Life is an amazing story that weaves together everything from tragedy to comedy. And, I love it.
I’m not going to tell you that I have been writing since I was a child, or regale you with wistful dreams of writing the great American novel.
That’s not me.
I mean, I have been a writer since I was a child, but I had a chunk of about twenty years where I was too tired and too distracted to write. So I didn’t – at least not until about five years ago. Because of this, I consider myself a new writer.
I finally found my way back to the world of story. It took raising my kids and even a divorce, but I did it – I came home to write again.
Today, I’m a decent mom, okay partner, terrible sister/daughter/granddaughter, sometimes disappearing friend, who drinks way too much coffee and likes to write about fake people (fiction), dead people (family history), and sick people (chronic and mental illness). Thanks to a great comedic plot twist, I am now learning to write with a toddler. It’s my most favorite adventure yet.
I’m not Martha Stuart perfect, and if you aren’t either we’re going to get along famously.
I’m also on a mission to spread the love of reading like the wave of toys that flows through my living room each day. Nothing has the power in our kids’ lives quite like reading. It helps shape their futures, mold their dreams, and color their world. To make it easier for me to get kids reading, I’m a Book Lady (aka Independent Consultant) with Usborne Books & More – only the greatest children’s books around (ahem… aside from Lola’s Adventures of course…)
You can check out some of the best books here: Find YOUR Usborne Book
And, hey… I’m glad you’re here. Now go read something. Here are a few of my favorite pieces, both here and elsewhere:
- Falling in Love with My Characters – Again (blog)
- Dear Old Mothers (blog)
- My Journey with Chronic Illness: Generalized Anxiety (Medium.com)
- Learning to be a Write-at-Home Mom (published in WriterMom on Medium.com)
- Holiday Self-Care in 7 Quick Tips (Medium.com)
Stephanie Pitcher Fishman is the author of bestselling Finding Eliza and other fiction and nonfiction including the new children’s series, Lola’s Adventures. She is also a top writer in the categories of Mental Health and Health on Medium. Stephanie writes about life and books at WriterBloggerMom.com. She also builds children into readers as an Usborne Books & More “book lady.”
Stephanie Pitcher Fishman is the author of fiction and nonfiction, including seven family history research guides in the Legacy QuickGuide series on topics including religious records, census records, and state-specific research techniques. She has also written articles and blog posts for organizations such as Archives.com, Home School Enrichment Magazine, and others. Her first novel, Finding Eliza, combines everything that she loves: family history, historical fiction, and strong female characters. Stephanie is dedicated to literacy and writes children’s books that her own kids will like. She writes as a top writer in Mental Health on Medium.com and about life at WriterBloggerMom.com. She also helps fight against illiteracy as an Independent Consultant with Usborne Books & More.
Real Life Bio
Stephanie Fishman likes coffee. A lot. She loves her kids and family. A lot. She used to be a homeschool mom, and because of life’s latest plot twist, she’ll be a homeschool mom again in about four years when her youngest daughter starts pre-K. Stephanie has a habit of being sarcastic, humorous, and an owner of the exhaustion edition of RBF (resting bitch face.) She’s an anxious person who writes about mental health on Medium.com. She also loves her cats and is currently owned by two despite being a dog person. She pushes books and the importance of literacy as an independent book lady with Usborne Books & More. Check out what she writes about books and life at WriterBloggerMom.com.
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Read her articles on Medium.com: www.medium.com/@writeblogmom
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