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Author Archives: mssusanrubinwriter
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Yoruba Priestesses, Chibok Schoolgirls, and the Human Spirit
The human spirit is the strongest force on Earth. When it is raised in a harmonious way, when it is used to right an injustice, there is no armament that can fell it.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: My Cousin Vinny’s House in Arles
Have you ever wished you could go to another time and space—a different century, country, someplace unknown, maybe unreal? I have. That’s why my protagonist in “The Road Not Taken” walks right into a Van Gogh painting.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Three German Words That Threatened Women’s Freedom
There’s a lot about Weimar in The Road Not Taken. (There’s even an excerpt of some of those chapters up at Ms. magazine!) To this day, I haven’t seen an environment in which women were so free—and I grew up in Greenwich Village. This brings me to today’s magical question: What three words define your freedom?
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Four Egyptian Myths and a Second Chance at Life
Egyptian mythology says that your heart gets weighed against a feather when you die. I like that. You get judged for what you did with the lifetime you just lived. That brings me to today’s magical question: What is the life you’re waiting to live—and when will you begin allowing yourself to live it?
Midwest Book Review on “The Road Not Taken”: “Exceptionally Entertaining,” “Impressive Original,” “Distinctively Crafted”
Mary Cowper of Midwest Book Review called “The Road Not Taken” an “impressively original, engagingly compelling, and exceptionally entertaining” book.
Mapping “The Road Not Taken”
I believe my story is filled with questions that are a matter of life and death. For instance: Why are you alive?
The Power of Telling Stories By, For, and About Women
I am a storyteller. At six years old I told stories that took my character deep into a cave where she discovered walls of colorful jewels and cavernous rooms filled with weird creatures.