Most of the memoir students I coach privately and who are in my class at the University of Washington are over 40, and for that reason I was intrigued when one of the alum from my MFA program, Sonya Chung, recently launched a new site called Bloom, which highlights the work of writers publishing their first books past the age of 40. This week, Bloom posted my essay, “The Price of Admission,” on coming into my writer’s voice “late,” which I’m reposting here. I’ll be sharing an interview with Sonya about the origins of Bloom in the coming week. Meanwhile, I’m keeping busy getting folks registered for the Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat. Hope to see you there!