Congrats to these Literary Mama editors and contributors!
Nicole Stellon O’Donnell, Columns Editor and Columnist: “I have been guest blogging at 49 Writers in June and July. In one of my posts, I confronted the death of poetry head on. In another, I revealed what poets actually do all day.”
Suzanne Kamata, Fiction Editor: “I’m featured in a new e-book on motherhood and creativity, Six Creative Practices for the Early Years by Miranda Hersey.
Kristina Riggle, Fiction Editor: “My newest novel, Keepsake has been released! It garnered a starred review from Booklist, and bloggers have praised it, such as The Devourer of Books review which called it ‘an incredibly compelling and engaging story … but Riggle never makes things pat or maudlin.'”
Heather (Cori) Rader, Columnist, Perfectly Normal: “My book, Side by Side: Short Takes on Best Practice for Teachers and Literacy Leaders, has just been published. Three years ago I attended a writing retreat. I’d been toying with idea of writing on sarcasm in the classroom. Over the long retreat weekend, I met with writing coaches periodically. Two different coaches said, ‘We think there are two different pieces here, not one.’ No surprise, they were right. I explored sarcasm once through the lens of a teacher and in a paired essay through the lens of an instructional coach. A few months later I found a publisher who wanted both articles and then said, ‘Do you have any more paired essays?’ I started exploring issues and strategies that both teachers and literacy leaders face in the classroom through paired essays. At the time I didn’t know it, but the concept of what would later become my first book, Side by Side, was born.”
Lindsey Mead, Contributor: “The Huffington Post published The Story I Can’t Stop Telling. The piece came out of the impetus that propels all of my writing: to preserve these swollen moments of my life at this particular moment, with my children. Even as I sink into the experiences I feel them running through my fingers, and paying close attention, and then writing them down, is the only way I know to cope with my fear that I’ll miss it all.”