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 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 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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Interview with Writer Ed Lin

“When you’re well-prepared and well-stocked and the kid is sleeping through the night, that is when you can figure out what time you have for yourself and your art.”  -Ed Lin, Author of Ghost Month [Learn more about the Pen Parentis Research Project.] PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other […]

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Interview with Poet Adam Penna

 ”Writers take a great deal of time worrying about not writing. I don’t believe in writer’s block. I believe in the writing process.” -Adam Penna, author of Little Songs & Lyrics to Genji, poetry. [Learn more about the Pen Parentis Research Project.] PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if […]

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Interview with Writer Lucille Lang Day

“My writing helps all of us to better remember and understand the events of our lives and our emotional responses to them.”  -Lucy Day, Author of Married at Fourteen: A True Story [Learn more about the Pen Parentis Research Project.] PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if applicable). LLD: […]

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Interview with Writer L. Annette Binder

“When I’m writing, I don’t torture myself about what else I should or could be doing…. There’s always something that needs to be done, but I set all that stuff aside and focus only on my writing.” – L. Annette Binder, Author of Rise (short fiction) [Learn more about the Pen Parentis Research Project.] PP: […]

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