The Author

Nissa was a quiet and serious child, preferring to watch other children play than to play.

There are rules to every game.

The Obvious is the one topic that cannot be discussed. From your perspective, a person who cannot see what is obviously there is stupid, and a person who sees what is obviously not there is crazy. Each of us is trapped in her own bubble of lucidity, his own level of reality.

Nissa Tolton’s literary world is therefore one of waifs and strays, of lucid outsiders, and their resolve to create meaning instead of receiving it.