Sunday, November 19, 2017

Upcoming Writing Prompts Book

July 26, 2011 by Jane Ross  
Filed under Blog, Books, Recent Projects

Writing prompts are the hooks we hang our story on as we search our memories for the events, emotions and relationships that make up our past.

A good writing prompt evokes our past by activating memories, first of smells, sounds, sights, and emotions. Once those memories start to stir in our consciousness, the prompt should guide [...]

A Jewish Girlhood in Berlin

In the faded inky German handwriting in a 1940s school notebook, the editors of this memoir discovered a gem just waiting to be released from its dusty confines. This translation of the memoir of  Jenny Barth Bornstein tells of her childhood growing up in Berlin in the 1860s and 70s at the height of the [...]

Brown Babies, Pink Parents

A practical guide for Caucasian parents who are raising Black children.  Author Amy Ford is the adoptive mother of three African American daughters, with first-hand experience of the challenges of transracial parenting. She addresses a multitude of concerns including basic skin and hair care, racial socialization, accepting white privilege, and ways to celebrate the diversity [...]

A Red Letter Day for Lita

January 14, 2010 by Jane Ross  
Filed under Blog, Books, Self publishing

December 30th, within days of Lita’s birthday, her family held a book-launch party to celebrate the release of her memoir, La Familia de los Santos.
And now, two weeks later the “family edition” of her book is officially published and available to all through print-on-demand company Lulu.com.
Austin author Lita de los Santos has been writing her [...]

An Enduring Legacy

January 1, 2010 by Jane Ross  
Filed under Blog, Books, Publishing, Self publishing

Perhaps you’ve thought about writing a memoir but wonder, What difference will it make in the grand scheme of things?
Just last month, I learned that my grandfather’s memoir, which I edited for him more than twenty years ago, lives on and is still being read. And I learned his book had brought comfort to a [...]

Going West: Cut-Paper Animation

December 15, 2009 by Jane Ross  
Filed under Blog, Books

The New Zealand Book Council claims “no books were injured in the making of this film.” This short cut-paper animation illustrates the opening of New Zealand writer Maurice Gee’s Going West.

La Familia de los Santos

The gripping memoir of a Latina family on a small farm in north Texas in the 1930s.
Lita de los Santos writes from first-hand knowledge of the Dust Bowl, the Depression, and Roosevelt’s farm programs and most especially from her wealth of personal memories of life as the fifteenth child of an Hispanic sharecropping family that [...]

Kitchen Table Stories

November 29, 2009 by Jane Ross  
Filed under Blog, Books, Books We've Worked On, Recent Projects

An anthology combined with a community cookbook, with food stories and related recipes from the women of Story Circle Network. In 2007, Jane Ross coordinated a team of 10 volunteer editors to edit the stories and recipes of their fellow Story Circle Network members to create a community cookbook that was an enjoyable read with [...]