What inspired you to write your memoir?
My kids, like all children, have said some pretty funny things over the years, and I started journalizing all of the quotes until I had enough to make a short, funny memoir.
About your Book:
Do you have kids? Do you sometimes want to send them to their bedroom until puberty? And other times, do you want to hug them until they burst?
What about those moments when they say something so innocent and incredibly cute or hilarious that you wish you had a pen and paper so you could remember it?
Well, that’s exactly what I did. My children have given my husband and I so many gifts, but the most precious has been laughter. I made a record of each funny or cute thing that they said since the moment they could speak.
It’s all here in this short yet unforgettable ‘Kids Say The Darndest Things’ style memoir.
No thanks, Mommy, I peed yesterday is a witty, side-splittingly funny comedy that can be enjoyed by both young and old.
The humorous comments, explanations, and kid-thoughts will stay with you for years to come!
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
This book is self-published. Initially I did query traditional publishers, but because this book is too unique and somewhat short, it was rejected countless times.
Self-publishing, however, has enabled me to do periodic updates, and to personalize the book as often as I can, and I don’t regret giving up the quest to traditionally publish. The book is doing well without it.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Having equally written both memoirs and fiction, I can say that it is like night and day switching from the two genres.
Memoir writing is extremely personal and is predominantly told using back story, plus, you can’t make any of it up, so your facts need to be straight or the script won’t flow properly. You also must have a great memory to recall enough data to put together an effective memoir.
Fiction can be told using any number of techniques. My style is mostly using a combination of back story and dialogue. Fiction is also, for the most part, made up. Some of my work has fact meshed in with fiction, but for the most part, it is fabricated.
I’ve been writing since 2006 with so far 7 published titles to my credit, both in fiction and non-fiction.
I’m a born and raised Canadian, married with two children, and I’m an animal lover.
When I’m not writing you can find me reading, exercising, playing with my cat or my children.