Thirteen writers dive into the deep emotional waters of their lives to write their most personal, honest stories. In doing so they transform the grit of female experience into pearls of truth and beauty.
Guided by memoir coach and editor Kathleen Hamilton, the writers reveal the most intimate turning points in their lives, memories deeply charged with meaning, moments after which their lives were never the same.
The stories are diverse: we meet a PEI farm girl exploring her early intuitive knowings, a tattooed millennial struggling with PTSD, a mature academic rebounding from the betrayal of her marriage, and a bride whose wedding day is a triumph over a treacherous past.
In The Strength it Took to Ditch You, a woman reveals her years in an abusive same-sex relationship. High School Reunion is set in Unit 9, a psych ward in Charlottetown. In The Waiting Place, a young mother from western PEI explores the meaning of home.
About the author
Kathleen Hamilton mentors women to write their deeper truths for publication, performance, personal transformation and healing. She is the creator of A Deeper Truth memoir programs, where women are supported to find their unique voice and transform their memories into memoir. Kathleen is a former journalist and author of the memoir Sex After Baby: Why There is None published by Acorn Press. She is an accomplished actor and director and an award-winning poet, screenwriter and playwright. She is known for her hit stage comedy, Shameless Hussies, her memoir-on-stage Blonde Moments, and her acclaimed program SoloWorks in which she guides women to write and perform their own monologues on stage. Kathleen is currently writing a new memoir, High Flying Girl, and is mentoring women to write their true stories in her workshops and coaching programs. She can be contacted at kathleenhamiltonmemoir.com. Deep Water Pearls is her first anthology.
Other titles by Kathleen Hamilton
Sex after Baby: Why There Is None
O Canada Crosswords Book 7
50 Wonderful Weekend-size Crosswords
O Canada Crosswords Book 5
50 Fantastic Giant Weekend Crosswords
O Canada Crosswords Book 3
50 More Giant Weekend Crosswords
O Canada Crosswords Book 2
50 Giant Weekend-size Crosswords
O Canada Crosswords Book 1
115 Great Canadian Crosswords