We Got This — Ebook

Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor

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Publication : 2019-09-10
Language : English
Publisher : She Writes Press
ISBN : 9781631526572
Categories : Literary collections / Women Authors, Humor / Form / Essays, Family & relationships / Parenting / Single Parent

KEY SELLING POINTS • Over 15 million US women are solo moms. Half of all children will live with a single mom at some point before age 18, the Washington Post reports. • Until the release of Kick Ass Single Mom (2018) by Emma Johnson, no major publisher has taken on this rich market. Kick Ass Single Mom was #1 Bestseller in Divorce on Amazon and was listed as a “must read” by the New York Post. This shows that a large demographic of Solo Moms thirsts for a book that speaks to their experience. • In the US alone, an estimated 3.5 million women become new solo moms each year. We Got This encompasses stories from divorced moms, widows, military moms, single moms by choice, and single moms by surprise, raising kids of all ages. A range of ethnicities, economic circumstances, sexual orientations, and beliefs are represented. • Three of the four contributors has published multiple books since 2003, including Domenica Ruta'sNew York Times best selling With Or WithOut You (2014) and Katherine Shonk's The Red Passport (2007) named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year. • The market for books by and for moms is hot, as evidenced by Ariel Gore’s Hip Mama series, Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing up Bebe, Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, and critically acclaimed novels by Jenny Offill, Rachel Cusk, and many others. • We Got This was born out of coeditor Marika Lindholm’s national and international platform ESME (Empowering Strong Moms Everywhere). ESME offers a foundation of support for the book’s promotion. In just over three years, over a million users have engaged with the site that is growing at a rate of 225%. • The book includes comedic illustrations by artist Magdalena Oppenheimer, inspirational quotes and memes from solo moms. • The contributors have own numerous awards and accolades, showing established readerships and platforms: Marika Lindholm - Mary C. Mohr Short Fiction Award (Southern Indiana Review) and the Sally Hacker Dissertation Award -American Sociological Association, Who’s Who of America’s Teachers (1998, 2001) Cheryl Dumesnil - Alice Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize (2008), Golden Crown Literary Society Prize (2010) Katherine Shonk: An award and a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council AUDIENCE: • Moms who are divorced, widowed, or single by circumstance • Solo moms by choice (donor, adoption, and foster care) • Moms whose partners are deployed or incarcerated • Moms who are contemplating divorce or separation • Former solo moms • Solo moms through adoption and foster care • Solo grandmothers

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