Category Archives: Memoir

Thoughts at the End of a Saturday Night

Humans change over time,  every one of us will change–it is as inevitable as it is unavoidable. This fuzzy stuff at the top is good. It is creamy.Humans need security. We will sacrifice our own happiness to ensure it. Someone needs to … Continue reading

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…and Death in the American Novel

Fiction that isn’t an author’s personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn’t worth writing about for anything but money. —Jonathan Franzen   My husband’s aunt in Mexico just lost her father. I spoke to her in the best … Continue reading

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I Write Because

What follows is an exercise straight from Priscilla Long’s Art of the Sentence class that I am taking at the Taos Summer Writer’s Conference. This has not been edited or fiddled with at all. The only thing I have done … Continue reading

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Kerry Cohen’s Loose Girl: Part 2

SM: Loose Girl is a necessary book because it addresses a side of female sexuality that I have hardly heard talked about so honestly, and definitely not this fairly to the guy’s side. In my own search for ways to … Continue reading

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Kerry Cohen’s Loose Girl: Part 1

I have decided to break this post up into two parts. The first will be where I explain a bit about my experience in order to explain why this book and the author mattered so much to me. It took me … Continue reading

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Interview with Sheila Hageman

I worked a fair bit of my own life into the interview I did with Sheila Hageman, author of the newly released memoir Stripping Down, that I edited for Pink Fish Press. I wanted to explain why when I already … Continue reading

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About Me Page to Archives

After over two years I have accumulated enough professional credentials to update my about page with more impressive material. I still want to keep this up somewhere in case anyone wants to get a better idea of where the darkness … Continue reading

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Taos ready

As of Friday I will be away from internet connection….that’s the plan anyway.  No twitter, no facebook, no email. Just me, other writers,  my books and my words. I’m almost ready, doing my last minute conference prep, only this time I will be gone over … Continue reading

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The Good Bad and Ugly, Part 3: The Ugly

I visited with the staff at my father’s rest home; they were extremely friendly and kind, and didn’t mind going over the details of his decline, highlighting the fun things he’d done, the night he dressed up and they did … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Part II: The Bad

This is long overdue but I just wasn’t ready to spend any time in this before now. I did a lot of free writing and journaling while things were going on, but I couldn’t write a blog post. No way. Early … Continue reading

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