Thursday Threads

Herald Press is offering a 25% discount on selected books (including Bonnet Strings) for a Mother's Day Sale at their online store. (Discount is taken at checkout.) 

Kathy Pooler, writer of the blog Memoir Writer's Journal facilitates thoughtful discussions on many topics around memoir writing. This week she has posted a guest blog by me called "Your Story or Your Family?" The discussion is insightful and and relevant to all memoir writers and to anyone who appears in someone else's memoir. Kathy is offering a giveaway of a copy of Bonnet Strings. Feel free to join the discussion.

Bonnet Strings has received a 5-star review from San Francisco Book Review. I am so thrilled!

Reviews are coming in for Bonnet Strings on Amazon. As an author, I appreciate it so much when people take the time to let others know their thoughts after reading one of my books. I try to remember to review a book after I finish one, because I imagine it means something to other authors as well. 

I'll be back for a regular post in the next few days, but in the meantime I wish everyone a meaningful Holy Week and a Happy Easter.

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Cherry Blossoms in Northampton, Massachusetts

(Photo taken by me in 2008)

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Threads”

  1. I just got your second book at the library. I can hardly put it down, but unfortunately I have to because I’m so busy right. You pull me right into your story. My dad grew up Amish (Holmes County) and I grew up Mennonite. I did not realize that some sects actually forcibly bring people back. Can’t wait to see how you get the courage to leave again!

    1. Twila, I’m so glad you got a chance to read “Bonnet Strings.” Interesting to know you have the Amish/Mennonite background. 

      Some Amish groups do try to bring back the people who stray. It wasn’t exactly physical force, but more like mental coersion that happened when they showed up. 

      Enjoy the rest of the book and have a Happy Easter.

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