Monday, February 20, 2006


"The Mystery"
MotherVerse, Issue 6, May 2007

"1 a.m., Nearly 2, Late Summer"
"Snippet At 5 Months"

The Whole Mom, March 2007

MomWritersLiteraryMagazine, Winter 06

"All The Birds Say Caw Caw"
Poetry Midwest #17, Fall 2006 (p.38)


Self-Appointed Boyfriend Probation
Crazy Hip Blog Mamas, May 2007

Maybe someday I will meet a nice fellow that’s not into drugs or absolutely, legitimately crazy, but for now, I am perfectly content with being on self-appointed Boyfriend Probation.

Mosaic Minds, December 2006

I can’t remember my dreams worth anything these days. I know I do dream: upon waking I can recall snippets of the night’s dream, until it quickly vanishes completely from my fuzzy brain.

Changing Directions: On Writing and Journaling
The Whole Mom, November 2006

“I write regularly in my journal. I take that back-I used to write regularly in my journal. This past year, I have gone from being a faithful, detailed, everyday journal keeper to writing a sporadic, intermittent mix of half-coherent fragments. When I wrote on a regular basis, I could fill a two hundred page hard-bound journal within a month or less. These days, it takes me a disappointing four months. In the new journal I recently started, I write half sentences, ideas that go nowhere, fragments of events that I wanted to record, all left hanging in mid-sentence.”

A Sleep Issue
The Whole Mom, August 2006

“I thought about carrying around a tape recorder to make little reminders to myself of prose and poetry bits and whatever else pops in my mind for future reference. It is an idea. The batteries are in the tape recorder, all set to go-buried in my desk. Maybe.”


MotherVerse Blog: Mothering Out Loud

Moms Speak Up
Moms Speak Up is collaborative blog of writers from various backgrounds. We’re talking about the environment, dangerous imports, food safety, toy recalls, education, health care and many other topics of concern.

“When Mothers talk, great things happen.”

Review: Getting Stuck WithoutComing Unglued: A Woman’s Guide To Unblocking Creativity, Susan O’Doherty, PhD

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Reviews and Services

Do you have a book or product you would like to see reviewed at Writing in the Mountains?

Don’t have time to type up your manuscript?

Are you interested in doing a guest spot on the site?

If interested, please email: krisunderwood (at) gmail (dot) com with either ‘Review’ or ‘Guest Spot’ in the subject line.

Please see specifics on reviews and services below.

I’m open to reviewing most any book, product, magazine, etc. However, I would recommend browsing what has been reviewed and discussed here at the site as well as at Moms Speak Up, a site I contribute to, which discusses safety of toys and food, the environment and much more.

Book Reviews: $60 per review. They run about 500-750 words.

Product Reviews: $60 per review. 500-750 words.

Manuscript Typing: $30/hour or $3.50/page, depending on the project

Books and Products Reviewed

Books and Products Reviewed

Non-Sponsored Reviews:


Short Comments on Chekhov's Letters & Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me
The Letters of Allen Ginsberg, Da Capo Press
Vegan Lunch Box, Jennifer McCann
Persian Girls, Nahid Rachlin
Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids and Rock 'n Roll, Evelyn McDonnell (Da Capo Press)
Emotionally Healthy Twins, Joan A. Friedman (Da Capo Press)
The Price of Racial Reconciliation, Ronald W. Walters (University of Michigan Press)

he Second Nine Months: One woman tells the real truth about becoming a mom. Finally. , Vicki Glembocki (Da Capo Press/Lifelong Books)
No Evil Star: Selected Essays, Interviews and Prose, Anne Sexton, Edited by Steven E. Colburn
Dadditude: How A Real Man Became A Real Dad,Phillip Lerman (See Guest Post here)
The Unraveling Archive: Essays On Sylvia Plath, Edited by Anita Helle
A Woman in Berlin
Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life, Julia Briggs
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care, Jennifer Block
Le Divorce, Diane Johnson
Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence
Overtreated, Shannon Brownlee, at Moms Speak Up


Seventh Generation Diapers, with follow ups here and here


Women’s Review of Books, Sept/Oct 2007 Issue
The Love and Tea Company (my site) , At Green Mom Finds
Parents Magazine, November 2007 Issue
Harper’s Magazine Subscription Renewal Forms
Non-Toxic Kids site
Interview with Katy Farber of Non-Toxic Kids via Moms Speak Up
Safe Mama Site

For Mother Talk:

Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life, Caroline Grant and Elrena Evans
The Maternal Is Political, Shari MacDonald Strong
Healthy Child, Healthy World, Christopher Gavigan

The Liar's Diary, Patry Francis
The Daring Book For Girls, Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz
The Reincarnationist, M.J. Rose
Mama Knows Breast: A Beginners Guide to Breastfeeding, Andi Silverman
What Mothers Do, Especially When It Looks Like Nothing, Naomi Stadlen
Getting Unstuck Without Coming Unglued, Susan O’Doherty