, Newburyport, MA


May 7, 2014

Taking on 'The Mother Load'

Longtime columnist turns favorite pieces into book


“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She also had to edit some of them to remove outdated cultural references.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.


Upcoming appearances

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.

In person

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




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