Thoughts about community on July 4.
Emotions and memories on Memorial Day.
Letters from a great uncle provide poignant, personal glimpse into the Great War.
Visiting a high school for a senior-wide read of THE WIDOWS.
Our holidays are a little different this year. My mother-in-law passed away last year, the day before Thanksgiving, and my father this year in October. Our children are adults, and this year our older daughter wasn't able to come home for Thanksgiving... but she did...
Happy Thanksgiving! This year, I'm so thankful to spend the day with my husband and our younger daughter. Perhaps we'll see a few friends and extended family, too. But I admit... I'm a little sentimental, too. My father passed away just last month. My sweet...
A few years ago, I had a life-and-art-changing residency at Thurber House in Columbus. Here’s how it helped shaped THE WIDOWS–and my writing life.
In which I learned a thing or two about pie baking–and letting go.
Watching my daughter row, I learned something about parenting… and letting go.
I keep sticky notes on my computer to remind me of essential truths and life skills. One of my favorite: Go forth with enthusiasm!