The Psychic Sunburn

Writing </ I got my short story published today, and the magazine sent me an email to let me know I will receive this hard copy. I am truly honored. Maybe, I tell myself, I can finally call myself a writer. My ultimate goal is to finish the revisions on my memoir - but the …

Staying the F Home

Over a month ago, I flew home from a visit with my daughter, with tentative plans to meet her and her family in South Dakota this summer. We’d visit Mount Rushmore! I was imagining what it would be like, when everything changed a few days after I got home. A month has now passed since …

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO and NO!

So I received another rejection email. What was wrong with my story written specifically for a magazine addressing disabilites? It was about Jessica's sensory deprivation disorder! Come on now! #writing #literaryagents #disabilities #sensoryintegrationtherapy #memoirwriting #occupationaltherapy

Write Me

So I went to the Florida Writers Association conference last weekend. I met lots of other writers, rubbed shoulders with publishers and agents and generally kept hearing people talk about books they published. Except almost everyone had paid a publisher to publish or had their book on Amazon. This wasn't exactly what I expected... I …

Broken Brain

Alia (around age 11, Sarah and Jessica (age 8) (Jessica is wearing  the Little Mermaid shirt) When the kids were little, we'd get questions about what was wrong with Jessica from Sarah and Alia's friends. Maybe a lot of them didn't have interactions with a mentally handicapped kid. At first glance, Jessica didn't appear to …