Megan Bekkedahl and Melaina Lausen launched their first book, Beyond the Clouds, in order to write productively while Megan’s husband was deployed to Afghanistan.
Both writers and moms, they designed anthologies of two-minute tales for women on the go.
Their new book for moms, Beyond the Diaper Bag, is a collection of humorous stories, inspirational moments and helpful tips from real moms and, authors’ proceeds are donated to The Mommies Network. My essay, Kissing Millard Fillmore, is one of the essays included in the book.
“How does it feel to see your vision now realized — with writers from all across the globe — contributing stories to your books?,” I asked Megan.
We’re just incredibly happy and amazed from the overwhelmingly positive response. We had planned, after Beyond the Clouds, to take a short break before the next book, but then we were contacted by MOPS who graciously invited us to exhibit our books at this year’s convention. We quickly said “Yes,” and now here we are.
(They are currently in the editing stages of their third anthology; Beyond the Uniform, which will be published later this year).
So, Hurray for Beyond BOOKS and another productive relationship formed via my ongoing love/hate relationship with facebook.