Under the Birch Tree- a memoir of discovering connections and finding home
There’s something about trees. My discovery started at fifteen, when I wrote a poem and realized I had a place in this world. My birch and I seemed to shadow one another over the years, and a birch tree sighting spurred memories when I sought to be at home. When I was among the unfamiliar, my tree would tell me I was in the right place as I remembered where we met, where we came from. Trees became a metaphor for living, a guiding symbol for finding home, and the beginning for my story.
The Magic of Memoir, Inspiration for the Writing Journey
“I Called You a Memoir” An essay selected among nearly 200 contributions for this honest anthology that features memoirists who share their stories of wisdom, including tips for dealing with the inner critic, practical strategies that provide motivation, and lessons learned from mistakes made and overcome.
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Illinois’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction
“Connections were about making things whole, complete.”- “The Writing Desk”