For Readers of JoyRide, We’re Giving Away Copies, Respond by April 30th.

If you've read JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness, share about your reading experience on Amazon.com or Goodreads.com to be entered in a drawing for gift copies of JoyRide. Vern and I are grateful for the dozens of readers who have already shared about their reading experience with us. The feedback has inspired us to continue reaching … Continue reading For Readers of JoyRide, We’re Giving Away Copies, Respond by April 30th.

Catastrophic Parenting: Daddy Shopping & Auntie Mame’s House

Pamela Koefoed’s irresponsible mother Joy Curran had her own ideas about parenting. Children should be allowed to go to bars with their parents, they can be left alone at home for weeks, they should be spoken to as adults, and they should always have good manners. Joy was a charismatic, free-spirited, single parent whose unconventional … Continue reading Catastrophic Parenting: Daddy Shopping & Auntie Mame’s House

The Greatest Human Rights Tragedy

Today I was interviewed on KGAL in Albany, Oregon. April is National Child Abuse Awareness month and in honor of the occasion, I shared the awful truth about child maltreatment in the United States. The average number of abuse reports in our country is around three-million a year, involving six-million children. These figures are frightening … Continue reading The Greatest Human Rights Tragedy

A Writer’s Life

My publicist, Mr. Newman, is getting things in order for a radio tour to introduce my memoir, JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness to America--wow. I'm feeling a little mixed about it. I'm excited, but I'm also apprehensive. I suppose these kinds of feelings are normal. Looking forward to blogging my experiences from this new leg … Continue reading A Writer’s Life

Left-Handedness Gives Mrs. Browley Ulcers

“That’s not the correct hand,” she said from across the room. She could’ve been speaking to any one of the twenty-eight kids in my class. I knew how many kids there were because Mother had said that in my class of twenty-eight, another boy and I were the only students who wrote with our left … Continue reading Left-Handedness Gives Mrs. Browley Ulcers

On Focus Today, I speak about my harrowing childhood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDWTydg8dFw My story has always been mine, so it astonishes me when those who hear me tell it have an over-the-top shocked, amazed, or dumb-founded reaction. It's typical for people to stare with tear filled eyes and ask, "Are you real?" Followed by, "How come you're doing so well?" This video is from Focus Today … Continue reading On Focus Today, I speak about my harrowing childhood.

Introducing the New Memoir “JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness”

Director of child abuse advocacy agency, CASA, launches debut memoir. If you enjoyed The Glass Castle, you will love JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness. For additional information or to purchase, please visit http://www.joyridebook.com. Reviews from Amazon: This book caught my attention in the prologue and never let it go. Don't start reading if you don't … Continue reading Introducing the New Memoir “JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness”