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. A One-Handed Novel

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

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

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

  29. Cohen, Sage. The Productive Writer

  30. Congdon, Lisa. A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives

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

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

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

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

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

  36. de la Mare, Guinevere. I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers

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

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

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

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

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

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

  43. Ford, Cathy. The Art of Breathing Underwater

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

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

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

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

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

  49. Goliger, Gabriella. Girl Unwrapped

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  62. Jones, Kidada, illustrated by Koa Jones. School of Awake: A Girl's Guide to the Universe

  63. Kane, Donna. Summer of the Horse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  71. Lupi, Giorgia and Stefanie Posavec. Dear Data

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

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

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

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

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

  77. Matthews, Carol. Minerva's Owl: The Bereavement Phase of My Marriage

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

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

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

  81. Mead, Rebecca. My Life in Middlemarch

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

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

  84. Milner, Donna. Somewhere In-Between

  85. Monaghan, Patricia. Encyclopedia of Goddesses & Heroines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  94. Paré, Arleen. Leaving Now

  95. Pelman, Barbara. Borrowed Rooms

  96. Pelman, Barbara. Narrow Bridge

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

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

  99. Pick, Alison. The Sweet Edge

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

  101. Porter, Pamela. Cathedral

  102. Porter, Pamela. The Intelligence of Animals

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

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

  105. Rasmussen, Rebecca. The Bird Sisters

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

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

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

  109. Rodgers, Vimala. Transform Your Life Through Handwriting

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

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

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

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

  114. Rubinsky, Holley. South of Elfrida

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

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

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

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

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

  120. Shklanka, Karen. Sumac's Red Arms

  121. Sieber, Jami & Kim Rosen. Only Breath

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

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

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

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

  126. Stevens, Chevy. Still Missing

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

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

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

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

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

  132. Watt, Alison. Dazzle Patterns

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

  134. Welling, Tina. Writing Wild

  135. Williamson, Kate T. A Year in Japan

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

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