I write and don’t necessarily go out of our way to help other writers, but there are those like Susan Henderson who writes novels, short stories for journals, NPR AND manages to run Litpark.com, a literary blog site where she shines the light on other writers and editorial cartoonists. (Litpark.com receives tens of thousands of hits a month.) She is what I would like to be if I didn’t enjoy sleeping. Oh, and did I forgot to say she is wife and mother of two beautiful children--boys.
(I have created my own website, and have spent a lot of time blogging and adding visuals to my posts, so I know just how much work it takes to put something up on the web. A particular post in Redroom may take me up to 3 hours to set up the visuals. On a good day, it takes me 2 hours.)
Each month, Susan Henderson’s Litpark.com features a writer, I am lucky enough to be the It Girl this February. Susan's first question of our interview:
When did you know you were an artist/writer? And talk to me about how you knew—a joy in creating, rebelling against something, a need to tell an important story, …?
In 1986 I left Los Angeles, where I’d been studying art, because of a lover turned violent. He followed me to my childhood home in Carmel where I had taken refuge. This monster broke into my parents’ house and stole just about everything meaningful to us—my father’s five hundred, original poems, written in his own calligraphy, photographs galore, paintings, letters, yearbooks. All our clothes, too.
The police bungled the initial investigation . . . please click here and read on.
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