Both times I gave birth, I did not fall in love with my children right away. Maybe it was the drugs, or the hormones, or the exhaustion, or some form of shock, or some combination of those, but it took a while for my heart to catch up with my head. I wanted to be one of those mothers who cooed and snuggled and felt that some form of destiny had been fulfilled in one messy whoosh. But I was more “Oh. Babies. Cool. Can I hold them and sniff their heads?” Continue reading Here Be the Mighty Yawp! or I’m Done. It’s Time to Start.
Ah, February, the longest short month we have. Or maybe just the grayest. Either way, here we are again. Bills due, pages to turn, a time change looming.
February was a noisy month, the din of the world encroached on my little family – the news, the day-to-day grimness, lingering coughs, one massive windstorm leading to an impressive explosion as a transformer blew at 3 am, and the godforsaken nap prophylactic: local weekend skeet shooting.
I’ve been awaiting this next part of 2018 for a long time. As we “spring ahead,” so too does life and my career. My family and I have some opportunities (both collective and individual) in the coming months, holy yesses we’ve shouted uncertainly to the skies. More on all of that as things unfold in their due time.
I’m very excited to announce that Nevertheless We Persisted is a finalist for a 2018 Audie (the audiobook equivalent of an Oscar or a Grammy.) I am a proud contributor to this amazing compilation of stories and poems. Special thanks and congratulations to Blunder Woman Productions for their hard work on this labor of love.
You can learn more about this anthology and my part in it by clicking here.
The awards will be announced on May 31, 2018. I’ll keep you posted.
Congratulations to all the finalists in all of the categories.