Books and Anthologies

Table for Six: The Extraordinary Tales of an Ordinary Family (January, 2011)

From career musings to vomiting to family discord, Table for Six is a compilation of life’s everyday stories. Recorded as snippets of a larger life lived, these essays illustrate what it means to be a mother, a spouse, a friend, a family, to be human, to be alive. As a nod to the bonds that tie us all to each other, Table for Six creates a common experience that helps erase colors and step over socioeconomic lines. With both humor and poignancy, this collection reminds us to cherish and honor what truly matters.

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Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions (2014)

My essay, Cowboy Boot, Crawfish, and Courage, is included in this highly acclaimed anthology on women’s life transitions — from motherhood to religion to recovery and everything in between. The collection also features New York Times bestselling authors, Kelly Corrigan and Gabrielle Bernstein.

Reviewers have this to say:

(This) is a testament to what is possible when we show up for our sisters. ~ Eve Ensler, playwright, performer, and activist

(This series shows women change each other’s lives just by being there for one another. ~ Arianna Huffington

[This series] captures the spirit of the personal as political and will inspire the reader to find her own voice. ~ Katherine Spillar, executive editor, Ms. Magazine

My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends (September 15, 2014)

I’m honored to announce my inclusion in a very special anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. The essay I’ve contributed is titled Sunshine and Storm.

Edited by Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger, this compilation is a testament to the power of female friendships… and their sometimes inevitable, painful endings.

You can preorder your copy here at a discounted rate: The HerStories Project

Parting Gifts (coming 2014)

Parting Gifts is the story of sisters Catherine, Anne, and Jessica, their damaged past, and their fragile future. It is a story of what defines us, what sustains us, and what we are willing to leave behind in order to move forward.