DailyCandy let me talk about how much I love The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch.

Kevin Sampsell wrote a blurb for Once I Was Cool and I love his stuff and I am giddy: “Megan Stielstra’s wonderful writing and her storytelling bravery is truly a gift for everyone who reads her. Once I Was Cool is refreshing, hilarious, touching, and wise. If she keeps writing like this, I’m going to bet she’ll always be cool.”

Christine Sneed wrote this about my book. I might pass out: “What an amazing cri de coeur Once I Was Cool is. Megan Stielstra tells us in a witty, sympathetic, confident voice who she is and what and whom she cares about most. Reading these essays, I laughed out loud and also found myself on the verge of tears so many times. This book should be read by anyone who’s been in love, had a child or thought about having a child. So, probably, that’s everyone.”

The principal horn player of the Lakeview Orchestra wrote about our performance for Public Radio: “Even though I have played hundreds and hundreds of concerts, there are few times I remember being overcome with emotion — but the night Lakeview Orchestra collaborated with 2nd Story and I heard a story about triumph over adversity, the rush of excitement made it challenging to play ‘Nimrod’ from Elgar’s Enigma Variations.”