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  • Love Imagined: a mixed race memoir-six months later

    Date: 2015.02.04 | Category: Imagining Love, The Art of Writing | Response: 0

    Hi everyone, quick note.  I just finished rereading LOVE IMAGINED in its entirety since publication, August 2014 (in preparation for a radio cast next week).  I didn’t cry!  Writing, like love, can be painful, but also transcendent.

    Write, keep on writing-read, but most of all live!

     

  • After the Book

    Date: 2015.01.07 | Category: LOVE IMAGINED, The Art of Writing | Response: 1

    Minnesota. Sunny but brrrrrrrr cold .  Blessed to be inside, but eating too much comfort food and watching too much daytime tv!

    However, a spurt of energy has given me the ability to cross off one more item from my “to due” list / purging page after page of hard copy drafts of lOVE IMAGINED.

    It has to do with age, space (lack of), and living in the moment .

    I will be sixty -seven this month, closer to the unknown daily; respectful of my sons who will have to figure out what to do with my “life’s ” stuff after I pass; I recycle frequently.

    My domain is 800 square feet small; I like it clutter free / room for beauty.

    Living in the moment means, for me, to be aware of the past but not to carry it with me/ not to let it weigh me down.

    I lighten my load, periodically,     To breathe, to be able to move forward, and to allow the possibility for love.

     

    Do you save copies of all your work? Hard copies? Computer copies?  Why or why not ?

     

  • Exerpts from LOVE IMAGINED

    Date: 2014.11.25 | Category: LOVE IMAGINED | Response: 0

  • REVIEWERS WELCOME! LOVE IMAGINED a mixed race memoir

    Date: 2014.08.19 | Category: Book Reviews, LOVE IMAGINED, Reviews of my Books | Response: 0

    Please contact Modern History Press, victor@lhpress.com, if you have a serious interest in reviewing LOVE IMAGINED. Reviews in  multicultural journals, mixed race journals, feminist journals/Amazon, Goodreads, etc. are more than welcome.

    Love Imagined: A Mixed Race Memoir
    Imprint: Modern History Press
    Author: Sherry Quan Lee
    Foreword: Lola Osunkoya

    ISBN-13: PB 978-1-61599 $ 29.95 / eBook $ 5.95
    Trim: 6.69 x 9.61 (158 pp)
    Audience: General Adult
    Pub Date: 08/01/2014
    Synopsis: Love Imagined is an American woman’s unique struggle for identity.

    “Joining the long history of women of color fighting to claim literary space to tell our stories,
    Sherry Quan Lee shares her truth with fierce courage and strength in Love Imagined. … Quan
    Lee crafts a riveting tale of Minnesota life set within the backdrop of racial segregation, the
    Cold War, the sexual revolution while navigating it all through the lens of her multi-layered
    identities. A true demonstration of the power of an intersectional perspective.”

    –Kandace Creel Falcón, Ph.D., Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Minnesota State University, Moorhead

    “Love Imagined: this fascinating, delightful, important book. This imagining love, this longing for love. This poverty of No Love, this persistent racism, sexism, classism, ageism. The pain these evils cause the soul…This is an important document of a mixed-race contemporary woman, a memoir about her family lineages back to slavery, back to China, back to early Minneapolis, and about the struggle of finding herself in all of these.”
    –Sharon Doubiago, author of My Father’s Love
    “When I read Sherry’s story [Love Imagined], I recognized feelings and meanings that mirrored mine. I felt a sense of release, an exhale, and I knew I could be understood by her in a way that some of my family and friends are unable to grasp, through no fault of their own. It’s the Mixed experience. Sherry Lee’s voice, her story, will no doubt touch and heal many who read it.”
    –Lola Osunkoya, MA Founder of Neither/Both LLC, Mixed-Race Community Building and Counseling
    Learn more at www.SherryQuanLee.com


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Sherry Quan Lee approaches writing as a community resource and as culturally based art of an ordinary everyday practical aesthetic. Lee is a Community Instructor at Metropolitan State University (Intro to Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing), and has taught at Intermedia Arts, and the Loft Literary Center. She is the author of A Little Mixed Up, Guild Press, 1982 (second printing), Chinese Blackbird, a memoir in verse, published 2002 by the Asian American Renaissance, republished 2008 by Loving Healing Press, and How to Write a Suicide Note: serial essays that saved a woman’s life, Loving Healing Press, 2008.

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