The Protest is a fictional memoir inspired by the real-life religious hijacking of the author’s daughters, ages 10 and 12. With the help of her schizophrenic sister’s insane insights, Janey Powers breaks away from her small town fundamentalist upbringing after being seduced by her minister and is building a new life for herself and her daughters in Washington.
I am a lover of Writing and Reading Books as well as Garden Expert who likes to Smell the Roses...and Gardenias...and Heliotrope...
I live on two acres in western Washington and have a large organic garden and huge greenhouse to grow my garden starts from seed. After twenty years here, you'd never know I was strictly a city girl before moving to the countryside. Clearly, it seems I've become an earth muffin.
I was born in Michigan and was the oldest of seven children. I graduated magna cum laude from Whitworth University with a BA in English, but I swear I am not the type to silently correct you. I loved teaching high school English for several years, and was one of those crazy English teachers who recited my favorite poem in a Bronx accent or would wear a blonde wig to class to teach about Transcendentalism.
Before I got my teaching credential, I wore a totally different career hat and provided executive support to a U.S. Congressman, a hospital CEO, and a two-year college President.
Currently, I'm working on several writing projects.