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Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman
How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great
The Stuff of Life: A Daughter's Memoir
Generation Ex: Tales from the Second Wives Club
Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me
Big Girl in the Middle
The Diamond Lane
Trespassers Welcome Here
Minerva Clark Gets a Clue
Minerva Clark Goes to the Dogs
Minerva Clark Gives Up the Ghost
The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood and Marriage
The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth about Women, Money and Relationships
Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect on the Mother-Daughter Bond
Media outlets that I currently write for:
The New York Times
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Services I offer to other writers:
When time permits I offer my editing skills, focusing on developmental content editing and line editing.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
My professional associations:
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Forgive me if I've already reached out to you, but I just wanted to add my two cents in support of the amazing Jennifer Lauck's generous offer to host our first-ever Portland She Writes meetup, on Tuesday June 29th, to celebrate our one-year anniversary. While this virtual community is wonderful, I think we all feel that gathering in person is also meaningful and crucial to our well-being, and I hope this will be the first of many such gatherings going forward.
At the anniversary meetups, we are asking attendees to participate in She Writes' Book Communion: bring one book, your own or another She Writers', and leave with another one, a perfect way to get to know each other better and to support one another's work. We will also be blowing out a candle for SW's birthday along with women gathered in 16 cities around the country (and in London!), a historic (or at least pretty darn cool) occasion.
If you can attend, or even if you can't, please RSVP to Jennifer here as a way to thank her for her willingness to step up as host.
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