Conversation with Kelly Davio, managing editor of The Los Angeles Review

In this exciting interview with writer/editor/teacher Kelly Davio, Mother Writers has begun exploring  alternate voices and experiences… and I’m thrilled to add Kelly’s insights to the forum of successful women writers who (may or may not be) moms!

Read what Kelly has to say about the effect of childlessness on a woman’s writing and whether or not mother writers should submit mother-bird poems to literary magazines.

New interviews on their way… Next up, Tim and Megan Green, editors of Rattle, discuss how parenting affects their writing/editing relationship.

Thanks for reading and sharing!



Interview with my own “poetry mother,” Irena Praitis

It is my honor to present a conversation with Cal State Fullerton’s beloved poetry professor, Irena Praitis, in the series of Mother Writers interviews.

Read and be inspired!



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 friends and go pick up a copy of Reyna’s new book. You’ll be glad you did.


P.S., If you’re in the L.A. area on August 25, 2012, join Reyna in celebrating the release of her new book! And, spread the word!

Second Mother Writers interview up! Shaindel Beers…

Check out the insightful and amusing interview with poet, editor, creative writing instructor Shaindel Beers!


Photo credit Jenny C. Reynolds Photography

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 tuned for our next interview, with critically acclaimed Latina novelist Reyna Grande!



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.


If you have any suggestions about a successful mother writer you’d like to see interviewed, please feel free to contact me.

Next up in the series of interviews, SHAINDEL BEERS, poet & editor par excellence. Stay tuned!


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