How Women Speak Up

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One reason I wrote Horseshoes and Hand Grenades was to open a window into why many women (and men) who are victims of workplace sexual harassment, incest, rape and other forms of sexual abuse, often don't speak up. Frankly, I was pissed off reading much of the Harvey Weinstein coverage, because it seemed the more … Continue reading How Women Speak Up

Defining Success for A Novel

How do you define success for a novel? I expect the answer differs for readers and authors, but maybe not as much as you would think. Whichever hat I'm wearing, I want the novel to entertain and to provoke thought. I have additional goals for Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, as I say in this recent … Continue reading Defining Success for A Novel

Renowned Poet Endorses “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

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I wrote Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (being published in September by TouchPoint Press) in the hopes it will help victims of incest and other forms of sexual harassment and abuse give credence to their experiences, and take steps to heal. So an endorsement like this one from early reader and poet Susan Roney-O'Brien means the … Continue reading Renowned Poet Endorses “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

“Courage to Heal” Author Endorses “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”

Celebrating Laura Davis endorsement of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

I am so pumped that author Laura Davis is endorsing my forthcoming #metoo novel, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Laura, as you may know, is co-author of The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. A groundbreaking self-help book when it was first published in 1988, it remains in print today, … Continue reading “Courage to Heal” Author Endorses “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”