A Review of Three-Penny Memories by Susi Bocks!

Family dynamics, especially those shrouded in dysfunction, can be challenging to navigate; caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s makes it all the more difficult. However, in Barbara Leonhard’s first book, she faces this journey with courage. Three-Penny Memories left me recalling many of my childhood wounds and wondering if I would have handled them either with a willingness to endure or ultimately approached them with such grace. She did both and, with her thoughts of this impossible task, showed us how to do it. Brava, Barbara! (Suzi Bocks, I Write Her, iwriteher.com)

Thank you, Susi! I appreciate your positive review of my debut poetry book! I know it was healing for me to explore my relationship with my mother from my childhood to her passing. Sharing this journey is risky because I expose my soul to examine my love for Mom and also my love for myself. It is my hope that others will benefit from reading about my experience.

Launch day is October 15 on Amazon! You can start ordering Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir, EIF – Experiments in Fiction, 2022, in Kindle format or paperback format. We are not doing presales.

My publisher, Ingrid Wilson (EIF-Experiments in Fiction), is hosting a Zoom Launch Event for me on the same day, October 15. Find your time here.

London – 5:00pm

Eastern – Noon

Central – 11:00am

Pacific Time – 9:00am

I would be honored if you could attend this one-hour event to ask me questions and hear me read some poems.

Ingrid W is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Three-Penny Memories Launch Event

Time: Oct 15, 2022 05:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 826 7926 9428

Passcode: 002013

Warmly, Barbara

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