Andrea Kayne Kaufman
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"Winning an IPPY award for Oxford Messed Up was a great honor! My writing/publishing New Year's resolutions are here:"
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"In Oxford Messed Up, Gloria is named after Van Morrison’s anthem by the same name. This is interesting:"
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Who I am:
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:!/andreakaynekauf
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Oxford Messed Up
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction
My professional associations:
-Chair of the Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum at DePaul University College of Education
- OCD Chicago Board of Directors
I found out about She Writes from:
Jessie Jury

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Yoga With My Demons and Other Mindful Acts

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Recently, I traveled to Denver for the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies. It was a conference all about how we can foster awareness and compassion for ourselves and others. A heavy name for an effort at lightening one’s mental load. I was there in my role as a professor and researcher. But, I quickly realized that Gloria and Henry, the characters in my novel Oxford Messed Up, had traveled with me.

While there, Diana Chapman…


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At 11:08am on May 21, 2012, Jessie Jury said…

Congratulations on your IPPY award for Oxford Messed Up!!

At 11:16pm on May 13, 2012, Jennifer Lauck said…

A big welcome to SheWrites. A terrific place for advice and support.  AND, to help even more (if you are into creative non-fiction/memoir), I have 12 hours of free advice/teaching as a way to give back.  No gimmick, just great advice because I know how hard it is to write. Click here, sign up, enjoy!

At 3:58am on May 12, 2012, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites.  Feel free to reach out if you need anything.


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