I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened this week’s edition of the Valencia County News-Bulletin.
I’m so saddened to report that my beloved brother John is ill and is receiving hospice care. As kids, John and I were “team-find-and-destroy-all-the-wine-bottles” when my Mom’s alcoholism was at its worst, and to lose him will be losing a huge piece of who I am. I love him dearly, and am devastated by what’s happening.
Well, I didn’t win the top prize, but I was flabbergasted to be listed as a finalist in the NM Book Co-op’s 2022 NM-AZ Awards!!! I know the competition was stiff–there are a lot of great memoirists out there–but I was pleased beyond belief that the reviews recognized Sometimes I Cry. http://nmbookcoop.com/BookAwards/styled/index.html
I’m sorting through things and cleaning out/throwing out things I no longer need, and came across a bunch of old photos, including this one of my grandmother and me. It must have been Easter Sunday when I was 10 or 11 years old. She was “Grandmother” in the book, but she looks pretty benevolent here. I know […]
I’ve been asked about my relationship with my mother after that tumultuous childhood, and if I hated her for the childhood I’d had. No. Just no! My mother was one of the warmest kindest people I know. Her alcoholism was, as we now recognize, a sickness and not a character flaw. Sadly, she never saw that. Her […]
There are times that wonder why I went forward with publishing Sometimes I Cry. It’s very personal and some parts of it are very intense. I feel like I’m really putting myself out there with this! By way of background, the writing dates to the early 1990’s, when Dan and I were separated. Writing is how […]