Wild Women Walking

Elizabeth MarroGrowing Pains, Reading & Writing, Women15 Comments

When I set out to write this essay, I thought I was going to write a droll list of reasons why I could never have written a book like WILD. The list would have included a story about me, a boyfriend from the city, the field behind my parents’ house which shone brightly under the full harvest moon that Labor … Read More

Revisions

Elizabeth MarroGrowing Pains, Reading & Writing15 Comments

Revisions: a promising word that grows out of a hopeful thought: to see again. I’ve spent the better part of the past six weeks revising pages I’d “finished” two or three times already. More than once, I have gone still before my computer screen and thanked Allison Hunter who asked me to look again; to see them anew. Those pages … Read More

Monday Letters

Elizabeth MarroFamily, Growing Pains, Women23 Comments

It’s five o’clock on Monday morning and my mother sits in bed, knees up, a pad against her thighs, her second cup of coffee steaming within easy reach. Her pen flies across the page in front of her leaving behind a trail of thoughts that have been on her mind for days, minutes, or take shape as she writes. I … Read More

About A Boy

Elizabeth MarroFamily, Growing Pains, The Distiller's Mother11 Comments

Today, April 20, is about Easter. It is also about a boy. The boy in this picture came into my life on April 20, 1975. He doesn’t look this way any more. He’s taller, his shoulders sometimes hunch when the world gets a little much for him, there are a few lines at the corners of his eyes when he … Read More

Journey to Now, Again

Elizabeth MarroBooks, Growing Pains, Reading & Writing8 Comments

I read MAGICAL JOURNEY last summer and shared my thoughts and a free copy about it here. The paperback version has just been released and Katrina Kenison  is offering several opportunities to win a copy of this book and others free. On January 29, we drew the  name of Misha Gericke of South Africa as the winner of Magical Journey from the readers … Read More