Good news from California

By | January 2nd, 2015|2014 Edition, Latest posts, laws, survivorship|

It's the first of the year, and in California a slew of new laws are going into effect. In the past, survivors only had until they turned 28 to press charges for sexual abuse offenses in their childhood. Today the statute of limitations was raised to the victim's age 40. It's a change in the [...]

Joy’s garden

By | June 6th, 2014|Latest posts, Lifestyle, survivorship|

This brilliant patch of volunteer flowers grows beside my neighbor's driveway. His wife, Joy, grew and canned fruits and vegetables and shared them with all of us who live nearby. About four years ago, she died unexpectedly. Her husband dug the vegetable garden under. And since then, each spring and summer, these volunteer flowers come, [...]

first review

By | April 11th, 2014|2014 Edition, book launch, Latest posts, media, reviews, websites and weblogs|

The first on-line coverage of this new edition of Strong at The Heart just went live. It's at The Pirate Tree, a blog about social justice and children's books. Strong is for YA and up, so it fits! They gave me a good amount of space for an interview, too, and I'm glad. It gave [...]

awesome party

By | April 7th, 2014|2014 Edition, book launch, events, Latest posts, photos|

It was a fabulous party. So many people came, friends, strangers and readers of the book. What a great send off!The Northcoast Rape Crisis Team was there (we put this on as a benefit for them). They use Strong at the Heart for crisis worker trainings and to give to clients.One young crisis worker talked [...]

book launch!

By | April 3rd, 2014|2014 Edition, book launch, events, Latest posts|

Tomorrow is the official launch of the new, updated, paperback edition of Strong at the Heart. The party will be at one of my favorite places--the bookstore four blocks from my house. If you are local, do come!  Northtown Books, 957 H Street, Arcata, CA. The party starts at 7 pm. This morning I was [...]

Healing in My Community

By | March 15th, 2014|2014 Edition, book launch, events, Latest posts, Lifestyle|

In the past month I've experience three powerful moments of healing in my own community. "Flash mob, on the Plaza," a friend told me on Valentine's day. "What time?" "2:14." So I ran over to have a look. There must have been upwards to a hundred young teen girls gathered on the Plaza in the [...]