Joy Comes in the Morning: Writing through Darkness at the Julian Center for Domestic Violence is based on a memoir writing workshop I led for the Indiana Writers Center. I worked with a group of women living at the shelter, teaching them to write and develop their personal stories. This book is a collection of their writings, and includes poems, and memoir writing inspired by their journeys. Selected essays are published in both Spanish and English.
Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers features seventy-eight notable Indiana poets, fiction writers and essayists, including Marianne Boruch, Jared Carter, Mari Evans, Karen Joy Fowler, Helen Frost, John Green, Philip Gulley, Patricia Henley, Susan Neville, Scott Russell Sanders, and Dan Wakefield. The most experienced writers here are in their nineties, the youngest in their twenties. Some are best-selling authors, some widely known in literary circles, some just beginning. Many were born and raised in Indiana, others found their way here and stayed.