HUGE thanks to Lisa Nolan for including my poem “Waiting Around” in her most recent anthology of mom stories. It’s getting many great reviews. You can read all about Monkey Star Press and this project here.
Crystal R. Cook of The Qwiet Muse recently published a detailed review saying, “I had a feeling I was going to like this book the moment I read the title. I happen to be a 25 year veteran of sleep-deprived motherhood. I've done my time and then some in those proverbial trenches. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader copy of this fabulous compilation filled with real-life, uncensored, moments and memories written by experts in the field, and by experts, I mean moms, mommas, mums, mommies, and mothers. Those women who live and breathe motherhood in all its glory, dirty diapers, spit-up, and yes - sleep deprivation.”
And Monkey Star Press is currently open for submissions! The deadline for the next two anthologies is June 1, 2015. They are looking for content for two mom lit anthologies about 1) body image and motherhood (My Mom Body: Reflections on Body Image and Motherhood), and 2) raising a special needs child (My Special Needs Child: Reflections on Raising a Child With Special Needs).
The Kindle edition is only $4.99 and paperbacks are $11.99 on Amazon. Definitely a great gift for moms!