Interviews with Mother Writers

Two interviews with Jenn Givhan

“I’m so grateful that my own inner journey connected with the ancients’—and that I’ve been able to glean a different perspective on dystopian fiction from a Latinx/indigenous perspective, centering us in our lands.” I have two books out this year, & in these two interviews I discuss the processes of writing poetry & fiction & […]

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Mother Writer Interview with Michelle Otero

I’m so excited to share this conversation with fierce Latina poet/playwright/actor/activist extraordinaire Michelle Otero, who discusses her experiences as a writer and stepmother of two. But I wish someone would have handed me The House on Mango Street or Bless Me, Última and said, “Your people write books too.” … We hold mothers to very high […]

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Interview with Rachel McKibbens

Some truth from poet, activist, playwright and badass mama-writer Rachel McKibbens. “As a Chicana mother, I want to tell the story of myself and my ancestors in ways that guide my children towards the kind of self-love I never had permission to know when I was young.” Read my interview with Rachel at Mother Writers.

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Have you met Dini Karasik?

“Writing is one way of finding my place in the world, of exploring my fragmented identity. But I also see it as an opportunity to challenge perceptions about otherness. My family does not resemble the stereotypes of Latinos I see in popular culture.” Allow me to introduce you to Dini Karasik, Mexican-American mother, writer, lawyer, […]

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The Next Big Thing: In the Time of Jubilee

What is your working title of your book (or story)? My novel is *IN THE TIME OF JUBILEE* Where did the idea for the book come from? The idea came from Reborns. From Wikipedia: “A reborn doll is a manufactured vinyl doll that has been transformed to resemble a human baby with as much realism […]

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Interview with Reyna Grande, Latina Mama Writer!

Reyna’s new book, her memoir THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, is being published this month, already to critical acclaim and praise! I had the chance to chat with her about juggling between an evermore successful writing career and maintaining a balance as a mother. Read on for some inspiration and advice. Then, share with your writer […]

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Second Mother Writers interview up! Shaindel Beers…

Check out the insightful and amusing interview with poet, editor, creative writing instructor Shaindel Beers! The whole reason I started this interview series was to uncover some of the myths surrounding motherhood and mother-writing, which Shaindel does so perfectly, in her own wonderfully ironic way 🙂 Enjoy! (And share… let’s read each other!) Then, stay […]

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Conversation with Julianna Baggott

Hey all! I’ve had the opportunity to chat with Julianna Baggott, amazingly talented and successful contemporary writer & poet… who’s also a mom! Check out the interview, the first in a series with successful mama writers, here. CONVERSATION WITH JULIANNA BAGGOTT If you have any suggestions about a successful mother writer you’d like to see […]

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