Misfits and Reapers: The Gothic inspiration behind "The Dark"
My first time.... A reflection on Deborah's first publication
Deborah creates a playlist related to The Dark and Other Love Stories
Deborah recommends short story collections for fiction lovers
Q+A for Freedom, the app that keeps Deborah productive
(Without it, she would probably just watch Beyonce videos all day....)
Memorious Magazine's Forgotten Writers feature: Deborah Willis on Shirley Faessler
"Through its tender and ironic depictions of Auntie Chayele, Pinnie the Intellectual, and other characters who are somehow both larger-than-life and humbly real, these stories capture the deep love and heart-stopping grief of ordinary lives."
What It's Like Living Here: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
This city is surrounded by volcanoes, including the still-active Santiguito, and I imagine that the people of Quetzaltenango once swept up volcanic ash and used it to construct their buildings.
Numero Cinq Magazine
When We Fell In Love
And so I read a book I'd been meaning to get to: One Hundred Years of Solitude. Why did I fall in love with this magical, seemingly endless tale of Macondo while living and working in the tidy and picturesque French countryside?
Three Guys One Book
September 13, 2010
The Double Life
In one of my lives, I'm a writer. This means, essentially, that I contemplate the human experience while wearing my pajamas. Fortunately, there's another me, and she gets out more.