Category Archives: Cara’s Adventures

The Kayak Affair – Cara Tells a Story, Live, at the Two Truths and a Lie Podcast

I’m having a blast in the world of oral storytelling, and you can hear me tell my latest story in the podcast Two Truths & a Lie. In this live storytelling show, three performers share personal stories. The catch? One of us is lying. For this episode, the topic is: Cheats. Can you guess who the liar is?

Tiny Destroyer of Worlds

2301302732_42d9b0c537_b_micro-fireworks-620x414Pangyrus, a Boston-based literary journal, has published my flash nonfiction piece Tiny Destroyer of Worlds. It’s the story of a nine-year-old pyromaniac (that would be me) who discovers the thrilling power to destroy. I’m dedicating it posthumously to my friend and fellow writer, Christy Bailey, a firecracker in her own right, who inspired me to write this essay for her 2014 event, The Denver Heat. If you’re up for a reminder of what it was like to be young and reckless – and to realize you might never change – please stop by Pangyrus for a peek.

Cara’s Blog Book Tour 2014 – Day 6

Book Cover - Cara Lopez LeeWelcome to the finale of my 2014 blog book tour! This month I’m celebrating the new Conundrum Press edition of my memoir, They Only Eat Their Husbands: Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away. Today you can find me in two places: PubSlush, a crowd-funding platform that launches quality authors out of the slush pile, and Murder is Everywhere, where one of that blog’s 12 renowned crime writers has offered me her killer slot for a day.

Today PubSlush features me in their Women on Wednesday author interview series. I answer such questions as: “How does writing give you a voice you wouldn’t normally have?” and “What were some of the roadblocks you faced in the publishing process?”

Meanwhile, if you missed my earlier post about my ridiculous efforts to learn to speak Cantonese, please head over to the Murder is Everywhere blog for an encore presentation of Long Time No See.

It’s not too late to visit my entire online tour! You can find permanent links to my blog tour posts in the list below.

BLOG BOOK TOUR
Celebrating the New Edition of Cara Lopez Lee’s Memoir,
They Only Eat Their Husbands:

Jim Heskett Blog
6 Questions with Author Cara Lopez Lee

Conundrum Press
Creating Our Lives as Stories

Travel Dudes
Travel Tip

The Paper Tiger
Long Time No See

The Blood Red Pencil
Here’s a Book In Your Eye

Everyday Underwear
The Wrong Direction

– Pubslush Blog
Women on Wednesday

– Murder is Everywhere
Long Time No See

Cara’s Blog Book Tour 2014 – Day 1

Book Cover - Cara Lopez LeeWelcome to my 2014 blog book tour! Please join me through October 15 as I celebrate this month’s Conundrum Press release of the new edition of my memoir, They Only Eat Their Husbands: Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away. Today, you can find a fun interview with me over at author Jim Heskett’s blog. Jim is a fiction and poetry writer, book reviewer, and world traveler who lives in my beautiful Rocky Mountain state of Colorado. In our interview, I talk about the craft of writing, my obsession with a sci-fi TV show, and my re-imagining of an embarrassing book title.

Here’s where you can find my online tour through October 15:

 

BLOG BOOK TOUR, October 6-15, 2014
Celebrating the New Edition of Cara Lopez Lee’s Memoir,
They Only Eat Their Husbands
Please check my events page for updates:

October 6
Jim Heskett Blog
6 Questions with Author Cara Lopez Lee

October 7
Conundrum Press
Creating Our Lives as Stories

October 7
Travel Dudes
Travel Tip

October 8
The Paper Tiger
Long Time No See

October 9
The Blood Red Pencil
Here’s a Book In Your Eye

October 10
Everyday Underwear
The Wrong Direction

October 15
– Pubslush Blog
Women on Wednesday
– Murder is Everywhere
Long Time No See

Poor With a Maid

literature-of-servantsI’m a poor author, and I’m beginning to wonder: when am I going to get the housekeeper that so many of my favorite books have promised me? Jo March, the girl who made me want to become a writer, grew up with a housekeeper named Hannah. That, even though Jo’s sister Meg lamented their family’s humble lot on page one of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, saying, “It’s awful to be poor.”

In my favorite Jane Austen novel, Sense and Sensibility, Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters lost everything because women were not allowed to inherit. Then Willoughby dumped Marianne because she had no money. Yet the impoverished Dashwoods had three servants at Barton Cottage!

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Which Words Come Last – My Creative Nonfiction in Rivet Journal

Rivet-cover-issue_2I’m excited to announce that my latest creative nonfiction piece is now published in this month’s edition of Rivet, the new literary “journal of writing that risks.” In Which Words Come Last, I reflect on the way my mom’s last words carried us on a journey into our pasts, our futures, and ourselves. I hope it reminds you of the power of words to bind us to those we love. You can find my story here.

“Be Safe” – A Ritual of Love

KissOnce many years ago, when I was staying with a friend, she ran outside to kiss her husband goodbye before he drove off to work. “Wait, I have to kiss you!” she said. “We don’t want you to have an accident.” They chuckled together as she kissed him. She explained to me that they had recently read about a research study that indicated that married people who kissed their spouses before they left home each day were less likely to be involved in traffic accidents.

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