“It took a while to read through the whole collection,” she said.
She also had to edit some of them to remove outdated cultural references. But she really enjoyed the look back.
“It was fun reading them,” she said. “I think my husband enjoyed going back, too. There were great memories involved.”
“The Mother Load” was honored last month as a finalist in the narrative nonfiction category for the Independent Publishers of New England Book Award. It is also currently a finalist in the humor category for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award, which will be presented June 27 in Las Vegas.
Mother’s Day giveaway
Anyone who purchases “The Mother Load” this week at either The Book Rack or Jabberwocky Bookshop, both in Newburyport, will be entered into a drawing for a free Mother’s Day gift basket. The winner will be drawn this Saturday, and items include a bottle of Mad Housewife chardonnay, Starbucks coffee, a travel mug, shower gel, refrigerator magnets and another copy of the book.
On TV this week
An interview taped with Nancy Crochiere for Danvers Community Access Television’s “Off the Shelf: Books on Tour” will air locally this weekend.
Friday: PortMedia, Channel 8, 2 p.m.
Saturday: Amesbury Community Television, Channel 12, 11:30 a.m.
What: “Memoirs, Family Tree & Family History Authors,” part of Buttonwoods Museum Author’s Lecture Series
When: Friday, May 16, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water St., Haverhill
How much: Free
Save the date
What: Author Series reading and Q&A
When: Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Emma L. Andrews Library, 77 Purchase St., Newburyport
How much: Free