Melanie Merriman

Melanie Merriman

by Sharon Bially on August 21, 2017

Melanie Merriman has spent much of her life as a research scientist, hospice consultant, and foundation grant evaluator—driven by a passion to illuminate, understand, and find meaning. In addition to Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging, she is co-author of Merriman’s Hawai‘i: The Chef, the Farmers, the Food, the … Continue reading Melanie Merriman

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Dorah Blume

by Sharon Bially on June 19, 2017

Dorah Blume is author of the novel Botticelli’s Muse (Juiceboxartists Press, July 2017), a fictional story of Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli, his conflicts with the Medici family of Florence, and the woman at the heart of his paintings. Her short story, “Hunger for Learning”, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her personal essays … Continue reading Dorah Blume

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Kristi Saare Duarte

by Sharon Bially on June 14, 2017

Kristi Saare Duarte is author of The Transmigrant (July 2017), an alternative take on the life of Jesus of Nazareth. An Estonian national raised in Sweden and a seasoned world traveler, Kristi has lived in Sweden, England, Estonia, Spain, and Peru and has spent time in over 70 countries across 6 continents. She is fluent … Continue reading Kristi Saare Duarte

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