Rockie Lyons

Rockie Lyons

Rockie Lyons has taught writing at Iowa State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University. For many years she worked in high tech managing technical training teams. She has just finished a memoir called "Over the Counter: Losing my Sister to a Mass Shooting," and is looking for a publisher.


Losing my sister in a mass shooting

By: - March 1, 2023

This commentary originally appeared in the Iowa Capital Dispatch. Rhonda’s bedroom was small.  She did not have much stuff but I knew we had to triage: dispose of, give to Goodwill, or keep. Dad opened the three white garbage bags so it was easy to sort. Suddenly I heard this guttural noise behind my back […]