Happy Anniversary, The Auntie Way Blog

February 28 is the one year anniversary of The Auntie Way Blog! In a recent interview with the Oregon Humanities Center’s UO Today, one of the questions prompted me to discuss why I’d written The Auntie Way. I mentioned how Aunts have a special role in our community and that we honor Aunties, both blood-relatedContinue reading “Happy Anniversary, The Auntie Way Blog”

Átway Wakámlat (by Roger Jacob)

Congratulations to Roger Jacob for winning 1st place in the adult category of the #SuperAuntie Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Roger’s interview responses and winning entry. Thanks again to everyone who entered the contest, the awesome panel of judges, and to all of you who’ve read the winning entries from our fabulous youth and adult authors! The Auntie WayContinue reading “Átway Wakámlat (by Roger Jacob)”

Aunt’s Love (by Leanne Colette Allen)

Congratulations to Leanne Colette Allen for winning 2nd place in the adult category of the #SuperAuntie Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Leanne’s winning entry.  Title of story: Aunt’s Love When I was ten years old, my mother decided to choose her substance addiction over her family. That had left a big hole in my heart and constantly wishedContinue reading “Aunt’s Love (by Leanne Colette Allen)”

Dr. Rachel Lotan will hold you accountable as she holds your hand and heart (by Jennifer Ruef)

Congratulations to Jennifer Ruef for winning 3rd place in the adult category of the #SuperAuntie Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Jennifer’s interview responses and winning entry.  Name: Jennifer Ruef Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin What is your advice for other writers? Write from your heart. Say what you mean. Worry less, love more. What are some of your favorite hobbies?Continue reading “Dr. Rachel Lotan will hold you accountable as she holds your hand and heart (by Jennifer Ruef)”

My Super Auntie (by Marisa Tillequots)

Congratulations to Marisa Tillequots for winning 1st place in the youth category of the The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Marisa’s interview responses and winning entry.  Name: Marisa Tillequots Age: 17 Grade in school: 11th School you attend: Wapato High School What is your advice for other writers? My advice to writers isContinue reading “My Super Auntie (by Marisa Tillequots)”

Dogs Are Cool (by Hazen Jacob)

Congratulations to Hazen Jacob for winning 2nd place in the youth category of the The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Hazen’s interview responses and winning entry. Name: Hazen Jacob Age: 14 Grade in school: 9th School you attend: Wapato High School What is your advice for other writers? If your struggling try to makeContinue reading “Dogs Are Cool (by Hazen Jacob)”

My Auntie Kayla (by Savannah Onessimo)

Congratulations to Savannah Onessimo for winning 3rd place in the youth category of the The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! Please enjoy reading Savannah’s interview responses and winning entry. Name: Savannah Onessimo Age: 16 Grade in school: 10 School you attend: Wapato High School What is your advice for other writers? When writing, makeContinue reading “My Auntie Kayla (by Savannah Onessimo)”

Got Auntie Stories?

I do! I wrote The Auntie Way to celebrate the love and lessons we learn and share from our Aunts. Now I’m inviting you to write and share an Auntie story. Entries for The Auntie Way Super Auntie Writing Contest are being accepted until October 12. Get those keyboards out and write a short storyContinue reading “Got Auntie Stories?”