I’m currently working on a series of short memoirs, which have the working title, LoveChild: Life Lessons from a Former Ugly Duckling.
Part 1 is coming soon!
To catch a glimpse of what LoveChild will be like, here is the opening to my award-winning true story, “The Diamond Ring,” which is published in the anthology Hot Apple Cider.
The other guests at the birthday party appeared to be having a wonderful time. I was counting the minutes until I could go home and read a book or design more clothes for my paper dolls. As soon as we’d eaten the birthday cake, I said I had to leave early. Dressed in my best party dress and my white sandals, carrying a little basket of candy and trinkets, I fought to hold back the tears that started the moment I closed the door….
It was 1955, and I was seven years old….