Janet Mason


Janet Mason is an award-winning writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Her commentary is regularly featured on This Way Out, an international radio syndicate based in Los Angeles and aired on more than 400 radio stations in the U.S. and abroad. She is the author of three chapbooks of poetry, including When I Was Straight. Her work has appeared in The Advocate, American Writing and Chiron Review. She teaches creative writing at Temple University Center City in Philadelphia.

GCLS Goldie Awards
Tea Leaves, Winner, Short Story/Collections/Memoir.

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Tea Leaves
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,610. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2015 by Bella Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In this forthright personal memoir, author and poet Janet Mason reflects on the factory-worker lives of her mother and grandmother in working class Philadelphia while she copes with her mother's final illness. Her mother's feminist example and unwavering support of a lesbian daughter become increasingly poignant as Janet explores the choices not open to her mother that she made for herself.

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