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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 19, 2021

A powerful and sometimes uncomfortable interview with journalist, award-winning author and writing coach Marcia Meier about her newly-published memoir, Face.  At 5 years old Marcia was hit by a car on a crosswalk while riding her bicycle and dragged underneath for 200 yds. leaving her horribly disfigured and in indescribable pain.  Face: A Memoir chronicles her 20 surgeries and a childhood haunted by traumatic scars both physical and emotional.  Why did it take half a lifetime for Marcia to complete this book and how has she forgiven those who hurt her, or has she ?  Published by Saddle Road Press  marciameier.com plus resources including the Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Foundation cptsdfoundation.org and the Facebook group Beyond Childhood Trauma

Feb 12, 2021

Santa Fe award-winning author and playwright, Rosemary Zibart joins me to discuss her latest book, Beatrice on Her Own, the second in her Far and Away series for young people, the first being True Brit.   Both books are based on real accounts of World War II and tell the story of a young girl who flees London during the blitz to find safety with a stranger, a courageous pubic health nurse hosting her in far away Santa Fe.  Beatrice grows up fast in the land of enchantment and Rosemary does not shy away from the difficulties of life in the pueblos in the years before running water and antibiotics. Through Beatrice’s eyes and heart we learn truth about the Japanese Internment Camp as well as picture Santa Fe’s bustling plaza in the days of Zook’s Soda Fountain and grocery stores.  kinkajoupress.com   rosemaryzibart.com

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