Write Letters With Me!

Do you have a couple of minutes to watch a video? I’d love to share why I’m writing a letter a day for the month of March. I share about how I received a stack of thank you letters from seventh grade students who I spoke to recently on memoir writing. The kids were awesome…

You’re invited!

I’m really excited about this reading with Erin Brown! I hope to see you there. ­čÖé Love, Molly PS – I had a new essay recently published on The Manifest-Station if you’d like to check in out.      

Be that face!

I wanted to share some of the faces that have looked back at me when I asked if I could take their picture. They are a ┬áreminder to me to show up and be engaged in the lives of others. I mean, look at these seventh graders I spoke to about writing memoir – don’t…

Getting Better

I’ve been sick with what I suppose is the flu. The kind of sick where I haven’t felt like drinking coffee, even first thing in the morning. The kind of sick where the weight of the knife in my hand to cut my chicken seems too heavy. I’ve lost a couple a couple of days…

My Top Ten Tips For Memoir Writing

I love the teaching I’ve been doing, particularly on the memoir. I’ve gathered my top tips on writing your story and recommend the practice for everyone, even if you aren’t certain you will share it with anyone. Have you ever been tempted to write down parts of your life? If so, these might help you…

Checking coat pockets

When I was a little girl I thought I would be a ballet dancer for a job. Apparently, you could get money to go to class and perform and that seemed like heaven. When I decided at age fourteen not to move away from my family to Kansas City to study dance full-time there, I…

Everything

“I want everything,” I found myself saying to the friendly Delta flight attendant. Because I can fly standby for free (thanks to the perk of having my stepdaughter Lauren as a Delta employee), I often find myself sitting up front on the plane. One thing about me is that I am ridiculously motivated by free…

Serendipity

We thought we had it all finally worked out – we would rent a car when we arrived in Washington DC and drive to New York City for the show. But that was before we had to get off of the airplane TWICE before it was concluded that new aircraft was needed from our departure…

Something I can do and a recipe.

At the risk of bragging, something I can do is make a cookie. As a pastry chef I whisked trays of chocolate chip cookies from the oven to pass to guests while they were still warm; I spread tuile batter paper-thin to shape in to cones for a crisp garnish; I developed a shortbread recipe…

Hello 2018

Like many of you, I like to use the New Year to evaluate last year and focus on the next one. I have been geeking out with my new planner but have also paused to reflect. 2017 saw the realization of a goal of publishing my memoir Float On, something I’ve been working on for…