Becca Spence Dobias lives in Southern California where she writes frantically as her children sleep. She is a doula and childbirth educator. She misses West Virginia every day but learning to play bluegrass on the ukulele helps.
An LA transplant struggles over whether to return to rural Appalachia after her father’s death and an abusive relationship. A feisty rule breaker and her abuelita, and maybe a little bit of magic, help her understand the meaning of home.
Books Becca Recommends
Courneya alternates between whimsy and pain. The effect is always moving.
Bloom is an impassioned collection of haiku, prose, and free-verse poems which elucidates natural phenomena and documents a teenager’s journey through abuse, sexual assault, and depression. Bloom promotes healing in survivors’ souls.
I am completely hooked, even just reading the prologue!
It’s not just about secrets. It’s not just about triumphs and failures. It’s not even just about racism. It’s about family. Pieces of Us chronicles the lives of the black American family, the Whiteheads, from the early 1900’s to present day.