My lifelong obsession with books

15Oct, 2020

Dysfunctional Families Everywhere

Guest blog by Heidi McCrary As our New Normal continues, I relaxed on my sofa the other evening, and finally started reading the book-club favorite, Little Fires Everywhere. With a limited-series airing currently on Hulu, starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, the timing seemed right to dive into the story [...]

15Sep, 2020

True Stories of Healing from Trauma

Guest blog by Anne Reeder Heck  Healing from trauma is a gutsy endeavor. It cannot be approached with logic, nor with expectations about a quick fix. Healing requires us to dive in, to be fully present with the discomfort and ugliness, to show compassion for ourselves, and to listen intently. [...]

15Aug, 2020

Suburban Life

Guest blog by Sande Boritz Berger I grew up in the 1950’s and early 60’s suburbia, which for many required certain adjustments depending on your roots and past environment. For me, moving away from the busy streets of Brooklyn and my beloved grandparents at the age of seven catapulted me [...]

15Jul, 2020

Time Travel

As I described in Blog #8, Back in Time, I enjoy books that that transport me to times past or that have historical backgrounds. This is especially true when they have a connection to my own life, whether as a life event I’ve experienced, or an interest or fascination I’ve [...]

15Jun, 2020

Resilience at the Heart of a Story

Guest blog by Shelley Blanton-Stroud I’ve always been drawn to the topic of resilience—it’s the heart of my family’s origin story. I grew up in Bakersfield, California, surrounded by grannies, grandpas, aunts, uncles, and cousins, whose shared history was a Route 66 migration out of Texas and Oklahoma during the [...]

15May, 2020

Spiritual Transformation in Mid-life

Guest blog by Cindy Rasicot My life has been a spiritual journey since I was a small child. At four I asked my older brother (who was five at the time): “Where is God?” His answer: “Everywhere.” Puzzled, I looked all around, but didn’t find evidence. I kept my brother’s [...]

15Apr, 2020

She Writes Press Sisters

The path to publication of my novel, Better Than This, had a challenging, steep learning curve. I couldn’t have done it without the incredibly supportive community that my publisher, Brooke Warner, has created at She Writes Press (SWP.) I have made wonderful friends and am awed by the talented women [...]

15Mar, 2020

Tropical Treasures

Guest Blog by Linda Ulleseit My husband’s mother and grandmother were born in Hawaii. He has dozens of relatives there, and we attended our first family reunion in Honolulu this past February. The outpouring of ohana and aloha was amazing! Maybe it’s this connection to family that has always driven [...]

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