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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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Balance? What is This Balance Thing You Speak Of?

Tue Sep 19 2017

Balance. Such a buzzy word these days. I think we are all looking for a magic recipe to make everything snap into place and grant us inner peace. I have no such recipe. View at thedebutanteball »


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A Love Letter to Key West From a Fresh Water Conch After Irma

Wed Sep 13 2017

The conchs that taught me about resilience and the impermanent island life remain unbroken, the island rock strong beneath their feet, the palm trees bending back up towards the light. View at huffingtonpost »


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My First Time Speaking at a Writer’s Conference: My Takeaways from HippoCamp17

Mon Sep 11 2017

Being a speaker shift my mindset from, “talking to people is terribly scary,” to “I am a professional and I have a responsibility to do the talking thing.” Read more »


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Mama, Are You Wearing Pants?

Wed Sep 06 2017

I remind myself that I was embarrassed about my mother at his age. Not that there was anything wrong with my mother—I loved her dearly and she always wore pants outside of the house. Read more »


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My Slightly Awkward Introduction on The Debutante Ball

Tue Sep 05 2017

I am participating on a weekly group blog of debut authors this year. This is my first post. View at thedebutanteball »


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Book Review: Have You Seen CindySleigh? & Other Stories by Diane Stiglich

Tue Aug 29 2017

This book is a dream-like art-come-to-life world, where there are truths that are as immutable in this reality as in the one on the page, and stumbling across these truths is as if we find something solid to hold onto—grasping a rock after clawing at clouds. View at momeggreview »


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Other People’s Questions About My Son’s Grade-Skipping, and What I Wish They Would Ask Instead

Sun Aug 27 2017

To some people my son is a novelty, a social experiment, or the result of pushy over-parenting. All he is really is a kid who doesn’t want to be bored. View at huffingtonpost »


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Never Give Up on Your Dreams (Even if it Entails Riding a Mechanical Bull)

Fri Aug 25 2017

Riding a real bull is most definitely beyond my abilities. But maybe I could graduate to a donkey with an attitude problem or a very sturdy sheep. Read more »


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Desperation Reading

Sat Aug 19 2017

Desperation reading often leads us down unexpected paths and exposes us to genres we don’t think appeal to us. Read more »


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Life Lessons: Hair Edition

Sun Aug 13 2017

Last week, I wrote about my son’s alternative style. This week, he cut his hair. Read more »


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Dragonflies: A Discourse on Anxiety

Sat Aug 12 2017

I wonder if a dragonfly caught in a glass jar would make that same buzz I feel in my chest. Four churning wings, operating in two free-wheeling pairs, battering against the mason jar might sound the same as I feel. And I am frozen on top of the covers, agitating at an inaudible frequency. ​ View at lazuliliterarygroup »


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My Punk Son

Fri Aug 04 2017

I had to ask myself—would I find his fashion sense as endearing when he is in high school, looking for a job and applying to colleges? View at huffingtonpost »


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