"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." Toni Morrison
I know, it's confusing. Eakman is my name, Strout is my ex-husband's, and Re is my current husband. Just using Eakman now to keep it simple.
I've been writing about life with kids since I've had them. Before my divorce, I had grand plans of writing a sort of Erma Bombeck-esque collection of essays about parenthood and was just starting to get some of them published when my ex left and hosed up the whole Light-n-Funny tone.
It took me a while to start over, both my life and the book, but I did. And now I am putting the final touches on the book, a memoir-ish collection of essays about surviving divorce with children.
Like most writers, I have a day job or two. I teach writing at St. Edward's University and am occasionally a writer, editor, or trainer for hire and have written everything from magazine features to technology manuals. Read more on my resume/CV.