When I was a senior in High School I got wind of a rumour that I'd actually been brain-damaged at birth and had to go to a "special school", but then someone gave me some medicine that made me smart, so now I was in a mainstream class. I managed to trace the rumour back to me telling someone that I'd gone to Steiner School when I was little, and when asked what that was, I lazily said it was "a special school."
That's an interesting coincidence but I don't think that's the true inspiration for this book. What is the true influence? A million experiences; of my own and others, and a dream of a girl who lived at a crossroads and could see ghosts.
When I'm not writing (which is an awful lot of time) I am looking after my pets, struggling with housework, keeping in touch with friends and teaching English as a second language to a very diverse group of people. If I had more time, I'd exercise more and learn to play the banjo.
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Mangoes for Mei Fong
by Alice Casey
This is an eerie yet slightly funny novel centered around the funeral of a lesbian business woman and the clash of modern and traditional cultures that is typical of South Taiwan.
Wanderlust for Beginners
by Alice Casey
Eerin Kate has three chromosomes, four loving but complicated parents and an owl. When she gets her first period and starts seeing ghosts, everyone's got their own angle. But when Eerin finds her first ghost has dragged her into a local murder mystery, and she finds herself involved in a rather dangerous child abuse case, it involves the whole family.
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on April 13, 2018
What a lovely short story! I definitely want to read more by K.A. Cook!
on Aug. 07, 2018
This book is better than it's first chapter, so keep reading! I love the way that this is a positive story where the protagonist starts at rock bottom and works her way into a better position. We need more stories like this!