Save the date, April 13, for Charlene Edge’s presentation at the Maitland Writers’ Group: “Open a Vein: How I Wrote and Published a Memoir.” For details, visit:
Tricia Booker launches “The Place of Peace and Crickets,” (Twisted Road Publications. $15.95) at the Book Mark, 220 1st Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266, on Saturday, March 18, at 7 pm. 904-241-9026
When journalist Tricia Booker and her husband had trouble conceiving, they followed the well-worn footsteps of couples exploring in-vitro fertilization. Two years and thousands of dollars later, they decided to have a long fulfilling life without children. Instead, they became immersed in the world of international adoption. Their first child, born in Vietnam, introduced them to a poor but loving orphanage where infants slept with their caretakers. Then came Guatemala, a beautiful, impoverished country where Booker’s two younger children lived in tiny cribs with little human interaction. In candid, raw prose, Booker tells the story of her family, including her son’s diagnosis of Anxious-Attachment Disorder, the service dog she trained to help him, and her and her husband’s chaotic attempts to simplify their lives in order to heal their son.
Tuesday, March 7th from 8-10 p.m. at:
Orlando’s newsiest reading series leaps into spring with a crackerjack cadre of local authors, giving us poetry and prose inspired by the headlines of February. Host Tod Caviness welcomes the following writers, provided their sense of humanity survives the constant air-raid siren of our current news cycle:
Your Scribbler intends to read from the Bigly Beautiful Book of What Women Want.
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