June 21 – July 26, 2017 | Plot and Theme: Foundations of Memoir
My new class at the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto explores the effective construction of memoir by weaving together the threads of plot (the situation described) and theme (the deeper underlying truth). Suitable for writers at all levels, we will combine in-class writing exercises, workshopping, and close reading of memoir excerpts.
April 12, 2014
Swimming with Maya on the New York Times e-Book bestseller list for a second time!
August 4, 2013
Swimming with Maya appears on the New York Times e-Book bestseller list! (#9 in the Nonfiction e-Book category)
Swimming with Maya was named a “Pick of the Month” for June by Bookview’s Alan Caruba, who called the book “a powerful memoir.”