the story behind ‘the curse giver’ by Dora Machado

The Curse Giver was an accident, a professional indiscretion, if you will, conceived during one of my little escapades, and born out of unchecked passion. Yep, I might as well come clean. Even the most disciplined writer can be unfaithful to her projects and no matter how thoroughly taken one is with one’s current novel,…

The Story Behind ‘When Stars Align’ by Carole Eglash-Kosoff

When Stars Align is a historic fiction that describes societal changes that were wrought by the Civil War and its aftermath.  In 1865 General Grant moved 200,000 troops into the Confederate States to enforce equality during Reconstruction.  During the decade that followed ex-slaves made major progress in education, government and business.  States legislated equality and…