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What a week! I’m sorry to get this up so late, but better late than never. Tomorrow will be the third #LinkYourLife event, so I am happy to squeak this one out under the wire. @allisonmaruska’s writing story started with a truck.  @ShareenM honors her husband’s unrelenting support through chronic illness. @UlaWrites composed a beautiful reflection on impermanence and grief. @Ruebi shared “Hold your breath and count to ten.”  @rksteg linked an important post on escaping emotionally abusive relationships. My share (@shawnamawna) was my inclusion in ART SAVES LIVES INTERNATIONAL. Some of you

It is deeply rewarding to announce you can now find my work in the incredible April collection ART SAVES LIVES INTERNATIONAL (ASLI) has curated. In addition to my short story, “Right Kind of Woman,” ASLI has published an interview with me on my writing, my work and being a woman in today’s world. In it, I am very honest. It took me a long while to compose my answers because ASLI is an organization devoted to my greatest passion: improving lives through the various mediums of art. Every day I write

“You’re the last person in the world anyone would talk to about a problem. You know that. I know that.” Susie pushed her upper body away from the floor by leaning on her elbows. She picked various pieces of dirt and lint off the floor. “I know.” Susie’s mother harrumphed and slumped down, preparing herself for the inevitable depression that would result from an adult chat with her daughter. Susie’s mother strongly resented the way Susie tried to coach her in parenting. Susie didn’t even have any children! Susie steeled

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