Monthly Archives: March 2016

Non-Fiction Writing: Lessons from Erik Larson

I struggle with bridging the gap between writing dry informational biography and creating captivating non-fiction when writing about my ancestors.  I don’t want to add creative flourish if it is not completely accurate and based on some historical evidence.  There … Continue reading

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Mom – Diana (Dee) Lee Cork Kemp Turner Joy Sybrandt (1943-2011)

In honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to remember my Mother on what would have been her 73rd birthday. Ours was a complicated relationship; while we always shared a love for one another, sometimes we had a difficult time … Continue reading

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