Stories from My Memory-Shelf: Fiction and Essays from My Past (Large Print Edition)

Stories from My Memory-Shelf: Fiction and Essays from My Past (Large Print Edition)

by Lori L. Schafer

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ISBN-13: 9781942170303
Publisher: Lori Schafer
Publication date: 02/18/2015
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Lori Schafer is a writer of serious prose and humorous erotica and romance. Her flash fiction, short stories, and essays have appeared in numerous print and online publications, and her first two books were published in November 2014. On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness commemorates Lori's terrifying adolescent experience of her mother's psychosis, while Stories from My Memory-Shelf: Fiction and Essays from My Past is an autobiographical collection featuring stories and essays inspired by other events from Lori's own life. In the summer of 2014, Lori began work on a second memoir, The Long Road Home, during the course of a two-month-long journey across the United States and Canada. She anticipates that it will be ready for publication in 2016.

Lori's first two novels, My Life with Michael: A Novel of Sex, Beer and Middle Age and Just the Three of Us: An Erotic Romantic Comedy for the Commitment-Challenged, were released early in 2015. She is currently at work on a third novel, a sequel to Just the Three of Us. When she isn't writing (which isn't often), Lori enjoys playing ice hockey, attending beer festivals, and spending long afternoons reading at the beach in the sunshine.

For further information on Lori's upcoming projects, please visit her website at, where you may subscribe to her newsletter or follow her blog. You are also welcome to email her directly at lorilschafer(at)outlook(dot)com.

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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Memories - everyone has them. They're like snapshots stored in that special, secret place in the back of the brain. When resurrected, they create a mosaic of one's life, much like a traditional patchwork quilt. There is that first day walking to school on your own and knowing that Mom is trailing behind in the car to make sure of your safe arrival; the school bully who picks up a name like 'Goat' and somehow attaches it to you, repetitively calling you that loathsome name until you can accept it and wear it as a badge of honor; the moment in the spotlight, when you can show off and shine like a star figure skater, even if it's only at night under that one special streetlight - and much more. Author Lori Schafer invites the reader to take a trip down Memory Lane as she shares some of her treasured memories in Stories from My Memory-Shelf. She's put together a collage of sorts, an interesting collection of memoirs written in short story, anecdotal fashion. The stories are not necessarily chronological, but then again, when one remembers a special moment, there is no chronological significance to what one remembers and when it is remembered. The author has also constructed a notebook with some interesting tools to help the would-be memoir writer explore and write their own memoirs. After some of the stories, Lori takes the reader on a journey of how the story progressed, from its first written form, to its first published form, and all the criticism and editing that went on between writing and publishing. She argues constructively about some of the editorial comments and defends the form of the story that she has chosen to use in this book. This is an interesting read, if somewhat convoluted at times as the author deconstructs the process of each story's construction.