Marianne Walsh, über-talented writer for Chicago Parent magazine, contacted me to do an interview about writing and publishing my book, Mom's Had A Rough Day. I have followed Marianne’s blog, We Band of Mothers, for a long time, so I was thrilled that she would want to talk with me. The email exchange went something like this:
Her: Can I interview you for an article in Chicago Parent?
Me: OMG, yes! Is the magazine going to pay my airfare? Will there be a photographer? Should I buy a new outfit?
Her: No. No. And yes (no reason not to buy a new outfit!). But it’s a phone or email interview.
Me: Oh. So I could be in my jammies and no one would really care?
Her: Pretty much.
We finally settled on an email interview (translation: I did not want her to write negative things about my kids screaming in the background), and I thought it went well. I only forgot to send the attachment twice.
So without further ado, I give you the interview. (Thanks, Marianne.)