ROOTS: Where Food Comes From and Where It Takes Us is a BlogHer anthology I co-edited with Julie Ross Godar and Stacy Morrison. It came out from Open Road in 2013 and features the work of 40 fabulous food bloggers.
My parenting anthology, Sleep Is for the Weak, won a 2009 gold National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) award and won an honorable mention in the 2012 New York Book Festival.
"A lively compilation of honest, funny, real-life writing. Parents will find reassurance, heart, and a lot of humor in this collection. A very entertaining read!" — Christie Mellor, author, The Three-Martini Playdate, The Three-Martini Family Vacation, and Were You Raised by Wolves? Clues to the Mysteries of Adulthood
"From the foreword to the final essay, this is a collection of some of the best writing out there on the topic of modern motherhood." — Amy Keroes, founder & CEO, mommytrackd.com
"Don't spend another night awake without these intelligent and funny-as-hell moms by your side." — Devra Renner and Aviva Pflock, authors, Mommy Guilt
"This treasure . . . is a real page turner, delighting readers with honest re-tellings of motherhood's most joyous (and sometimes terrifying) moments."
"A perfect read for the mom with little time and a great sense of humor." — Pregnancy & Newborn
Turn to the 25 mommyblogs featured in this collection for advice and a sense of camaraderie. This groundbreaking anthology brings together their best and brightest essays, ranging in style from snort-Diet-Coke-out-the-nose funny to poignant and bittersweet. Written to be read during the mind-bogglingly short breaks parents get during their busy days, these pieces will help moms find solace in a wide range of viewpoints and issues not often discussed in mainstream magazines and other parenting books. From dealing with rage to negotiating sleeping arrangements to the frustration and joy of parenting a special needs child, this is the perfect read for the hip but harried mother that says "you are still you."
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My Contributions to Other People's Books
As part of the BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year honoree group, my piece, "A Big Family of Strong Women," is included in the BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year anthology.
I am quoted in Susan Getgood's very helpful Professional Blogging for Dummies.Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Indiebound.
I read this essay at Spine Out in June 2016. It's about what happened when I invited people to email me about their or their loved ones' eating disorders.
In the short story "Simple Math," Danielle Fenton, a hard-charging corporate analyst, finds herself pregnant with a Down's Syndrome baby.Buy Simple Math on Kindle.
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Some Kind of Samson
In the short story "Some Kind of Samson," Jennifer's childhood friend Gail develops cancer, forever changing their relationship and forcing Jennifer to experience the ambiguity of endings.Buy Some Kind of Samson on Kindle.
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This five-poem micro collection's theme is HOPE. Here's a little sprinkle for your Had a Bad Day.Buy Hands Clasped in a Smile on Kindle.
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This five-poem micro collection's theme is HOME. Do you ever wonder who has slept in your rooms before you?Buy Shelter on Kindle.
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This micro collection of five poems takes its beat from drums. Theme = MUSIC.Buy Escape Hatch on Kindle.
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This five-poem micro collection's theme is fighting, war: Hurt not the oil and wine. It contains poems written before and after 9/11. What a difference a terrorist act makes.Buy War on Kindle.
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