I'm frequently asked if I've always wanted to be a writer, and the answer is that I've always liked to write but no one ever told me I could grow up to be a writer. In the time and place I grew up (1950s rural Oregon, blue-collar family), smart girls — girls who wanted to go to college — were encouraged and expected to grow up to be teachers or nurses while they waited to marry and have children, after which time they were expected to be housewives and mothers. Which is what I did, to a point. I taught [...]
In their Pre-Pub Alerts section, Library Journal listed FALLING FROM HORSES as "Must-Buy Fiction." The full review will follow in a couple of months.