Book & Baby is the definitive guide to staying on creative track with your writing career after having kids.
Written by the founder of the literary nonprofit Pen Parentis, this book recounts the lessons learned in a decade of presenting professional authors who also have kids. Expect real-world practical advice as well as inspiration and motivation to restart abandoned writing projects or start new ones. Poet Mary Harpin includes a chapter of data-driven findings from the writer-parent world to satisfy the curious mind: where do writers find the time, energy and money to keep going after they have kids?
Peppered with the real-life experiences and advice in the words of authors featured at Pen Parentis Literary Salons in New York City (among the recognizable names are Min Jin Lee, Marcy Dermansky and Mira Jacob), “Book & Baby, The Complete Guide to Managing Chaos & Becoming A Wildly Successful Writer-Parent” is an inspiring writing craft book that addresses how a writing career can be affected at every parenting stage in terms of time, energy, and money.
Midwest Book Review called the book “a mandatory read.” It won first prize for books on writing and publishing at the 2021 Next Gen Indie Book Awards. Illustrations by June Gervais.Meet the Author