LuckAs the lead writer for this collection, I had the privilege of working with a wide array of phenomenal authors who graciously shared their take on that thing we so long for. Luck is a compendium of essays, interview, poems, memoir, fiction, recipes, art and anecdotes from across the United States and around the world.

LUCK is a serendipitous feast for the eyes, the intellect, and especially the imagination-prepare to be inspired!”

— Lee Smith, author of Mrs. Darcy Meets the Blue-Eyed Stranger


I was honored to be a part of Lenoir-Rhyne University’s anthology What Writers Do celebrating their Visiting Writers Series. My interview with Mitchell Gold (co-founder of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, who also founded Faith in America, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about religion-based bigotry) is called “Nice People Have No Idea.” Gold is the editor of CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social and Religious Trauma of Growing up Gay in America and was one of the featured writers for LRU’s 2009-2010 season.

What Writers Do is a fascinating account of what goes on in the minds of an astonishing array of storytellers across the literary spectrum. No library is complete without it. Its unique format brings writers into your home like few other publications can. (Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series gets an A plus from this writer. They make writers feel like rock stars!)

— David Baldacci, Best selling novelist, author of  Absolute Power and One Summer.


I Am Subject Stories, edited by Diane DeBella

includes “Escaping Eden” by Avery Caswell

Diane DeBella and Anora McGaha, founder of Women Writers, Women’s Books, realized that women often lose their sense of self to external roles, expectations, and objectifications. “Many times, we don’t even realize that we are no longer the subject of our own lives. Yet, if we begin to strip away all of the external layers—those that define us by the roles we play—what would be left? Who would we be? We invited women to share their own powerful moments of claiming or reclaiming themselves as subjects of their own lives.”

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