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Anais Nin book inscribed by Rupert Pole returned to owner after decades.

This is the story of the power of connection. Perhaps coincidences are are incidents that coincide. Shelly Raber wrote to ask if I could connect her to Maryanne Rafael. She had a book titled “Linotte: The Early Diary Diary of Anais Nin 1914-1920”. There was an inscription written in red marker that read: “For Maryanne, […]

My Writing Mentors by Maryanne Raphael

Author Maryanne Raphael graces us with memories of her mentors. Janet __________________ My Mentors My first mentor was Grandfather Patterson who read stories to me, wrote letters to editors and typed up all the stories I made up before I learned the art of putting words on paper. He helped me appreciate my first rejection […]

Meeting Anais Nin by Maryanne Raphael

Anais Nin, photo courtesy Maryanne Raphael Maryanne Raphael has written and co-authored 10 books, short stories, poetry, and articles. You can read more about Maryanne and her work on She says: “No matter what I’m doing right now, I would rather be writing.” Anais Nin was important in my own life as a woman […]