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A funny tale about depression? This one is it. When Ally wakes up one morning to find that her fantasy self is now talking to her from the mirror she realizes that she’s in deep trouble. Is it mental illness, magic, a combination of the two? Ally must fight to save herself (and her friends) from being banished into a fantasy life that no real person could survive. Loved this zippy tale of a girl dealing with a fairy tale menace and mental illness at the same time. – Bethany Manies, author of the Carrie Mae mystery series.
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One of the most powerful feelings in the world is that moment when you realize that something you thought just happened to you, that only you understood or experienced (often with fear and/or shame), also happened to someone you know. Somehow sharing the experience changes how you feel about it. It shifts the burden from […]
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Check out my new short story, The Sight, a contemporary fantasy and winner of the first round of the NYC Midnight 2017 Short Story Challenge: A chance encounter on a bus leads a woman passing as an economics professor down a path she knows she can’t follow. Her slip-up could cost her, and her people, everything they have worked for.
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About the Author
J.M. Phillippe spent the early part of her life in the deserts of Santa Clarita, California where she learned about fire season and idolized She-Ra; her adolescent/young adult years in the ever-green Seattle suburbs where she gained an appreciation for walking in the rain and earned a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing; and her early twenties in Los Angeles where she tried to make a go of it as a freelance writer and thus learned a great deal about being an administrative assistant before ending up in public relations. Then she did the most LA thing she could think of — she moved across the country to go to graduate school in New York City. She has settled in Brooklyn, New York and became a licensed masters social worker and works as a family therapist. She spends her free-time decorating her tiny apartment to her cat Oscar Wilde’s liking (which consists of having lots of interesting things to lay on), drinking cider at her favorite British-style pub, and training to be the next Karate Kid, one wax-on at a time.