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Because My Name is Mother

This spring is as busy as ever for our WNBA-NYC members! Read below for all the exciting things they’ve done – and the interesting things they have coming up.

Deborah Batterman published a new Kindle e-book,  just in time for Mother’s Day. Because My Name is Mother reminds us in brief linked essays that every mother is a daughter too. The insights she brings to simple acts like looking at old photographs, recalling the smells and tastes of her mother’s cooking, making her daughter’s bed or shopping with her, are as beautifully rendered as they are profound.

Pot Inc.Susannah Greenberg, WNBA-NYC Publicity Chair, will moderate a panel event on book publicity for self-published authors at Book Expo America’s uPublishU at the Javits Centre, Sunday, June 3 at 2:30PM, and Beyond The Hunger Games: Marketing and Publicity for Young Adult Books. Susannah is also delighted to announce that she is representing to the press: Pot, Inc.: Inside Medical Marijuana, America’s Most Outlaw Industry by Greg Campbell, and BLOGOTHON: Reflections and Revelations from The News Dissector by Danny Schechter, an Emmy award-winning journalist, television producer and independent filmmaker. 

The Greedy SparrowLucine Kasbarian will be signing copies of her book, The Greedy Sparrow: An Armenian Tale alongside 72 other authors at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival in Upstate New York, Saturday, May 5. Further details available here, or visit Lucine’s website for more information.
Karen Livecchia, former WNBA-NYC President, is available to help writers with their current projects. Read the glowing review she recently received from actor, writer, playwright, Greg Curtis. To get in touch with Karen, please email:

Getting Away From It All
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Rachel Slaiman continues to write for Latin Trends Magazine as a freelance writer and is currently seeking full-time entry-level work. Her latest article published for the magazine is called Getting Away From It All.

Marlene Veloso is teaching a new memoir-writing class in Battery Park City. Participants are writing short stories that will be featured in an anthology. Marlene is also happy to announce the birth of her daughter, Holland Kate Fast!

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  1. This organization has so much going on. I’d just love to hop on a train in Saratoga Springs and head to NYC for the Book Expo. Thanks for keeping us posted on Deborah Batterman’s new release.

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