We suspect Elin Babcock, from Oregon, USA, may not be who she says she is…She is a fairy godmother is disguise

Her mind never stops, her world view is that of an inquisitive child. Creativity is her birthright she says. An artist at the core of her heart, she is like a gurgling brook dancing its way down a mountain path, carrying its offering to the river in grateful mirth ---a picture of serene joy and … Continue reading We suspect Elin Babcock, from Oregon, USA, may not be who she says she is…She is a fairy godmother is disguise

Panama’s Lorena Pulido on cross-cultural experiences

One of the overreaching themes in our first volume is the value of cross-cultural experiences. Having moved from Colombia to Panama at a young age, Lorena Pulido not only describes her own cross-cultural experience in her short story “Heart of the Universe,” but also here where she elaborates on the impact of such connections. I … Continue reading Panama’s Lorena Pulido on cross-cultural experiences

Why Jaya Sengupta from India was inspired to initiate the Magic Diary Project

The Backstory...how it all began...

Why Danica LeBlanc is proud to be from two (or three, if you consider Québec) countries at the same time

Danica LeBlanc, from Québec City, was born and raised in the Philippines. She immigrated to Canada when she was 18. Newlywed at 26, she is a mining geologist.

Editor’s Pick: “Good Fortune Arrives Once” from Colombia

I have loved reading and editing all the stories I was assigned to do in A Pocketful of Dreams. But if I am asked to pick just one, I must say that  I got very absorbed in the story about a magic bird and a woman who deserves a break. Add a 1920’s wildly exciting … Continue reading Editor’s Pick: “Good Fortune Arrives Once” from Colombia

Editor’s Pick: “Forever to One-Night” from the Dominican Republic

I read and critiqued many stories from our book, "A Pocketful of Dreams," but this one, in particular, left a lasting impression on me. This quick read of around 15-20 minutes left me feeling giddy and excited to turn every page that followed. The ending will leave you wanting more. Thank you to José from … Continue reading Editor’s Pick: “Forever to One-Night” from the Dominican Republic

Minnesotan Lyn Cramer travels the world through reading and writing

I was born in a tiny prairie town in southern Minnesota. I knew neither woods nor lakes, but changing seasons of the wind: from quiet cool spring mornings, to unending blistering hot summer afternoons, to autumns of falling magical colored leaves and the scent of baking apples, to winters of freezing winds and blankets of … Continue reading Minnesotan Lyn Cramer travels the world through reading and writing