afghanistan (during a peaceful era), and I spent my senior year in high school […]