Following their dreams of authorship, six fictional women converged in Upstate New York for a writing workshop. No amount of foreshadowing could have painted the twists and turns of their journey. Built on sisterhood, a quintet of real-life writers known as “The Inkslingers” penned this novel in a spirit of collaboration and perseverance. They dreamed up characters with distinctive voices and over the course of many moons interwove their writings into a single book, a tribute to their friendship. Often humorous, at times haunting, this captivating literary work of magical realism is testimony to the power of the written word to inspire people—in fiction and in real life—to navigate life’s curves and transcend challenges of small and pandemic proportions.