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About Alle

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

Formerly, I was Associate Editor at The Vestal Review, and also Senior Nonfiction Editor for jmww journal, Sad to have left both, but I need to focus on a novel.

Where I Publish

Favorite publications include literary magazines such as Dale Peck’s Evergreen ReviewTupelo Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Another Chicago Magazine, Brevity (blog), Blue Lake Review, Word Riot, and Literary Mama; as well as having journalism in Bust Magazine, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger (Contributing Writer).

“Wins” include: Finalist in the 2020 Lascaux Prize for Flash Fiction; a Best of the Net nomination from Word Riot; First Place in The Richard Hugo House New Works competition; and finalist or semi-finalist in the contests of: Boulevard, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Memoir Magazine, and Screencraft’s Cinematic Short Story Contest.

I like to make videos in support of my pubications. Please see Videos.

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.)

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