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    An Excerpt from “The Scent of a Daphne”

    Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction, An Excerpt from "The Scent of a Daphne," Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2017/04/06/horticulture-school #books #anthology #fiction #Rooted #trees #nonfiction

    I’m pleased to share a sneak peek of my piece, “The Scent of a Daphne,” which will appear in the anthology Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction. It’s not really a story about a daphne but it is a story with a daphne in it. It shares a snippet of my time in horticulture school when my husband was undergoing cancer treatment and I was trying to study plants. Mostly, it’s about the unexpected, precious gift I received during that time. “The…

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    Playing the Writing Life Like a Game of UNO

    What I love about the game UNO is just when you think you’ve lost, the momentum changes and things start to look up. The same could be said of the writing life. Just when you’re about to give up, you can’t because you never know what’s about to happen. Take my summer. It was a weird one. After spending the spring querying and entering contests and submitting to publications, I had meager results. I had a few manuscript requests from…