If you sign up for my newsletter, you will receive an essay titled “Fredericksburg,” which won first place in the 2012 Kay Snow Writing Awards with Willamette Writers. In it I poke gentle fun at my late father-in-law. I also take a passing swipe at my own family.
My remembrance is written with great affection for those now gone, and I appreciate my families, both biological and by marriage, for allowing our shared memories to be made public.
Quirks from various family members show up in fictional characters throughout my writing. I’m afraid it’s an occupational hazard for those who share their lives with authors.