Tag Archives: memoir

Asking for Forgiveness: A Memoir #memoir #MondayBlogs

Yesterday would have been my father’s 96th birthday. He died in his sleep in November 1992.  The kind of death anyone would want.  At least at the end, someone (God?) cut him some slack.  You see, he hadn’t had an easy life.  Born in poverty.  Never finished high school.  Classified 4-F.  And he couldn’t hold […]
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WIP Blog Tour!

Many thanks to Luanne Castle at Writer Site for tagging me to participate in this special blog tour.  It comes at a good time for me because I’ve been wrestling working on my WIP, Clemency, A Novel.  Before you read my post (or after if you prefer), please do read Luanne’s post on her WIP:  […]
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MEMOIRS OF A DILETTANTE VOLUME TWO – COVER REVEAL!

My favorite dilettante has a new volume of “memoirs” coming soon.  Who cares if her stories are fact or fiction?  They are always decisively entertaining. Cover art by Hastywords COMING SPRING 2015 — official date TBA Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume Two is the second collection of reminiscences, following Helena Hann-Basquiat, a self-proclaimed dilettante who […]
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Love Letter To A Young Man In A Foreign Land: Short Memoir

The following “memoir” was published online elsewhere, only the website has since disappeared.  Thus, I resurrect my creative attempt at remembrance here.

A Different Kind of Book Review: Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume One by Helena Hann-Basquiat

Mary picked up the soft cover book from her pillow where it had been resting since Lucy left it there.  She opened the book so she could see the front and back cover, the red, black, and white colors making her eyes dance.  Red was her favorite color.  Black used to be the color of […]
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Happy Birthday to My Favorite Dilettante!

A little birdie (well, actually, a big birdie) told me that today is Helena Hann-Basquiat’s birthday!  And what better way to celebrate her birthday than by heading over to Amazon and picking up one or all of her recent publications: Memoirs of a Dilettante Volume One, available in both ebook and paperback.  I highly recommend […]
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Last Call at Casa de Hann-Basquiat

I consider myself quite adept at procrastination. I even belong to a procrastinating writer’s club (my rationalization knows no bounds). But when I heard that THE Helena Hann-Basquiat, my favorite dilettante, was publishing Volume 1 of her Memoirs of a Dilettante and that if I supported her Kickstarter project, I could get a specially SIGNED […]
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Helena Hann-Basquiat’s Memoirs of a Dilettante, Volume One – COVER REVEAL!

My most favorite dilettante, the delectable, delicious Helena Hann-Basquiat will soon be publishing her memoirs.  This post celebrates, nay, rejoices in the Cover Reveal of her upcoming book.  This is not hyperbole, for Helena is one of the wittiest writers I’ve had the pleasure of following.  Her imagination knows no bounds.  She can be the […]
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A Call for Submissions: Reblogged from The HeSo Project

An opportunity for anyone with a true story to tell: Mini Memoir Mondays at The HeSo Project.

A Room of His Own: A True Story of One Cat

Read the true story of living with a cat who never met a surface he didn’t want to spray.