Helen Reese recently published her debut novel, Project Ex. She’s also a contributor to Listen to Your Mother, a collection of essays released last spring that highlights motherhood’s joys and challenges. In addition to her day job as social worker, Helen has worked as a freelance writer and publicist. […]
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The Scary Mommy Thanksgiving Project began three years ago, with just a handful of families.
A handful of mothers who confessed not being able to afford Thanksgiving dinners and a handful of readers who volunteered to help them. Nobody was trying to save the world; we just wanted to be able to make a difference in one family’s life.
And then the magic happened.
More families came forward with their struggles and even more families pitched in to help, […]
In a recent survey, 96 out of 100 women say they think a bad thought about their bodies every day, and romantic comedy “Muffin Top: A Love Story” says those other four women are lying, or in a coma.
“Muffin Top” is a hilarious, romantic antidote to our culture’s Photoshop madness, and its core message is this: Be happy now, not five pounds from now. The movie’s fans say, “Muffin Top is not just a movie; […]
EBWW faculty member, creative writing teacher and novelist Katrina Kittle is offering a three-week fiction-writing webinar through OnLiten, starting Nov. 6.
Here’s what former EBWW director Matt Dewald says about Kittle as a muse and guide for writers:
“Katrina Kittle is as deft a teacher as she is a writer. In her classes, students get even more of her than makes it onto her pages. She is warm and wickedly funny, plus fiercely smart and deeply knowledgeable about not only the writing process, […]