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Mother’s Day Sale! $1 for ebook (+ TEDx)

by Katrina on May 2, 2014

$1 for the ebook For a limited time, my publisher is offering eight ebooks for moms (including Maxed Out) for $1 each. Buy one for yourself, and send another to a mother you love. Or buy a round of copies for everyone in your book club. Get the Maxed Out ebook here: Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble (Nook) * * * […]


Survey: Well-being & Your Work

by Katrina on December 19, 2013

—Update 1/21/14 The survey is now closed. Check back in the next week or two when I hope to share the results here.— In the last few months, I’ve given dozens of interviews with print, radio, and TV reporters about Maxed Out. These are some of the recurring questions I hear: Are some  jobs more family-friendly than […]


Here Come the Trolls!

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by Katrina on September 30, 2013

While I was writing my book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, I had three nagging fears. It wouldn’t get published. It would get published but no one would read it. People would read it…and say really mean things about me. I’ve crossed #1 off the list. The book was published at the beginning […]


Free Audiobook Giveaway!

by Katrina on September 16, 2013

—Comments closed as of 10/1/13; Winner to be announced 10/2/13 — People tried to talk me out of narrating my own audiobook. They said it would be really hard, it would take forever, and I would be better off hiring professional “voice talent” to read it for me. They had a point, but I couldn’t […]

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East Bay Event and Other Book Buzz

by Katrina on August 28, 2013

Book Launch Event in Berkeley! I will be giving my first-ever bookstore reading at Books Inc, the West’s Oldest Independent Bookseller. After the reading, Joan Blades, co-founder of, will be joining me to answer questions. Please come! WHEN: Tues. 9/3 at 7pm WHERE: Books Inc on 4th St. in Berkeley, CA Future author-related events […]


Let’s Make a “Book Bomb”!

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by Katrina on August 20, 2013

I’m pleased to announce that my first book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, is now available for purchase! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Books-a-Million | Powells The audiobook is now available as well on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Please buy Maxed Out today. Then tell all your friends about it. […]

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Maxed Out: The Book Trailer!

by Katrina on July 31, 2013

I am very excited to share with you the official book trailer for “Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink.” It’s 2 minutes long. Please share it far and wide (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your living room, or wherever you hang out). Extra special thanks to two incredibly talented people: Molly McIntyre (animation) and Gunnar Madsen […]


It’s done. The book is done. I don’t mean kind-of-done-except-for-the-copyedit, I mean DONE-done. I wrote it and then rewrote it. I edited it more times than I can count, and other people did, too. It’s been developmentally edited, line-edited, copyedited, and proofed. It’s been designed and the front cover is done and the back cover […]


My big news

by Katrina on February 11, 2013

I’ve been keeping something from you: I’m writing a book. I’ve been working on it, on and off, for more than three years. Frankly, it’s been lonely. I’ve wanted to talk about it on the blog—in fact, it seemed dishonest not to talk about it, since it’s related to all the things I write about […]