Laurie Easter’s Spotlight Shines My Way

When writer Laurie Easter told me that she’d started a weekly highlight-and-review series featuring writers she knows, that she focuses on a particular essay each time, and that she’d like me and my list essay to stand under her spotlight for an upcoming Sunday, I thought:

  1. Yes.
  2. By highlighting fellow writers’ lives, processes, and finished work, Laurie models how the literary community can be a league of cooperation.
  3. Answering questions about how/why I wrote a particular essay, when much of my time is devoted to the needs and tomfoolery of three boys three and under, is sincerely a pleasure.
  4. Laurie’s a super person, and a selfless one too.
  5. What an honor to be included.

Thank you, Laurie, for taking the time to read and respond to “Listing to Love” and for offering me a parcel of your lush online land! I’m proud to be part of The Sunday Spotlight.