Mothers & Mental Illness

pregnancy2

My childhood girlfriend was institutionalized following the birth of her first-born. Here she was, ten years later, in the third-trimester of her second pregnancy, talking out of her head again. We were having one of our catch-up phone calls. She from her home in Georgia. Me from my home in Oregon. “I know what the [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...]

Writing Workshop: Clarkston, Wa.

NW Writers

Developing Unforgettable Characters: A Writing Workshop Event Details Date(s) & Time(s): November 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM Location: Downtown Asotin County Library, 417 Sycamore, Clarkston, WA. Phone: (509) 758-5454 for more information Event Description Calling all writers and aspiring authors: Do you know how to create truly unforgettable characters? Are you hamstrung [Read More...]


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