I’m reflecting today on how lucky I am to be a part of the No, You Tell It! community. Ten years ago, Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons launched a unique storytelling series in which writers pen a true-life tale based on a prompt, then swap stories with another writer to read aloud in front of a live audience. The series has grown to present the work of more than 50 writers, and last month, Palm Circle Press published the No, You Tell It! 10-Year Anthology, which includes a personal story I wrote in 2012. The experience allowed me to make sense of a devastating live event and welcomed me into a close-knit cohort that became my first writing group and remains my most trusted literary audience.
I couldn’t be prouder to be in such smart, loving, wicked company. The Anthology is available on Amazon, in paperback and as an ebook.