06 July 2008

Phyllis Gebauer

One of my instructors at UCLA Extension, for an outlining class three years ago, was Phyllis Gebauer, author of a novel called Pagan Blessing from the 1970s, as well as a memoir called Hot Widow which describes her life after her husband's death.

I was glad to run into her again today at Pasadena's Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, where she attends (and so do I, whenever I can) - and finally get to introduce myself. We talked about our writing lives, and I updated her on my progress with Sarah, particularly switching from the autobiography format to the memoir format.

Phyllis wished me luck, and told me about her memoir, as well as the novel, which has now been republished, as it turns out. I'll definitely order the books.

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