In 1996, Miriam's House - the organization I founded, directed and where I lived - opened its doors to its first residents.
A home for Washington, DC's formerly homeless women with AIDS, Miriam's House was the focus of my work, life and passion until the end of 2009, when I left because of chronic migraine disease.
Wanting not to forget the women, I began writing their stories. Many hours at the computer and one MFA in Creative Nonfiction degree later, my book was published:
NOWHERE ELSE I WANT TO BE: A MEMOIR
GRAND PRIZE, Nonfiction, Authors Talk About It Book Contest 2017;
Finalist, Indie Excellence Book Awards 2017/Memoir;
Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2017/
Memoir and Autobiography;
Finalist, Sarton Women's Book Award 2018
You can read reviews HERE.
Five of my essays have won awards for literary nonfiction:
Read these essays and others HERE.
I live in Washington, DC with my wonderful husband, Tim (about whom you'll read in the memoir). I'm writing essays and seeking a publisher for an essay collection about life as lived and understood by a highly sensitive person.