“Reminiscent of Mona Simpson and Elizabeth Strout in the way Ostermiller expertly explores family dynamics and mother-daughter bonds, (Outside the Ordinary World) gives a shattering portrait of ordinary people breaking asunder and helplessly trying to glue back together… There is absolutely nothing ordinary about this astonishingly moving and complex novel.”

–Caroline Leavitt, The Boston Globe


Join us for our Spring Open House and Reading, with prose selections by Susan McKenna, Jeanne Borfitz, John Bidwell, Heidi Ehrenreich and Amy Ford.  A reception will follow the reading.  Saturday, June 14, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, at the Writers in Progress Studio in Florence 

What would Harry Potter be without Voldemort?  Or Gatsby without Buchanan?  Antagonists are often the most memorable characters in literature, yet too many of us lack a fully-developed antagonist in our narratives… Come learn how to create characters readers love to hate, with best-selling author Jacqueline Sheehan, on May 17th, 9 am – 12:30 pm….

More information about this and other spring workshops here