Here’s a guest post I wrote for Pen Parentis’ blog about trying to negotiate a writing life and a family life. Turns out little bits of our babies burrow in our brains! Explains a lot. Thanks, Pen Parentis, for hosting me on your blog and for awarding me with the 2012-13 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship. Such an amazing organization that provides valuable resources and good vibes for writers who also parent. I’ll be reading in their salon series in NYC on April 9th with Kelly Link and Leigh Newman!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
and now, a word from our Fellow…
Sarah Gerkensmeyer, you will recall, knocked our socks off with her story “Monster Drinks Chocolate Milk” when she accepted her $1000 Fellowship. She has not disappointed us in her year of living writerishly (is that a word?) – she is currently at the Vermont Studio Center at a writing residency (yes, she has small children!) and she writes a guest-blog from there about an article that was in Scientific American last month…among other things. Her story collection, What You Are Now Enjoying, is forthcoming by Autumn House Press on February 15, 2013.
Please welcome: Guest Blogger and 2012 Pen Parentis Writing Fellow, Sarah Gerkensmeyer!