I taught a class at CreativeLive.com. It was so much fun. They flew me out to Seattle, picked me up in a car, put me in a hotel. I had my own stylist! Hair and makeup! When one of the PAs asked me what kind of milk I wanted in my coffee, I totally blushed. The class was another thing. I tried hard on this and I think I nailed it. This is everything I know about how to tell a [...]
I always forget to update this blog and so, so much has changed. A year ago, I retired from Lip Service. It’s been a mix of emotions, I’m proud of my decision to move on. Lip Service was my identity for nine years, but I was ready. Now Lip Service is carrying on with the help of the Miami Book Fair. So it’s in good hands. As for me, I’m the host and teacher of the podcast Writing Class Radio. Click [...]
The creator of The Moth Radio Hour, Lea Thau, created a podcast that’s just as good as The Moth. She interviewed me and turned my life story into something interesting. She’s showing the changes in families in the U.S. in the last twenty years. And she made me sound smart and funny. This woman’s a skilled storyteller. Also, the podcast is really well produced. Click here on Strangers to listen. Here’s a picture of me getting pregnant. I’m lucky, most [...]
Hey, looking for adventurous, open, awesome students for a week-long writing intensive in Guatemala! One of my favorite writing teachers, Joyce Maynard, invited me to set up a satellite workshop alongside hers. It’s an offer I couldn’t refuse: a week in paradise, boxes of wine, yoga, massages, and an intense week of writing. February 15-26, 2013. $2,000, includes transportation to and from airport, food, lodging, and writing workshops. Check out Write by Lake Atitlan for pictures and details. Joyce’s [...]
Got a story in Salon.com. Here’s the picture. This adorable girl is NOT Tashi.
Lip Service is the greatest show on earth. I know that line’s been taken, but I am reclaiming it for Lip Service. We sold out AGAIN. On a purely economic level, this means we should raise our ticket prices. But we don’t want to. We want a bigger theater. Check out our stories at www.lipservicestories.com. Also you can download our podcast on itunes. How cool is that?! Here’s my latest story: Listen to Snip n Drip here
The last Lip Service (October 1, 2011) marked our 5th birthday. It was the best show ever. I always say that, but it just keeps getting better and better. This time I didn’t even tall a story, I was the host, which was fun, but nerve wracking. You never get to rest as host. Check out our stories at www.lipservicestories.com.
My story “Into Me See” is in Salon.com. I took Victoria to a tantric sex retreat. It was a preventative measure. Click here to read.