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A Leg to Stand On: An Amputee's Walk into Motherhood

by Colleen Haggerty She Writes Press (November 11, 2014)

When Colleen Haggerty lost her leg in an accident during her senior year of high school, she could have retreated from life and let her disability become her defining quality-and no one would have blamed her...


Dearest Ones At Home: Clara Taylor's Letters from Russia, 1917-1919

by Katrina Maloney & Patricia Maloney She Writes Press (October 21, 2014)

On November 5, 1917, Taylorville, Illinois native Clara Taylor stepped off a Trans-Siberian Railway train into a city then called Petrograd, Russia. Employed by the YWCA as an industrial expert, Clara had been...


Daring to Date Again: A Memoir

by Ann Anderson Evans She Writes Press (November 11, 2014)

Ann has two kids, two careers, two divorces, a pile of friends and sings soprano in the church choir. But after twelve years single, she is sick of celibacy. She's been through enough to know that marriage is...


Where Have I Been All My Life?: A Journey Toward Love and Wholeness

by Cheryl Rice She Writes Press (October 07, 2014)

Where Have I Been All My Life? is a compelling memoir recounting one woman's journey through grief and a profound feeling of unworthiness to wholeness and healing. It begins with the chillingly sudden death...


Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Scars of Sexual Abuse

by Roberta Dolan She Writes Press (October 07, 2014)

Breaking the silence about sexual abuse is vital-but it's only the first step. What happens next? For most survivors, the wounds caused left by such abuse are often left to fester, slowly destroying their lives....


Green Nails and Other Acts of Rebellion: Life After Loss

by Elaine Soloway She Writes Press (September 16, 2012)

Early in 2009, after more than a decade of marriage, Elaine Soloway's husband, Tommy, began to change-exhibiting inappropriate behaviors at times, becoming inexplicably weepy at others. More troublesome, he...


The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, and Survival in the Caribbean

by Rita M. Gardner She Writes Press (September 16, 2014)

A father makes the fateful decision to leave a successful career in the US behind and move to an isolated beach in the Dominican Republic. He plants ten thousand coconut seedlings, transplants his wife and two...


Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary after Abuse

by Gwendolyn M Plano She Writes Press (June 03, 2014)

As a college administrator, Gwen Plano lived her professional life in a highly visible and accountable space-but as wife and mother, after hours and behind closed doors, she experienced the daily terror of domestic...


Breathe: A Memoir of Motherhood, Grief, and Family Conflict

by Kelly Kittel She Writes Press (May 14, 2014)

Kelly Kittel didn't know the true meaning of the phrase "in the wrong place and the wrong time" until she fell victim to just such a circumstance-and lost her infant son as a result. In the wake of their son's...


Three Minus One: Stories of Parents' Love and Loss

by Sean Hanish & Brooke Warner She Writes Press (April 19, 2014)

Three Minus One: Parents' Stories of Love and Loss is a collection of intimate, soul-baring stories and artwork by parents who have lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage, or neonatal death, inspired by the...


Four Funerals and a Wedding: Resilience in a Time of Grief

by Jill Smolowe She Writes Press (April 08, 2014)

When journalist Jill Smolowe buried her husband, sister, mother, and mother-in-law in the space of seventeen months, she assumed that it was only a matter of time before she fell apart. That's what all the movies...


Flip-Flops After Fifty: And Other Thoughts on Aging I Remembered to Write Down

by Cindy Eastman She Writes Press (April 08, 2014)

Who hasn't experienced life's painful jabs-especially those of us who have rounded the corner into middle age? Emotional family events, stress from lousy jobs, the bittersweet feelings when the kids leave home,...


Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, And Then There's The Dog

by Rossandra White She Writes Press (April 08, 2014)

When Rossandra White walks into her Laguna Beach home one day to find that her husband of twenty-five years has disappeared-leaving behind only a cryptic, hastily written note on the kitchen counter as an explanation-she...


Seasons Among the Vines, New Edition:  Life Lessons from the California Wine Country and Paris 

by Paula Moulton She Writes Press (October 29, 2013)

In this second edition of Seasons Among the Vines, Moulton details the adventures that ensue when she leaves her home in Sonoma to face the unknown in France. In Paris, she has not only the struggles of living...


Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the '60s & '70s

by Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire & Kate Farrell She Writes Press (September 08, 2013)

These forty-eight powerful stories and poems etch in vivid detail the breakthrough moments experienced by women during the life-changing era that was the '60s and '70s. These women rode the sexual revolution...


Americashire: a Field Guide to a Marriage

by Jennifer Richardson She Writes Press (April 23, 2013)

Jennifer Richardson and her husband bought a cottage in the Cotswolds in the hopes of finding respite from their stressful London existence-but instead, their new rural life forced Richardson to confront her...


Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing

by Linda Joy Myers She Writes Press (February 14, 2013)

A unique workbook from National Association of Memoir Writers founder Linda Joy Myers that offers the tools writers need to begin, develop, and complete a memoir, including lessons on how to write a great scene,...


Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir

by Tre Miller Rodriquez She Writes Press (March 05, 2013)

Widowed at 34, Tré Miller Rodríguez finds New York life difficult to bear, so she sets off to travel the world, her husband's ashes in hand. This spontaneous act becomes a self-searching journey-one that ultimately...


Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen

by Judith Newton She Writes Press (March 01, 2013)

Organized by decade and by the cookbooks that shaped her life, Tasting Home is the history of Judith Newton's emotional education-including her marriage to a gay man-and an exploration of the ways that cooking...


Warrior Mother: A Memoir of Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss, and Rituals that Hea

by Sheila K. Collins She Writes Press (August 28, 2013)

Warrior Mother is the true story of a mother's fierce love, determination, and her willingness to go outside the bounds of the ordinary when two of her three adult children are diagnosed with life-threatening...


Seeing Red: A Woman's Quest for Truth, Power, and the Sacred

by Lone Morch She Writes Press (October 29, 2012)

Set against the backdrop of the holy Mount Kailas in Tibet, California's Bay Area, and Kali's temples in Nepal, Seeing Red is the story of one woman's search for personal truth and power-an unforgettable journey...


Don't Call Me Mother: A Daughter's Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness

by Linda Joy Myers She Writes Press (February 13, 2013)

This compassionate and gripping memoir tells the story of three generations of daughters who, though determined to be different from their absent mothers, ultimately follow in their footsteps. Myers's new afterword...


Fetish Girl

by Bella LaVey She Writes Press (November 13, 2018)

KEY SELLING POINTS: • 90% of single parents are mothers; they must find ways to support themselves and their children. • The BDSM social networking site FetLife, has more than 5 million users. • OkCupid...


Patchwork

by Mary Jo Doig She Writes Press (October 23, 2018)

A wife and mother of a grown son and two teen daughters, a woman enjoying her career and life, Mary Jo Doig wants nothing more from life than to live out her days embraced by the deep roots of family, friends,...


The Buddha at My Table

by Tammy Letherer She Writes Press (October 16, 2018)

KEY SELLING POINTS: • The first chapter of The Buddha at My Table was posted on DivorcedMoms.com and picked up by the Huffington Post. It was syndicated to Germany and Australia and received more than 4,000...


49 Peaks

by Cheryl Suchors She Writes Press (September 11, 2018)

At forty-eight years old, Cheryl Suchors—hoping to find concrete successes and a feeling of control as she changes careers and fifty stares at her from the horizon—vows to summit the highest forty-eight...


Peanut Butter and Naan

by Jennifer Hillman-Magnuson She Writes Press (November 11, 2014)

Fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants mom Jennifer Magnuson knew her spoiled suburban brood needed a wake-up call—she just couldn’t find the time to fit one in. But when her husband was offered a position in India,...


Her Beautiful Brain

by Ann Hedreen She Writes Press (September 16, 2014)

Her Beautiful Brain is Ann Hedreen’s story of what it was like to become a mom just as her beautiful, brainy mother began to lose her mind to an unforgiving disease. Arlene was a copper miner’s daughter...


In Search of Pure Lust

by Lise Weil She Writes Press (June 05, 2018)

• Celebrates a vital moment in lesbian as well as in feminist history that’s now being distorted if not erased, at a time when LGBTQI issues are in the spotlight. • An estimated 3.5% of adults in the United...


Manifesting Me

by Leah E. Reinhart She Writes Press (June 05, 2018)

• Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year. (NAMI) • Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. (National Children’s Alliance)...


Under the Birch Tree

by Nancy Chadwick She Writes Press (June 19, 2018)

A birch tree grows tall and arabesque in the front yard of Nancy Chadwick’s childhood home. Over time the tree becomes her buddy and first learned connection, synonymous with home—and one spring morning,...


The Tell

by Linda I. Meyers She Writes Press (June 05, 2018)

When Linda I. Meyers was a little girl in the 1940s, she had a recurring dream: she was an astronaut, accidentally separated from the mothership, and doomed to float alone in the darkness of space until she...


Implosion

by Elizabeth W. Garber She Writes Press (June 12, 2018)

• The interest people have in a memoir featuring a brilliant but disturbed father and a dysfunctional American family is exemplified in the seven years Jeanette Walls’s memoir The Glass Castle has remained...


Saving Bobby

by Renee Hodges She Writes Press (May 01, 2018)

When Renee Hodges invited her nephew, Bobby, to come stay with her for a few weeks so he could visit a doctor about his back pain, she knew he was recovering from an addiction to prescription painkillers. She...


Raising Myself

by Beverly Engel She Writes Press (April 03, 2018)

No one could have imagined how as a child Beverly Engel could have managed to become who she is today—an internationally known expert on abuse recovery and the best-selling author of twenty-two self-help books....


The Odyssey and Dr. Novak

by Ann C. Colley She Writes Press (May 22, 2018)

One summer afternoon in northern England in 1946, when Ann Colley was a child, she met a man from Czechoslovakia named Dr. Novak. This encounter launched her lifelong fascination with Central and Eastern Europe,...


The Trail to Tincup

by Joyce Lynette Hocker She Writes Press (May 15, 2018)

In The Trail to Tincup: Love Stories at Life’s End, a psychologist reckons with the loss of four family members within a span of two years. Hocker works backward into the lives of these people and forward...


Last Trip Home

by Wanda Maureen Miller She Writes Press (May 15, 2018)

“Who do you thank you are, the Quane of Anglund?” That’s what Grace Marie’s father used tosay to her whenever he thought she was getting out of her place. In her fifties now, Grace Marie is a college...


Mating in Captivity

by Helen Zuman She Writes Press (May 08, 2018)

• In the Unites States alone, at least a couple million adults belong to cults at any one time; millions more have spent time in cults or watched loved ones succumb to coercive control. Yet few understand...


Reclaiming Home

by Lesego Malepe She Writes Press (May 01, 2018)

• More than 345,000 Americans travel to South Africa as tourists each year. • There are more than 100 study-abroad programs to South Africa. Both those who have already gone and those planning to go would...


Now I Can See The Moon

by Alice Tallmadge She Writes Press (April 24, 2018)

• Public interest in, and professional debate over, recovered memories continues. A 2017 New Yorker article tells the story of Ada JoAnn Taylor, who in 2009 was exonerated from her murder conviction because...


Shunned

by Linda A. Curtis She Writes Press (April 17, 2018)

• More than a third of Americans leave the religion they were born into, according to the Pew Research Center’s 2015 Religious Landscape Survey. Anyone who is struck with the challenge of leaving the faith...


To Play Again

by Carol Rosenberger She Writes Press (April 17, 2018)

At age twenty-one, while she was working with the legendary Nadia Boulanger in France, concert pianist Carol Rosenberger was stricken with paralytic polio—a condition that knocked out the very muscles she...


Redlined

by Linda Gartz She Writes Press (April 03, 2018)

Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Redlined exposes the racist lending rules that refuse mortgages to anyone in areas with even one black resident. As blacks move deeper into Chicago’s...


Hug Everyone You Know

by Antoinette Truglio Martin She Writes Press (October 03, 2017)

? Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. ? It is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with...


Motherhood Reimagined

by Sarah Kowalski She Writes Press (October 17, 2017)

• More and more women are putting off childbirth until later in life to pursue careers and enter motherhood with more maturity, only to find out they are infertile; since 1990, the birthrate has tripled for...


Lost in the Reflecting Pool

by Diane Pomerantz She Writes Press (October 10, 2017)

When Diane, a psychologist, falls in love with Charles, a charming and brilliant psychiatrist, there is laughter and flowers?and also darkness. After moving through infertility treatments and the trials of the...


Amazon Wisdom Keeper

by Loraine Y. Van Tuyl She Writes Press (October 24, 2017)

• 20 million gifted adults in the US (and 3 million gifted kids, National Association of Gifted Children) have inner experiences and heightened awareness that are qualitatively different than the norm. •...


While They're Still Here

by Patricia Williams She Writes Press (November 07, 2017)

• According to information published at Family Caregiver Alliance, 65% of older persons with long-term care needs rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance, and another 30% will supplement...


Our Grand Finale

by Laraine Denny Burrell She Writes Press (October 17, 2017)

• Over 8 million people a year suffer from the loss of a close family member. • It is estimated that over 20,000 will die from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2017. • Almost 50% of women now giving birth for the...