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The fastest and easiest way to get DRYLAND is by ordering it on Amazon. DRYLAND is available in print, audio and Kindle formats. Here’s the back cover text summarizing the story: For swimming champion Nancy Stearns Bercaw, the pool was a natural habitat. But on land, she could never shake the feeling of being a fish…

On Drinking, Writing & Living Overseas

I recently had the wonderful experience of being interviewed by the prolific poetess and daring promptress (as in lighting a fire under writers) known as Jena Schwartz.  Jena asked me some of the hardest questions I’ve ever been asked — prompting some of my most honest answers ever about writing, drinking and traveling.  Thank you, Jena, for this great opportunity to connect with you…

For Munzatsi, with love

Thirty years ago, I left my post as a Peace Corps Volunteer at Munzatsi Secondary School in Maragoli, Kenya. I didn’t think I’d ever look back, let alone go back. As a young American woman and new teacher in rural Africa, I struggled with being far, far away from what I knew about life. I was fresh…