…at least as far as I am concerned. I was indulging in one of my favorite pasttimes–reading US Weekly magazine for my celeb fix–when I happened upon a QUOTE by Andi! She is too cool for words.
Evidently, she’s become the “go-to” girl when it comes to quotes from moms. Well, hey, I get that. After all, she is the managing editor of Literary Mama, the author of MOTHERSHOCK: LOVING EVERY OTHER MINUTE OF IT, and editor of a bazillion (or so) anthologies.
Here’s Andi’s official bio from her Web site:
Andrea J. Buchanan, managing editor of the online magazine Literary Mama, is a writer living in Philadelphia. She is the author of Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It (Seal Press 2003) and the editor of three anthologies: It’s a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons (Seal Press, Nov. 2005); Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined (Seal Press, Jan. 2006); and It’s a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters (Seal Press, May 2006). Her work has been featured in The Christian Science Monitor, Parents and Nick Jr. magazines, and in the collections Breeder: Real Life Stories from the New Generation of Mothers (Seal Press, 2001), Your Children Will Raise You: The Joys, Challenges, and Life Lessons of Motherhood (Trumpeter, 2005), The Imperfect Mom: Candid Confessions of Mothers Living in the Real World (Broadway, 2006), and About What Was Lost: 20 Writers on Miscarriage (Plume, 2006). Her syndicated column runs on various websites. Before becoming a mother, Andrea was a classical pianist; she studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she earned her bachelor of music degree, and continued her graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory, earning a master’s degree in piano performance. Her last recital was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, back before she knew how to play the theme from “Elmo’s World.” You can read more about her adventures in motherland in her blog.
She’s on tour right now, so if you get a chance to look her up in your city, I’d recommend you do so. Remember, she is the IT girl…..