My Writing Process

My good friend, Kate Hopper, has invited me to participate in this fun little blog tour about writing process. Kate is a brilliant writer and teacher who has published two books you might be interested in: Ready for Air: A Journey through Premature Motherhood and Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers. She has taught … More My Writing Process

Westbound and Down, Rollin’ Up and Truckin’

“we gonna do what they say can’t be done. We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there, oh westbound just watch ol’ Bandit run!” Yeeeee hawwwww! https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/uHZJej98_T0&source=uds Tomorrow morning at the wee hour of 4 a.m. I’ll be zooming out of here to the airport for another year of … More Westbound and Down, Rollin’ Up and Truckin’

The Florist’s Daughter by Patricia Hampl

The Florist’s Daughter by Patricia Hampl is a deep exploration of two extremely influential individuals on the author’s life: her mother and her father, though much more emphasis seems to me to be on the mother. There’s an intended irony, I think, in the author’s title, the florist’s daughter. Hampl has always considered herself “his … More The Florist’s Daughter by Patricia Hampl

Full Body Burden – Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

I recently finished Kristen Iversen’s book, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, an important and terrifying account of the dangers that lurk in the secrets of our personal and national lives.  It is especially important and worrisome as the Denver area experiences such dramatic flooding, stirring up buried plutonium deposits. Kristen Iversen accomplishes … More Full Body Burden – Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

Vulnerability in Writing

I’ve been writing a LOT lately, and I’m excited about the material that is coming out, the direction I see for possible books (plural, because I don’t want to write just one, after all), and the small victories each piece presents.  I’ve been telling myself, You can’t write about faith and poof! essays on faith (and … More Vulnerability in Writing

Next Big Thing

I’ve been tagged by my dear friend Marilyn Bousquin in the Next Big Thing, a blog chain letter of sorts to talk about what’s happening in your writerly life and then to tag five other women writers to hear their stories.  I met Marilyn a few years ago through the Ashland University MFA Program.  She runs … More Next Big Thing