Books I Live By

  • Fruitflesh by Gayle Brandeis
  • Soul Between The Lines by Dorothy Randall Gray
  • Why We Write About Ourselves Edited by Meredith Maran
  • The Magic of Memoir Edited by Linda Joy Myers, PhD and Brooke Warner
  • Light The Dark/ Writers on Creativity, Inspiration and the Artistic Process Edited by Joe Fassler
  • Handling The Truth/ On the Writing of Memoir by Beth Kephart
  • Writing from the Inside Out by Dennis Palumbo
  • Steering the Craft A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Writing Hard Stories Edited by Melanie Brooks
  • The Art Of The Personal Essay Edited by Phillip Lopate
  • The Memoir Project by Marion Roach Smith
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
  • The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brené Brown
  • The Power Of Vulnerability by Brené Brown
  • Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway
  • Three Steps On The Ladder Of Writing by Hélène Cixous
  • Story Genius by Lisa Cron
  • Wired For Story by Lisa Cron
  • The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
  • Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  • Finding What You Didn’t Lose by John Fox
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  • The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative by Vivian Gornick
  • Art on My Mind by bell hooks
  • The Art Of Memoir by Mary Karr
  • The Writer’s Book Of Hope: Getting from Frustration To Publication by Ralph Keyes
  • Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
  • Mystery and Manners by Flannery O’Connor
  • Art and Fear by Ted Orland and David Bayles
  • Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Techniques Of Fiction Writing by Leon Surmelian
  • The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
  • If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland