The Star Islanders named "Best of Culture" in Miami Modern Luxury's 2009 Best of the City issue.
The Star Islanders exists between Miami, Florida and somewhere off the map. I'd like to encourage detours and transgressions, but maybe it's best to start at the beginning.
I. Click on Prologue in the archives. II. Read forward.
"If you've never heard of Francie Leighton, you might be missing some of the most sassy fiction in South Florida." --The Miami Herald
The Battersea Dirt
The Battersea Dirt is a space for gossips, lurkers, detectives, and other travelers to post theories, tips, or parrot seed.
The Star Islanders Blogtrack
I'm obsessed with music, but not the kind of music you hear as a third assistant to a pop diva. The Star Islanders Blogtrack is an iMix of music I mention in my blog and other music I'm listening to. Every girl in her almost-thirties needs an indie rock / pop soundtrack.
"I'm not a Star Islander. In fact, it's been ten years since I last visited" confesses our reluctant diarist. Born and raised in the mangroves, Francie fled to the Northeast to attend a small, liberal arts college where she enjoyed archaeology, cider donuts, and writing impossible-to-stage plays. Francie received her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing.