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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 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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Creative, or Just Odd?

Tue Oct 10 2017

My mother always told me that I was creative, by which I think she meant peculiar. View at thedebutanteball »


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Interview and Giveaway with Courtney Maum, Author of Touch

Sat Sep 30 2017

It seems as if everyone is chatting IRL and online about the tractor beam hold screens have over our lives, and whether intimacy is the price of technology, or is enhanced by it. If you are wondering if we are headed towards further isolation and a “post-touch” society, read on. View at thedebutanteball »


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In Which I Discover That I Really am Middle Aged

Thu Sep 28 2017

#aging #RefrigeratorInstallation Read more »


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Agents, Schmagents

Tue Sep 26 2017

I don't have much to say about literary agents so instead I write about a bat. View at thedebutanteball »


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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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