About Maria McLeish

Maria McLeish is at work on memoir. In her day job, she works with emerging companies as well as non-profit arts and culture organizations who need assistance in strategic planning, marketing communications and development, focusing on individual coaching to encourage talent growth and communications skills.

My Mother the Queen

This week we are proud to post “My Mother, the Queen,” our first place-winning essay in Writing It Real’s 2010 Spring Contest. I think you’ll find the author’s use of an extended metaphor to describe her mother both poignant and useful. The metaphor facilitates the author’s humor, expressions of love, and evocation of patience while … Continue reading

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