Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Being a Parent Launched at WordFest NW

October 1, 2013 was an exciting day for me because that’s the day I launched Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Being a Parent at WordFest NW.
The event was held at Gyros Gyros, a Mediterranean restaurant located in Longview, Washington. The restaurant features its homegrown and local vegetables and has offered to sell books written by “homegrown” authors. I look forward to adding not only NYMB . . . On Being a Parent, which I co-created, but also On Being a Woman; On Being a Stupid Kid; On Dogs; On Travel; and On Home Improvement  because one of my stories appears in each book!

Some of the story contributors to Parent were on hand to read their stories. James Butler of Portland, Oregon read his story The Big Sale and announced the September publication of his children’s chapter book complete with online teacher’s guide, The Cow-Pie Chronicles. Another of Butler’s books is The Raptor Ravine. Nancy Hershorin drove nearly three hours from Eugene, Oregon to read her story Nobody Likes Me. She’s been a good supporter of the Not Your Mother’s Book series, and also attended the NW Book Festival in Portland in July to visit the booth where I sold the books. Klazina Dobbe, who owns the Holland America Bulb Farm with her husband Benno, as well as being an acupuncture and massage therapist, read her story Throwing in the Towel. Rose Ella Putnam, at 93, read her second NYMB story, Baby Doll on Campus. After being published for the first time at 92, Rose Ella entered a haiku contest sponsored by The Daily News, Longview, WA and won in her age group. She shows me that it's never too late to try something new. I read my story Moonshine and Moonlight, about trips to Mexico with my kids.

The book has been launched . . . now watch it sail.