What if I told you we could go on a trip through time and space right now—riddled with sex, wine, intelligent ideas—as we wait to see if the earth will keep producing life, and to stop the horrible monsters who run around spouting ugliness and hatred?
Category Archives: Mapping the Road Not Taken
My Traveling Companion—Across Time and Space
My first two books take place in Greenwich Village, the third is in New Orleans. The characters are different, the time periods change, but there is one constant: My companion in all the books is my real friend, a Priestess of the Yoruba Tradition—YeYe Luisah Teish. Luisah and I are from different spiritual traditions. ItContinue reading “My Traveling Companion—Across Time and Space”
In Search of Berthe Morisot
I assume most of you don’t know the name Berthe Morisot—although she does appear in my book, The Road Not Taken, in a scene where she discusses her own invisibility in history. During Women’s History Month, I want to do my own part to make artists like her visible again.
Let’s Celebrate These Women During Black History Month—and Beyond
During Black History Month, I’m thinking of the fight for a more just future. But the past can be powerful, too—a reminder of the legacies that shape our lives.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Partying Across Time and Space
For the holidays, I have been imagining the kind of party Deborah, the protagonist in my novel The Road Not Taken, would throw to celebrate.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: The Higgs Boson Particle & the Future of Womankind
In The Road Not Taken, our planet is up for judgment. The original inhabitants of earth, known as the Lost, keep tabs and can bring in the Boson Particle to end a failing planet or whole solar system.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Becoming Deborah
What I learned from the five measly biblical lines was that Deborah was a prophet, a judge and a warrior. You’d think that would earn her some ink, but you’d be wrong.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Do You Want a Do-Over?
I want a Do Over. I want to stand at the doorway to Time and Space and get to decide what will help my fellow humans, and what will destroy them. So far, I have not been invited to do this. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Reclaiming Russian History
In my book, The Road Not Taken, my protagonist and her lover travel to Moscow to recover original Van Gogh paintings that the superrich Russians had hanging in their bathrooms in one or another of their vast mansions.
Mapping the Road Not Taken: The Nearest Department Store Cosmetics Counter
Buy a copy of The Road Not Taken, and then tell me about it on social media @SusanRubin1 on Twitter or @SusanRubinWriter on Instagram. Send a screenshot of the receipt, a photo of the book on your table—anything! Show me the book. In return, I have a mysterious gift to offer with that purchase. (The gift is not lipstick, but it is fun!)