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
The blanket fell out of the closet from the top shelf as if it had been pushed. It was not what I was looking for, but the fact that I had been thinking about what I needed to take with me on this trip made its attempt at escape interesting. I had not touched it … Continue reading The Give Away
Dear Friend, You recently asked me, in anguish, if pursing the dream of true love was unrealistic. You are going through such a hard time and I have thought of you and your question every day. I believe that I told you that following where your heart leads is always worth the trouble…but I wanted … Continue reading Dear Friend…..