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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Lewis

A Homecoming

Updated: Jan 3, 2022

I’m entering into an exciting new phase of my life. In April, my new book These Are Not the Words will be published by Groundwood Books.


"I’m Miranda Billie Taylor.

I make sense of the world with words."


Cover Design by Michael Solomon

To be published by Groundwood is a dream come true, as was the opportunity to work with Shelley Tanaka as my editor. I’ve known Shelley as a friend for almost 40 years –– it is amazing to now have her in my life as a mentor. The fabulous cover was designed by Michael Solomon. I’ve also known Michael for about 40 years and can’t think of anyone else I would have wanted as designer. With this team, the publication of These Are Not the Words feels like a homecoming, as though I have come full circle in my life.


These Are Not the Words is a semi-autobiographical fiction and as such it is a kind of homecoming, too. There are real people in it who do imaginary things and imaginary people who do real things. It is, I hope, a story that will transport you into the vibrant jazz scene in 1960’s New York.


I can’t wait to share it with you.

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