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About me

As a longtime journalist, author, writer, editor and freelancer, my work can be found in numerous places — websites, magazines, books, newspapers and here.   VickiLarson_2014_DZ

I am a divorced mom of two wonderful young men who are taller than I am so I’m a lot nicer to them nowadays. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am usually hiking or biking when I’m not behind my desk at the Marin Independent Journal, where I am the lifestyles editor and writer, or my desk at home, from which I write columns for Divorce 360, Single Edition, Mommy Tracked,  Huffington Post, ModernMom, GetLusty for Couples and The Working Chronicles.

I also have co-written a book with Susan Pease Gadoua, a longtime Marin divorce counselor and author of Contemplating Divorce, called The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels (Seal Press, Sept. 28, 2014) a cutting-edge book that challenges our one-size-fits-all, till-death-do-we-part version of marriage and offers new models that work better for who we are today.

I am an observer of people and love to explore why we do what we do. Plus I read a lot, perhaps too much, and like to share interesting tidbits that I discover. What I hope to do here is get a dialog going about parenting, men, women, divorce, marriage, teens, society — really, life.

You may follow me on Twitter at @OMGchronicles, fan me (yeah, that’s weird) on Facebook, or email me at omgchronicles (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m also on LinkedIn.

For media requests related to The New I Do, please contact Eva Zimmerman, publicity manager for Seal Press, at eva.zimmerman@perseusbooks.com or at 510-809-3834.

My literary agent is Sharon Bowers at Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management, who may be reached at sharon@mbgliterary.com or at 212-206-0913.

This blog’s cover image, “Let Go,” is one of Pulitzer Prize finalist Frederic Larson’s fantastic photographs, copyright Frederic Larson, and used with permission (and, yes, he is my former spouse). See more of his award-winning photography at Frederic Larson photography or at SFGate’s Mystical photography blog.

My photograph was taken by Dieter Zander.

4 Responses to “About me”

  1. Jason says:

    Just responding to your article, “Why Divorced Men Are Quick To Marry Again.” I am an exception. I have been divorced for 6 years and have not remarried primarily because of my steadfast resolve to remain “free.” So much so that I have turned away two or three women who probably would have married me. The only tempting reason for me to remarry is to add a second income and more financial security. Still, I have endured much discomfort to remain free. Every year, when I am forced to take a cold shower in October due to my gas being turned off (due to child support and alimony bills), I shiver to myself and chant, “At least I’m free, at least I’m free, freedom is priceless.” And that warms me up pretty fast.

    • OMGchronicles
      Twitter: OMGchronicles

      Hi Jason,
      Thanks for reading and writing. I totally get the “free” part (although I’m not totally free as I still have a teen at home — one more year!) I enjoy my space, but also enjoy time with my partner. I don’t see a need to get married at my age, but I would if it mattered to him. It doesn’t. We’re not even sure if we’ll live together — why “ruin” a good thing? 😉

  2. flying free says:

    I totally agree being free is great and yes I do have some ‘financial’ issues from time to time but I would never re-marry or be with a man for financial reasons. I have been single for almost 5 years and unlike other friends I do not feel desperate, alone, lonely. My life is busy interesting and I just simply always find something to do, learn, experience. I love people full stop and I do not have any issues against men. My husband left for a younger woman (25 years younger) and yes I was bored to death in our loveless sexless marriage. No passion whatsoever. We married young and simply grew apart. I am happier now I do not seek internet dating services I am leaving it to chance: che sara’ sara’

  3. Amy C. says:

    I read your blog about LAT. I am also divorced as is my current husband. We both had children from our previous marriages. He has two boys and I have one son. His are ages 10 and 7, mine is 9. Now we currently have a 17 month old. We live apart because my week to week custody agreement court order has me staying in my home town to take my son to school on my weeks with him, my husband has decided to stay an hour an a half away in his town because he won’t leave his boys. They have no court ordered agreement so he sees them after school each day for a few hours to take them to sports, etc. My issue is that he won’t come and be closer to his current wife(me) and his daughter. I don’t do well with the live apart stuff. I could had we not had our daughter but she only sees her dad now one day a week for a couple of minutes and that’s Sunday’s when he comes for church but has to go back an hour and a half away. We have never doubt or argued or had any big disagreement except for now with this issue. He had mentioned moving but always changes his mind because of him not wanting to leave his boys and his ex gets mad and rags him about it. So what advice could you give me?

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