Gimbling in the Wabe – Our Shakespeare

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Saturday is the 452nd anniversary of what we believe was the birth date of William Shakespeare, and the 400th anniversary of what we know was the date of his death.  The assumption is that he was born on April 23, 1564, not because there is a definitive record of his birth, but because we do [….]

Celebrating Ursula K. Le Guin

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Today is Ursula K. Le Guin’s 86th birthday,  and what better day to celebrate this icon of American fiction?  Most often associated with the fantasy and science fiction genres, she has won numerous  Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards.  Yet her works, especially those geared for younger readers, have defied labels to become some [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – For the Love of Shakespeare

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Although this will post the day after William Shakespeare’s birthday, I’m writing it on the anniversary of the day that we assume he was born, so I feel like just grabbing all sorts of wonderful things about the Bard and posting them in one place.  Why?  Because I can, and, well, because it’s William Shakespeare, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Reflections on My Daughter on Her Birthday

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In this week’s Gimbling in the Wabe, I beg for a mother’s indulgence. Today, as I write this, it is my daughter Josie’s birthday.  Today, she turns 20, and the teenage years are a memory.  In the quiet of this morning, as she sleeps in, I have completed all the tasks I needed to do [….]

LitStack Birthday Celebration Giveaway!

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  Unbelievably, our little site has hit a milestone- our one year mark. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation to all of you – LitStackers, lurkers, writers, publicists and fellow bloggers who have shown us such immense support and encouragement over the past year. We have hosted some amazing novelists, agents and editors this [….]