Congratulations to Australian MP, Tim Wilson, from The Magic Diary family

Tim Wilson, the Liberal MP from Australia, made headlines yesterday when he proposed to his partner Ryan Bolger on the floor of Parliament. Across the globe, the Magic Diary family had a special reason to rejoice this occasion.

Why Peter Chikoyi loves Bulgaria as much as Zambia

An interesting blog from a native Zambian who lives in Bulgaria now. Love and respect are all you need, he says, to blend into a new culture and call a stranger your brother.

James Smith, author of ‘Prison of the Soul,’ gives us a 5-star review on Amazon. Wow!

James Smith (James V. Smith Jr) , a former combat soldier, helicopter pilot, newspaper writer and editor, national award-winning columnist, and magazine editor has published more than a dozen military action-adventure novels, including the six-book series 'Force Recon'. He wrote the 'Delta Force' series under the pen name John Harriman. He is also author of 'You … Continue reading James Smith, author of ‘Prison of the Soul,’ gives us a 5-star review on Amazon. Wow!

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