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Mamas Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit, and Grit Paperback – April 4, 2014
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If you are a mother who dreams about writing, here's all the inspiration you need....
- Rachel Sarah, author of Single Mom Seeking
These writers dig deep and don't shy away from tough subjects, but their essays sparkle with humor and energy, too. I love the diversity of voices here, and their wide range of interests. From gauzy preemies in the NICU to a grown son, brooding with piercings and dreadlocks; from dreams of being writers (or mothers, or mermaids) to dreams of just one good nap - it's all here, and it makes a great read.
- Caroline Grant, editor in chief of Literary Mama and associate director of the Sustainable Arts Foundation
Here's a book full of promise: You, too, can raise children and stories in the same family! These courageous writers glean wisdom from their dual creative endeavors and offer it to us with honesty, humor, and grace.
- Elizabeth Jarrett Andrews, author of Hannah, Delivered
Even for the most enthusiastic among us, motherhood can be rife with insecurity and isolation. How perfect, then, that these mamas (and papa!) have come together through their writing, supporting each other through the creative process and the baring of their hearts. I wish every mom could be a part of a community like this to remind her that she is not alone.
- Nancy Rose, author of Raise the Child You've Got - Not the One You Want
Mamas Write examines the things that drive us to the page both as readers and writers. [...] But these essays are about much more than why mamas write. These writers are grappling with universals: love, acceptance, disappointment, grief.
- from the foreword by Kate Hopper, author of Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers and Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood
About the Author
Founded out of a desire to connect, the Write On Mamas is a rapidly growing group of more than fifty writing moms (and one dad) who meet online and in person to read, write, revise, and share. Based primarily in Northern California, Write On Mamas also hail from Oregon, Minnesota, Maryland, and Calgary. Members are published authors, journalists, bloggers, and poets, as well as those beginning their writing journey.
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MAMAS WRITE isn't a book on how to parent, but the authors share the struggles parents experience: our children not fitting in a school, not keeping up academically, being different from others. They put our feelings into words. They do it with honesty and humor. They make the reader say, "Yes, that happened in my family and if I had the words, that's what I would say!" These authors know what it feels like to come face to face with death of children, of spouses, of relationships. They don't lecture us, but they teach us to accept our children as they are. Tragedy has no favorites and MAMAS WRITE is loaded with tragedy. But the reader is never left to wallow in it, for the writers walk us through it. This is the kind of book that will change lives.
Short stories are a great way to dip into this genera too because there's not enough time to read a whole book!!