Rockie Lyons has taught writing at Iowa State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University. For many years she worked in high tech managing technical training teams. She has just finished a memoir called "Over the Counter: Losing my Sister to a Mass Shooting," and is looking for a publisher.
Rhonda’s bedroom was small. She did not have much stuff but I knew we had to triage: dispose of, give to Goodwill, or keep. Dad opened the three white garbage bags so it was easy to sort. Suddenly I heard this guttural noise behind my back and turned to see Dad staring into the large […]