As I was putting this post together it dawned on me that these six pieces are all family stories. Each is poignant, personal, and an example of heart stopping story-telling. Barlow Adams allows us a look into families of circumstance. One made up of a circle of sick kids including himself, and a second created … More Favorite Creative Nonfiction: 4th Quarter 2021
Shouldn’t it still be April? Lol, well it soon will be again. I have been meaning to post links to my recent publications as they occur but never did so here they are, if anyone is interested. Many thanks to the wonderful Editors who accepted these pieces. All of these journals are stellar and ones … More It’s crazy how time flies
Life is amazing even when it’s not. Even when it’s another ordinary day filled with ordinary chores and responsibilities. Because….because….one small, seemingly insignificant thing can happen to turn it all upside down. These six stories, all set within ordinary days, have a thing that turned them upside down and made them amazing reading for us. … More Favorite Creative Nonfiction: 3rd Quarter 2021
Moms. I don’t know about sons and mothers but I can tell you a bit about daughters and mothers. I can tell you it’s rarely an uncomplicated relationship. We love our moms in most cases but we don’t understand her. We may think we do but she lived a whole other life before us, a … More Favorite Creative Nonfiction: 2nd Quarter 2021
Summer is blooming here in New Orleans! It’s a hot, sunny Sunday afternoon and I’m relaxing in the A/C while catching up on some reading for pleasure. It seems everyone is beginning to come out of the Covid cocoon and are wondering what that’s going to look and feel like. Will we swing back into … More Favorite CNF 1st Quarter 2021
As you may know, Twitter has a thriving writing community. It’s where I found many of the writers that I love to read. Today’s Creative Nonfiction selections have three writers I came to know through Twitter and two that are new to me, although I found their stories via Twitter links. For many years memoir … More Creative Nonfiction That Will Drop Your Mouth Open
I’m hoping to start a new feature here on the blog. So many people have started baking again since the pandemic, including me, and I thought it would be fun to share recipes. Since this is primarily a writing blog I thought I’d put out a call to writers who bake that would be into … More Calling Writers Who Bake!