Spread the Word and Get Some Perks


There are a few more spots available on The Long Awakening Launch Team for those who'd like to help get the word out about my new memoir, and receive a few things as well.

As part of the team, you'll get:

  • free hardcover or electronic copy of The Long Awakening.
  • To be part of the strategic planning team for a national book campaign.
  • Access to a private Facebook group to connect with other team members, me, and my marketing and publicity team at my publisher.
  • A one hour group consultation for those interested in writing and publishing.

Team members agree to:

If you'd like to be part of the team sign up here.

Thanks so much,


An Invitation to Join The Long Awakening Launch Team


So many of you have told me that you’re reading my new memoir, The Long Awakening. This means the world to me. I worked on this book for ten years and for it to finally be out in the world drenches me in joy and grace and gratefulness. I wrote it because I had to; some books cannot stay inside you. When I write I immerse myself in the story, the craft, the shape and heart of it, with utter honesty, working, bleeding, to find what the story is supposed to be.

When I’m done creating and have worked to make a little bit of art to the best of my ability,  and finally, finally launch it out into the world I have one thought.

It’s for you.

The book is no longer mine, but for you to take from it what you will. The act of writing is for me, but what it becomes is yours.

To those of you who’ve read it, want to, or have supported it in any way, I want to say thank you again and again until my voice and heart are raspy from the saying.

Would you like to be part of my launch team?

Staying put in front of my computer and behind my pen to work on new projects holds appeal, but now it’s time to join my publisher in sharing this book with others.

If you’d like to actively help spread the word about The Long Awakening and be part of the book launch team with some free gifts and special opportunities, sign up below for more details and to join the team. Limited space is available.

Click here for more details and to sign up.

This is my heart book. I will always write, but I’ll never live another story like this, God willing.



My memoir is out!

My memoir, The Long Awakening, has hit the shelves! To celebrate, I want to do some giveaways, so keep reading about how to get some great free stuff, but first let me tell you what it's about. You can check out the video below too. This is a true story of waking from a two-month coma after childbirth and struggling to discover what had happened, to love my child, and rediscover who I was.

It's a story of lost and found love, the effort to make sense of life-altering events and the search for self-discovery. An altered life and the long journey afterwards can be painful yet beautiful--a poignant lesson on the ambiguity of meaning, the power of love, and purpose when you know who you are.

To learn what happened to me and my family during my missing two months, I approached it as I do when reporting a narrative about another person. I used my skills as a journalist to report my own story. A surreal experience indeed.

To celebrate the launch of

The Long Awakening

I'm giving away three prizes this week.

The prizes:

  • An autographed hardback copy of The Long Awakening.
  • A $20 Starbucks card and a hardback copy of The Long Awakening.
  • A $20 Amazon gift card and a hardback copy of The Long Awakening.

To enter do both of these:

1. Comment

below about your favorite book, and ...

2. Share

a link to this post on Facebook or Twitter, with the hashtag #LongAwakening.

Do this next thing in addition to the above two and you get two entries.

3. Be sure to "like" my new Facebook page and say hi in the comments.

Enter by Friday, Oct. 4th.

Here's the video: