How a Non-Writer Like Me Got Published
Oct20

How a Non-Writer Like Me Got Published

    Throughout the past year I’ve had several blogs posted onto WordServeWatercooler.com. This is a site where authors represented by WordServe Literary provide writing tips and encouragement to other writers. When first asked to contribute to this site, I was intimidated. Help! No, please no! Write for other writers? I’m not a writer! Grateful to my agent, however, and to WordServe, I felt I needed to do my...

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“A Very Fine House” Releases!
Sep27

“A Very Fine House” Releases!

Barbara Cofer Stoefen and her daughter, Annie, at the Barnes and Noble release of “A Very Fine House: A Mother’s Story of Love, Faith and Crystal Meth.” Annie is now 8 years clean and this is her mother’s story of how they BOTH recovered. There is hope. There is recovery....

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Meth in the Family
Jul31

Meth in the Family

                A great way to start the day. I had the wonderful opportunity this morning to share my story of hope. Local radio host, Lori Raab, interviewed me… and she asked great questions about meth, addiction, and enabling. We also talked about the marijuana measure that will be on Oregon’s ballot this fall. Please listen if you have a few minutes. Since the size of the...

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Book trailer, “A Very Fine House”
Jul29

Book trailer, “A Very Fine House”

“ALL writers grow increasingly more hypochondriacal as publication approaches,” so said the great Anne Lamott before the release of her last book. St. Anne, as some have dubbed her, may have been on to something. Not that I in any way compare to dear Anne, but her insight may explain the heart attack-like symptoms I experienced last night after posting my book trailer on Facebook for the first time. Wouldn’t it be sad and poetic...

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Book Countdown Begins
Jun23

Book Countdown Begins

                  Ninety-day countdown begins today for the release of A Very Fine House on September 23! I began writing FIVE years ago, and stopped and started about five times. I mean…what was I thinking that I could write a book? Me, the one whose high school senior English teacher told I’d never make it through college because I couldn’t write (can you hear a “neener-neener”?). All I’d...

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