Purple Bearded Irises — Close Up and (Very) Personal

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I think of irises as a common, garden-variety flower. You see them growing everywhere. Our own back yard has had dozens of … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Memoiring in the Mountains with the Bestselling Jasmin Darznik

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I first met Jasmin Darznik back in 2006, and right away she presented a problem. We were in the same nonfiction workshop – it … [Read more...]

Why I Can’t Write My Memoir — Not the Part About My Mom Anyway

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, May 4, 2010 Well, last week I missed my Friday night 11:59 p.m. deadline for posting on this blog. The reason: My … [Read more...]