About

10450379_10152687637160428_7618582757533977085_nOnce upon a time…I lived in New York City. Then I moved with my parents to a little island in the Caribbean called Puerto Rico. Then I obtained a fellowship for graduate school at Binghamton University in Upstate New York. Then I had a daughter and moved to Kansas City with my boyfriend. Then I became an adjunct. Then I got out of the adjuncting racket. Then I finished my PhD and got married. Then I moved to Houston with my husband and toddler. Then I became the editor of the only professional newsletter for women in academia, Women in Higher Education. I am a reader, a writer, a listener, a wife, a daughter, and a mother. I also think too much about writing, popular culture, and watch too much tv. It all comes together here.

I created Words Are My Game after I quit adjuncting in summer 2011. It became an outlet for my writing as I worked on my dissertation, moved into an alternative academic position, and rediscovered my writing career dreams. For a while it existed on WordPress.com, and now I’ve migrated it to be part of my main site, www.lianamsilvaford.com.

My posts run the gamut, but I promise to keep things interesting. Showing up to work is half the battle, I will try to post at least twice a week.

New here? Check out the most popular posts so far on my old blog, starting with the most popular:

  1. “Talk About Leaving”
  2. “Season 1″
  3. “Blogging Is/And Writing”
  4. “Who Decides to Become a Writer?”
  5. “Remembering New York City”