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Daughter of the King - born from above in 1989.

Deborah grew up in a military family and moved to Florida in the early 1970's.  She began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior. Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her writing.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Guest Author Rebekah Hunter Scott & her book Motherhood is Easy...

Please join me in welcoming Rebekah Hunter Scott and her hillarious book about parenting, Motherhood is Easy...as long as you have nothing else to do for the next 50 years...  I met Rebekah at an author book signing and knew right away that she had a unique resource for the new Mom.  Here's my take on this fun to read book:

First, Rebekah pulls no punches in her description of the day-to-day combat mothers deal with. I've been observing our son and wife with their firstborn daughter, and the whole "motherhood obstacle course" memory came flooding back with a vengence.  Our son was not the easiest to raise, and my hat goes off to Rebekah for taking on "two" children at the same time!  I never did feel like a real Mom, since I only gave birth to one child (although it was a grueling 30+ hr. all-natural labor).  Motherhood is Easy... is a survival guide for those Moms living in the trenches.  This bare-knuckles, honest look at the only job men readily confess they'd rather not be doing full-time is masterfully written in such a way as to difuse any new Mom's nerves, and place a grin on her face that can't be easily erased.  I highly recommend reading this insightful and delightful look at what being a Mom truly is (for most of us anyways)...

Deborah McCarragher
Author of "Mission Possible"

Here's a brief Question and Answer segment about Rebekah and her book:


Tell us a little about your background.
I grew up in a small NJ town with my two brothers and three sisters. I always loved to write--my sister and I would write stories about our Cabbage Patch Kids, I kept volumes of diaries, and later majored in creative writing at Florida State. After holding a few marketing jobs where the most writing I did were direct mail kits for a life insurance company, my husband and I decided to start a family. That's when the real fun began!

What inspired you to write this influential book?
I wrote only fiction until I had kids. But after watching their daily antics and relaying them to whoever would listen, I had a friend and fellow member of the Florida Writer's Association (FWA) suggest I start a blog, and eventually a book. I also belong to MOMS Club International (a non-profit organization that is all about moms supporting fellow stay-at-home moms), and when my friends started reading my blog, they would come up to me and tell me how glad they were that they weren't the only ones yelling at their kids, feeding them nothing but chicken nuggets or letting them run around outside in only a diaper. This ability to relate to other moms and make them laugh (a much-needed release!) became addictive, and I've been blogging, writing, and connecting with moms ever since.

What kinds of reactions has the book generated thus far?
I've had so many moms thank me for the laughter, which is always so wonderful to hear. The book recently one first place in FWA's Royal Palm Literary Awards for Humor, and it was also excerpted in American Baby magazine.

What's the main message that you'd like readers to take away from it?
The main theme in this book is: Don't forget to laugh. Motherhood is a tough, never-ending job, but it can also be so much fun if you just keep things in perspective.

What's next for you?
I've been working on a few magazine articles for Parents and American Baby, and am hoping to write a prequel to Motherhood Is Easy entitled Pregnancy is Easy.... I'll have to keep you posted on that one! ;)

How can our readers learn more about you and purchase your book?
My website is probably the best place for both of those things:  http://www.motherhoodiseasy.com/ . There you'll find links to my blog and a place to purchase an autographed copy of the book. I also have a Facebook Fan Page .

Any final thoughts you'd like to share?
I hope that any moms out there who are feeling isolated, lost, or just overwhelmed will always know that they aren't alone! The trials of motherhood are universal, and laughter is truly the best weapon against anything life throws at you.

Here's what others have to say about "Motherhood is Easy..."
...nonstop humor..."
-Midwest Book Review

"Mel Brooks in a skirt..."
-Royal Palm Literary Awards


"Irreverent, fresh and sweet...the most laugh-out-loud book on parenting..."
-Amazon.com

"A hilarious survival guide...
-The Mom Reviews


"I found myself laughing, crying, and groaning throughout the whole book.....A candid, honest look at motherhood."
-EmpoweringMommy.com

“...funny, sharp-witted, intelligent, and honest...”
-BookPleasures.com

Thanks for being my guest, Rebekah!  Don't forget to check out her Blog at:
Motherhood Is Easy










Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”. It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion. It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together.
http://www.Godmissionpossible.com 






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2 comments:

  1. Interesting interview. I like the book cover. When my son was younger, I always wished I had more arms, so I could try and do more things at once.
    : )

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  2. Thanks Susanne - I bought it as a gift for someone.

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