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I grew up on an island in Maine.

After twenty years of wandering the fjords of Norway and partying on every beach in Southern California, I finally got a degree in English.

Somehow, I landed a career in insurance sales and marketing. It wasn’t as fun as you might think.

Today, I write and share how the two worlds I inhabit—island and desert—have shaped my writing roots.

My writing has appeared in anthologies and literary magazines including Brevity, Wild Roof Journal, Maine Magazine, Multiplicity, Exposition Review and was selected by Intrepid Times as the winner of the 2022 “Wrong Turns” travel writing competition.

My flash blog is followed internationally.

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A microburst of literary art hatched from my daily journal. Nothing in this space over 100 words. Count them—I dare you!

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Amie McGraham

Storyteller. Island runner. Curator of ghosts and recipes. Words to flavor and savor.