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 […]

A Conversation With Writing And Publishing Expert Jane Friedman

Let's Talk Memoir - Season 1, Episode 8 ft. Jane Friedman

A Conversation With Writing And Publishing Expert Jane Friedman Jane Friedman joins Letโ€™s Talk Memoir! Itโ€™s my absolute pleasure to share my interview with writing and publishing expert Jane Friedman on episode 8 of my limited series podcast Letโ€™s Talk Memoir! Jane Friedman joins me for a conversation about the most common craft issues she […]

When We Began Judging Ourselves

When We Began Judging Ourselves Iโ€™m so excited to share that the first two episodes of my new limited series podcast THE BODY MYTH are here! A few months ago, I began surveying women about their body image experience. I asked questions like: When did you begin judging your body? What messages did you get […]

Take Up Space

Take Up Space I hope February is treating you well so far. This month Iโ€™m thinking about all the ways it feels good to take up space in the world: To accept our sizeOur bodiesWhere we come fromWhat makes us happyHow we choose to liveTo honor what we have lost What we need What we […]

An Honest Look Inside and Out

An Honest Look Inside and Out What Iโ€™m working on-New Podcast announcement! Did you know that 50% of American girls ages 11-13 feel they are overweight? And more than half of the women Iโ€™ve interviewed for my body survey reported feeling self-conscious about how they look more than ten times a dayโ€”some far more than […]

Turning Dark Into Light

Turning Dark Into Light I’ve been thinking about views– how so many people can look out upon what objectively might seem like the same landscape or feature but see it so differently from others.  I especially get this feeling about office buildings and apartment buildings. All those identical windows and balconies– portals to the people and families […]

We Already Are Who Weโ€™re Supposed To Be

We Already Are Who Weโ€™re Supposed To Be Happy November! Iโ€™m thrilled to be a co-author of The Parenting Odyssey: Trials, Treasures, and Triumphs of Parenting in a Pandemic, edited by Carol Muleta! Weโ€™re having a virtual book launch on December 1 and 2 at 8pm EST which is free to attend but please register […]

Aย Knowingย About Your Work

A Knowing About Your Work I remember hearing from some writers and writing teachers years ago when I was beginning that the only way to be serious about writing was to commit to doing it every day. Even better, get started at the same time every day, and meet the same word count goal each […]

The Cult Vault, Social Media, and The Stew

The Cult Vault, Social Media, and The Stew Hi, friends! I hope this newsletter finds you well. The weather has begun to cool, and the kids are back in school (for now), so Iโ€™m feeling a new rhythm to my days beginning. I hope life is feeling more predictable by you, too. Please read on […]