Since Doña Quixote has had me locked up in dementia jail for many days during the past weeks, I did not have the wherewithal to do any writing. Fortunately, my granddaughter Aliya stood in for me by writing and illustrating this post. Aliya is 9, a great student, a voracious reader, a bodily-activity fanatic able […]
Featured photo: The RadioWest team, Elaine Clark, Kelsie Moore, Doug Fabrizio, Benjamin Bombard RadioWest and I go way back. In 2001, Doug Fabrizio interviewed me on his then brand-new “intelligent” show about my book of short stories that dealt with my family’s emigration from South Africa to Utah. Doug had thoroughly read my book (no, […]
AlzAuthors is a non-profit organization that promotes books written by people with dementia or their caretakers. It was started in 2015 by authors Marianne Sciucco, Jean Lee, and Vicki Tapia, each of them having taken care of parents with dementia and written a book about it. In time three more authors joined them and together they promoting […]
Here is a link to my interview with Deborah Kan on “being patient.” The show was podcast live. The link takes you to a transcription. The transcription page has the video link in it–just scroll down on “being patient’s” website.
Gerda is having a live talk with “Being Patient Alzheimer’s” TODAY April 23 at 7 p.m. EST/5 p.m. Mountain Time/4 p.m. PST on their Facebook page.
Log in via Facebook to access the call: Click here to find the interview on Facebook Live at the times listed below. If you have a life and cannot listen today at 7 p.m. EST/5 p.m. Mountain Time/4 p.m. PST, you can listen to it later as a podcast. I will send that link when it’s […]
I am going to play who/what/where/when/how to explain how this invitation to speak came about: Who: You already know it’s me presenting. Accompanied, as usual, by Doña Quixote. And of course Peter, without whom there would me much more Doña Quixote and far less me. What: In the two years since my book’s publication, I […]
Says Sissy Spacek, “I read a book called Memory’s Last Breath”—part of her research for Castle Rock’s “The Queen”
Last week, my editor at Hachette, Paul Whitlatch, sent me a note saying, “I just noticed that the actress Sissy Spacek mentioned the book (and calls you “brilliant”) in this New York Magazine piece!” To say I’m no movie buff is an overstatement, but even I have heard of Sissy Spacek! Given my deficient memory, […]
Memory’s Last Breath is a finalist in Utah’s 2018 15 Bytes Book Awards, Gerda reads at Sam Weller’s on October 18
For the past 6 years, 15 Bytes, “Utah’s Art Magazine,” has offered literary awards for adult fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The 15 Bytes Book Awards are the only statewide literary book award for professional, independently published books that appeared in the previous year. Three guest, Utah-based, judges were tasked with ranking nominations based on […]
While I am of course sad for RadioWest that their excellent work did not win, I think that Frontline’s entry, The Last Generation, presents a very necessary education on global warming and sea-level rising. Thanks so much, everybody, for your enthusiasm for and support of RadioWest’s entry, “Gerda.” About the winner, The Last Generation: “What is […]
Last week I received a delightful email from RadioWest’s magnificent producer, Elaine Clark: “While sitting in a Scottish bar in Paris, I got some amazing news! RadioWest is a finalist in a national award competition for our series and website about you.” As many of you know, RadioWest has been making a series of films […]