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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...


Fixing the Fates

by Diane Dewey She Writes Press (June 04, 2019)

• The 2017 Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption/Harris Poll results show that adults today are more likely to say they have direct ties to adoption than in previous years—either from being adopted as a child...


Lost Without the River

by Barbara Hoffbeck Scoblic She Writes Press (April 16, 2019)

• Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that large sections of The Great Plains, particularly those in farming and manufacturing-dependent zones, have seen a dramatic population decrease in recent years:...


Saturday's Child

by Deborah Burns She Writes Press (April 09, 2019)

An only child, Deborah Burns grew up in the conservative 1950s in the shadow of her beautiful, unconventional mother, Dorothy—a red-haired beauty who skirted norms with a style that made her the darling of...


The Buddha Sat Right There

by Dena Moes She Writes Press (April 02, 2019)

Dena was a stressed-out midwife longing to escape the hamster wheel of modern motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi disguised as a hard-working Dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia...


Buried Saints

by Brin Miller She Writes Press (April 16, 2019)

One terrible night in 2011, Brin Miller’s life is upended when she learns that her teenage stepson has been sexually abusing her two daughters. Once this secret is discovered, Brin’s marriage, already crumbling...


Out of the Bronx

by Irene Sardanis She Writes Press (May 14, 2019)

• According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 1,153,295 people of Greek heritage and 7,663 people of Cypriot heritage live and work in the United States. • The US Immigrant Population hit a record 43.7 million in...


Never Sit If You Can Dance

by Jo Giese She Writes Press (April 23, 2019)

• “As dating and socialising have become ever more virtual, and thus distanced from basic human niceties, there are signs that millennials are hankering for crumbs of the gentler world in which their predecessors...


The Parrot's Perch

by Karen Keilt She Writes Press (April 16, 2019)

The Parrot’s Perch opens in 2013, when Karen Keilt, age sixty, receives an invitation to testify at the Brazilian National Truth Commission at the UN in New York. The email sparks memories of her “previous...


Room 23

by Kavita Basi She Writes Press (November 06, 2018)

• More than 35 million people are admitted to hospitals in the US each year • One third (34%) of seriously ill patients require considerable caregiving assistance from a family member. In 20% of cases, a...


Broken Whole

by Jane Binns She Writes Press (November 13, 2018)

At the age of thirty-five, desperate to salvage a self that has been suffocating for years—and to save her two-year-old son from witnessing a miserable relationship between his parents—Jane Binns leaves...


Two Minus One

by Kathryn Taylor She Writes Press (November 06, 2018)

KEY SELLING POINTS: 1. The current divorce rate in the US is 42-46 percent. 2. Restructuring a troubled marriage and finding passion again. 3. Rekindling love. 4. Finding hope in a marriage that seems hopelessly...


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,...


Notes from the Bottom of the World

by Suzanne Adam She Writes Press (November 06, 2018)

Chile—named the Lonely Planet 2017 destination of the year—has been Suzanne Adam’s home for over four decades. She knows the territory—its culture, its idiosyncrasies, and its exotic landscapes, from...


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...


Nothing But Blue

by Diane Lowman She Writes Press (November 13, 2018)

In the summer of 1979, Diane Meyer Lowman, a nineteen-year-old Middlebury College student, embarked on a ten-week working trip aboard a German container ship with a mostly male crew. The journey would take her...


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...


Off the Rails

by Susa Burrowes She Writes Press (August 21, 2018)

Fifteen-year-old Hannah was a privileged young girl with a promising future, but that didn’t stop her from sliding into an abyss of sex, drugs, alcohol, and other high-risk behaviors. Off the Rails narrates...


Excess Baggage

by Tracey Carisch She Writes Press (August 14, 2018)

Tracey Carisch thought she had it all. As a wife, mother, and successful executive, she seemed to be living the modern American dream. But one night, a panic attack sent her tumbling into a midlife crisis and...


Make Challah and Call Me in the Morning

by Beth Ricanati, Md She Writes Press (September 18, 2018)

KEY SELLING POINTS: • According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 80% of common chronic diseases (heart disease, stroke, diabetes) are lifestyle-driven (nutrition, exercise, stress management). •...


 Drinking Out of the Trough

by Mary E. Carlson, Dvm She Writes Press (August 28, 2018)

Mary Carlson didn't start out to become a veterinarian, let alone the owner and caretaker of cats (many), dogs (two, both huskies), and horses (some with manners, some without) in Colorado. She was a suburban...


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)...


Not a Poster Child

by Francine Falk-Allen She Writes Press (August 07, 2018)

Polio is back in the news. Almost forgotten for decades in the US, it has been brought back into the spotlight by the anti-vaxxer movement—but for millions around the world, especially those who have residual...


Beyond Jesus

by Patricia A. Pearce She Writes Press (July 03, 2018)

Enlightening, revelatory, and bold, Beyond Jesus is a compelling account of a remarkable spiritual journey. In the crucible of grief following a friend’s death, Presbyterian pastor Patricia Pearce resolved...


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,...