After 12 years and an emotional roller coaster ride, Momma Love is now for sale at MommaLoveTheBook.com. I’m shipping books daily for Mother’s Day! If you want your’s, waste no time.(Please note that media mail takes 2-8 days to deliver. There is also a priority mail option.)
Momma Love was 104% FUNDED last week when the Kickstarter fundraiser for it ended! Here are some pix of Momma Love rolling off the presses at SHAPCO Printing in Minneapolis, MN. SHAPCO is a “Green” printer, so that means that all waste product- paper, proofs, plates, etc- are recycled, and all inks are eco-friendly. Which is GREAT!
My rep Debi Bergerson has been an incredible person to work with there. She gets my vision for the book and is full of creative suggestions and solutions. (Plus she’s just very nice!) Owner Joe Avery came up with a perfect solution for the poppy title type I wanted! Wait till you see!
After 12 years of hard work and being thrown for a loop by a publisher who shut abruptly, taking with them the financial investment I’d made towards my book’s production, I’ve decided to self-publish Momma Love; How the Mother Half Lives.
Gloria Steinem says “Ali Smith has given us a gift with Momma Love; a fresh, eye-opening manifestation of motherhood’s contemporary realities.”
Please consider supporting Momma Love’s printing through my Kickstarter campaign. Any amount helps! Pre-sales of the book are available at a special discounted price as well as some other very cool perks!
The book will be released May 1st this year making it the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
In my quest to share these women’s personal stories and portraits, I’ve turned away from the industry and towards the community. I’ve turned to you. The heart of the matter.
Click here to support Momma Love on Kickstarter.
MOMMA LOVE image Kelly Pregnant Outside, which has had the honor of hanging previously at The International Center of Photography, is currently in a wonderful portraits show at The Center for Fine Art Photography in some very good company!
If you find yourself in Fort Collins, Colorado before March 23rd, stop in to see a great show.
Well the holiday season is upon us… We’re sharing love with our families, mourning the loss of friends and family who we remember particularly at times like this, dealing with sick children on Christmas day, managing moods, feeling lucky, feeling disappointed, feeling excited to see the holidays through our children’s eyes… it’s an action packed, emotional time of year.
Soon we’ll be ringing in 2012 together. Some will enter cheering, others kicking and screaming. But we’re all going there together one way or another. May as well share a toast, ask for a shoulder to lean on if you need one, do our best and hope for the best.
The holidays have prompted me to write a “holiday-inspired” post on my Moms Rising blog which you can find here. (If you haven’t heard of Moms Rising, they’re very cool. Check out what they’re fighting for on the behalf of women and families.)
I hope all your holidays are special and meaningful and I’ll see you in the New Year!
(Harper as jolly old…)
Erin Marra over at Lovesomeblog.com posted a really nice piece about Momma Love and expressed a question I’ve heard many times now. WHEN IS THIS BOOK COMING OUT?? Let me assure you I’ll shout it from the highest hills when it’s out. It’s definitely been a long, really great journey, during which the book has become much stronger and better, so I’m glad for the time it’s had to simmer.
Check out Lovesome here.