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In December last year, I was going through some old pictures for two reasons. First, it was the time of the year when I reflect on the past. Second, I am working on a chapter of my fictionalized memoir, Angels in the Forest, in which I am ten, and I needed to look at pictures where […]

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Working on To Kill the Other took me places. No, I didn’t really travel by foot or plane, but I read as much as I possibly could. Hoped to understand something I couldn’t even name—a new culture, and a religion largely unknown to me called Islam—something that appeared to be elusive, strange, and deeply foreign.     I started […]

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Is this the biggest fear of every writer or is it just my fear? Every day I carry this black hole in me—that I won’t be able to write again! As I eat my breakfast, as I read, today for example, The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris, as I teach, as I shop for eggs […]

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  Last summer came and went. I can’t quite tell how it happened, but I know I have written twenty five thousand words of my next book, Angels in the Forest, which is based on the life of my grandfather, Joseph King. I have also written about five thousand words of another fictionalized memoir, Friends, […]

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Your questions about remembering and forgetting and “re-creating” are ones that I’ve thought about too as I’ve worked through my poems and essays about my parents. An interviewer, Okla Elliot, once asked me the following question: “In Lightning and Ashes, you make use of what seems like direct family sources (such as the poem “A […]

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Everyday is the same. I stare at a blank page and feel as if I have never written a sentence before. Nothing comes to my mind. I look out the window — the forest is still in the same place. I look at my neighbors deck and for some reason a past scene comes to my […]

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“Our lives are the sum of our memories. How much are we willing to lose from our already short lives by … not paying attention?” says Joshua Foer, a science writer, in his TED talk (posted below). How much are we willing to lose? Foer asks. If you want to live a memorable life, he […]

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On September 25, I discussed my novel, To Kill the Other, on an author panel at the 2011 Baltimore Book Festival. The panel was sponsored by the CityLit Project of Baltimore. New Tork City publishing industry veteran and Local book blogger Celeste Sollod moderated the panel brilliantly, which also included novelists Stephen Gordon and Robert […]

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Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review has been reviewing books for 35 years.  Here is their review of To Kill the Other: To Kill the Other Danuta Hinc Tate Publishing 127 E. Trade Center Terrace, Mustang, OK 73064 9781617390197, $18.99, www.tatepublishing.com No one is born a murderer of thousands. “To Kill the Other” takes a spin on how […]

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Last month, on September 25, I discussed my novel, To Kill the Other, on an author panel at the 2011 Baltimore Book Festival. The panel was sponsored by the CityLit Project of Baltimore. New Tork City publishing industry veteran and Local book blogger Celeste Sollod moderated the panel brilliantly, which also included novelists Stephen Gordon […]

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