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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...

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...

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 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...

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...


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...


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...

You Can't Buy Love Like That

by Carol E. Anderson She Writes Press (October 17, 2017)

Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the ?60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the law in most states. Fearing the rejection of...

Nightingale Tales

by Lynn Dow, Rn She Writes Press (October 03, 2017)

• There are approximately 3 million registered nurses in the United States. • As part of the nursing community, the author has connections for promoting the book at nursing conferences throughout the country....

But My Brain Had Other Ideas

by Deb Brandon She Writes Press (October 10, 2017)

When Deb Brandon discovered that cavernous angiomas—tangles of malformed blood vessels in her brain—were behind the terrifying symptoms she'd been experiencing, she underwent one brain surgery. And then...

Terminal Hope

by Sharon Eagle She Writes Press (November 07, 2017)

How can anyone feel hopeful after learning she is fatally ill? Sharon Eagle seeks to answer that very question in Terminal Hope, which chronicles her experience with stage 4 lung cancer. After receiving her...

The First Signs of April

by Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe She Writes Press (September 05, 2017)

• Suicide is the leading cause of death among gay and lesbian youth • More than 10 million people are likely suffering from complicated grief in the US alone • Hundreds of Shared Death Experiences (SDE)...

I'm the One Who Got Away

by Andrea Jarrell She Writes Press (September 05, 2017)

• Over half of US adults report loving an alcoholic or addict—spouse, parent, sibling, or child. • Association with the wildly popular New York Times “Modern Love” column. • Jarrell’s father—one...

Loving Lindsey

by Linda Atwell She Writes Press (September 26, 2017)

• Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States have an intellectual disability. Special Olympics notes that 1-3 percent of the global population may have an intellectual disability—as many as 200...

Remember Me As Loving You

by Kimberly Childs She Writes Press (September 19, 2017)

• Author’s stepfather was Tony award-winning theatrical producer David Merrick, making her memoir of interest to Broadway enthusiasts. • Author’s mother was a publicist for the Savoy Hotel and had numerous...

Everything I Never Wanted

by Barbara Santarelli She Writes Press (September 12, 2017)

• “Gray divorce,” the term used to describe divorce after age fifty, has doubled in the last two decades; today it accounts for 25% of all divorces. • According to The National Labor Statistics Bureau,...

The Skeptic and the Rabbi

by Judy Gruen She Writes Press (September 05, 2017)

• Book includes a foreword by best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host Michael Medved. • The rabbi of the title is Rabbi Daniel Lapin, a noted rabbinic scholar, best-selling author,...

Mikey and Me: Life with My Exceptional Sister

by Teresa Sullivan She Writes Press (August 29, 2017)

An unflinching and insightful exploration of the relationship between two sisters, one who has autism spectrum disorder and is blind, unable to voice her own story, the other with the heart and understanding...

Just Be: A Search for Self-Love in India

by Meredith Rom She Writes Press (August 22, 2017)

This coming-of-age memoir takes you inside the ashrams of gurus and sages of the far East, where one woman learns to heal her heart, believe in the magical happenstance of the universe, and find an unshakable...

Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares

by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley She Writes Press (August 15, 2017)

Blending humor with self-discovery and inspiration, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley takes on a brave project at age 52 that she calls The 52/52 Project. She takes on the challenge to do one thing a week that pushes her...

Parent Deleted: A Mother's Fight for Her Right to Parent

by Michelle Darné She Writes Press (August 08, 2017)

Michelle Darné shares the story of her fight for her children as a non-biological, lesbian mother-stepping forward once again as the spokesperson of emergent civil rights paradoxes that will define the coming...

Rethinking Possible: A Memoir of Resilience

by Rebecca Faye Smith Galli She Writes Press (June 13, 2017)

When the death of her seventeen-year-old brother tore her world apart, Becky Galli embarked on a quest to recreate a sense of the family she'd lost-only to struggle with unimaginable loss and heartbreak while...

The Gift of Goodbye

by Rebecca Whitehead Munn She Writes Press (July 18, 2017)

Have you faced the loss of a parent, struggled with how to say goodbye? Have you felt the depth of pain of the loss, not knowing where to turn or how to cope? Have you questioned your faith and let fear take...

Operatic Divas and Naked Irishmen: An Innkeeper's Tale

by Nancy R. Hinchliff She Writes Press (June 06, 2017)

At sixty four, divorced and retired, with no prior business experience and little start up money, the author impulsively moves to a new city where she knows only one person, buys a 125-year-old historic mansion,...

Being Ana

by Shani Raviv She Writes Press (July 11, 2017)

Shani Raviv is a misfit teen whose peer-pressured diet spirals down into full-blown anorexia nervosa—something no one in her early-nineties, local South African community knows anything about. Fourteen-year-old...