day 8: a mermaid and a mother


Please stop by Elizabeth Aquino’s wonderful blog A moon, worn as if it had been a shell today for day 8 of the Use Your Words virtual book tour.

I have been reading Elizabeth’s blog for several years now, and whenever I stop by I’m nourished by her words, her courage, her spunk, and her lovely writing.

Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals, anthologies, magazines and newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times and Spirituality and Health. Elizabeth’s oldest child has a severe seizure disorder and developmental disabilities, and her life has been the inspiration for much of Elizabeth’s work, both in advocacy and the healthcare world. In addition, Elizabeth’s two sons provide more than enough fodder for story-telling. Her worlds of parenting, politics, disability and poetry intersect on her wonderful blog. The community of writers, artists and parents that she’s nurtured through blogging have provided immeasurable sustenance over the years, and many of her blogging friends have become friends in “real life,” too. 

I hope I have the chance to meet Elizabeth in person some day soon! Please check out her wonderful blog. Thank you for your words and inspiration, Elizabeth!


  1. I just listened to your interview on The Morning Blend. So great; well done. I’m so excited about this book.

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