Put your words out in the world

Put your words out in the world

a transparent cassette tape with a tiny blue flower tucked inside

re«mind: an online memoir workshop

for women with stories to tell who are itchin’ to write

Do you remember making mixed tapes?

Remember how we’d pick a band or a theme or a mood and assemble bits of music from our collection of cassette tapes, albums, and maybe even the radio, to compose our singular masterpiece?

Well, writing your memoir can be just. like. that.


cover of book, which has a huge four-leaf clover on it

what I told my Friends after that motherf*cker left me

Five years ago, my husband walked out with zero warning. Here’s the short version—

He left, I cried, I … thrived!

Yup, it was the worst and the best thing that ever happened to me, and I told my Facebook Friends alllllll about it.

Now I’m gathering those posts into a book, so you can read all about it, too.


I’ve already recommended Crys’ book to a friend whose husband recently left her out of the blue. I can think of no better way to give her hope that there’s light at the end of the tunnel than Crys’ experience and the way she writes about it. ~Deborah G.


reading for writers

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  • the middle bit
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