What inspired you to write your memoir?
I was thinking about how crazy my mother is and it hit me that a collection of “my mom is nuts” stories would be a great idea!
About your Book:
Emmy winners, magazine editors, comedians, TV personalities, bestselling authors and social media superstars team up to bring you a laugh-out-loud book not about being a mom, but about having a mom, grandmom or mom-figure. And while it’s not OK for someone else to make yo-momma jokes about your momma, it is perfectly healthy — even downright hilarious — to find the humor in your own upbringing. In fact, these writers highly recommend it. So if you think your mom is nuts, pull up a chair. You’re in good company.
Wendi Aarons | Eliza Bayne | Dylan Brody | Matthew David Brozik | Becky Cardwell | Abbi Crutchfield | Sean Crespo | Gloria Fallon | Carol Ray Hartsell | Abby Heugel | Debbie Kasper | Nancy Davis Kho | Kelcey Kintner | Cathy Ladman | Kurt Luchs | Kelly Maclean | Vanda Mikolowski | Mary Laura Philpott | Lisa Page Rosenberg | Marinka | Arlene Schindler | Molly Schoemann | Susan Stobbart Shapiro | Suzy Soro | Amy Vansant | Peggy “Pearl” Vork-Zambory
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I decided to self publish because I really wanted the book out before mother’s day and there just wasn’t time to shop for an editor or agent.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
If your family is still alive you have to be careful what you write!
Amy Vansant is the editor of the best-selling Moms Are Nuts humor anthology, author of the contemporary fantasy/paranormal romance “Angeli: The Pirate, the Angel and the Irishman,” former editor for Surfer Magazine, and author of The Surfer’s Guide to Florida. She writes humor for places like McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies, Barnes and Noble Review and others.
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