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Danise Payne: Featured NAMW Member

Danise Payne: Featured NAMW Member

Danise Payne Elbows in My Ears: My Life with Little People, Tigers, and Wardrobe Trunks The Bay Area, California, at the twilight of 1977. A pachyderm fills the doorway at the Oakland Coliseum, a massive edifice surrounded by a sea of concrete. A tiger’s roar cuts the...
Ted Doolittle: Featured NAMW Member

Ted Doolittle: Featured NAMW Member

Ted Doolittle A Blind Actor Prepares Seeking a career (a calling) as a professional actor, deteriorating eyesight led to a diagnosis that pulled me from the stage. Years of depression and job struggles later, step by step I returned to the avocation as a professional...
Kyomi O’Connor: Featured NAMW Member

Kyomi O’Connor: Featured NAMW Member

Kyomi O’Connor A Sky of Infinite Blue- A Japanese Immigrant’s Search for Home and Self For a year after Kyomi O’Connor lost her husband, Patrick, to metastatic melanoma in the brain, she was overcome with grief and at a loss for how to cope until she began...
Lyn Burr Brignoli – Featured NAMW Member

Lyn Burr Brignoli – Featured NAMW Member

Lyn Burr Brignoli Widen My Heart I was born in Boston into WASP privilege. But all was not “sweetness and light.” In my earliest memory, my mother was beating me, and I wished I were dead. If I died, she’d be sorry. Mumsie’s physical and emotional abuse...
Eve Sprunt – Featured NAMW Member

Eve Sprunt – Featured NAMW Member

Eve Sprunt Passionate Persistence Mother’s fame was a surprise to me. When I was a child, she was a frustrated, stay-at-home mother of five children. We were born within an eight-year time span from 1949 to 1957. After the birth of number three, Mother was too...
Featured NAMW Member – Michelle Gartner

Featured NAMW Member – Michelle Gartner

Michelle Gartner The Other Side of Letting Go The Other Side of Letting Go begins shortly after I turned fifty-one and joined the Peace Corps. The story opens with a walk through the Botswana desert and a search for a reliable internet connection. While walking...