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March 19, 2024 45 mins
"Embracing the reckless part of me, saying 'yes' to what resonates deeply despite insecurities, has been a pivotal part of my journey. It's about integrating every piece of life into a narrative that compels not just me, but also my characters to move forward." - Gail Marlene Schwartz About Gail Marlene Schwartz Gail Marlene Schwartz is a writer living in Montpelier, Vermont. She is the author of four books and is co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays about queer moms parenting sons. A writer who seeks and often finds humor, beauty, and meaning in the mundane, Gail writes about parenthood, identity, love, childhood, immigration, social change, health and illness, breaches and repairs, and food (always, food). She joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her life and latest novel, Falling Through the Night. Key Topics Early Beginnings in Writing: Gail shares a captivating story about how her journey in writing began at a very young age, using writing as a means of communication during counseling sessions. Passion for Storytelling: Her lifelong passion for storytelling, from childhood projects to her professional work, showcases her dedication to the craft. Navigating Life's Challenges: Gail discusses overcoming various personal and professional challenges, highlighting resilience and adaptability. Queer Motherhood and Mental Health: She delves into themes of queer motherhood and mental health, providing insights into her writing focus and the importance of these topics in today's society. Creative Process and Inspiration: Gail offers a glimpse into her creative process, including how her experiences shape her characters and stories. Advice for Aspiring Writers: Gail provides valuable advice for aspiring writers, emphasizing persistence, community involvement, and the joys of the writing journey. Buy Falling Through the Night Amazon: https://amzn.to/49gOzLS Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9781772584868 Connect with Gail Website: http://gailmarleneschwartz.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/gail_m_schwartz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gailmarleneschwartzauthor/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GailMarleneSchwartzauthor Connect with Mike Website: https://uncorkingastory.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@uncorkingastory Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irisyamashita/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@uncorkingastory Twitter: https://twitter.com/uncorkingastory Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uncorkingastory If you like this episode, please share it with a friend. If you have not done so already, please rate and review Uncorking a Story on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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