Why did you become a writer? When did the writing bug first bite you?
I’ve been writing since elementary school! The fact that I wasn’t paid for it then didn’t stop me and I would fill notebooks upon notebooks with stories. I ended up becoming a writer because that feeling that I just had to write never quite went away.
What is the most rewarding part of being a writer? The most frustrating?
Sparking conversation and debate with what I write, and getting to hear the stories of others who were inspired by something I wrote. The most frustrating is that as a freelance writer it’s a feast or famine world.
Can you tell us about your latest release?
I write non-fiction, so I’m continuously being published both online and in print with articles, interviews, and op/eds. You can read some of my weekly columns at SheKnows.com!
You’re sitting on the Writer As Enterpreneur: Getting Your Book Out There panel at this year’s WriteAngles Conference. Can you tell us a little bit about what you’re planning?
I’ll talk a bit about how social media is instrumental in helping promote a book, and even if it can feel overwhelming — it’s worth it!
What are you working on now?
I’m working on my second book, The Perfect Birth Myth, which will take a look at the birthing industry in the US.
Where can we find you online?
At The Mamafesto.com and tweeting at @TheMamafesto.