Category Archives: Memoirists

Where I’ve Been Lately

Hi Readers–if I still have readers–please, tell me I do, I loathe blog posts that begin with how guilty the blogger feels for a great absence from blogging–so I won’t fall into that trap here, but it has been a … Continue reading

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Candace Walsh Dishes on Licking the Spoon

It’s book launch week for my friend and writing ally Candace Walsh as her yummy, page- turning memoir, Licking the Spoon, hits bookstores everywhere. Many of you may know Candace’s work already; the brilliant essay collection Ask Me About My … Continue reading

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The Scoop on the Classes at Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat

“We get the work done on the ground level. And the kindest thing I can do for you is to tell you to get your ass on the floor. I know it’s hard to write, darling. But it’s harder not … Continue reading

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Theo Hosts Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat in the Cascade Mountains

Hi All, Big news! I’m hosting the Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat, a memoir writers’ retreat in the Washington’s Cascade Mountains, March 15th-17th.  The keynote speaker for the memoir extravaganza will be Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild (read my post about … Continue reading

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Theo Talks to Mike Medberry, Author of ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Fifteen years ago, Mike Medberry and I studied fiction writing together in the University of Washington’s MFA program.  Not long after that  Mike and another writer from our program, Doug Schnitzspahn, were hiking with a friend in the Craters of … Continue reading

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Drink Interviews Lisa Dale Norton, Author of SHIMMERING IMAGES

Hi Readers, I’m handing in Writing Is My Drink: A Field Guide to Finding Your Own Voice to my editor next week. Yay!  I’ll be excited to be back to posting here more once that deadline has passed. In 2008 … Continue reading

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Interview with Naturi Thomas, author of HOW TO DIE IN PARIS

Can a book about being homeless and suicidal be poignant AND funny?  After reading Naturi Thomas’ memoir, HOW TO DIE IN PARIS, I would have to say the answer is yes.  Within a few pages of the book, the narrator’s … Continue reading

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