Some important events

Even while I work a temporary day job an hour away from my home office and writing room, author events still go on. On Thursday of this week I was interviewed again by Cyrus Webb on Conversations LIVE about my memoir Leaving The Hall Light On. This year we spent a little more time on the impact of


mental illness on a family, and I was thrilled to tell the audience about our son Paul’s music career. Paul showed an interest in music (“I want to watch a record” “play more Cat Stevens, Mommy”) from the time he was a little boy.

It just blew me away that Cyrus reread my entire book in preparation for this second interview. Cyrus, you are an interviewer extraordinaire!

Please listen to Cyrus and me here:

Author Madeline Sharples returns to Conversations LIVE


Sonia Author -s Photo Red SmallAnd I’m very excited to announce that Sonia Marsh, author of Freeways to Flip-Flops and editor of the My Gutsy Story Anthology, and I will participate on a panel to discuss “Relationship Building: The Secret to Marketing and Selling Your Memoir.”  at the West Coast Writers Conference at the LA Valley College, next Sunday February 9 at 2 pm. Each of us will raffle off a copy of our book. So please sign up to attend – especially if you have written or are thinking of writing a memoir – ours and two others panels, “Authoring a Memoir That People Will Want to Read” and “Lust, Violence, Sin, Magic: Writing an Authentic Memoir,” are just for you.


West Coast Writers Conference



  1. Thanks for mentioning me. I look forward to our panel together next Sunday.

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