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Why Quiet by Susan Cain is Still on Best Seller Lists

As you might imagine, I track the nonfiction best seller lists. In last Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle I noticed Susan Cain’s book, Quiet, is still on it. It came out in 2012, got great publicity and was very well-received indeed, but I got to thinking why else might it continue to sell? There are likely many reasons, […]

"Not a Mother" Mindfulness

Last month a received an email from Maaike, a woman from the Netherlands who shared one of her blog posts with me. I was very impressed and touched by the way she honored her decision not to have children. I will share an excerpt here...Show More Summary

New Book Looks at Modern Day Parenthood

In 2010, New York Magazine writer Jennifer Senior’s feature article, “All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting” created quite the buzz. Now hot off the press is her book, All Joy & No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.  In her recent interview with NPR’s Terri Gross, she talks about how our society […]

Try Childfreedom (Unless It’s Too Late!)

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, then you may be a candidate for childfreedom. Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling stressed and burdened? Is it because everyone you know is having kids? Are you beginning to feel pressure...Show More Summary

Signs of Positive Change Indie Book Reviews

As Suw Charman-Anderson wrote in her article, “New York Times Reviews Self-Published Book” on Forbes.com, “If there’s one thing every self-published author yearns for, it’s to be reviewed alongside traditionally published books. ” While she goes on to say that “for most that’s a dream that is unlikely to come true,” that just may be […]

Stepping Back on "Looking Down On" Rants

In case you have not seen it, Amy Glass’ post on Thought Catalog had the digital waves smoking this week. Her post, “I Look Down on Young Women With Husbands And Kids and I’m Not Sorry” got Chris Jeub going to the point where he took on the whole childfree movement with his post, “We […]

The Parenthood Decision: Two Books Standing the Test of Time

The LiveTrue book collection comprises some of the best nonfiction books that relate to living a life that’s true to oneself, others and our world.  One big area of living true involves the biggest decision we will make – whether to become parents. There are a good  number of books out there that help people make […]

Call for LiveTrue Book Reviews!

This year one of my goals is to continue to build my LiveTrue book collection. What is the LiveTrue Bookstore? I started it a couple of years ago, and is an ever growing collection of great nonfiction books that relates to one special theme: living true to oneself, others and our world. It’s great nonfiction for […]

Tell Your Story and Get a Free Copy of The Baby Matrix!

I have recently had the pleasure of being contacted by the founder of a new blog, Childfree Indian, who gets the many negative impacts pronatalism has on our world. To kick off the blog discussions, there is a cool offer-tell your story of being pressured to have kids and you get a free copy of […]

Weighing In on Kids-No Kids Happiness Research

Hot off the research press are the results of two studies came out to add to the collection of research on who’s happiest — parents or those with no children. One was sponsored by Open University in Great Britain, and was based on an online survey of about 4500 respondents. The media has had a field day with it, […]

On the Book, Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir

My favorite cyberspace sleuth who often gives me tips on articles to check out recently sent me some good words about Nicole Hardy’s recent book, Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin. I asked if  she’d write her take on the book for posting here, and she graciously accepted. She sums it up as, “A funny and […]

Valquiria's Story

I recently received an email from a woman who wanted to share her personal story about what can happen when you say "Yes" to starting a family when your heart and minds says "No."To protect her privacy, we agree we to use a pseudynom. Show More Summary

My Interview at TheNotMom

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the awesome women at TheNotMom. President and Executive Editor Karen Malone Wright started her website in 2011 that “embraces all women without children, including their diverse life stories about ‘how’ and ‘why.’ ” Here’s some of my story: Tell me about yourself, your blog, and your writing career. […]

Thinking Like a Literary Vendor

Writer and historian Elizabeth Abbott recently posted some good tips for going about nonfiction book projects. Two of them often happen together and the third, which speaks to proposal development, goes beyond that – Let me explain. Abbott’s two tips that go together are “begin with an idea” and “develop a thesis.”  Your book idea needs […]

Want to Write an eBook in 2014?

Thinking of writing your first eBook this year? These days, many people think that writing an eBook is much easier than a traditional book. Not so…  An eBook can be shorter than a traditional book, but not necessarily so.  Even if it is shorter, it has to be tighter.  Streamlining content to be as tight […]

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