Thursday, June 26, 2014

Screw Brasil, Come to Argentina!

Is anyone as sick of soccer as I am?

Then leave Brasil behind and join me in Argentina!

I have nothing against Brasil. Actually, I would love to go there, especially to visit my Brasilian daugher (hey, Lara! ). But not to see futbol. I'm more the artsy type.

Theater is my bag. And right now, I am immersed in Argentine drama.

Evita started out as the show I wasn't going to do. I love acting but it hasn't been a priority for me in quite awhile. Theater takes dedication and commitment. It takes a lot of time. Time that I want to spend on writing my next book.

So when the director called, I said No. 

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

new york state of mind

In May, I had the awesome privilege of talking to - not one, but two! - live audiences about my daughter.

As a cast member of the inaugural Listen To Your Mother Charleston, I stood with fourteen other authors to read stories about mothering. Our stories melded to create something bigger than the sum of its parts, a delightfully rich and nutty Southern literary motherhood pie. 

My slice of the pie? Sharing a story about raising a daughter, of course. About how she challenges me, about how she sees me as a powerful woman, and about how she helps me see myself as a powerful woman. It was this writing/performing mother's dream job.

The best part of my life is being a mom to this amazing child. My relationship with her is one of my favorite things to write about. 

Because she has changed me for the better.