Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Shari MacDonald Strong
Former Senior Editor

Shari MacDonald Strong is the editor of The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change and wrote the column Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance. Her essay, “On Wanting a Girl,” appears in the anthology, It’s a Girl, and she has been published in a number of publications, including Geez magazine. Shari worked as an editor and copywriter in the publishing industry for 15 years. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, photojournalist Craig Strong, and their children: grade-schooler Eugenia, born in Russia, and preschool sons Will and Mac, born via gestational surrogacy.

Website: http://www.sharimacdonaldstrong.blogspot.com

Books by Shari MacDonald Strong

Columns
Date Title Section
Nov 1, 2008 An Open Letter to My Pro-Life Christian Friends on the Eve of the Election Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Sep 21, 2008 The VP Candidate From Nowhere Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Jun 29, 2008 Moving Day Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
May 4, 2008 Voice Lessons Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Feb 10, 2008 Sky of Blue and Sea of Green Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Jan 6, 2008 Objects of Desire Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Dec 9, 2007 The Soul of the Soul Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Nov 18, 2007 The Dark Side Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Oct 14, 2007 Mamacosita-sweeta Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Sep 16, 2007 Peace. Now. Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Aug 26, 2007 Dark Night of the Summer Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Aug 5, 2007 Searching for Words Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Jun 24, 2007 Thoughts on Turning 40 Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
May 27, 2007 A Lesson from Tinky and Jerry Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Apr 29, 2007 Of Loss and Love Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Apr 1, 2007 A Home So Far Away Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Mar 4, 2007 Thoughts on a Daughter Who Doesn’t Always Obey Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Feb 4, 2007 My Child, the Bible Thumper Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Jan 7, 2007 Happy Imperfect New Year Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Dec 10, 2006 No Guts, No Glory Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Nov 12, 2006 I Don’t Like to Watch Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Oct 15, 2006 Dr. Dobson Doesn’t Speak For Me Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Sep 17, 2006 Love-40 Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Aug 20, 2006 Mothers Revolution Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Jul 23, 2006 Life in the Gray Area Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Jun 25, 2006 Dalai Mama Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Jun 11, 2006 Pat Is a Name, Not an Ending Mama Sez
May 28, 2006 Faith of a Child Zen and the Art of Child Maintenance
Contributions
Date Title Section
Jun 15, 2006 The Great, Death-Defying Father Creative Nonfiction