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Vanessa Kelly By Vanessa

Food, glorious food!

My mother (pictured above) was a proud Italian-American. Her mother was from a small village outside Naples and her father was from the province of Abruzzi. In that amazing journey that so many immigrants made over the years, my grandparents (separately) found their way to America, eventually settling in Philadelphia and raising five children. Genoveffa and […] ~ read more

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Nancy Robards Thompson By Nancy

Please welcome Jan Schliesman!

  Love At First Sight My senior year in high school, I worked afternoons and Saturday mornings as a teller at a local bank.  It was a portable building, the kind frequently used to add extra space to an overcrowded school, and it had a walk-in lobby and three drive-thru lanes.  I was working the […] ~ read more

Kathleen O'Brien By Kathleen

The Princess Dream

Did you ever dream of being a princess?  Did you have the classic fantasies about discovering that your parents were just surrogates for the real ones, who, for some complicated but entirely loving reason, had to send you away from the palace, incognito?  Obviously, it’s a much-beloved idea.  Oddly, though, I never dreamed that dream.  […] ~ read more

Robyn DeHart By Robyn

A tale of two stories

So this past weekend former Quill, Emily McKay, and I presented a writing workshop in San Antonio. At the conclusion of our lecture material, we brainstormed a new book idea (not one either of us planned to write) so the participants could see the how-to in action, so to speak. But during the brainstorming, something […] ~ read more


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