Tangerine Tango is a collection of writings spanning the entire citrus spectrum, from sour to sweet. Edited by Lisa K. Winkler, who has never been ‘a basic beige sort,’ these colorful slices of life are sad, nostalgic, and humorous. They’re about parents and parenting; childhood; food, faith and farewells; jobs and journeys.
Lisa invited several writers, mostly other bloggers she’s befriended through blogging, to join the project. Along the way, a couple other writers contributed too.
Anthology by women writers to raise money for Huntington’s disease
Why Tangerine Tango?
Lisa loves alliteration and loves the color orange. When Pantone, the New Jersey-based design company declared ‘Tangerine Tango’ its 2012 color of the year, she wrote a blog post about all her orange-toned sweaters and accessories.
She wrote: “Sounds more like a cocktail than a clothing color.”
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Meet the Writers
You’ll meet some great writers and read some lovely short essays:
There’s Donna Barry of http://huffygirl.wordpress.com/ who writes about her mother, her father, football, the ocean, and one of her first jobs.
There’s Stacey Caron of http://www.staceysnacksonline.comwho is a food blogger and antique dealer. She shares her grandmother’s chopped liver recipe, a tart from Spain, and her love of food.
You’ll swoon in green with Judy Ackley Brown and smile as you read about Barbara Chapman’s Fifth grade memories, her fight with breast cancer, and her work with hospice.
You’ll lick your lips with Gabi Coatsworth’s description of ice cream, empathize with her trip to the dump, envision her shrimping with her father and her grand-daughters, and be moved by her poem dedicated to her sister.
Dawn Landau’sode to her daughter teems with raw emotion and her vision of seeing her late mother is almost scary.http://www.talesfromthemotherland.me
Chris Rosen’s mother will amaze you; you’ll share her pride in her rock musician son, and want to climb in the hot air balloon with her. mountainmornings.wordpress.com
Like Leah Singer, you’ll be annoyed at the salesman, disturbed by her parents chiding her about her weight, and proud that she has made her interfaith marriage last.http://www.leahsthoughts.com
Those with siblings will hear themselves in Madeline Taylor’s telephone essay. With Patti Winker,you’ll wonder about life with 11 siblings, learn about running a candy store, and reminisces about life with clotheslines and before helmets.
From Lisa Winkler, you can reread some past posts – about fashion advice from our mothers, medical advice from her father, hopes for college graduates and tolerance for varying religious beliefs in her own family, and ice cream flavors.
Barbara Younger shares three lovely poems – about buttons, socks and fudge, and essays about her father’s music, her allegiance to her ancient stove, and a Valentine’s Day when she was 11. http://www.FriendfortheRide.com