In honor of Mother’s Day coming up this weekend (at least in the US, where I live), I’m giving away three copies of an excellent anthology I was fortunate to be included in, The Milk of Female Kindness–An Anthology of Honest Motherhood.
This book brings together women from many countries and cultures who have shared their writing and artwork on the theme of motherhood, and not just the concept of motherhood that mainstream media conditions us with. It’s an excellent, thoughtful project (and makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift).
So how can you obtain one of the copies I’m giving away? Easy!
1. In the comments below, write about your mother or some other woman in your life who nurtured you in a maternal way. I’m interested in your stories. They can be funny, poignant, bizarre. The first three people to do this will win a copy. (And if you’re planning to give your prize as a Mother’s Day gift, then the sooner the better so I can mail it to you before Friday afternoon!)
2. Include your email address so I can contact you for your mailing address. (If I can’t contact you, I can’t send you a prize.)
3. Finally, watch this space, because I’ll be confirming the winners here in the comments section. (Added bonus: you get to read other people’s stories!)
Here is a list of some of the reviews that have come in so far for The Milk of Female Kindness. (I wrote “some” because I know there are other reviews out there that I don’t have listed here.)
* from blog The Reluctant Retiree
* from blogger Carol Cameleon
* from blogger Madhusmita Phukon
* from Michelle Clements James at Book Chat
* from Sharon Bonin-Pratt at Ink Flare
* from Dale Newton at EllaDee Words
* from blog My Train of Thoughts On…
* several on Goodreads
I was so grateful to have my poems and essays included in this anthology. Kudos to Kasia James, the contributing editor whose brainchild it was, and to all the other authors and artists in it!
2 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Giveaway!”
My mother always said she wasn’t a reader. It bothered her that she read so slowly while her 5 kids and husband tore through books quickly. Of course she read every word and didn’t skim over the boring parts.
For a non-reader, she actually read quite a bit. She read the newspaper and magazines. She kept up with what was popular and always read the books that everyone was talking about. Most importantly, she read to her kids. Since there is a ten year spread between the oldest and the youngest, that’s a lot of books! Her kids grew up to be readers who read to their kids. And we were all read to by mom who fostered our love of reading with her love for us.
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That’s lovely, Lauren, thank you for sharing it! Please send me your mailing address so I can send you a book. 🙂