I am thrilled to be one of the winners of a signed copy of January O'Neil's new poetry collection, Underlife, from CavanKerry Press. January hosted the giveaway on her blog -- POET MOM. (You might recall that Santa brought me a POET MOM license plate as one of my presents last year.)
I admit to getting inspiration from seeing the successes of other writing mothers. It helps me on those days when it would be easy for me to say "I should just leave this business to those whose time is not consumed by coloring marathons and dollhouse dance parties." But then I see countless other writer/artist mothers pursuing the creative life they love and I know I can continue.
January is one of the writers featured in the Poets & Writers Magazine's new "Inspiration Issue." And rightly so.
If you haven't read her work, here's a link to her poem, "How to Make a Crab Cake," featured at her blog.