Both a Part of the World and Outside of It: An Interview with Author Myfanwy Collins

Myfanwy Collins’ latest novel, The Book of Laney, tells the story of fifteen-year-old Laney surviving after her brother is involved in a terrible act of violence against her schoolmates and mother. Sent to live with her grandmother in the rural Adirondacks, she tries to make sense of both her family history and her new existence. Within the dark subject matter, she also navigates love, school, and sacrifice. It’s an outstandingly beautiful book, and the kind of book that should be required reading of anyone who is too quick to dismiss YA as a genre.

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Badass Women’s History: Jerri Nielsen

The posts that so many other awesome Persephoneers have been making for Women’s History Month have left me feeling so inspired. History is not my strongest subject: dates and names don’t tend to stick very well in my mind, I have found myself struggling with history papers and exams for years “¦ and yet, I have a list about a mile and a half long of badass ladies in history that I am just waiting to find the time to blog about. What better time to start than now? Read More Badass Women’s History: Jerri Nielsen

How to Survive Getting Lost in the Woods

It can happen to anybody: you are out on a hike and become distracted. You follow a trail, an animal, or the sound of water, and before you know it, you have no idea where you are or how to get back to where you came from. You are lost. Read More How to Survive Getting Lost in the Woods