Women Writing on Family

Local Author Featured in a Unique Anthology for Women Writing on Family

Northwest Arkansas based humorist, Lela Davidson, has two essays in a new book that helps women write about family

January 9, 2012 (Rogers, AR) – Lela Davidson continues to prove herself as a driving force in the writing community with two new essays featured in, Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing (The Key House Publishing Inc.). Davidson joins a group of esteemed writers in providing guidance and insight for women who write about family. Award winning women writers from all walks of life share their experiences in planning, composing, editing, publishing, teaching, and promoting work in a variety of writing genres. Readers will learn to tackle sensitive family issues and avoid pitfalls in memoir writing, poetry, fiction, and others. Filled with tips, exercises, and anecdotes, this anthology is appropriate for both well-seasoned writers and those just beginning.

In an early endorsement, local and family history writer and Librarian, Lisa Frasier calls Davidson’s contribution, Making Up Grandma, “on-target advice for effectively blending historical fact and imagination to bring family stories to life.” She also says, “Davidson gives permission to combine fact and imagination in order to portray family stories more completely.” That essay has also been singled out by 2010 Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence winner, Linda Rodriguez who says, “Lela Davidson’s essay about using research and creative imagination to bring your ancestors to life on the page…[is] a sampling of the gems of advice, technique, professional tips, and encouragement that make up this valuable book.”

Supriya Bhatnagar, Director of Publications, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) says, “I so wish I had a book like this while I was working on my collection of personal essays, my memoir… Lela Davidson would have taught me how to write about grandmothers with more relevant details. That would have truly enhanced my own essay on my dear grandmother.”

Davidson has captured the attention of magazine editors across the United States and Canada with her stories of family life and launched Blacklisted from the PTA in the summer of 2011 to share with a wider audience; a former CPA, Davidson took her destiny into her own hands and launched a career as a writer in 2007.  Davidson has a huge following and has been the feature author at a multitude of book launch parties and mommy groups across the region. 

About Lela Davidson

Lela Davidson has built a writing career on everyday humor and candid observations. Lela is an essayist (Blacklisted from the PTA, 2011), a journalist (the TODAY Show Moms blog), and a columnist for Brooke Burke’s Modern Mom. An entertaining professional speaker, who delights audiences on topics modern family life, marriage, and the challenges of being over-40 in a Botox world, Lela appears regularly on television and serves as Associate Editor of Peekaboo magazine. Her humorous, inspirational essays have appeared in family and parenting magazines throughout North America, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms.

Blacklisted from the PTA is available at bookstores nationwide, Amazon.com and on Kindle. www.leladavidson.com

About The Key House Publishing Inc.

A102/230-1075 Bay St. Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 2B2 Tel & Fax: 416-935-1790 www.thekeypublish.com media@thekeypublish.com


Women Writing on Family is Available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon.com.