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Marked by Fire

Fans of The History of My Body often ask, "Where did the title come from?" Typically, I respond with an abbreviated version of the dream that led to the novel's name. Now you can read the whole story in a chapter of what promises to be an extraordinary anthology of Jungian memoirs edited by Patricia Damery and Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, soon to be released by Fisher King Press.  I can't wait to read the other chapters and feel deeply honored to be included in such distinguished company! So here's a little teaser to whet your appetite; you can pre-order via the link below. 

Marked By Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way
Edited by Patricia Damery and Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
“This life is the way, the long sought after way to the unfathomable which we call divine” —The Red Book
Marked by Fire: Stories of the Jungian Way is a soulful collection of essays that 
illuminate the inner life. Have a look at this formidable list of Jungian Authors and the titles to their essays.
When Soul appea…

The Kids Are Alright…or Are They? How Child Protagonists of Adult Fiction Blow Our Minds and Break Our Hearts

Birthday party favors, first snowflakes, first kisses. Learning how to pitch a ball, toast a marshmallow, ride a bike.

As much as we wax nostalgic about our wonder years, let’s face it: most of us didn’t have it that easy. The early joy of discovery and untamed enthusiasm sits right alongside the precariousness of being dependent on far-from-perfect grownups in a far-from-ideal world. The very same openness that can prompt million-watt smiles makes kids particularly vulnerable to cruelty, confusion, loneliness, and powerlessness (or what the young protagonist of my novel The History of My Body calls “the void”).
Which is where the catharsis of fiction written for adults with child protagonists comes in - offering us a chance to revisit our early years with imagination and wisdom and see the world and our own lives with new eyes.
Whether the heroes and heroines of these books are precocious or tentative, suicidal or resourceful, disconnected or endearing, each of them bumbles along as w…