My memoir, A Leg to Stand On, an Amputee's Walk into Motherhood, was published by She Writes Press in 2014. Here are what people are saying about A Leg to Stand On.
Below are a collection of anthologies - books filled with essays written about a common theme - of which I am a contributor.
Beyond Belief, the Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religion, chosen as one of the 50 notable nonfiction books of 2013 by The Washington Post, addresses what happens when women of extreme religions decide to walk away. Editors Susan Tive (a former Orthodox Jew) and Cami Ostman (a de-converted fundamentalist born-again Christian) have compiled a collection of powerful personal stories written by women of varying ages, races, and religious backgrounds who share one commonality: they’ve all experienced and rejected extreme religions.
Dancing at the Shame Prom, Sharing the Stories That Kept Us Small, edited by Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter is full of stories that talk about the dark, forbidden, scary feelings that keep us from fully living our lives. In my essay, Residual Shame, I share my feelings of shame about being disabled.
Here's what people are saying:
In He Said What?, Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed, edited by Victoria Zackheim, 25 gifted women writers share profoundly personal moments in which a man in their life said something—good or bad—that changed them irrevocably. Editor Victoria Zackheim gathers together an eclectic group of essays—some heartbreaking, others hilarious—that demonstrate the incredible power that words have to influence our lives. I share my essay, Brotherly Love, penned using my husband's surname, Colleen Robinson, that tells the story of when my brother told me he has AIDS.
In May of 2010, The Spirit of a Woman, Stories to Empower and Inspire, edited by Terry Laslzo-Gopadze, was released to high endorsements for its authentic, engaging and universal stories. My story, No Apologies Necessary, shares the story of meeting the man who hit me with his car, causing the loss of my leg, and our reconciliation.
Reviews for The Spirit of a Woman: