How to Pronounce “Alle”
Like the narrow road behind the hotel: alley.
What is About Childhood
About Childhood addresses questions writers, parents, and former children have about childhood: your own, your children’s, your parents; and the writing/publishing questions related to.
Where I Work
I am Associate Editor at The Vestal Review, which is the longest-running literary magazine IN THE WORLD dedicated solely to flash fiction. Until March of 2020, I was Senior Nonfiction Editor for jmww journal, Sad to have left, but I needed to focus on a novel.
Where I Publish
Favorite publications include literary magazines such as Dale Peck’s Evergreen Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Blue Lake Review, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Brevity (blog), Word Riot, Treehouse, The Best of Crack the Spine, jmww, The Citron Review, and Literary Mama; as well as journalism in Bust Magazine, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger (Contributing Writer).
“Wins” include: a Best of the Net nomination from Word Riot, First Place in The Richard Hugo House New Works competition, two “Notable Essay” designations in The 2018 Memoir Magazine’s #MeToo Essay Contest, two-time finalist in Creative Nonfiction Magazine’s Essay Contest; and semi-finalist in Boulevard’s 2020 Nonfiction Contest as well as Screencraft’s Cinematic Short Story Contest in 2017 and 2018.
I like to make videos in support of my pubications. Please see Read Alle.
Why “On Publishing”, or: Who Do You Think You Are, Missy?
Once a month for six years straight, I produced a financially accessible publishing seminars, bringing to Seattle agents and editors (mostly from NYC, but also from “The Coast”) who could give writers insight into publishing and contacts to help them do so.
In addition to producing the above (aka: The Richard Hugo House InPrint series), I teach; primarily at Hugo House, also at The University of Washington Extension and at area writing conferences. Past positions include an editorial/marketing internship at Seal Press, and marketing manager/assistant book buyer for the proudly independent Tree of Life Judaica& Books.
Why “Parent and Child”
I write about childhood. Everything I did or did not experience as a child manifests in everything that is or is not going on in my life today. It therefore manifests in the lives of my children.
Perhaps because my writing draws from a disgustingly detailed history of dysfunction, I receive a number of questions for which I do not have the formal training to offer clinical answers. I answer purely from personal experience, striving to bring the focus back to writing. The ideas underlying these posts are not mine. One and all, they are the result of the groundbreaking clinical work of Donna Bevan Lee and Pia Melody.
What does the “C.” stand for.
I’ll never tell. (Okay; it’s Cute. Because that’s what’s important.)