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“Quirky and poignant, Girlish is equal parts jaunty and heartbreaking as Lillibridge turns her keen eye and brilliant prose toward an unconventional childhood and her attempts to navigate the tricky waters and mixed messages about what it means to be female in a family and culture that veer wildly between openness, secrecy, and shame. ”
—Sonja Livingston, author of Ghostbread

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My Love of Writing Contests

Thu Nov 16 2017

I kept submitting my essay, but I no longer cared when people rejected it. It wasn’t a reflection on my worth as a writer or as a person. View at thedebutanteball »


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Book Review: RED: A CRAYON'S STORY by Michael Hall

Wed Nov 15 2017

I am completely nuts about RED by Michael Hall, a 40-page picture book about a blue crayon who is mistakenly given a red label at the factory. Read more »


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One Way Divorce Reinforced Feminism in My Family

Tue Nov 14 2017

As a divorced parent I often wonder how my decision to leave our marriage will affect my children’s future views on marriage and relationship stability. But maybe it’s not all bad news View at huffingtonpost »


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I Faced My Fear And Gained...Not Much Worth Noting

Sun Nov 12 2017

I managed to walk across one little rope bridge and then clung to the support beam in utter terror, demanding that the teenaged guide return my children to me before they plummeted to their deaths Read more »


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My Interview with Laurie Jean Cannady, Author of CRAVE

Sat Nov 11 2017

I got to interview one of my writing heroes, Laurie Jean Cannady. View at thedebutanteball »


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The Bio I Wish I Had...Or Do I?

Tue Nov 07 2017

We assume that the road not taken would have been filled with daisies and sweet, ripe, raspberries. Backward glances and nostalgic regrets don’t factor in all the trouble that could have happened View at thedebutanteball »


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My Interview with Thrity Umrigar, Author of Everybody's Son

Sat Nov 04 2017

I was first introduced to Dr. Thrity Umrigar’s work last spring when she and I both had the honor of having pieces we wrote performed in Lit Cleveland’s staged reading, Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives, a part of Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Humanities Festival. View at thedebutanteball »


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An Essay on Fear

Wed Nov 01 2017

It’s not lies I am afraid of as much as the unexplained truths. Read more »


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Writing Books and Chasing Dreams—But First, Survive the Diaper Years

Tue Oct 24 2017

The world doesn’t give you this much material and expect you to wait to write it down. I had already waited long enough. View at thedebutanteball »


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We Need Uniforms

Thu Oct 19 2017

My nine-year-old wrote this for school. I think he deserves an A. Read more »


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Write About The Tomato, He Said

Wed Oct 18 2017

In which I confess to the Great Potato Massacre of 2017 and hold out hope for my tomato plant. Read more »


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What personality is that exactly?

Tue Oct 17 2017

My personality can best be summed up as, “Please don’t make me go anywhere! How come we never go out?” View at thedebutanteball »


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