Monday, April 28, 2008

Follow Me!

After much nudging, poking and prodding from friends, I'm on Twitter.

Follow me and I'll probably follow you back.

Thanks to those who encouraged me to try it out!



Also created my profile at LinkedIn, a fabulous tool.

My Profile:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/krisunderwood

Monday, April 21, 2008

Interview in MotherVerse #8

I have an interview coming out in the next issue of MotherVerse-out in May-with Vicki Glembocki, author of The Second Nine Months: One mom tells the real truth about becoming a mom. Finally.

I had the pleasure of reviewing her book here on WITM as well as welcoming her as a guest blogger.

Be sure to check back here and at MotherVerse for more information.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Poetry Magazine Now Taking On-line Submissions

One of the nation's leading magazines for poetry and commentary, Poetry Magazine is now accepting on-line submissions.

Snail mail submissions are still being accepted as well. Poetry is reading year round, see website for complete guidelines.

I think the level of competition just got higher.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Post at MotherVerse Blog

I have a short review of Evelyn McDonnell's Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids and Rock 'n' Roll (Da Capo Press/Lifelong Books) over at the MotherVerse Blog.

And while you're there, check out the workshops.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

So.....What Happens To All The Review Books On WITM?

Do they stay or do they go?

Well, some of them stay, get added to my library and others go, often donated to my local library or passed on to friends.

I have to admit, most stay and get absorbed into my library.

Liar's Diary? A definite keeper.

The Reincarnationist? That went to the library. There are other people out there that would enjoy that book more than I did.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga? A definite keeper as well. Loved that book.

What Mothers Do, Especially When It Looks Like Nothing? Yeah. That's a staple in my library.

Two other books I'm currently reading: Private Guns, Private Health/David Hemenway and the Mamarama book will definitely be staying.

How did this all start? How did I get here, reviewing all these great books? I started off reviewing some books for Mother Talk and in between different tours, I'd just post some commentary on whatever I was reading and it just went on from there.

I love reading, it keeps my brain busy and alive, so why not throw some commentary out into the blogosphere?

After all, if I can read free books that get my mind turning here and there, I'll keep it up.

(Thanks to Perseus Book Group and University of Michigan Press for the opportunity!)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Finally Getting Around To Rachlin's Persian Girls


I finally got a copy of Persian Girls by Nahid Rachlin. It had been on tour for Mother Talk awhile back and I sooo wanted to grab it then. It was also a Mother Talk Book Club selection back in January. Looking forward to reading this one.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Spring Issue of Mom Writer's Lit Mag Out


The Spring '08 issue of Mom Writer's Literary Magazine is finally out! Stop by and check out poetry, an interview with mom writer Nancy Cleary, reviews and, as always, MWLM's regular columns! Don't forget to take a look at the Writer's Resources Page, an excellent place to kickstart your inspiration.