Writer Moms ROCK: Nominate a Mom for Our Mother’s Day Contest!

The title says it all I think, but Mother’s Day is coming, and Becca and I see this as our chance to celebrate all the awesome MOMS out there who work, raise families and pen magnificent stories, juggling their passions to do it all.

momwritersSocial Media gives us a window into these writer-moms lives. On facebook and twitter,  they post pictures of their families and talk about milestones and challenges. They lament about the struggles of writing and potty training (or teenager-rearing) equally, yet always make time to cheer us on and lend a supportive hand whenever we’re in need.

If you’re like me, you wonder how some do it (I’m looking at you, Kristen Lamb and Susan Kaye Quinn!) and admire how hard they work to balance their writing and an active family life.

Bottom line here? We love moms! You love moms! So let’s band together and celebrate some of the very special moms we all know in the writing community!


Up for grabs? One 3-pack of writerly goodness:

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The Emotion Thesaurus (winner’s choice, print or digital*)

The Positive Trait Thesaurus (winner’s choice, print or digital*)

The Negative Trait Thesaurus (winner’s choice, print or digital*)

(*Print copies are available inside the US, digital only outside the US)

So tell me…


Know a Writer Mom & want the world to know how awesome they are? 

Just post a comment below, nominating them for this prize! If they have a blog or twitter, link to it so people can visit. But most of all, tell us why YOU care about this person, and what makes them so awesome! (And please, let them know about this contest so they can come and read all the nice things you wrote about them!)

So, is this easy-peasy, or what? Enter as many Writer Moms as you like, just create a separate comment for each to make it easier for us to draw for a winner. Good luck! Contest is now closed.


Random.org Gods have spoken, and I am pleased to announce PK Hrezo’s Mom-writer nomination Karen Walker is our winner! Congrats to Karen, and thank you all for showering some of your favorite moms with love! I hope all the Moms have a great Mother’s Day! 🙂

 Artwork via the talented Debbie Ridpath Ohi


Angela is an international speaker and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also enjoys dreaming up new tools and resources for One Stop For Writers, a library built to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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45 Responses to Writer Moms ROCK: Nominate a Mom for Our Mother’s Day Contest!

  1. What a fantastic idea! Most of the writers that I know are moms so it’s close to impossible to nominate just one, although the first names that jumped to mind were Susan Kaye Quinn and Dianne Salerni. I think every woman who balances being a mom with writing (and sometimes another career to pay the bills!) is amazing and wonderful in their own right. And you are wonderful for acknowledging them!

  2. Crystal Marie says:

    I nominate Diane Rinella because shes not only an amazing author and mother, but also an amazing friend. She is willing to do whatever she can for everyone she holds dear, even if that means being on the phone with you while holding a screaming baby!

  3. I would like to nominate my very favorite Mommy blogger whose posts (especially those in the category “Dear Beautiful Girl”) bring tears to my eyes as she catalogs her days with her beautiful daughter in words etched with honesty and filled to the absolute brim with love.
    Her blog –> http://girlofcardigan.com/
    Her name –> Karyn

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  5. Jenny Hansen says:

    Do I need to separate my nominations? If not:

    1. Kristen Lamb
    2. Myndi Shafer
    3. Laird Sapir
    4. Amber West

    They’ve all got young kids, and still they write their a$$es off! 🙂

  6. PK Hrezo says:

    I nominate Karen Walker cuz she’s a mom who hasn’t always had an easy go of things, but still show so much love to this community. (Plus she could really use the encouragement right now. ) She’s a wonderful person.

  7. PK Hrezo says:

    I nominate Sheri Larsen because the woman has 4 kids and still finds time to write and blog and encourage the community.

  8. I nominate Myndi Shafer, author of the Shrilugh Saga and Hannah, Hannah, One and Two.

    Myndi is a mom of four children, a wife, mom to furry kids (and turtles, too!), but most of all she is a super awesome person. As an Indie Author, she is also part of the WANA community. She does her best to help promote others, offer encouragement, support and friendship. Plus, she has this blog that is so down to earth. Some days, I read it and I am laughing so hard I’m spewing coffee all over my keyboard. Other days, it has me tearing up and nodding my head at how crazy life can be and what it can throw at us. But she always manages to be inspiring, showing that life is nuts but we’re all in it together.
    You know how we all hear about writer moms who have to find time at night or early mornings, or locking themselves in the bathroom just to write a few sentences? That is Myndi! She literally had to write a few sentences here and there in order to finish her novels. But she did it – THREE TIMES! And they are really good.
    So, most definitely, this is the woman I nominate for Writer Moms Rock!

    Website – http://myndishafer.com/
    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/myndishaferstories

  9. Darla says:

    I vote Diane Rinella https://m.facebook.com/DianeRinellaAuthor she is amazing and inspirational. Not only is she an awesome author but a amazing mother. She has the heart of gold. In fact she is donating some of her own money from her book sales to all kinds of charities. She is not afraid to write about things that some people think is taboo. She is also a wonderful friend who really cares about fan and people.

  10. Julie Musil says:

    Nomination #3: Sarah Skilton. Another writing buddy. She’s had two books published by Amulet, all while carrying her son, giving birth to him, and now chasing him around the house. She’s always quick to give advice and to just listen.

  11. Julie Musil says:

    Nomination #2: Leslie Rose. Another writing buddy and beta reader. This gal makes me laugh…she’s so dang funny. But she also makes me a better writer. Her critiques are awesome. She’s supported one child through college, and another is still in school. Plus she teaches fifth graders as a day job. Plus she writes. I wanna be like her when I grow up.

  12. Julie Musil says:

    Oh, this is such an amazing idea! I have three noms, so here come three comments…

    1) Lisa Green: my writing buddy, beta reader, and all around encourager. They thought they were done having children but their little baby girl Annabelle surprised them. And what a lovely surprise! So now Lisa juggles writing, working with Martina on Adventures in YA publishing, AND chasing a toddler.

  13. My fourth nominee: Tammy Theriault. ( http://tammybr2.blogspot.com/ ) Wacky and hilarious, and a marvelous mom. She does a lot for other writers and never fails to make us laugh.

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