Monday, November 8, 2010

Ruth Pennebaker Drops By Today

It's the beginning of a new week and a busy one it's going to be. But that is ok because busy is Good, right?

Fits, Starts and Matters of the Heart is now available on, as well as and It is also on the Barnes and Noble site. Now, if we could just get it listed on Chapters/Indigo, I'd really be happy.

Anyway, enough about that. Today, Ruth Pennebaker drops by with her bit about her essay and essay writing. Without further ado, here she is:

I've been writing essays for more than 30 years.  The first, which was about interviewing for jobs as a lawyer, was originally published in Juris Doctor magazine in 1977, then reprinted in the Washington Post in 1979.

I was very happy to be included in this collection along with so many fine writers.  The essay, which originally appeared on my blog,, is about the later stages of parenting, when you're learning (over and over again) how to let go.  My husband and I were visiting our daughter, who's in her twenties, in California and we were saying good-bye once again.

I've had essays published in other venues, including The New York Times magazine, Washington Post, Redbook, Parents and McCall's.  But the essay market isn't nearly as large as it used to be, unfortunately.

Like many writers, I find my ideas in very daily events.  When you start to look, ideas are everywhere.

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