I'm flattered to receive a friend request from someone so accomplished, Lisa. I was fascinated by your blog on "Everyday Intensity." I mentioned it to my husband, and it gave him a laugh, since many people would call me "intense." However, I didn't quite fit the list of requirements. Phew. They WERE intense. :) Looking forward to connecting with someone so keyed into intellectual pursuits. I will warn you however, my writing might be a shock to someone with one-time aspirations to get herself to a nunnery!
been meaning to give my vote on web/blog layout--thought I'd do it here at last! I prefer the layout of your current site--I tend to like a layout with images, etc, so the calendar snippet posting is less appealing to me, though I can understand it gives someone a better idea of a greater number of posts at a glance. Hope that helps....
Thanks so much, Lisa! I saw you had linked to Tell Us We're Home on your own blog, which I shared with my husband, Marc Aronson, as I think some of his interests overlap with yours, in terms of challenging young people ...
I grew up in central Illinois, but my grandparents and four aunts and uncles lived in South Dakota. Every other year we'd spend a week on the family farm 30 miles west of Faith, but I haven't been back since my grandmother died in 1987. I feel much closer to South Dakota through my Dad's diaries and memoirs than I did by visiting.
Ah, yes that is because it is flash. Do you know how to use your prt scr (print screen) key? If not, we can do this one of two ways: I can try to talk you through the steps or I can log in to your she writes acct, grab the badge and then email you instructions on how to put it on your blog (unless you know how to do that). The second one is tricky since it depends on total trust of a stranger (even though I'm totally trustworthy). :) Of course, if you know how to use the print screen, we're all good. Let me know and we'll work on getting this bad boy onto your wordpress blog.
I wanted to connect with you and ask for your feedback. I recently did my first on-camera interview for the children's book on child sexual abuse prevention that I wrote, My Body Belongs to Me. Please let me know what you think when you have some time.
Hi Lisa, just wanted to say hi again and thanks for connecting here and on Twitter! I like to stay in touch with Wisconsin writers now that I'm living abroad, and I also like how you describe your writing journey, starting small and local. Now far-flung and less tethered to one place, I'm untangling what local means to me. Great news about your energetic agent - kismet!
was interested in reading your thoughts on switching from blogger to wordpress; am getting ready to launch a second site myself. I would love to blog swap with you...I'll inbox you too here today. Thanks for your interest.
HI Lisa - Thanks for your warm welcome. I've written books on the history of families and also childhood, and also taught a short course on writing family history for the Open University. Recently I've been working almost exclusively on poetry and memoir. But the poetry sequence i'm writing came originally from research i did on my family back to the 16th century and some weird coincidences connected with that. I'm always interested in crossing boundaries between genres and am currently using 17th century documents as texts for poems - not sure how they will work, but I'm excited by it and have got some good responses so far!
I always was afraid at nightWhen Mother would turn out the light,Into the darkness, I would stareAnd look for monsters waiting there.My fear has lasted all my life,E’en after I became a wife,Though I must admit it’s better whenThere’s someone…See More