What if Parents Had to Get Licenses To Have Kids? Interview with Author Kristen Tsetsi

Elizabeth MarroBooks, Novels, Parenting, Reading & Writing, Women, WritingLeave a Comment

Happy New Year! It’s been a while since I’ve written here but I’m returning to share a conversation I’ve been having with Kristen Tsetsi, author of The Age of the Child, a novel that got me off to a thoughtful start for the year. In her novel, Tsetsi asks a provocative question: what if those of us who want to … Read More

Sunday Sentence: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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“It brought to him a disorienting strangeness, because his mind had not changed at the same pace as his life, and he felt a hollow space between himself and the person he was supposed to be.” – From Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I love reading them, so now I’ve joined the #SundaySentence party started by David Abrams over at the … Read More

Strangers in a Strange Land

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Books, Family, Fellow Travelers, Novels, Reading & Writing, Strangers, Travel & Travelers12 Comments

Michael Valentine Smith may have prevented a murder back in the summer of 1974 when my brother and I were stranded in Port Angeles, Washington for nearly ten days. In a Pinto station wagon. In the rain. It was day five or six. I remember the relentless drumming of water against the car roof. I remember waiting to take my … Read More

“Next Big Thing” Blog Tour

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Encounters, Novels, Stories5 Comments

As I mentioned last week, there’s a viral blog event going around called “The Next Big Thing” in which writers give a glimpse of works in progress by answering a set of questions. I’ve been tagged by two fellow writers. Rae Francoeur is author of the memoir, “Free Fall: A Late-in-Life Love Affair.” Find out about her Next Big Thing. … Read More