Searching & Learning With Adoptee Michele Kriegman

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Michele Kriegman is a storyteller by nature but she was missing her own backstory well into adulthood. Finding her birth-father helped complete it. During this session of the U.S. Supreme Court the focus of many of her public talks will be the Indian Child Welfare Act, a new battlefield in the culture wars, which played a pivotal role in her own story.

She worked for many years in U.S. and Japanese journalism, including ABC News, iVillage.com, Lilith, Maine Public Radio, Nippon TV's morning show, parenting magazines, Tokyo Broadcasting, and TV Asahi. More recent journalism has been for cybersecurity publications such as Info Security Professional.

Michele Kriegman is an adoptee who searched successfully for her birth-father in New York before the state opened its records. She reclaimed her birth-name, Suzanne Gilbert, to write the novel, Tapioca Fire, that is the prequel to The Birth-Fathers’ Club. She teaches writing workshops for adoptees and donor-conceived people finding their #ownvoices. She speaks on panels for social workers, adoptive families, and intentional parents about heritage equality. Her approach, though well-researched, isn’t academic or clinical; she’s been an in-the-trenches adoptive stepmom too.

Most recently, a DNA test kit that came as a Chrismukkah present, revealed a sister! Their shared birth-father, and his complex effort at redemption later in life, inspired the story in one of the novellas.

Connect with her at

https://www.facebook.com/michele.kriegman

https://twitter.com/ReunionLand

1) Rock Memoir:

Book 1 of The Birth-Fathers' Club Series

From Amazon UK/Ireland: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michele-Kriegman/e/B09HSPD895

From Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3olbMpP

From Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Michele-Kriegman/e/B09HSPD895

From Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Michele-Kriegman/e/B09HSPD895

From Independent Bookshop US: https://bookshop.org/a/78945/9781737947707

2) From a Desert City by the Sea:

Book 2 of the Birth-Fathers' Club Series

From Amazon UK/Ireland: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michele-Kriegman/e/B09HSPD895

From Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3Hk6vHJ

From Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/Michele-Kriegman/e/B09HSPD895

From Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Michele-Kriegman/e/B09HSPD895

From Independent Bookshop US: https://bookshop.org/a/78945/9781737947714

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