The Official Writer Mama Tour Has Come to an End!

My forthcoming book!Whew. What a long and wonderful six months it’s been!

Thanks for reading all about it here. If you missed it, you can always scroll back to April and follow the “blogprints” from there.

I’ll be posting some media materials for organizers of Spring, Summer and Fall writer events, but until March 2008, I’ll pretty much be taking a break from traveling. I’m really happy about being able to hunker down in the gloomy months and just write my brains out.

Really, really happy. 🙂

I’m going to officially thank everyone who helped with the tour now, so brace yourself:

Special thanks to the folks at Writer’s Digest Books: Jane Friedman, Michelle Ehrhard, Greg Hatfield, Phil Sexton, and Stephen Koenig. Also thanks to Claudean Wheeler for every compliment I received about Writer Mama’s cover (there were many!).

Gratitude to Writer’s Digest Magazine for the awesome “When Writing and Parenthood Collide Contest.” And thank you Maria Schneider for choosing The Writer Mama Riffs blog for her “The Writer’s Perspective” blogroll.

Big hugs to Sage Cohen for her sunny support in all kinds of weather.

High fives to Sharon Cindrich for swapping travel tales and all the writing-a-first book support we shared along the way.

So thankful to all of the contributors to Writers on the Rise and all of the participants in our awesome Writer Mama Back-to-School Daily Giveaway (which I am going to wrap up soon, I promise!).

Thanks to my agent, Rita Rosenkranz, for being the model of poise and professionalism at all times. Special thanks to the Weiser family, especially to Barb, for picking up the childcare slack.

Thanks to all of the hosts including Broadway Books in Portland, Village Books in Bellingham, Orca Books in Olympia, Willamette Writers Portland Chapter, Willamette Writers Coast Chapter, Third Place Books in Redmond, Washington, The WD/BEA Writer’s Conference and Writer’s Digest at Book Expo America in New York City, OWC Presents at Powell’s in Beaverton, The PNWA Conference in Seattle, The Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, The Whidbey Island Writer’s Association MFA Fall Residency, Willamette Writers Central Oregon Chapter, Willamette Writers of Southern Oregon, Columbia College, Chicago’s Creative Nonfiction Week, The Northwest Women’s Show in Portland, and The Wilsonville Public Library & The Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council’s Northwest Author Series.

Thanks to my students for their willingness to work and write hard!

And especially thanks to you, the readers of this blog, for teaching me how to be a blogger. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and I still can’t keep up with most of you. But I do the best I can. 😉

Especially thanks for continuing to spread the word about Writer Mama. The word-of-mouth support has been just incredible. And I always appreciate every single personal recommendation whether it’s to a friend, a fellow writer, a daughter, mother, student, teacher, reader, librarian, bookstore, or event organizer.

Now is an especially important time to continue to share what you like about Writer Mama. So don’t stop, just because I am saying…

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I deserve a Java Chip Frapuccinio.


5 Responses to “The Official Writer Mama Tour Has Come to an End!”

  1. 1 motherreader October 24, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Congrats! Enjoy the break. So glad to have met you.

  2. 2 J.Lee October 24, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    First of all, congrats on finishing the tour.

    I just came by this magazine that you might find interesting and applicable. It is the Greater Good magazine, and this issue is titled “The 21st Century Family”. This issue discusses the many ways
    that American family life has been transformed in recent years. Families today face issues their grandparents could scarcely have imagined: the challenges of being a dual-income couple; the questions faced by gay and lesbian parents and stay-at-home dads; and the obstacles confronted by all families today to find time for one another and make ends meet.

    This issue of Greater Good gets past overheated rhetoric about the decline of the family and delves into new research findings. Contributors bring these research findings to life in honest, revealing portraits of typically atypical 21st century families, and they make clear how families can still thrive during this period of transition. As historian Stephanie Coontz makes clear in the issue’s lead essay, it’s not the changes themselves but how families respond to them that will determine how well they fare in the 21st century.
    Her article can be found at:

    Hope you find this article as interesting as I did. The rest of the articles can be found at:

  3. 3 Heather October 25, 2007 at 7:53 am

    Congratulations on a successful tour! Now enjoy that writing time. ;o)

  4. 4 sagecohen October 26, 2007 at 9:35 am

    It’s been a great inspiration, as always, to witness your trajectory, and share in the fun!! Mazel tov, and welcome home! : )

  5. 5 Abby Green October 29, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    What an accomplishment! Next time, make Baltimore a stop on your tour. 🙂

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