If my brain were a landscape, this would be it … and that’s why it’s time for a change. Continue reading On going fallow
We so often experience something for the last time without realizing it. I’m thankful for this set of #MondayMemories. Continue reading One year ago yesterday
I’m finding that haiku is a surprisingly helpful tool for getting memories on the page. Here’s one about a tooth … and the Easter bunny.
#MondayMemories Continue reading Haiku, memoir and the Easter bunny
I live in the Land of Best-Laid Plans — as in the ones that go astray. The latest iteration is how my plan to teach memoir writing classes online is evolving … Continue reading Those Best-Laid Plans …
This strange year has brought something into focus: my deep passion for helping others (including you?) tell their stories. Continue reading Your story matters — let’s write it
I am doing a Zoom book event for The Same Moon TOMORROW (Wednesday, Oct. 7) at 2 p.m. (Pacific Time) as part of the “Power of the Pen” series … Continue reading Meet me on Zoom?
Book groups are a welcome break from isolating times, and this group of indominable women met in the midst of wildfire smoke (in WA) and my move (in MN). #thankful Continue reading Living the dream — book groups!
I’m absolutely delighted to share with you the release of Inaka: Portraits of Life in Rural Japan! This collection includes my essay “Unexpected retreat.” Continue reading New release — a literary visit to rural Japan
As I pack books, I’ve been mulling a question that stumped me on my Lake & Prairie Book Tour last summer. I had just given a presentation and read from my memoir, The Same Moon, in front of a packed house — at least 90 percent friends and family — at my hometown bookstore, the Fargo Zandbroz. Having lived in Washington state for 18 years, … Continue reading Influencers
Writing in times of stress can be cathartic. This writing prompt suggests finding a story in something you can actually touch. Continue reading Write Your Story: Things