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15 Feb, 2020

Must Read Memoir

2020-01-26T10:34:39-08:00February 15th, 2020|

Guest blog by Kathryn Taylor The beauty of memoir is that it offers insight and understanding by the sharing of personal experiences. A memoir can be filled with hope and inspiration, guiding the reader along a path which often overcomes adversity. It transcends time, race, education, socio economic status, religion [...]

15 Jan, 2020

Bridging Worlds

2020-01-13T16:57:19-08:00January 15th, 2020|

Guest blog by Laura Nicole Diamond My favorite novels are those pull the reader into the character's mind and heart, and experiences the world through their eyes and ears. A good story well told seeps into your skin, breathes into your lungs, creates images so rich the mind incorporates them [...]

15 Dec, 2019

Holiday Cheer

2019-12-14T10:26:58-08:00December 15th, 2019|

I love the holiday season. The lights bring a welcome respite from the darkness of winter’s cold and short days. The messages of hope and goodwill are uplifting. It’s a time of year to cherish your seasonal traditions, whatever they may be. One treasured ritual for me has been attending [...]

1 Dec, 2019

The Enduring Appeal of WWII Fiction

2019-11-09T17:33:18-08:00December 1st, 2019|

Guest blog by Barbara Ridley I was raised in England in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. The war was so recent it didn’t feel like history. Bombed out buildings still littered the streets and we had rationing for some items through the mid-fifties. People of my parents’ [...]

15 Nov, 2019

The Story Behind the Story

2019-10-19T16:48:01-07:00November 15th, 2019|

Guest blog by Eileen Harrison Sanchez Nearly seven years ago I began to seriously write a novel. It started as a writing critique on an ordinary Monday morning. The multi-genre group had copies of my eight-page attempt at memoir. My essay told the story of the 1969 November day I [...]

1 Nov, 2019

Women Who Go Their Own Way

2019-10-21T19:46:31-07:00November 1st, 2019|

Guest blog by Rifka Kreiter  I closed the book with a contented sigh just as the sun peeked through my bedroom window one summer morning in 1961. I’d been reading all night. Published in 1959, Mary Astor: My Story was one of the first confessional autobiographies to come out of Hollywood, by [...]

15 Oct, 2019

Getting Real

2019-10-12T11:04:01-07:00October 15th, 2019|

A reader recently wrote a review of my novel, Better Than This, and described that it was painful to read, but not in a bad way. Rather, it was a book that explored a difficult topic, but ultimately left the reader feeling hopeful and empowered. As a psychotherapist, I think [...]

1 Oct, 2019

Girls Just Want To Learn

2019-09-02T14:54:15-07:00October 1st, 2019|

Guest blog by Juliet Cutler When Grace was a child, she would cast shy sideways smiles at me covering her mouth, slouching her shoulders, and looking away. When she spoke at all, I would have to lean in to hear her. Now, in her adolescence, there’s a steadiness about Grace—a [...]

15 Sep, 2019

Social Change Through Memoir

2019-09-01T17:20:54-07:00September 15th, 2019|

Guest blog by Elizabeth Anne Wood The very act of sharing our experiences with one another has the power to transform lives. Sharing stories gives listeners/readers the comfort that they are not alone and offers them new information or perspectives with which to approach their own challenges. Sharing stories spreads [...]

1 Sep, 2019

Fantasy or SciFi?

2019-08-19T16:44:54-07:00September 1st, 2019|

Guest Blog by Cheryl Campbell When people learn I am a writer, their first question is usually: “What do you write?” My answer: “Science fiction and fantasy novels.” The next question is: “What’s the difference?” The answer lies in genre conventions. A romance novel will have a love story. If [...]

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