Kris O’Shee

Cindy Seip

Kris O’Shee spent four decades as a modern dancer and choreographer in England and the United States. In the last 20 years, she earned a certificate in massage therapy and a graduate degree in psychology, and established her current private practice in psychotherapy. Our Last Blue Moon: A Memoir (Watershed Lit Books) is her first book. In it, she writes about the loss of her husband, Alan Cheuse – the novelist, teacher, and literary commentator known as the “voice of books” on NPR’s All Things Considered – after he sustained injuries in a car crash in the summer of 2015. O’Shee chronicles the days in the Northern California hospital, the bedside vigil after Cheuse lapsed into a coma, and ultimately, his death, and reflects on 25 happily shared years with the love of her life. Rattled by grief, she eventually wrote her way to a new stage of life.