Melissa Miles McCarter is an writer living in Southeast Missouri with her husband, step-son, two English bulldogs and three cats. She is currently editing "Joy, Interrupted: An Anthology on Motherhood and Loss" for Fat Daddy's Farm press. Melissa is also working on her doctoral dissertation on postfeminist composition studies.
Joy can be interrupted - but not lost. Most people think of motherhood as a joyous experience, but for some it can be an experience of interrupted joy. This anthology delves into the subject of motherhood and loss from different perspectives of authors and artists from all over the world. Contributors explore such topics as Adoption, Death, Infertility, Disabilities, Illness, and Estrangement.
Michele Calo is a lauded poet who has made a success in her life in all ways except her romantic life. On a trip to receive a prestigious award, she encounters past loves that make her rethink her previous choices that have lead her to her present circumstances. A journey into the soul of a poet who recognizes that human connection is what makes life worth living and writing about.