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Meet Spokane Author Amy McGarry

By Huckleberry Press / March 11, 2022 /
Amy McGarry

Eastern Washington is home to many talented and creative writers. The romantic landscapes, rich history, and cozy communities of our region are the perfect nest for creative talent.

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An excerpt from Amy McGarry’s latest book, Culture Shock: My Marriage to a Moroccan Muslim

By Huckleberry Press / January 24, 2022 /
Culture Clash

My heart skipped a beat when I saw him waiting for me at the Istanbul airport. He looked cool, calm and collected, as he always did. No beaming smile of welcome, very little show of emotion. This trait of his was still mysteriously alluring, even a year later.

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An Excerpt from Amy McGarry’s newest book: Culture Clash

By Huckleberry Press / November 24, 2021 /
Culture Clash

In Amy McGarry’s first book, I am Farang: Adventures of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand, she recounts meeting her future husband, leaving questions unanswered about what happened after she and Mustapha went their separate ways. In her latest book, Culture Clash: My Marriage to a Moroccan Muslim, she details the four-year long-distance courtship that results in their marriage. She also candidly discloses the challenges of an intercultural marriage. The following is an excerpt from Culture Clash.

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Graduation as a Rite of Passage

By Gabriel Cruden / July 1, 2024 /

The year was 1987. The season was spring, the season of graduations. We had rehearsals. Girls chose boys to walk with. We sent out invitations. As I collected my cap…

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In Honor of Father’s Day: A Tribute to my Dad

By Gabriel Cruden / June 15, 2024 /

I am the youngest of six sisters and one brother, all significantly older than me. Yes, I can hear the collective “oops” from you, readers. The benefit to having much…

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Honoring Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives in Service

By Gabriel Cruden / May 15, 2024 /

Cemeteries are solemn grounds. Maybe none so solemn as Arlington National Cemetery. I first visited the cemetery in Arlington when I was a young adult. I remember being struck by…

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The Surprising History of Mother’s Day

By Gabriel Cruden / April 25, 2024 /

  What gifts are given or received on Mother’s Day? Jewelry? Chocolate? A lavish meal at a restaurant? Definitely flowers. In fact, according to, “In 2023, consumers spent $3.2…

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Ode to April 15th: A (Very) Brief History of Taxation

By Huckleberry Press / April 18, 2024 /

Thus, I learned at a fairly young age the importance of paying taxes and would continue to hear versions of this truism throughout my adult years.

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What a Fool Believes: Happy April Fools’ Day!

By Huckleberry Press / March 28, 2024 /
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by Amy McGarry Are you mischievous by nature? Do you love a good prank? Your day is here! On April 1st people around the world will celebrate practical joke day.…

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Let Them Eat Pie!

By Huckleberry Press / March 14, 2024 /

March 14 (3/14) is celebrated around the world as Pi Day. But what is pi, anyway? Pi was a big deal in high school geometry. We learned that pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter – which is approximately 3.14.

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