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How to Handle Family Members Who Oppose Interracial Dating

“I’m not racist; I just don’t believe in race-mixing.”

“Dating outside of your race is a sign of self-hate.”

“What can you two possibly have common?”

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These are just some of the comments couples hear…


Added by Tahanee Roberts on September 29, 2015 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Common themes: Home and family in life and literature

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Do we ever really think about what first piques our interest in a particular subject? Whether it’s history or science or literature or society or food, we tend to generalize our initial interest in a topic or hobby – “it was in my early 20s” or “sometime in my youth” or “when I heard about it from a friend.” But do we really think through the very thing that truly led us to want to learn more, do more, and find more out about something that intrigued us? And do we stop to…


Added by Jenna Sauber on August 25, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

Published! HARDSCRABBLE WAY is out!

My novel HARDSCRABBLE WAY is now available on Amazon. You can visit my author page at .  I thought readers here might be interested in how I came to write this particular book. 

Delia Williams is the girl who has it all. Her life is crowded with cheerleading, keeping her up A…


Added by Tina J. Gordon on August 11, 2015 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

Vignettes From Cowabunga

In a past life I lived and sailed on a sailboat for 10 years with my husband and our two young boys aboard Cowabunga, our 42-foot "ketch" (two masts). We first moved onboard in 1980 and we set sail from Bordeaux, France, in 1982, arriving in Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco, California, in 1990.

Our boys, Sean and Brendan, were 3 years old and 5 months old when we set sail. We first moved on board when Sean was 1, and Brendan soon followed a week after his birth. The first time they…


Added by Janis Couvreux on July 7, 2015 at 5:34pm — No Comments

"Mistaken Identity" was released today!

I'm thrilled to announce that Mistaken Identity, my fourth Malone Mystery, published by Post Mortem Press, was released today.

Ann's idyllic vacation takes an unexpected turn when she discovers the body of a young woman on the beach…


Added by Patricia Gligor on June 23, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments

History in a Tin Box


Writing became my way of breathing life into the girl on the cover of The Sweetness, the novel inspired by my family’s complicated history. I learned about her unexpectedly, years ago, on a dark, December afternoon while visiting my elderly aunt in Brooklyn─ where she’d lived for nearly fifty years.

It was on one of these visits when she took an old cookie tin from the hall closet and placed it on the oilcloth. Hoping it contained…


Added by Sande Boritz Berger on June 15, 2015 at 7:23pm — No Comments

How She Writes has changed my life

Kamy Wicoff just posted a request for comments about how She Writes has changed our writing. Here's my heartfelt response: I recently unearthed a written vision statement I’d penned to myself 10 years ago – when I started writing my memoir “The Coconut Latitudes.” It was full of lofty goals including the “upwards of…


Added by Rita Gardner on June 9, 2015 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

An Exciting Time!

I'm thrilled to announce that my fourth Malone mystery, "Mistaken Identity," will be released on June 23,…


Added by Patricia Gligor on June 9, 2015 at 7:34am — No Comments

Second Cousins Mean More Than You Know (A Mini-Memoir)

Where did I come from? Which relatives do I look like?

I was 12 when I first met any of my dad's family. Raised in an orphanage, Daddy was separated from his sister and brother around 16. But he had persevered in his search for them,…


Added by Sherrey Meyer on June 6, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

As a woman you need to prioritize

As someone running a small, successful and well-known business in the town where I live, I often have young and older women alike coming up to me and asking me the secret of my successful work-life balance. I feel good that these women consider me as someone who can dispense them with good advice but many times it becomes a bit overwhelming too. I feel like telling them, “It’s heart-warming that you are sharing your troubles with me, but I can assure you that I still haven’t figured out life…


Added by Sue Miles on May 9, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Water and Stone (Poem)

A poem in remembrance of my brother, who died May 5, 1990:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 5, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Teach Your Children Money Management


Added by Alexandra Miles on April 9, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A Reading by Sholeh Wolpe

Posted a videotaped performance by poet Sholeh Wolpe, who reads from her collection 'Keeping Time With Blue Hyacinths':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 7, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Chat with Marija Bulatovic, author of ‘Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia’

Born in Yugoslavia in the 1970s, Marija Bulatovic, along with her parents, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s just ahead of the 1990s Yugoslav wars and the breakup of the country.  An accomplished business professional with years of experience driving enterprise business with Fortune 500 companies, Bulatovic graduated from Colgate University. Marija Bulatovic lives in…


Added by Mayra Calvani on January 29, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

29:56 (Poem)

Posted '29:56', a new poem about the extensive surveillance footage released by the City of Cleveland as the investigation into the death of Tamir Rice, 12, continue:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 20, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

[Body, Mind & Spirit] Not My Mother’s Christmas: Navigating the Holidays

My mother gave from her heart all year long, but tripled her efforts during the holidays. She loved everything about the season: baking, cooking, cards, caroling, shopping, wrapping, giving to charity, hosting and attending parties, and decorating. “You need a little bit of Christmas in every room,” she’d…


Added by Bella Mahaya Carter on December 7, 2014 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Called to Thanksgiving (Poem)

I've reposted a poem I wrote for my brother: "Called to Thanksgiving".

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 25, 2014 at 7:22am — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] The Sweetness: the girl on the cover

“So,” some may ask, “is that you on the book cover?” I shake my head…no. There’s no need to explain that the child adorning the cover of my novel, The Sweetness, was born years before me; and no need to say “but we are related,” and certainly no need to mention…


Added by Sande Boritz Berger on November 24, 2014 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] What Is Found, What Is Lost

What Is Found, What Is Lost, like most (if not all) novels, is about a number of different things: First, it gives us…


Added by Anne Leigh Parrish on October 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Love Quote by author Stephanie Lahart

Added by Stephanie Lahart on September 25, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments

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