Post #49 – Women’s Memoirs, Author Conversations – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler
Recently, Matilda and I were invited to participate in the Women on Writing (WOW) Blog Book Tour for award-winning author Diana M. Raab. Diana has just published her eighth book, entitled Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey (Loving Healing Press, 2010). She is a woman of many creative talents–nonfiction writer, published poet, award-winning memoirist and dedicated journaler. Diana’s also a Registered Nurse; a combination that makes for a medical and self-help writer with a penchant for helping others.
Memoir Author of Distinction and Inspiration
Diana teaches creative journaling and memoir through the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program, she conducts workshops on writing for healing across the country, and she’s an inspiring speaker. This last is due, in part, to the fact that she is a cancer survivor. Not once but twice. Diana speaks on the subject of writing for healing with deep passion and from experience.
Our contribution to the WOW blog book tour begins today. Originally we had agreed to a phone interview, guest blog with writing tip and a book review, but during our conversation Matilda happened upon a question that started Diana off on her list of 10 Tips on Writing for Healing. We all agreed that the information was important enough to be highlighted in a separate video.
The video below captures that excerpt from our conversation. The full interview will appear here next Monday.
Win A Copy of Diana’s Memoir
Diana and WOW have generously offered us a free copy of her memoir, Healing With Words, which Matilda and I have decided to make available to one of our readers. To have a chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment…today, tomorrow when we run Diana’s guest blog, Wednesday when the memoir book review appears, or next Monday when we run the full interview. Inspire us with your comments…something insightful or informative or maybe you’ll decide to wow us with the number of comments you decide to leave. Be creative…we’ll be reading.