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The Day Every Girl Dreams Of – Reading

The following is my Goddard MFA graduate reading given July 2013 in Port Townsend, Wa.

This is an excerpt from my memoir These Are Not Secrets, the story of a young poverty-stricken mother who makes a reckless and horrific bargain with a dangerous man to gain security for her children.  How she survives and is eventually able to leave Him is woven together with an introspective look at the far-reaching consequences of childhood abuse, the failure of the American Dream and what it means to be a mother.

6 comments on “The Day Every Girl Dreams Of – Reading

  1. metonymicalpen
    July 21, 2013

    The only thing even better than reading this was listening to the reading!

  2. Lara
    July 21, 2013

    You are a brave and beautiful woman!

  3. whiterivermemories
    July 23, 2013

    Awesome story – and it was an honor being able to hear you read it in person.

  4. learicbell
    July 23, 2013

    You inspire me every time I read your work. You are such a strong and amazing woman.

  5. Kim Kircher
    July 30, 2013


    This is beautiful and horrifying. I can’t wait to read the whole thing. In a bound book. With a big publisher’s stamp on the binding. Great seeing you at PNWA. Hope you connected with agents and got some attention for this haunting story. Bravo.

    • becomingamazon
      August 10, 2013

      Thanks Kim! Best of luck to you too! I would rather read your upcoming book than mine to be honest!!

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