A big break

Inmates choose books to record for their children with the help of WSP.

Inmates choose books to record for their children with the help of WSP.

My piece about Women’s Storybook Project was published on Motherlode, the New York Times parenting blog, a few weeks ago. I’ve been pitching to editor K.J. Dell’Antonio for a few years now. I think my first pitch was about conducting a successful kickstarter project to publish my novel while I had a toddler at home. K.J. has always been gracious enough to read my work and even when it was a “no,” her feedback was polite and prompt. For that, I’m grateful. Recently I got the “yes” I’d been striving for. I did a prison visit for Women’s Storybook Project, a program that connects mothers in prison with their children through recordings that the mothers make of themselves reading book.

Read my article and the companion piece

written by a former inmate who benefitted from WSP’s amazing work.

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