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“This extraordinary book encompasses and embraces the complexities of 20th and 21st Century post-nuclear family realities. Lillibridge generally refers to the real-life characters of this psycho-drama as Girl, Mother, Stepmother, Father, and Brother, which makes the story read like a remarkable post-modern fairy tale. This book is absolutely of its time, adding to and illuminating a Zeitgeist that cannot, and will not, be turned back. The enduring need that ties together this new reality to old is this: How do we find ways to love each other? Real love is not without ambivalence, and that is true here. This is the great strength of Girlish, a compelling memoir for our time. ”
—Sue William Silverman, author of True Confessions, Lovesick, and The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew

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TBR Tuesday Review + GIVEAWAY: SECRETS OF HOPELIGHT by Eva Blackstone

Tue Oct 23 2018

Review of upper middle grade novel and giveaway. Read more »

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7 Tips to Teach Kids About Gender Equality

Sun Oct 21 2018

I’m historically awkward when it comes to large and important discussions on character development. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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Book Review: UNWRITTEN by Tara Gilboy (Middle Grade Fantasy)

Tue Oct 16 2018

Happy release day to Tara Gilboy! Read on to hear my thoughts on her Middle Grade fantasy, UNWRITTEN Read more »

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Interview With Steph Auteri, Author of A DIRTY WORD

Tue Oct 09 2018

Today (10/9/18) is the release day for Steph Auteri's memoir, A DIRTY WORD: HOW A SEX WRITER RECLAIMED HER SEXUALITY. I interviewed her for Hippocampus Magazine. View at hippocampusmagazine »

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Listen to my Appearance on the Family Equality Council's Outspoken Voices Podcast

Wed Oct 03 2018

LGBTQ individuals and families are beautiful, kind, complex, and can experience trauma, just like any family. What is unique to LGBTQ families is the added layer of stigma and fear of discrimination. What happens if we seek help and acknowledge that we aren't perfect? View at outspokenvoicespodcast »

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TBR Tuesdays Interview with Athena Dixon, Author of NO GOD IN THIS ROOM

Tue Oct 02 2018

I’m pleased to introduce you to Athena Dixon, writer, editor, and all around wonderful human.  Her poetry chapbook NO GOD IN THIS ROOM is just out with Argus House Press. Read more »

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Mothering and Fear

Fri Sep 28 2018

We know there likely will be at least one moment of physical danger that they may or may not evade. A shove. A punch. A horde of children intent on inflicting pain. I hope my boys learn the snappy comeback, find an alternative exit.  Read more »

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7 Things Your Kids Say You’re Getting Wrong About YouTube

Tue Sep 25 2018

My kids rarely watch TV. They get their entertainment from YouTube, and they aren’t the only ones. Dubbed The YouTube Generation, one estimate puts them in league with over one hundred trillion other young people who feel the same way. View at modernparentsmessykids »

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TBR Tuesdays Interview with Krystal Sital, author of SECRETS WE KEPT

Tue Sep 25 2018

From the moment I picked up Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad, I was enthralled with the beauty of Sital's prose. The narrative is gripping, but the art  with which she strings words together is simply gorgegous. I'm pleased to introduce you to her book, and to Krystal herself through this virtual interview.   Read more »

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This is a Lie I've Told Before

Wed Sep 19 2018

It's Writing Prompt Wednesday! Prompt from Abigail Thomas Read more »

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TBR Tuesday Review: To the Moon and Back: A Childhood Under the Influence by Lisa Kohn

Tue Sep 18 2018

Today's suggestion for your To Be Read List is an astonishingly beautiful and haunting memoir by Lisa Kohn about grouping up in Reverend Moon’s Unification Church. Read more »

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Instead of Wings

Wed Sep 12 2018

This week's prompt comes from Mary Carroll-Hackett. Instead of wings... Read more »

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