Abigail Carter

Abigail Carter wrote The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow’s Transformation (HCI, 2008) as a form of catharsis after her husband’s death in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Her work has also appeared in SELF magazine, Reader’s Digest Canada, MSN.com and MORE.com and she maintains a blog at www.abigailcarter.com.

Abigail is also the co-Founder of Writer.ly, an online marketplace where writers can find the people they need to publish successfully. She can be found on Facebook and on Twitter (@abigailcarter).

Let’s Make Some Noise For Our Graduate! No Comments

In the frenzy leading up to the big day, I was told breathlessly, barely 12 hours before the event that I had to get a lei and maracas. “A Lei? Maracas?” Had high school graduations changed that much or was this some American tradition I wasn’t aware of? Where the heck does one buy a lei or maracas? “Everyone gets a Lei!” she said. “You can get them at Safeway. And you need maracas so that you can make lots of noise when I go up on stage.” “Oh,” I said stupidly. I was priding myself on the fact…

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