Contest is now closed. Congrats to our winner, Karen, who said “I love my mom because she put up with a lot from me during those “terrible teens”, but now she’s one of my best friends.”
As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, several BookPage editors attended the Arkansas Literary Festival. We met authors who have appeared in our pages—including Eleanor Brown and Thomas Chatterton Williams—and mingled with a lot of passionate readers.
One of the highlights of our time at the festival was interviewing Kyran Pittman about her memoir Planting Dandelions: Field Notes From a Semi-Domesticated Life, which comes out this Thursday. Planting Dandelions is reviewed in BookPage’s May issue as part of our Mother’s Day roundup, and reviewer Amy Scribner calls it a “wry, warts-and-all memoir . . . interesting, funny and fresh.”
Kyran—also a popular blogger—is something of an unlikely candidate to write a memoir of motherhood. As she told me in our interview, she evolved from a “free-spirit boho girl to a mom of 3, a minivan-driving soccer mom.” Hear more about Planting Dandelions in this video:
During our conversation, Kyran explains what she means by “semi-domesticated.” She shares how she feels about her three young sons eventually reading the book. (Kyran writes about intimate issues, including a chapter on postpartum sex.) And she explains the difference between blogging and writing a memoir.
Watch the video, then enter to win a SIGNED copy of Planting Dandelions.
TO ENTER: To enter, tell us why you love your mom, grandmother or mother figure in the comments section.
CONTEST DETAILS: The prize is one signed copy of Planting Dandelions by Kyran Pittman. One winner will be chosen using random.org. Prizes will be shipped to the U.S. The contest closes April 29 at 6 p.m. CST.