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Author Interview With Mirinda Kossoff: Father’s Suicide Prompts Daughter To Discover Dad’s Demons, Make Sense Of Her Own Life — Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

Author Interview with Mirinda Kossoff: Father’s Suicide Prompts Daughter to Discover Dad’s Demons, Make Sense of Her Own Life — Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast

My ALLi author guest this week is Mirinda Kossoff, who grew up in the small town of Danville, Virginia. And all she ever thought about during her childhood was to get out of Danville and begin a life of adventure and travel. She did that, until her father’s suicide brought her full circle, back to Virginia, to rediscover her father, who had converted from Judaism to fit in with Southern culture.She not only learned about her dad’s demons, but discovered many truths about herself, too, when she wrote her book, called The Rope of Life.

Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast: Mirinda Kossoff Interview

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Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast: About the Author Mirinda Kossoff

Mirinda KossoffMirinda Kossoff couldn’t wait to escape her small town upbringing in Danville, Virginia. She managed to get as far away as Japan for work, after graduating from The College of William & Mary. Later, she lived in England for nine months. She has been a chameleon in her work life – from medical social worker, assistant managing editor at a large newspaper, communications director in academia and nonprofits, freelancer, to metalsmith and jewelry designer. Her essays and creative writing have been passions she pursued alongside her day jobs. She penned a weekly column for a local paper, was an essayist/commentator on NC public radio, and taught essay writing at Duke University continuing studies.  She has written for newspapers and national magazines. Most recently she published her first book, The Rope of Life: A Memoir. You can find her on her website.

Inspirational Indie Authors Podcast: About the Host Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and has spent the last eight years amplifying the voices of independent publishers and authors. He works with authors as a book editor to prepare their work to be published. Howard is also a freelance writer specializing in Jewish issues whose work appears regularly in Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Daily Forward, and Longreads. Find Howard at howardlovy.comLinkedIn and Twitter.


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Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy is an editor and writer with more than 30 years of experience in journalism, from newspapers to magazines specializing in business, science, and technology. He has spent the past few years guiding coverage of independent publishing, amplifying voices of the marginalized. Howard is also a book doctor who enjoys working with authors to get their work ready for publication.

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