Monthly Archives: May 2009

School lunch

On Facebook, where I get all my news, I recently found some new “old school” photos from someone I’ve known my entire life. Literally. She was born the day before me and our parents met shortly after we were born. … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial artist in the house

Our older son noticed a sign on the neighbor kids’ compost bin yesterday. Hand drawn art: 50 cents We had to read the sign for him and once we did the wheels must have started turning. Today my husband told … Continue reading

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Like Sands Through the Hourglass…

…so are the days of our lives. Does this line ring a bell for anyone else? It’s been twenty years since I watched the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Recently my memory was refreshed about the many, “fascinating” plots … Continue reading

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Exciting news for Call Me Okaasan

Recently I’ve had three interviews related to Call Me Okaasan here at Motherlogue. Today I read that the collection has been named winner in both the Parenting/Family and Anthology categories of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The book … Continue reading

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Interview with Dee Thompson

Writer and children’s book author, Dee Thompson, has an essay featured in Suzanne Kamata‘s collection of essays on multicultural mothering, Call Me Okaasan. The essay depicts her journey into motherhood after a visit to a Russian orphanage where she first … Continue reading

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Interview with Christina Katz

  As I mentioned in my post yeterday, Christina Katz, the author of Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Personal Strengths to Grow an Author Platform (Writer’s Digest Books), is one of my sources of inspiration. She started … Continue reading

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Sources of Inspiration – Christina Katz

I think the stars are aligned. Last week I hosted an interview with one of my sources of inspiration, writer and editor, Suzanne Kamata. Yesterday I hosted one of my inspiring writing instructors, Violeta Garcia-Mendoza. And, tomorrow another source of … Continue reading

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Interview with Violeta Garcia-Mendoza

Poet and writer Violeta Garcia-Mendoza’s essay, Two Names for Every Beautiful Thing, is included in Suzanne Kamata’s collection of essays about multicultural mothering, Call Me Okaasan. No stranger to multicultural life, Violeta was born in Madrid, Spain, and raised between … Continue reading

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Interview with Suzanne Kamata

As I mentioned in my post about sources of inspiration, it’s been almost five years since I began reading Suzanne Kamata’s writing. Her short work has appeared in over 100 publications. She is the author of a novel, Losing Kei, … Continue reading

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Sources of inspiration

I attribute my return to writing after a ten-year hiatus to the birth of my sons and to a collection of essays, It’s A Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons, edited by one of the co-founders of Literary Mama, Andrea … Continue reading

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