Spin Cycle: Letters to My Daughter


SPIN CYCLE, or “Spin” as I like to call it, is the story of my tragi-comic childhood and coming-of-age, the story of my daughter’s own journey to heal — literally and figuratively to walk again on her own after a near-fatal car accident — and what I hope is a literary work that will have a wide audience.

I envision this book as a collection of chapters that come one after the other with empty space separating the stories. Most of these “letters/stories” will have a lede, in italics, that is spoken via letter to my daughter. There are three parts.

An excerpt from Spin was published in the place-based journal InQuire.


Right now, Spin is being read and considered by two literary agents—even though I work as an agent occasionally, I wanted to have representation for this memoir/letter collection—so my fingers are crossed!

If you want to keep in touch with me about when Spin is coming out (so you can read it!), please email me at dede.cummings1@gmail.com

As a teaser, here is a photo gallery from SPIN:

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