E.D. Montaigne is an award-winning writer and author of memoir, fiction, and narrative nonfiction. There is often a cat on her lap, sometimes a dog or three at her feet, and most likely a cup of no-longer hot tea on the table while she writes.
"I learned that companionship is often quiet, that love and loyalty, kindness and reliability, are an unfathomable gift."
Learning the Language of Love
from Two Littermates who Share One Brain
What I do
As a writer, I explore the story found in time and memory, and the beauty found in meaning. It is then that the foibles and fragility that become our common life experience come clearly into view.
It's sometimes hard to stop laughing... and crying.
But taken together, those are a sign that Wisdom has just arrived at the door...
Time for another cup of tea and cookies!
Memoir As Journey
I like to tell stories.
I always have.
I like to roll around in the dirt with them, smell the earth, hear once again the calls of crows overhead (or are they ravens? It's always the same question), and visit again a time and place and moment when a life changed. It may have changed for me, or for someone I loved, or for someone I just met. It was a blink of an eye when suddenly everything was new and would be remembered,
but as a likely a moment that would never again be lived in just that way.
That moment remembered is where
story begins its journey....