Comments from the author about writing: I realized I enjoyed writing—and had a knack for it—when I was attending a community college in Texas. I took several English courses there and received the "English Student of the Year" award both years for my research papers. I enjoyed the process of researching an issue, formulating a thesis, and writing to persuade.
As I think about why I continue to write, three main reasons rise to the top: 1) To make sense of the world around me; 2) To spread my ideas and encourage social change; and 3) Because it's fun!
Now that I write nonfiction books, I enjoy thinking about key messages, how best to communicate these messages, and finding the best supporting materials. I am also excited to do some interviews for my next book project, something I haven't done much.
Writing is my life. It helps me process my experiences and allows me to communicate my ideas. I also love the challenge of tightening up a manuscript or a blog post after the "first shitty draft" (to quote Anne Lamott).
Finally, I love reading about the practices and rituals of other writers. I always learn something or at least feel encouraged to continue writing.
Book Types: Nonfiction
Audience Types: Adult
Genre: Memoir, Psychology
Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes
If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? I normally charge $250 if I have to prepare a presentation in advance. If there is minimal prep, I would charge $100 for an hour plus travel expenses. This is negotiable, especially for non-profits or other organization working toward a good cause or if the audience is very targeted.
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Author's Web site: http://tabitagreen.com
Books By This Author
- Her Lost Year: A Story of Hope and a Vision for Optimizing Children's Mental Health, Simply Enough Press, Decorah, Iowa, 2015.