Women at Ground Zero BookWomen at Ground Zero:
Stories of Courage and Compassion

Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest Book Awards

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Women Rescue Workers in New York City Still Struggling to Return to Everyday Lives

Women’s Voices

We recently returned from a week in New York City, where we spent considerable time with female police officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs who responded to the World Trade Center tragedy on 9/11/01. We’ve known these women for just over two years now, and while much of the nation seems to have moved on, these rescue workers are still struggling to recover from the physical and psychological impact of that event… MORE

Women at Ground Zero: Ten Years Later


Mary Carouba and I are native Californians, and that’s where we were the day terrorists forced two commercial airliners into Manhattan’s World Trade Center towers. Never could we have imagined how much our lives would change…MORE



First place award, Tiny Lights Journal of Personal Narrative

The braces on my teeth were the reason my parents said no to girls’ summer softball. Never mind that there wasn’t much else to do in our rural valley town while the sun was busy killing off all the grass… MORE

A Boy in the Sea

First place award, Tiny Lights Journal of Personal Narrative

We stand around outside the firehouse during our morning break, with hot coffee in paper cups. There are twenty-eight of us here today–emergency medical technicians with local ambulance companies, two EMTs from the Coast Guard, another who works at a professional raceway… MORE

Strange Places

The Sun Magazine

The Picture of Me

The Dickens Literary Magazine

Baby Goats

The Dickens Literary Magazine

Writing Myself into Being

Sinister Wisdom