Yesterday afternoon was our LM reading at Blue Bicycle Books in downtown Charleston, SC and it was great! Thanks to Suzanne Kamata for organizing the afternoon and the gathering of smart, wonderful women. It was a true Literary Mama event as various children ate cookies, drank lemonade and ran back and forth in front of and around their mothers reading. Amy's daughter acted out a range of poses to reflect her mother's story and I tried to stifle a smile....Suzanne was there with her twins, promoting her books, “Losing Kei” and “Love You to Pieces: Creative Writers on Raising a child with Special Needs” as well as Sonya Huber with her memoir, “Opa Nobody", and LM’s Editor in Chief, Amy Huduck who read from “A Cup of Comort for Single Mothers,” and LM’s fiction copy editor, Melinda Copp who read a great few pages from her memoir in progress about living with alligators, Stephanie Hunt read her latest column from, “The Great Green Room” and me! (Chronic Mama)
Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.
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