My essay Drywall in the Time of Grief won the top prize in non-fiction at the Surrey International Writers Conference in Surrey, B.C. in October 2006. The essay is about dealing with grief after the sudden loss of my husband. A friend taught me how to do drywall in my aging, lonely house. It changed my life.
The orginal book, Cup of Comfort, was published in 2001. It was reissued with three new stories in 2007. I was invited to submit. I chose Drywall In The of Grief.