​​​Of all the jobs I've had nothing kicked my butt like Motherhood. When my oldest and only daughter started her senior year of high school I felt as if my happy life would never be happy again. Those feelings led to sanity saving journal writing, which led to an "out-loud" piece at Book Passage's SF location, which led to an editor asking for my proposal. A Cinderella story with a few bumps along the way led to the publication of The Goodbye Year, which led to book talks and conversations with readers. Interest in a place to write about the joys, challenges, and absurdities of motherhood was strong.

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​How the idea to create a community was born.

Quote of the week.

This will be the spot for members to post a flash of their writing. We'll have monthly themes—from pre-school

rejections to college acceptances.

It's an elastic and open 

space for members to share.

Open space.

“It seems to me that since I've had children, I've grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from.” 
― Anne Tyler