The Year of the Memoir

As an adoptee I've often speculated about which of my characteristics and personality traits are the result of the gene pool I came from as opposed to the environment I grew up in. Is the reason I've never enjoyed large gatherings and parties because people in my tribe are naturally quiet and enjoy solitude? Is

Fall Update

There's no longer any denying it: today is the first day of autumn and summer is over. With the passing of summer my thoughts turn from gardening and other summer pleasures back to writing projects. I regret that writing has taken a backseat in my life for the past few months. I don't regret the

Heart to Heart

A  woman came into my office today clutching a copy of Two Hearts. "I haven't started to read it yet," she told me. "I just finished the acknowledgments and the author's note." We chatted about the books she's been reading, and finishing, before she planned to start reading my book. We laughed together and shared

Two Hearts Launch Day!

Today is the day I've been waiting, for what seems like, my entire life for. Book Launch Day! I'm pleased to announce that Two Hearts: An Adoptee's Journey Through Grief to Gratitude is officially available for purchase in both print and Kindle format at Amazon in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. I also

Book Announcement!

Linda Hoye was given away at birth by her Mennonite mother and adopted when she was five months old. Her adoptive parents died when she was barely in her twenties, putting into a motion a pattern of loss that would continue for many years as those she called "family" departed from her life. Over the