How Was I Supposed to Know? A Memoir
WINNER of the Adirondack Writing Center’s Annual Literary Award, Best Memoir, 2012
Have you ever…
…felt as if you never really got over your childhood?
…looked at your life choices and asked, “What was I thinking?”
…wondered if you would have made the same choices if you then what you know now?
…had trouble establishing and maintaining healthy relationships?
…been told that you are “too sensitive,” “the problem,” or “an alcoholic?”
…been curious about how people who aren’t fictional face their fears?
…wished you fretted less and laughed more when life throws you a curve ball?
And it always does, doesn’t it?
Well, then, this book is for you!
In her former life as a sociology professor, Lorna published many academic and research papers. Creative writing is a new path taken since her premature disability retirement in 2006 due to Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome.
How Was I Supposed to Know? was awarded Best Memoir, 2012 by the Adirondack Writing Center in their annual Literary Award Contest. In 2010, she was a finalist in the Memoir genre of the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Contest with her short story, “Monkey Business.” This memoir is her first book-length publication. Somewhere in her mom’s closet is a single edition of original poems about a frog, a ghost, and a kitten. The booklet was illustrated by Lisa (her younger sister) and compiled for her mother’s birthday when Lorna was about seven years old. In case anyone is searching for it, the cover was made from green construction paper.
Lorna currently lives with the man of her dreams and the dog of her dreams in the home of her dreams: a cozy, finished, and decidedly unbroken home. She keeps herself busy writing, quilting, walking, and blogging. Oh, and she has been sober for over thirty years.
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