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Dana VanderLugt

Dana VanderLugt lives in West Michigan with her husband, three sons, and spoiled golden retriever. She has an MFA from Spalding University and works as a literacy consultant. Her novel, Enemies in the Orchard: A World War 2 Novel in Verse, releases in September 2023.  Her work has also been published in Longridge Review, Ruminate, and Relief: A Journal of Art & Faith. She can be found at www.danavanderlugt.com and on Twitter @danavanderlugt.

Dependence Day

Today marks 22 years since I was a 22-year-old leaving Switzerland after a six-month stint as an au pair.
February 15, 2024

Hot or Cold?

My memory—and my perceptions as a child—may not be correct, but I wonder what cold topics my kids overhear today’s…
November 15, 2023

Start Small

What helped most when I got stuck in my story was to stop trying to think too big or do…
October 26, 2023

Tending

When I tend, my first instinct is to make it about my will, my determination, my resolve. But tending is…
July 26, 2023

Pliable

I wonder how we might stay more pliable. I wonder if sometimes laying our convictions down might give us space…
June 28, 2023