Mental Health Awareness Month

YOU WILL NEVER BE NORMAL on display for Mental Health Awareness Month at Village Well Books, Culver City. Today my first book, YOU WILL NEVER BE NORMAL, meets the world. I put my whole self into this memoir and I’m …

PUB DAY! Read more »

(Photo by Aram Sabah on Unsplash) The waiting is large as we count down to the book release date of May 4, silence in a void of stilled voices, anticipation and apprehension together, delicious and harsh, awaiting the launch of …

Counting Down Read more »

My books have arrived! The long-awaited happy day. I have carefully printed, cut out, and affixed address labels to padded envelopes, written notes, and signed copies of gift books to send as thank you to a few champion supporters and …

The Good Stuff Read more »

The power of syntax, rage, and intergenerational trauma In Becoming Myself, Irvin D. Yalom recalls a late night when he was fourteen: his father had a painful heart attack, and he waited with his mother for the doctor to arrive, since they still …

Legacy of Grief Read more »

Late night thoughts in COVID lockdown Sometimes my dreams are regular dreams, rhythmic and steady. Sometimes in the night, my hand cups my left breast and I startle awake at the galloping pace that rattles my fingertips, and whatever I’ve …

Maybe It’s Afib Read more »