Jacquelyn Mitchard Featured in Parade Magazine

Author Jacquelyn Mitchard was featured in yesterday's Parade Magazine.

I didn't know much about this author until I read her article. Then I tracked down her website and read her bio. Quick recap: She wrote her first book, The Deep End of the Ocean, while in her 30s and sold it after she turned 40. First book. Here's the part that amazes me: The copyright date of that first book is 1996. JM's website now boasts thirteen books, spanning genres from picture book to adult. And she has seven children. And she mends their clothing--yes, that's right--with a needle and thread.

And she blogs, travels, and writes articles.

She sews . . . oh my gosh, how does she do it all?

6 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow. productive little cuss ain't she? I'm not sure I like her. ;)

Danette Haworth said...

HA! I know! I'm shamed and inspired at the same time!

Brenda said...

Wow...I can't believe I missed her story...I need to go find my Parade Magazine...

needle and thead? What's that? grin...

Danette Haworth said...

Yes! Though she's featured on a two-page spread in the middle signature (there's a technical term for that, I'm sure), her article does not have a teaser on the front page.

I forgot to add in the post that JM's first book got picked up by Oprah as O's first book ever for her book club.

Ha! What is this thing you call needle and thread?

courtney said...

*develops complex!*

Writermama from the blue boards said...

Danette, thanks so much for posting this. . . . I read Parade and can't believe I missed this, too! Writing with 7 kids . . . wow!