DONE DARKNESS – A collection of stories, poetry and essays about life beyond sadness.
DONE DARKNESS is an anthology -- a glimpse at life during and after depression. Through poetry, fiction and essays, the authors share moments of pain and sorrow -- grief, post-partum depression, suicidal thoughts, health crises, family issues, and more -- with a sense of hope and promise. There is even humor between these pages.
About Pam Parker (Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author)
Pam Parker, a New England native, lives and writes in suburban Milwaukee, WI, when she's not traveling or living in Glasgow, Scotland. She co-edited the anthology, DONE DARKNESS: Stories, Poems and Essays About Surviving Depression. Her essay, "I Survived Cancer, So Why Then Was I So Sad," ran in the Washington Post and was picked up in syndication by papers across the U.S., Canada and New Zealand. Her essay, "The Blue Cardboard Box," appeared in the anthology FAMILY STORIES FROM THE ATTIC. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals (both print and online). She is an audio-essay contributor to her local WI Public Radio station, WUWM. Her essay "The End of Pinktober," won 1st place, large market from the WI Broadcasting Association. Her writing has also been recognized by the WI Academy of Arts, Sciences & Letters and the WI Writers Association. She is seeking representation for her novel, A WOMAN'S STOVE.
Parker credits her childhood experience with gymnastics as helping her to change from a shy, spineless girl to a woman ready and able to share her voice where she sees it might help. Oh, she also gives a lot of credit for that to her parents, her bossy older sister and Mount Holyoke College.
About Kathy Lanzarotti (Co-Author)