Always Becoming

Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio.  It’s Year Five in this sunny space for kindred spirits, and this is my 6th journal entry for our 2014 spiritual journal: Turning Within. To remind: posts will be brief, but introspective. I hope you are also keeping a journal. The external world can feel glittery and compelling; we are easily distracted. […]

Emotionally Harrowing

Welcome, Richard, to SunnyRoomStudio. It’s great to be talking with you about your forthcoming memoir: Shepherd. Looks like the reviews are strongly tipped in your favor; congratulations! One never knows how the written word will be received by the external world; it’s a great act of courage to publish a book. I especially liked this […]

Perishable Moments

Welcome, Katrina, to SunnyRoomStudio. What an honor to have you here! It’s great to share your guest post–your interests and books, your creative light–in this sunny space for kindred spirits. I especially liked how you explained memoir … how it captures a life, as lived, not … as perfectly figured out. We write in order […]

John Gunther

Books on My Shelf 2013 Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio.  This week, from my shelf, I selected Death Be Not Proud by journalist and father, John Gunther.  This famous memoir, considered to be a classic, covers the illness and death of his teenage son.  First published in 1949, Gunther writes: “My grief, I find, is not […]

Moments of Being

It is my pleasure to introduce author and friend, Shirley Showalter, as my as my 35th Studio Guest. Shirley recently published her memoir: Blush — A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. And she was also my guest last year.  I interviewed Shirley about her work-in-progress, and now you can read more about her book […]