Genre(s): Memoir, Biography, True Crime Synopsis: Razor Wire Wilderness Author Stephanie Dickinson first corresponded with inmate Krystal Riordan in order to do some background research for an upcoming novel. Yet their correspondence and eventual friendship have continued, long after Ms. Dickinson partially based the fictional character Trinity in Love Highway on the convicted felon and […]Read More Book Review: Razor Wire Wilderness, by Stephanie Dickinson
Happy June, all! Today’s podcast episode features Florida attorney, author, cook, and (relatively newly diagnosed) type 2 diabetic, Jayne Jones, “… Episode 6 – Discussing Diets with Jayne Jones, “America’s No Sugar Baker”Read More Episode 6 – Discussing Diets with Jayne Jones, “America’s No Sugar Baker”
Genre: Biographies of persons with disabilities; Women’s biographies Synopsis: Her Name Was Margaret tracks the difficult life and devolvement of Margaret Louise Jacobson, a once religiously devoted and musically talented young girl who suffered a psychotic break as a teenager. Following her commitment to a psychiatric hospital and a diagnosis of schizophrenia, Ms. Jacobson spent […]Read More Book Review: Her Name Was Margaret, by Denise Davy
Genre: Memoir Review: This review was originally published at Story Circle Book Reviews: Most women in America are insecure about at least one aspect of their physical appearance. I, myself, am most insecure about a benign tumor I have on my lower back, although I am able to hide it with a loose shirt or […]Read More Book Review: Face: A Memoir, by Marcia Meier
Genre: General fiction/Family life fiction Synopsis: A large extended family, mere weeks into grieving the passing of their patriarch, is confronted with evidence that the family matriarch, Maggie, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. As Maggie’s children, Lizzie, Ian, and Kevin, along with their spouses, attempt to care for her, Maggie begins to reveal shocking details […]Read More Book Review: You Don’t Know What I Have Done, by Sheila McNaughton
Check out my essay regarding my participation in RARE Across America 2021 and rare disease advocacyRead More RARE Across America 2021
Happy 2021, everyone! We did it! We made it through 2020! To kick off the new year, I invited a very special guest onto the podcast: my mom, Mary … Episode 5 – A Caregiver’s Perspective, with Mary Alice Johnston, R.N.Read More Episode 5 – A Caregiver’s Perspective, with Mary Alice Johnston, R.N.
Happy Holidays, everyone! I think we can all agree it’s a good thing this year is finally winding down. But before we say goodbye to 2020, I wanted … Episode 4 – Discussing Diabulimia with Melany GrayRead More Episode 4 – Discussing Diabulimia with Melany Gray
Morning, all! For anyone unaware, November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day was on the fourteenth. Obviously, my relationship with this incurable disease has evolved over the years. Having to take over the daily functioning of a vital organ every day for the rest of your life once you’re diagnosed is a […]Read More Happy National Diabetes Awareness Month!
It was my honor to be interviewed by Nupur Chokshi, founder of Uplifting Voices, regarding my life as a type 1 diabetic, track athlete, attorney, and now physically disabled person. I hope you’ll check out Uplifting Voices’ Facebook page as well as their website to learn more about the organization. I have no doubt you’ll […]Read More Read my interview on Uplifting Voices’ website