Ashley Hope Pérez

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in The United States
March 05




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August 2008


When I’m not reading, writing, or teaching, I hang out with my husband Arnulfo and our two boys, Liam Miguel and Ethan Andrés. In the scraps of time that remain, I also like to run (I did the Houston Marathon in 2007 and the Chicago Marathon in 2009), bake (but let’s don’t revive the “Cookie Girl” nickname, please), watch movies, work in my garden, and destroy my mom in long-distance games of Scrabble.

What Creative Recovery Looks Like

You know the scenario. A writing project you care about gets derailed by family drama, work woes, a relapse of depression, a rough election, or some other configuration of challenges that life throws at you.

And suddenly you lose your connection with your project. You’re not working, and you feel shame for not working, and the shame of not working makes it harder to work. How do you get back in?


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Published on January 27, 2017 01:55
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message 1: by Jodie

Jodie Thank you for the add Ashley and reading my review.
Will be looking out for your book in 2012, so glad to hear your writing another
Jodie =)

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