thank you gracie wilcox

I feel compelled to apologize for self-promoting on my website. WTF? It’s MY website. Plus, isn’t that what people do all day on Tumblr? Re-post shit about themselves? So I’m going to re-post things, too. I don’t have a tumblr.

When I lived in Portland in 2013, I taught a class ONE Saturday at the Independent Resource Center. In that class, I met my BFF Fran and also Ben Jatos. Ben was such a kind and funny guy and some how had read Legs Get Led Astray (how, Ben?). He invited me to Fort Vancouver High School where he taught English. He taught some my essays to his students and thought it would be cool if I came to talk to them. He picked me up in downtown Portland where I as dog sitting/housesitting for the writer Cameron Pierce.

Yesterday Ben got in touch to tell me one of his students, Gracie Wilcox wrote the below piece. If I didn’t admit this mde my day…I’d be a monster.

Sniff, sniff! It is particularly moving to me when teenagers read and enjoy my stuff. I was such a shitty student and failed my high school classes. I did not know I wanted to write. I did not know high school girls would ever be reading a book by me. I love you too Gracie. You will definitely become a writer–you already are one. ❤ ❤ ❤


One thought on “thank you gracie wilcox

  1. I literally just woke up to go to this hell hole called school, and my entire life is already made. This is amazing, thank you so much. I can’t wait to see what you have in store soon ❤️

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