Un-Fan Mail: Silence of Mockingbirds

Today Inbox: Un-fan Mail for A Silence of Mockingbirds Mrs. Zacharias,   First let me introduce myself.  I am a longtime friend of not just Sarah’s but the Brill’s having known them since I was 4.  Sarah was my first friend when I moved to Pendleton, and being painfully shy it was hard to find friends, [Read More...]

If Oprah ever asks what one thing I know…

pumpkin weighs more than karly

She stood across the table from me unable to speak. A catch in her throat, she said. You see, I read your other book, A Silence of Mockingbirds, the one on Karly Sheehan. I started following your blog. It was such a powerful book. Can you tell me, she said, pausing again, tearing up: How [Read More...]

Homer Simpson’s Hometown meeting

Reading at the Benton County Library

    The girl with the gentle smile came up behind me, quietly, like a five-year old who knows not to interrupt when mommy is talking. I’d just finished a talk at City Hall in Springfield, Oregon. Yes. The very home of Homer Simpson. As far as I know none of the Simpsons were in [Read More...]


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