Personal power isn't something we give up all at once. It is chipped away at, little by little, by circumstances and people and illness and a whole slew of other things until one day we realize what has happened. Or don't -- plenty of people never, ever realize they've given up their power at all.
Published fiction, non-fiction plus speaches
Ascent Magazine publishes photo and short essay
Ascent, the literary magazine of Concordia College, recently asked to publish a photo I took while on a walk in a neighborhood park. Please visit their beautiful site HERE . Click on my name at the bottom of the page to read my short essay about urban wilderness.
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 … Continue reading The Day Every Girl Dreams Of – Reading
Not Just a Title
This is an excerpt from my second book in progress. A version was published on the contributor blog of Minerva Rising in conjunction with their theme of "Mother". Please visit Minerva Rising and support women's literary voices. *** I managed a ski shop awhile back. It was a fun, laid back, bro-talking industry - for … Continue reading Not Just a Title