“My book is called SPINELESS, and I named it that because itâ€™s about jellyfish, and jellyfish are indeed, spineless. And itâ€™s that very spinelessness thatâ€™s given them the ability to proliferate in todayâ€™s oceans. But itâ€™s not just about jellyfish, itâ€™s also about me growing my spine as a writer, a middle-aged woman, in a land-locked Austin, Texas.”
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“I wrote this book, An American Family, to tell the story of my familyâ€™s immigration to the United States. But behind all this, the American values that inspired me to decide to come to the United States and then make it a home.”
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“I had been working in the single-mom space through my blog and podcast, and speaking and media engagements, for more than five years. I was raised by a single mom, I became a single mom, and I had a lot of initial shame around being a single mom. And, you know what? It happens to suit me really well. And I found myself relaxing into this time that Iâ€™m in and finding all these womenâ€”thereâ€™s ten million single moms in our country, millions worldwide, and these women have nothing to be ashamed about. Iâ€™m meeting incredible women every day that are doing incredible thingsâ€”in business, in their communities, with their familiesâ€”and I wanted to reach out to them. And I wanted to inspire the women that arenâ€™t quite there yet.”
Learn more aboutÂ The Kickass Single Mom.Â
“My book is about how I learned to be a leader and how I built my company. I wrote it because when I started I would spend every Friday night in the bookstore, reading about CEOs and successful organizations, so that I could learn from them. And I found wonderful stories and amazing stories of success, but I always left wondering how they did it.”
Learn more aboutÂ Permission to Screw Up.
“My book is about life in the Texas border country. It follows my familyâ€™s migration into Texas from Missouri in the 1850s. But in a larger sense, itâ€™s about the migration of different peoples, through a distinctly unwelcoming landscape over the last 14,000 years.”
Learn more about Texas Blood.