Estate Sale Find: Box of 1940s Photographs

Estate Sale Find: Box of 1940s Photographs

This post is because I love estate sales and antique stores. As someone who writes historical fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir I can't fully describe what it's like to run across archives and records of everyday life from the not so distant past. To me, it is winning the lottery when I find an old answering … Continue reading Estate Sale Find: Box of 1940s Photographs

Book Review: (Re)Making Love – a sex after sixty story by Mary Tabor

Book Review: (Re)Making Love – a sex after sixty story by Mary Tabor

REVIEW: (Re)Making Love: s sex after sixty story by Mary Tabor by Rose Gluck In her memoir (Re)making Love, Mary Tabor shares the intimate details of her four year separation from her husband D., a man we come to know very early on as the love of her life. The story begins with D. announcing … Continue reading Book Review: (Re)Making Love – a sex after sixty story by Mary Tabor

What Remains Inside: A Memoir About Trauma

What Remains Inside: A Memoir About Trauma

Author Video Excerpt & Personal Essay by: Donna Barrow-Green (Rose Gluck) BOOK SUMMARY: In 1981 I was fifteen years old. My mother was having a psychotic breakdown. Over the course of that year, her fixations on me intensified. At first she said I 'was' her.' She tried to convince me I would be the next … Continue reading What Remains Inside: A Memoir About Trauma

This interview was excerpted from Words and Pictures: Interviews with Memoirists and Creative…

This interview was excerpted from Words and Pictures: Interviews with Memoirists and Creative Nonfiction Writers. Words & Pictures offers a glimpse into the lives of authors of memoir, oral history, and biography. I use creative interview formats to help writers uniquely and reflectively discuss their lives and projects. You’ll also find articles on the writing … Continue reading This interview was excerpted from Words and Pictures: Interviews with Memoirists and Creative…

Featured Author:  Alexia Montibon-Larsson

Featured Author: Alexia Montibon-Larsson

While browsing wattpad, I was fortunate to discover Alexia Montibon-Larsson's book Forged In Fire: Stories of Wartime Japan. It is an elegant and lovingly rendered memoir / oral history. Montibon-Larsson skillfully captures her mother's childhood experiences in occupied Japan following world war II . She reconstructs her mother's memories in a historically accurate timeline. Montibon-Larsson's meticulous attention to historical accuracy creates … Continue reading Featured Author: Alexia Montibon-Larsson