Maija Rothenberg turned to creative nonfiction in earnest after retiring from a 28-year career as an independent medical and business writer/editor.
Her four grandparents emigrated from Finland to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where she was raised in a village on Lake Superior.
Maija is writing a series of essays about surviving a Northern Gothic girlhood and converting to Judaism at age 50.
"J is for Juxtapose," an alphabetarian essay, was an Editor's Pick in Solstice Literary Magazine's annual writing contest and was published in their Summer 2017 issue. Many thanks to editors Amy Hope, Richard Hoffman, and Amy Grier. solsticelitmag.org/content/editors-pick-j-juxtapose/