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Book Review: Kilmoon by Lisa Alber---and a Giveaway!

A County Clare Mystery
Lisa Alber
Muskrat Press, March 2014
ISBN 9780989544603
Trade Paperback

From the publisher—

Kilmoon is a gripping mystery set in an Irish village famous for its matchmaking festival. 511 more words

Full Reviews

Possession Obsession



We didn’t hug or kiss in my family. Nobody ever said, “I love you.” On the last day of her life, my mother whispered, “All I ever wanted was for you to be happy.” Guess that’s as close as she could come to expressing affection. 666 more words


What I need, what we all need

See me

Hug me

Hold me

Save me

Protect me

Comfort me

Understand me

Listen to me

Stand by me

Walk with me

Accept me


The pressure is on... setting boundaries with my mom

It’s been a month and a half since my last therapy session with my mom that ended a serious spiral of self-hatred.  I haven’t seen her since.  1,407 more words


who do you think you are?

You put on your smile
You work the crowd
You’ve perfected your tone
Your lines well rehearsed

You’ve mastered your story to flatter you most… 153 more words

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Planting my garden

I’ve lived in the desert my whole life, at least that was what it felt like living with my mom.  Always craving nurturing, wanting to feel connected and supported.  549 more words


Family dysfunction and substance abuse

We are not winning the war on drugs and the average age that a person first experiences alcohol keeps dropping. I am not okay with this. 110 more words

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