As a farm girl raised in eastern Oregon, Jackie Shannon Hollis expected to become a mother someday. But, after several failed relationships, she meets Bill, a man who doesn’t want children. In direct and intimate language, this debut memoir asks us to consider what we keep and what we abandon to make space for love.
About the Author
Jackie Shannon Hollis is the author of the forthcoming memoir, This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story (October 1, 2019, Forest Avenue Press). Her writing has appeared in various literary magazines including The Sun, Rosebud, Inkwell, High Desert Journal, VoiceCatcher, Nailed, and Slice Literary. She is also a storyteller and speaker.
As a childless woman surrounded by children (with over forty nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews), Jackie believes we all have an important role in supporting the children in our lives. Learn more about Jackie →