“Gram Julia’s Spies,” by Marin Sardy, from <em>The Edge of Every Day</em>
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“Gram Julia’s Spies,” by Marin Sardy, from The Edge of Every Day

by Marin Sardy

There was also something rigid about Gram Julia, a staunch inflexibility about how she behaved and how she interpreted things—traits associated with schizophrenia…. Later an uncle recoiled at the idea. The family already had a story in place to explain Gram Julia. “Selfish,” they said. “A character.” Continue reading

IN HER OWN WORDS: P.D. James
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IN HER OWN WORDS: P.D. James

“When I am writing about a particular murderer I really am entering into his mind: feeling his emotions, feeling his needs, feeling his violence, feeling his unhappiness. I think that, with all the characters, when I am writing about that character, I am that character and I believe that character for as long as I am writing that character.” Continue reading