Category Archives: Show Us Your Roots Guest Posts

The Courage to Call Myself a Writer: Stevie Huscroft

            Stevie, short for Stephanie, is a self-proclaimed coffee addict, wife, and mother to three fur babies that have taken over her heart and home.  A lover of words and yoga, she blogs at Joy … Continue reading

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Sea of Solitary : Michael Lombardi

              In his own words, Michael Lombardi says: When I’m not defending the streets of Gotham under cover of night, I’m a stay-at-home dad to two dogs and one human. I’m in my early … Continue reading

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Planting the Writing Seeds : Kim Ulmanis

***I must preface this by saying I’m a terrible person. I’d promised Kim I’d publish her piece a week ago, but I was out of town and I completely spaced. Fortunately, Kim is a doll and very understanding. Nevermind the … Continue reading

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Angela Youngblood : Crossing The Line

I’m thrilled to start my “Show Me Your Writer Roots” series up again with the amazing Angela Youngblood, whom I met in real life at BlissDom in Dallas earlier this year. We shared some delicious skinny margaritas over dinner the … Continue reading

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Show Me Your Writer Roots : Casey B.

    From a very young age, even though I then lacked the spiritual understanding to articulate it, I knew that my creative soul was that of a writer. I revelled in the joy of creating worlds with words and … Continue reading

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Roots by Lisa Allen

Roots. I never gave them much thought until last summer, when I took my two youngest to our postage-stamp-sized backyard, determined to see dirt instead of the overgrown mess of vine and leaves and weeds and whatever else had taken … Continue reading

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Samantha Brinn Merel : My Writer Roots Are in My Reader’s Soul

When I was home for Thanksgiving last November, I found my old journals. Seven of them, filled from cover to cover, documenting my comings and goings from sixth grade all the way through my junior year of college. I was … Continue reading

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Finding My Voice : Brook Easton

The first piece I ever wrote was in high school. It was a short children’s story about Chester the Chipmunk and his perilous journey from a pine tree to a Christmas tree. As reenacted years later in National Lampoon’s Christmas … Continue reading

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Jessie Powell: The Way the Keys Sound on Paper

When I was ten, I had a stroke of luck that represented the first real growth of writer roots for me. My grandparents gave me the manual typewriter I played with at their house. It was a Remington Rand, with … Continue reading

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Me Too.

          Kimberly Speranza writes Sperk*, a fearless examination of life with two adolescent daughters.  She is a stay-at-home mom, divorced, in a relationship, and has a gift for procrastination.  She has been blogging since 2011 and … Continue reading

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