Sunday, February 26, 2012

Good day to you all!

I see that my last post on this site was last July. I have since had my third child and clearly forgot about this personal blog. I encourage all who visit this site to please head over to for my more current, more updated site ~

~ Thanks so much, and may the mother muse continue to inspire you all!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

LiftBridge Bookstore Reading / Book Signing September 24th @ 2pm

Motherly Musings contributors will be reading / signing copies at Lift Bridge Bookstore, Main Street, Brockport, NY on Saturday, September 24th beginning at 2pm.

To reserve copies in advance, please email me. Otherwise, we hope to see you all there!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Motherly Musings Release Party / Book Signing July 23rd 2-4pm Lovin' Cup

I am excited to report that Motherly Musings' Book Release Party is scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd, 2-4pm at Lovin' Cup, RIT Park Point (on the corner of Jefferson Rd. and John St.) in Henrietta, NY.

Copies will be available for sale and signing by many of the local contributors.

Come support your local writers, mothers and fathers alike.

For additional information, inquiries, or to reserve copies for pick up at this event, please email me at

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Motherly Musings: Thirty Women and Men Reflect on the Rollercoaster Ride that is Motherhood Published!

_Motherly Musings: Thirty Women and Men Reflect on the Roller Coaster Ride that is Motherhood_ is now published and available online. For more information on the collection, and to read interviews and bios of the contributors, please visit our book website at

The publisher's website for the book is

A release party and a few readings around Rochester will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks. We look forward to a great release this summer, and hopefully many readers will come to appreciate the voices within its pages.

If you'd like to order copies directly from me, please email me at

Sunday, April 24, 2011

May 7th reading at Physikos - Great Mother's Day event

On Saturday, May 7th from 2-4pm, Sueann Wells and several other moms around Rochester will be reading from Mother Muse and other works at Physikos, in the Village Gate Square, 302 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY (2nd floor, enter via door by side parking lot; it's the same building as Salena's). Contributors from the first Mother Muse and its upcoming sequel will share their works at this event. This event is perfect for a shared experience between mother-friends and/or for mothers and their children. Hope to see you there!

- Featured will be: Sueann Wells, Jerri S. Kaiser, Susan Baruch, Theresa Maher, Rachel Whaley Doll, Caurie Miner Putnam, Christine Green, and Denise Thompson-Slaughter.

To reserve copies of Mother Muse for pick up that day, please contact the editor at Copies can also be shipped for $2/book.

In anticipation of the upcoming Motherly Musings' release, I am interested in lining up readings and signings around Rochester and Western New York. Please contact me at with any suggestions or to arrange an event.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Two more weeks until Mother Muse sequel moves forward

I currently have an end of the year deadline to submit the manuscript for contract consideration, so if you have any poignant, universal, powerful, uplifting (even in dealing with the negatives of motherhood) pieces you'd like to share for consideration, please send them my way. I am much less likely to work with contributors at this point (with the publisher's two-week deadline) on huge editorial matters (ie- glaring grammatical/sense issues), but if the message is poignant, universal, and applicable, I will consider any essays/ poetry/ stories you may wish to share. I am especially interested in the 'nontraditional' (foster, adoptive, alternative) motherhood experiences, but certainly would like to consider all fabulous pieces.

Please send up to five pieces within the body of an email to If I choose to use your work, I will make notes in a Word document with Track Changes on, and send it back to you for review.

Thank you very much, everyone, for your patience as we try to get this project published in the traditional channels before self-publishing. And thank you to those who have encouraged me to keep pushing in the tough world of publishing. This volume and its writers needs to be read!

May the mother muse continue to inspire you!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Update on Mother Muse Sequel

Good afternoon, everyone!

After three rounds of submissions to traditional publishers, resulting in tons of positive feedback but no bites for publication, we are going the self-publishing route again with the Mother Muse sequel. It will be bigger and better than ever, and have the distribution capability to reach a wider audience than the original edition was able to.

At this time, I am searching for foster, adoptive, lesbian, and other non-traditional motherhood perspectives to fill a bit of a gap I'm feeling in the upcoming collection. If you or anyone you know might be able to provide such a perspective through her writings (in the form of essay, story, poetry, letter, or photography), please email me as soon as possible to Submissions at this time must be impeccable and compelling - I have a solid manuscript except these perspectives, and am in the final copyediting and formatting stage of publication. However, if your piece is compelling but not quite fitting in these categories, I may be inclined to consider it/them anyway. It's all about rounding out this collection with quality works providing positive perspectives on the roller coaster ride that is motherhood.

Thanks so much for your time and I will be posting further details on the Mother Muse sequel as they are ironed out.