Author Archives: The Writing Waters Blog

Travels in Siberia

Ian Frazier Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010 Frazier admits to “Russia love,” which by his description is comparable to the passion of ardent Francophiles or civil war re-enactors. Caught up in a love of country that is not his own, … Continue reading

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Volunteering at the Library

Volunteering has been part of my life since I was in my twenties. Where, how, and why have changed through the years, but today I am driving to the closest local library to put in a little time and see … Continue reading

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Nella Larsen Rutgers University Press, 1986 Oh, so many things our little brains think about. There are endless ways to justify our actions, question another’s, and paint our memories. The pitiable protagonist, though she wants to be noble, is Irene … Continue reading

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Ghostwriter Mommy Blues

Good news. A book I was hired to write has been nominated for a statewide award. The news came via a text message from the man whose childhood story needed telling. I congratulated him and he texted back that he … Continue reading

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