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

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

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