Lexicon: the vocabulary of a language, an individual speaker or group of speakers, or a subject. (Merriam-Webster) I wrote my book An Adoptee Lexicon, in which I discuss forty-five terms that are significant to me as an adopted person, because I want to have a conversation about the words we use surrounding adoption, especially those simple words we … Continue reading The Words We Use: National Adoption Month 2018
There's something very satisfying about opening a box fill with copies of your own book. It's the culmination of many months of thinking and writing and worrying and revising. Now, here it is, a physical product ready to be sent out into the world. It's especially satisfying--and doubly scary--to also be the publisher of said … Continue reading It’s Here!
Whew, it's been a long time since I posted here about what's going on with me. Here it is March and I'm just finally feeling recovered from the holidays. I always think I'm not making enough progress in this endeavor of writing and advocacy--until I put down what I've been up to. The next big thing … Continue reading A Conference, a Website, and a Book
One of the requirements for my master's thesis in creative writing was that I compile a list of books pertinent to the thing I was creating, references that might inform either the content or the form of the stories and poems I was writing. My thesis revolved around the lived experiences of adoptees, so I … Continue reading Announcing Adoptee Reading Resource: New Website for Books by Adoptees
Ahead of schedule, the adoptee-authored anthology Dear Wonderful You: Letters to Adopted & Fostered Youth is now available in paperback format! I'm very grateful to editors Diane Rene Christian and Mei-Mei Akwai Ellerman for inviting me to take part in this project. I hope that this book will find its way into the hands of … Continue reading Dear Wonderful You Available in Paperback