Modern Feminism in Publishing

February 23rd, 2019

I’m excited to be on this panel with Samm Saxby and Leni Zumas (Red Clocks), hosted by PSU’s publishing program and moderated by Brittney Finato.  7:30 pm on Thursday, February 28th, 2019.  Portland State University Cramer Hall, room 328.  https://www.pdx.edu/clas/events/modern-feminism-publishing?delta=0

Solo Aging

February 2nd, 2019

One of the questions people ask me about being childless is, “Don’t you worry about who will take care of you when you are older?” I’m always surprised by this because this isn’t a good reason to have kids, and it’s no guarantee that they will, or can, be there for you.

My strategy for growing old is to plan for it. And to have a wide range of friends of all ages…to share the care-taking amongst us as we age into it. Check out this article from Sarah Zeff Geber at Forbes on “solo aging” from also on the number of famous people who don’t have kids.

Cover Reveal

January 30th, 2019

And we have a cover for This Particular Happiness! And endorsements. Like this one, on the cover, from Cheryl Strayed!  Asking other authors to read my work was a huge and risky thing. Having them say yes they would read–what a gift from writers I admire deeply. To have them respond to my book with enthusiasm, well that is a joyful experience. And rewarding for all the years I’ve worked on this book. I’ll be sharing more about what the authors who read This Particular Happiness have said…but for now I am so happy with the cover.

This Particular Happiness!!!

March 14th, 2018

I haven’t posted for a long, long time.  Because I’ve been writing and sending my book out. And now I have this news!!!!  My memoir, THIS PARTICULAR HAPPINESS, will be published by Forest Avenue Press in the Fall of 2019.  I’m still pinching myself.  Here’s the announcement:  http://www.forestavenuepress.com/fall-2019-jackie-shannon-holliss-this-particular-happiness/

VoiceCatcher Vault Reading

August 23rd, 2015

11880550_877932215610410_297878354463690733_nI get to read with a lineup of amazing women as part of Vault Voices, a new reading series started by VoiceCatcher Jennifer Dorner. The August reading features Hedgebrook writing retreat alumnae and VoiceCatchers. I get to read alongside the likes of Nancy Flynn, Judith Pulman, Tammy Robacker and Tiah Lindner Raphael, Kate Gray, Kathlene, Postma.  Hmmmm, now to decide what to read!

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, Doors open at 6:00pm (for food and drink), reading starts at 7:00 p.m.
O’Connors (in the vault)
Multnomah Village neighborhood
7850 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 97219