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Laraine Herring's Books

Ghost Swamp Blues
Nothing is black or white in the murky town of Alderman, North Carolina, no matter how much the human and ghostly residents of the former Idyllic Grove Rice Plantation would like it to be. In 1949, fourteen-year-old Lillian Green witnesses the unthinkable. Her choice to remain silent about what she saw ripples into the swamps surrounding her family’s home, awakening the ghost of...
Lost Fathers
Commitment. Trust. Intimacy. Self-confidence. Independence. These are critical areas of personal development in the passage from adolescence to adulthood. However, this path toward self-identity can become particularly difficult for women to navitage when, as adolescents, they lose one of the most important relationships of their life: their relationship with their father. Written...
Writing Begins with the Breath
In this distinctive guide to the craft of writing, author Laraine Herring shows us how to tune into our bodies and connect with our emotions so that our writing becomes an expression of our full beings, rather than just an intellectual exercise. With warmth and wisdom, Herring offers a path to discovering "deep writing"—prose that is unique, expressive, and profoundly...