Review Team

SuperNova "SuperNova" Reviewer: Mary Ann Moore

Mary Ann Moore     I am a poet, writer and circle leader in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Ever since carrying them around, for the feel and smell of them, I have loved books—before I had yet learned to read! Writing book reviews comes out of my life-long love of sharing stories. Writing a review involves a closer examination of a book and further learning about its subject and its author. How DID she make it work? In the twenty years I have been offering women's writing circles, I have found it an honour and a delight to witness women awakening their creative potential. As well as offering circles in my own home, I have facilitated circles for the mental health community; a First Nations reserve; community care workers and hospice counselors; women's retreats and conferences; and adult literacy programs. I offer one to one mentoring, which can be done by distance, through a program I created called Writing Home: A Whole Life Practice, described on my website. My poetry, fiction, book reviews, personal essays and articles have appeared in various publications in Canada and in the U.S. My first full-length book of poetry, Fishing for Mermaids, was published by Leaf Press in 2014. I very much appreciate being on the Story Circle review team and having the opportunity of sharing reviews with other women. May they in turn be inspired to read and reflect on their own story.

Mary Ann Moore specializes in reviewing Activist Memoirs.

  1. Abercrombie, Barbara. Kicking in the Wall

  2. Alkayat, Zena & Nina Cosford. Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Biography

  3. Alkayat, Zena & Nina Cosford. Jane Austen: An Illustrated Biography

  4. Alkayat, Zena & Nina Cosford. Virginia Woolf: An Illustrated Biography

  5. Arrien, Angeles. The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom

  6. Ayres, Elizabeth. Writing the Wave: Inspired Rides for Aspiring Writers

  7. Azar-Rucquoi, Adele. Money as Sacrament: Finding the Sacred in Money

  8. Baggett, Jennifer, Holly C. Corbett, Amanda Pressner. The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World

  9. Baldwin, Christina and Ann Linnea. The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair

  10. Baldwin, Christina. Lifelines: How Personal Writing Can Save Your Life

  11. Baldwin, Christina. Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story

  12. Bash, Barbara. True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude

  13. Benke, Karen. Rip the Page: Adventures in Creative Writing

  14. Bennett, Sam. Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

  15. Bennett, Sam. Start Right Where You Are

  16. Blomer, Yvonne. Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur

  17. Boylan, Jennifer Finney. I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted: A Memoir

  18. Boylan, Jennifer Finney. Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders

  19. Browning, Dominique. Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas & Found Happiness

  20. Cadwaladr, Margaret. In Veronica's Garden

  21. Cameron, Julia. Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance

  22. Cameron, June. 26 Feet to the Charlottes: Exploring the Land of the Haida

  23. Carr, Pat. One Page at a Time (On a Writing Life)

  24. Chung, Michaela. The Irresistible Introvert

  25. Clark, Kim. Attemptations: Short, Long and Longer Stories

  26. Cockrall-King, Jennifer. Food Artisans of the Okanagan

  27. Cohen, Sage. Fierce on the Page: Become the Writer You Were Meant to be and Succeed on Your Own Terms

  28. Cohen, Sage. The Productive Writer

  29. Cornwall, Claudia. At The World's Edge: Curt Lang's Vancouver 1937-1998

  30. Coyote, Ivan E. & Zena Sharman, editors. Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

  31. Daisy, Katie. How to be a Wildflower: A Field Guide

  32. Dawn, Amber. How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir

  33. Dawn, Amber. Where the Words End and My Body Begins

  34. DeSalvo, Louise. The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity

  35. Diehn, Gwen. The Decorated Page: Journals, Scrapbooks & Albums Made Simply Beautiful

  36. Digh, Patti. Life is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally

  37. Drenth, Atherton. Following Body Wisdom: How Energy Medicine Can Help Heal

  38. Duncan, Sandy Frances & George Szanto. Always Love a Villain on San Juan Island

  39. Fertig, Mona. The Life and Art of George Fertig

  40. Ford, Cathy. The Art of Breathing Underwater

  41. Gates, Barbara. Already Home: A Topography of Spirit and Place

  42. Gawain, Shakti. Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life

  43. Geiss, Charlene and Claudia Jessup. Inner Outings: The Diarist's Deck of 33 Cards and Book of Exploration

  44. Goldberg, Natalie. Old Friend from Far Away: How to Write Memoir

  45. Goldberg, Natalie. Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

  46. Goliger, Gabriella. Girl Unwrapped

  47. Gough, Laurie. Kiss the Sunset Pig: A Canadian's American Road Trip (with exotic detours)

  48. Grandcolas, Lauren Catuzzi with Yvette Bozzini. You Can Do It! The Merit Badge Handbook for Grown-Up Girls

  49. Grandcolas, Lauren Catuzzi with Yvette Bozzini. You Can Do It! Workbook

  50. Gulotta, Nicole. Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry

  51. Harrington, Sheila and Judy Stevenson, editors. Islands in the Salish Sea: A Community Atlas

  52. Harvey, Elaine. Encounters on the Front Line / Cambodia: A Memoir

  53. Herring, Laraine. On Being Stuck: Tapping Into the Creative Power of Writer's Block

  54. Herring, Laraine. Writing Begins with the Breath: Embodying Your Authentic Voice

  55. Ingerman, Sandra & Hank Wesselman. Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation

  56. Ingerman, Sandra. Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide

  57. Jepson, Jill. Writing as a Sacred Path: A Practical Guide to Writing with Passion and Purpose

  58. Jolar, Moreka, Heidi Scheifley and the Hollyhock Cooks. Hollyhock: Garden to Table

  59. Laszlo-Gopadze, Terry, editor. The Spirit of a Woman: Stories to Empower and Inspire

  60. Leggett, Julia. Gone South and Other Ways to Disappear

  61. Lester, Tanya. Confessions of a Tea Leaf Reader

  62. Linnea, Ann. Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America

  63. Loar, Julie. Goddesses for Every Day: Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine Around the World

  64. Louden, Jennifer. The Life Organizer: A Woman's Guide to a Mindful Year

  65. Lundstrom, Meg. What To Do When You Can't Decide: Useful Tools for Finding the Answers Within

  66. Lupi, Giorgia and Stefanie Posavec. Dear Data

  67. Lycopolus, Emily. The Olive Oil & Vinegar Lover's Cookbook

  68. Mak, Yee-Lum, illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley. Other Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely From Around the World

  69. Makridakis, Marney K. Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life

  70. Makridakis, Marney K. Hop, Skip, Jump: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life

  71. Marinella, Sandra. The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss

  72. McCaslin, Susan. Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga

  73. McEwen, Christian. Sparks from the Anvil: The Smith College Poetry Interviews

  74. McEwen, Christian. The Tortoise Diaries: On Creativity and Slowing Down

  75. Mead, Rebecca. My Life in Middlemarch

  76. Miller, Karen Maezen. Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

  77. Millman, Dan and Sierra Prasada. The Creative Compass: Writing Your Way from Inspiration to Publication

  78. Milner, Donna. Somewhere In-Between

  79. Monaghan, Patricia. Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines

  80. Musgrave, Susan. A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World

  81. Nathwani, Ravi & Kate Vogt. Mala of Love: 108 Luminous Poems

  82. Owen, Catherine. The Other 23 & a Half Hours or Everything You Wanted to Know that Your MFA Didn't Teach You

  83. Page, Kathy and Lynne Van Luven, editors. In the Flesh: Twenty Writers Explore the Body

  84. Paintner, Christine Valters. The Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom

  85. Paintner, Christine Valters. Lectio Divina—the Sacred Art: Transforming Words & Images into Heart-Centered Prayer

  86. Paintner, Christine Valters. The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within

  87. Paintner, Christine Valters. The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

  88. Paré, Arleen. Leaving Now

  89. Pelman, Barbara. Borrowed Rooms

  90. Pert, Candace B., Ph.D. Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d

  91. Phillips, Jan. Divining the Body: Reclaim the Holiness of Your Physical Self

  92. Pick, Alison. The Sweet Edge

  93. Pipher, Mary. Writing to Change the World: An Inspiring Guide for Transforming the World With Words

  94. Porter, Pamela. Cathedral

  95. Porter, Pamela. The Intelligence of Animals

  96. Powning, Beth. Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life

  97. Raab, Diana. Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life

  98. Rasmussen, Rebecca. The Bird Sisters

  99. Rayne, Aryana. Labyrinths of British Columbia: A Guide for Your Journey

  100. Reeves, Judy. A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion & Lively Muse for the Writing Life

  101. Reeves, Judy. Wild Women, Wild Voices: Writing from Your Authentic Wildness

  102. Rodgers, Vimala. Transform Your Life Through Handwriting

  103. Rosen, Kim. Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words

  104. Rothman, Julia, Leah Goren and Rachael Cole. Ladies Drawing Night: Make Art, Get Inspired, Join the Party

  105. Rowntree, Lenore and Andrew Boden, editors. Hidden Lives: Coming Out on Mental Illness

  106. Rubin, Peggy. To Be and How to Be: Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre

  107. Rubinsky, Holley. South of Elfrida

  108. Rycraft, R.A. and Leslie What, editors. Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging

  109. SARK. Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift and Opportunity

  110. SARK and Dr. John Waddell. Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often

  111. Shapiro, Dani. Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life

  112. Shatzky, Lisa. Do Not Call Me By My Name

  113. Shklanka, Karen. Sumac's Red Arms

  114. Sieber, Jami & Kim Rosen. Only Breath

  115. Smallwood, Carol, Colleen S. Harris & Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, editors. Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching

  116. Smartt, Lisa. Words at the Threshold: What We Say as We're Nearing Death

  117. Smith, Monique Gray. Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience

  118. Stein, Gertrude, illustrated by Lisa Congdon. Tender Buttons: Objects

  119. Stevens, Chevy. Still Missing

  120. Taylor, Peggy & Charlie Murphy. Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Community

  121. Van Luven, Lynne. Nobody's Mother: Life Without Kids

  122. Wakan, Naomi Beth. Book Ends: A Year Between the Covers

  123. Wakan, Naomi Beth. Compositions: Notes on the Written Word

  124. Wakan, Naomi Beth. Late Bloomer: On Writing Later in Life

  125. Weldon, Michele. Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling

  126. Welling, Tina. Writing Wild

  127. Williamson, Kate T. A Year in Japan

  128. Wilson, Sheri-D. The Spoken Word Workbook: Inspiration From Poets Who Teach

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