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At Zibby Mag, we strive to give you even more access to authors than you can get elsewhere. We publish original content like author-written essays, spotlights and Q&As, round-ups, and more. Dip in and out to get a taste of the literary life and find your next great read.

What Tony Gilroy, and Jason Bourne, Taught Me About Motherhood 

Handstands, Matcha Whisks, Smoothie Cubes, and Other Failed Resolutions

New Year, Same You: The Challenges of Sustaining Change

How ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Inspired My New Novel

Writing and Sewing Hanukkah Miracles

Breaking It Down

3 Ways to Hook Your Reader in the First Sentence

The Magic of Mentorship

How a Cemetery Sparked My Career as a Writer

8 Inspiring Poetry Collections From Remarkable Black Poets 

I Shared My Poetry on TikTok—What Happened Next Shocked Me

Still Speaking Spanish in My Dreams

Modern-Day Book Banning Echoes the Troubling History of WWII

Finding My Voice By Fighting for My Husband’s Sobriety

Solving the Puzzle of Motherhood and Writing

Promoting a Memoir Is Nothing Like Writing One

One of Us Got Sober; One of Us Wrote a Book About Wine

The Double Meaning of ‘Meet Me at the Lake’

Baseball Mended My Complicated, and Downright Painful, Relationship With My Father

Mornings in My Garden

No Authors Were Harmed in the Making of This Book

The Appalachian Origins of Memorial Day

I’d Dreamed About Writing This Novel for 50 Years

What Mao Taught Me About Swimming

On the Lethal Beauty of Hannie Schaft

I Used to Be Cool—Now I’m a Mom

I Wrote the Book About Motherhood That I Needed to Read

Seeing the World Differently

What NOT to Put in a Little Free Library

Books Saved My Life as a Young Refugee

The Story of My Grandmother That Took 40 Years to Write

How Dyslexia Helped Me Find My Voice

The New Judy Blume Documentary Illustrates Why I’ve Loved Her…Forever

The Girl on the Lawn

The Day the Universe Winked at Me

Finding the Courage to Be a Writer (Again)

The 14 Most Tender, Amusing, and Mortifying Things People Said to Me When I Was Pregnant

Reaching Back Through History and Connecting to the Present

Getting Fired Wasn’t the End of the World, It Was Only the Beginning

Four Guiding Principles for Writing that Feels True and Brave

February Is Alisha’s Official Month of What If?

Our Dream Internships: Five Women Weigh In

The Memorializing Power of a Name

Let’s Make 2023 Our Year of What Ifs...

How Zibby Owens Made 2022 My Year

I Never Threw Away a Book–Until I Became a Librarian

Bob Dylan’s “Autopen” Controversy and the Privilege of Hand-Signing Books

I Felt a Responsibility to Write About My Family Tragedy

How I Infused Fragments of Myself in My First Novel

Letters to the Editors: Thanksgiving Edition

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