Selected Works

Craft essays, short works
Craft essay in October 2015 Brevity
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Iím a ghostwriter. All memoirists are. We commune with the spirits of the past, inhabit old haunts, sift through the bones of the people we once were -and once knew- in an attempt to reanimate what was, illuminate what is.

My ghosts are real. They live with me and within me. Here she is- a child planting Lollypop seeds, a a girl dreaming of being someone else, a young woman who thinks she is tough and unstoppable until she finds out she isn't. All of these ghosts have stories, truths that lie in the space between spaces, waiting to be discovered. And told.

Excerpted from 2015 Brevity essay, "The Lovely Bones," Structure in Memoir

Janice Gary is the award-winning author of Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance (Michigan State University Press, 2013). She is known for her dynamic memoir workshops and also works as a coach and mentor to help writers find their voice and understand how to weave meaningful stories from the threads of life experience.

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