When you write a memoir, you take on the task of exploring your life, and being willing to encounter yourself with truth and honesty. Some liken writing a memoir to a spiritual journey that leads us away from known territory. We need a map to guide us where we are going. To be a memoirist is to be brave, similar to the pioneers I heard about from my great-grandmother Blanche. She was eighty and I was eight as we lay in her featherbed on summer nights where she spun the stories of her life. She was still a young girl on a farm nearRead More →