Letโ€™s Talk Memoir is back

Let’s Talk Memoir is back! I knew September was going to be big and here we are mid-month and the days are already hopping. Kids are back at school, pumpkin spice lattes are sprouting up everywhere โ€“ Iโ€™ve never had one but people seem to love them โ€“ and Iโ€™ve got fresh work out for […]

“Let’s Talk” Memoir with Allison K. Williams – TRANSCRIPT

SPEAKERS: Ronit Plank, Allison K. Williams [01:13]ยญ Ronit Plank: Welcome, Allison. Allison K. Williams: Hi, Ronit. I am so psyched to be here. Ronit Plank: I’m so happy to have you here. And I’m so happy that youโ€™re happy to be here. I justโ€“I’ve been following your work. I mean I knew about you for […]

September is going to be big

September is going to be big I love September. Growing up knowing September was coming put a flutter in my chest. It meant back to school and a new pair of shoes, the buzz of meeting new classmates, the chance to see friends every weekday, and being on a set schedule again (Iโ€™m a Virgo […]

If I had a nickel for every contradiction

If I had a nickel for every contradiction Gratitude On Saturday I ditched an indoor gym class and went out for a jog on the Burke Gilman trail close to where I live. The trial spans 27 miles and on the few miles I covered, maple, dogwood, and fir trees provide cover, and blackberry bushes […]

Mothers who go missing and whatโ€™s ours to tell

Mothers who go missing and whatโ€™s ours to tell Filmmaker Reed Harkness of Sam Now is my guest My latest guest on Letโ€™s Talk Memoir is Reed Harkness whose new documentary is Sam Now which traces Reed and his younger brother Sam as they set off to find out why their mother has gone missing […]

My book sold out last night ๐Ÿ“˜

My book sold out last night ๐Ÿ“˜ When do writers become writers? Iโ€™ve been thinking about this question a bit especially since Iโ€™ve just done two interviews about my new story collection with writers I admire and respect, for literary magazines I love. I am a writing late bloomer in many ways – I wasnโ€™t […]

What home means

What home means The new book March is here like a lion and with it my new short story collection Home is a Made-Up Place. Thank you to Motina Books Publishing, my early readers, and to the writers who offered advance praise.  Reviews are coming in and of the collection Ari Hornavar, author of A […]

Less Than Two Weeks!

Less Than Two Weeks! My new book It seems like only yesterday I had months before my short story collection Home is a Made-Up Place would be out but now itโ€™s in less than 2 weeks! I can hardly believe it but am so excited my second book will be out on 2.28.23. Pre-orders are […]

So many things!

So many things! After a week full of writing and podcast news I knew I needed to share an update. Itโ€™s been a whirlwind by me– a whirlwind Iโ€™m incredibly grateful for. Hereโ€™s what youโ€™ll find in this post: Home Is a Made-Up Placeย new book announcement Pushcart Prize nomination the new season of Letโ€™s Talk […]

Listen to That Voice

Listen to That Voice A year out from publication and Iโ€™ve just gotten the news that my memoirย When She Comes Backย is a Finalist in the International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards! Iโ€™m very pleased that my debut has now placed as a Finalist in this competition as well as in the Independent […]