As the author of four books and hundreds of shorter pieces, I have discovered that I keep coming back to moments of travel and cross-cultural encounter. The newest book, a memoir about my own “year of living dangerously,” is no exception. Running to the Fire (University of Iowa Press, 2015) chronicles what it was like to be part of a missionary family living in Ethiopia during a Marxist revolution, back when parliamentary leaders were getting executed and shop-front posters illustrated Uncle Sam being strangled by an Ethiopian soldier. If you want to order, just hit the book cover below:
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Currently, I am the Director of Creative Writing at Waldorf University, and I teach annually at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival. I love to visit colleges, libraries, and book clubs as a guest author. To schedule a visit, feel free to send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 14-19, 2019: Week-long workshop at Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Iowa City. Title: Formed by Family–Writing about Family Relationships.
July 20-21, 2019: Weekend workshop at Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Iowa City. Title: Writing Inventive (Not Just Creative) Nonfiction.