Interview with Author Josh Neufeld

“I always understood that being both a parent and an artist is a tenuous balancing act, but that passion, dedication, perseverance, and a form of artistic single-mindedness are all keys to success.”    ~Josh Neufeld, author of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Pantheon) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment? […]

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Interview with author Wendy Lee

“What’s great about being a parent who writes is that you constantly have material. … I know I have to write everything down before I forget it.”    ~Wendy Lee, author The Art of Confidence (Kensington)   PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment? WL: I’m a stay-at-home-mom to a […]

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Pen Parentis Fellowship Winner 2018-19: Jennifer Fliss

2018-2019 Winner of the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents: The Balloon Animal Artist Goes to a Funeral by Jennifer Fliss of Seattle, WA. This story was beyond a roller-coaster of emotions, this story was the all-new fun park ride from happiness to hell and back. Just a quick turn to describe a few […]

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Going to AWP? Taking the kids? Help is at hand!

If you are going to AWP in Tampa, FL next week and are taking the kids – either because you have to or because you are thinking of making it a bit of a vacation – Pen Parentis is here to help.  We have compiled a list of local resources that will make your stay […]

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Interview with author Min Jin Lee

“I am always thinking about my kid…I need to learn how to separate.  To deal.”    ~Min Jin Lee, author Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing)   PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment? MJL: I am a writer.  My only son is 20 years old. He is in college in the West Coast.  […]

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Interview with author Jamie Brenner

“Take your writing seriously — don’t let anyone make you feel it is a hobby or that you are being indulgent. You don’t need permission — remember that” ~Jamie Brenner, author of The Forever Summer and The Husband Hour (Little, Brown and Company) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other […]

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