Interview with Author Anjali Mitter Duva

“I’m grateful for the flexible schedule that allows me to spend time with [my kids], but I’m also grateful to be able to model for them an occupation that oftentimes feels in direct contrast to the technology-driven culture of instant gratification, busywork and superficial thought that surrounds us.” -Anjali Mitter Duva, author of Faint Promise […]

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Interview with Novelist Helen Phillips

“I find the experience of being a parent very creatively invigorating; my kids have given me many ideas for stories, and my next novel will be about motherhood.” -Helen Phillips, Novelist, The Beautiful Bureaucrat. View the trailer. PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). HP: I am an […]

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Interview with author Elisa Albert

“Raising young kids is all consuming, so cut yourself a break and don’t make yourself (or them!) miserable by hyperventilating about your professional status (or lack thereof).”    ~Elisa Albert, Author of After Birth PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). EA: “Describe your life”: what a […]

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Interview with Novelist Nelly Rosario

“Parenting and writing to me are inseparable by circumstance, and to put them in two separate notebooks can rob me of wonder.” ~Nelly Rosario, Author of Song of the Water Saints: A Novel (Pantheon) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). NR: My life’s pretty exciting to me, boring […]

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Interview with Novelist Will Chancellor

“There’s a tendency among writers to be dangerously free, to skate around reality. Parents can’t do that.” ~Will Chancellor, Author of A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall (Harper 2014) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). WC: Most of my week is spent teaching Math, Chemistry and Physics, […]

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Interview with Fiction Writer Scott Nadelson

  “I’d advise parent writers—or any writers—to remember what gives them joy, and to seek that out every time they sit down to write.” -Scott Nadelson, Author of the novel Between You and Me PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment. SN: I have one daughter, now five and […]

Scott Nadelson meeting John Donohue of the New Yorker at a Pen Parentis salon.

Scott Nadelson meeting John Donohue of the New Yorker at a Pen Parentis salon.

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Interview with Poet Jack Miller

“For all the time lost to parenthood and the difficulty carving out a chunk in which to write, the inspiration is more than worth it.” -Jack Miller, Poet [Learn more about the Pen Parentis Research Project.] PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). JM: After graduating college […]

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