Mom Writer's Talk Radio Newsletter
have also begun our new Blog Tour program. Check out our blog for more
information. We are still looking for bloggers and authors, so if you are
interested, please let me know right away – spots are filling up fast.
As always, if you have any comments or suggestions
you can always email us. Otherwise, get to writing and make it happen!
Paula Schmitt and Alana Morales
We have decided to extend our contest to the end of March. We have also added a
winner spot, so you now have a chance to win a copy of Grace Fox’s book 10 Minute Time Outs
for Busy Women or Dr. Eileen
Kennedy Moore's book What About Me?.
We want to know how you make time for writing.
Send in your methods to:
We will randomly pick two lucky winners whose names will be announced on our website on
March 31, 2006.
Good Luck and thanks for sharing!!
Our Authors This Month…
- Elizabeth Pantley
- Jill Murphy Long
- Stephanie Gallagher
- Letitia Wright
- Patricia Morgan
- Alesia Holliday
March 3, 2006
Latest Book – The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Gentle Ways to Stop
Bedtime Battles and Improve Your Child's Sleep
New from the bestselling author of the classic baby sleep guide!
to sleep through the night is one thing; getting willful toddlers and energetic
preschoolers to sleep is another problem altogether. Written to help
sleep-deprived parents of children ages one to five, The No-Cry Sleep
Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers offers loving solutions to help this
active age-group get the rest they – and their parents – so desperately need.
A follow-up to
Elizabeth Pantley's megahit The No-Cry Sleep Solution, this breakthrough
guide is written in Pantley's trademark gentle, child-centered style. Parents
will discover a wellspring of positive approaches to help their children get to
bed, stay in bed, and sleep all night, without having to resort to punishments
or other negative and ineffective measures. The No-Cry Sleep Solution for
Toddlers and Preschoolers tackles many common nighttime obstacles,
- Refusals to go to bed
- Night waking and early rising
- Reluctance to move out of the crib and into a
- Nighttime visits to the parents' bed
- Naptime problems
- Nightmares, "night terrors," and
- Special sleep issues of twins, special needs
children, and adopted children
- Sleepwalking, sleep talking, snoring, and
Jill Murphy Long, www.PermissionBooks.com
Latest book - Permission to Party
most pressing need for women today is to take a little
time for themselves. Weighed down with the demands of
dual careers, household responsibilities, child rearing,
and marriage, today's busy woman lets her friendships
suffer, and she never feels she has the time to nurture
herself. Third in the Permission to... series,
Permission to Party is a beautifully illustrated book
that gives women permission to enjoy life to the
Party lets women know it's OK (and even necessary) to
take care of themselves and also tells them how to carve
the time out of a busy schedule. It then gives them a
plethora of imaginative ideas and techniques to use.
fun book includes ways to nurture relationships and
foster self-expression by bringing people together for
meals and celebrations in intimate settings or large
groups, as well as how to create your own quiet or
playful celebration rituals to mark either special
occasions or accomplishments. Plus, Permission to Party
includes simple recipes, aromatherapy tips, uplifting
music recommendations, party themes, and party decorating
March 10, 2006
Latest Book – The Gallagher Guide to the Baby Years
Do you ever feel like you have more questions than your doctor has
time to answer?
Do you want to do the right thing for your baby, but find yourself overwhelmed
by all the conflicting advice?
Do you ever have so much to do, you feel like you'll never get through it all?
Let's face it. Having a new baby is overwhelming. There are so many decisions
to make. And so little time to think about them.
And we're not just talking about breast vs. bottle. We're talking about:
picking the perfect
finding flattering maternity clothes
choosing the safest car seat
deciding what to bring to the hospital when you're ready to deliver – and who you want
there with you
picking the right stroller
handling visitors when you first come home with the baby
deciding when to introduce solids
finding the right child care
dealing with nighttime wakings, pacifier habits, thumb-sucking, potty training, picky
eaters, and much, much more.
The bottom line: You need help.
...Help that is unbiased
...Help that doesn't hinge on the hot
product du jour or the latest parenting theory of the week
...Help that only has YOUR best interests at heart
March 17, 2006
Letitia Wright, www.wrightplacetv.com
Dr Wright is the host of the Wright
Place TV show, a talk show for women ages 25-55, with a bend towards women business
Each week you'll discover what makes women entrepreneurs successful in business
and in life!
It's a mini-seminar broadcast to 5.8 million homes on Television!
March 24, 2006
Patricia Morgan, www.lightheartedconcepts.com
Latest Book – Love Her As She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions
Love Her As She Is was featured in a CBC television documentary
recommended as a valuable resource for all parents and mental health
You will gain insight into the effects of a disturbing childhood, ADD (Attention Deficit
Disorder), adoption, the world of drugs, and life on the street. Through the
story of a mother struggling to connect with a distant and dual alcohol and
cocaine-addicted daughter, you will discover how to love unconditionally while
maintaining clear boundaries, develop healthy solution for connecting in
challenging relationships and turn hope into loving action.
Love Her As She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions has supported and given direction
to many people concerned with loved ones susceptible or challenged by
addictions or other troubling circumstances. Purchase it to help the person who
is hurting and seeking a way to love while maintaining clear limits.
March 31, 2006
Alesia Holliday, www.alesiaholliday.com
Latest Book – Blondes Have More Felons
When a lawyer
who’s smarter than she looks and more stubborn than anybody expects opens a
solo practice in small town Florida, she takes on the big drug company that
killed the wife of her first major client. In her fight for justice, she
encounters a kleptomaniac pro bono client, an Armani-clad bullfighter best
friend, a poker-champ neighbor who bakes cookies, and a P.I. so hot he makes
her rethink her No Bad Boys Rule...but she never suspects she may wind up
literally laughing herself to death.
Writing Tips of the Month
Have you found your voice? I mean, we all
know you have a voice because you have kids, but what I mean is – have you
found your writing voice? When you write, are you allowing your personality to
come through? If not, you may be shortchanging not only your readers, but
yourself. Try these tips to find your voice:
Write and write
often. You won’t be able to discover your voice unless you write. A lot.
Whether you decide to keep a daily blog or spend 15 minutes writing about
your day in a journal or even answer journaling prompts, you need to write
to get your voice to start coming through.
Read – a lot. Not only is it fun, but it’s educational too. Read authors who have
styles that you like. When you read quality writing, it transfers to your own
writing. If you find something you don’t like, read it anyway (if you can plow
through it). This will teach you what you don’t want to sound like.
Don’t be afraid to be you. Ignore your internal editor and just write – however it comes to
you. Don’t worry about being politically correct. Just write.
Try on different styles. Try writing like different authors you like and see what fits you
best. This is not to say you should copy what they do exactly, but by
“trying on” several different styles, you can see what fits.
If you'd like to share a writing tip of your own,
please email us at:
Three Sites For For Being a Writing Mom
Being a mom isn’t easy work – neither is being a
writing mom. Here are a few sites to help you become the writer you want to be. If you have any suggestions, please email them to
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will post them on the blog. There is even a bonus site this month!!
Write From Home
This website has a wealth of information
for new and seasoned writers.
The Organized Writer
If you are going to be a writing mom, you
have to be organized. This site helps you get organized so you can maximize the
time you do have to write.
This is a very sophisticated site which coins itself as a “literary magazine for the maternally inclined.”
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