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 thoughts on “The Day Every Girl Dreams Of – Reading”
The only thing even better than reading this was listening to the reading!
You are a brave and beautiful woman!
Awesome story – and it was an honor being able to hear you read it in person.
You inspire me every time I read your work. You are such a strong and amazing woman.
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.
Thanks Kim! Best of luck to you too! I would rather read your upcoming book than mine to be honest!!