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Apr
12
2013

Finding Hope, After Mother-Loss

It’s been almost fifteen years since I first came across Hope Edelman’s book Motherless Daughters. I was twenty years old and living in New York. My mother had been dead for two years and I was more lost than ever. I can’t remember how I came across this book, whether someone told me about it, Read more…

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Apr
09
2013

That Moment When What You Had Hoped For Is Better Than What You Imagined

On Sunday I took the girls down to a writer friend’s house in Orange. It was way hell and gone, over near Riverside, and took over an hour to get to. Jules slept and V watched TV and I stared at the highway streaming ahead of me, and thought about my life. It was nice Read more…

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Mar
13
2013

Home from NYC: A Love Letter to the Women in My Life

It’s Wednesday morning and I’m humming with happiness. It’s probable that I should be exhausted and stressed out, but I’m not. Not at all. I’m happy. I feel full, and bursting with excitement about my life and about the days to come. My trip to New York was absolutely dazzling. On Sunday I stood in Read more…

date
Mar
05
2013

A Heart-Shaped Friendship

I can’t even begin to tell you how many friends I’ve made in my ten years of blogging. I’ve pretty much said yes to everyone who’s ever reached out to me, wanting to meet up or connect. And, in turn, I’ve reached out to dozens of other people I first came to know virtually. It Read more…

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Jan
12
2013

A Brief Note on Putting Myself Out There

I think one of the strangest things about writing a memoir is reading reviews of it, because the write-ups aren’t just about the book, but they’re about my life. Almost a year into having my book out there, I think I’ve gotten fairly used to it, but it’s still strange to read an assessment about Read more…

date
Jan
06
2013

Notes from Atlanta

We landed in Atlanta yesterday, after a long, but actually kind of pleasant, flight. I held back tears saying goodbye to Veronica at the airport in Los Angeles, nuzzling into her while she sat strapped into her car seat. I whispered to her, “I love you more than anything in the whole world.” And again, Read more…

date
May
11
2012

Friday Round-Up

Suddenly there’s only about a month left to go in this pregnancy and I’m getting that nesting urge, although nesting is the totally wrong word because I don’t mean cleaning the house or getting the baby stuff ready. Instead I’ve been struck with this insane burst of energy to get as much writing and work Read more…

date
Apr
23
2012

On Feeling Like An Author for the First Time at the LA Times Festival of Books

Becoming a published author has been rich in surreal experiences. Some of them, more expected than others. A few moments that I expected to feel profound haven’t, and others that seemed as though they wouldn’t be a big deal have floored me. Holding my actual book for the first time somehow wasn’t as wild as Read more…

date
Apr
03
2012

On What Comes Next: My Second Book Project

It occurred to me the other day that I really haven’t talked much about my second book here. At one point last year I made a conscious decision to remain quiet about it for a while, at least until it had fully taken shape, but that time has already come to fruition and I’ve been Read more…

date
Mar
30
2012

Friday Happiness

So far, one of my favorite things about becoming a real author has been getting to meet other real authors. I’ve actually met tons of writers in the last ten years, through various jobs and events and persistence, but getting to meet them on this level is a different experience. I’m meeting writers whom I’ve Read more…