Motherhood & Words

garrison revisited

A month ago I posted about Deborah Garrison’s new book, The Second Child. I had the pleasure of speaking with Deborah on the phone a few weeks ago, and you can read my review of The Second Child and an interview with the author at mamazine. Enjoy!


I have been teaching creative writing for almost twenty years. Reading about other women’s lives and experiences has expanded my world. To be able to walk in someone else’s shoes, whether it’s for a moment or an hour or a few days, is an incredible gift, providing me with insight into the human experience. It takes courage to write your truths, especially if it doesn’t seem as though anyone cares, as though anyone is listening. Let me tell you: your stories matter, I’m listening, and I’m here to help you find the heart of those truths, to get them down on the page, to craft them, and to send them out into the world. Together, we will change the world, one story at a time.