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Honest as a Mother:
A Collaborative Book Sharing Honest Experiences of Raw Motherhood

Featuring Lead Author: Amanda Gurman


Project Overview
Topic: Sharing your honest experience(s) through motherhood and parenting - even (and especially!) the difficult parts.

Purpose: To change the conversation around the motherhood experience; to show other moms that parenting is never sunshine and rainbows, and that it's okay if you aren't having a blast 24/7. This book will serve as a connection portal from one mom to another. It's a book by moms, for moms - to help everybody feel seen on their journey.

Requirements: You need to be a mother (obviously 😂), who is willing to be honest, open and vulnerable about your experience(s) with motherhood. This means peeling back some layers and accessing potentially uncomfortable topics for the greater good. If you experienced difficulty through any part of your parenting journey (even if you are currently a new mom, or experienced difficulty only in one stage/phase of motherhood) we're looking for your story - so long as you're willing to share it! 

Part of this partnership includes the fact that full editing services are taken care of. You need a desire to share your voice, but great spelling and grammar are just an asset, not a prerequisite. 💕 


Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I need to do to apply?

Click on the link above and fill out the application form. We do our best to accommodate all writers who want to participate, but we do have a limit of total authors per book. In some cases, a second volume of the same book topic may be created, if there is enough interest. 

What happens after I apply?
Applications are reviewed and if you're offered a spot, you will be contacted via email to take registration steps. Keep in mind, it could be 7-10 business days before you hear from your Lead Author. This depends on when you are applying. If you apply as soon as applications open, it will likely be a week or so before we're sitting down to review all applicants. If you apply later in the process, it's possible we could email you shortly after you apply, if we're already moving through applicants who applied right away. 

As mentioned we try to accommodate as many writers as possible, but we review applications to check your commitment level and to understand what you plan to be writing about before we begin.

What does co-authoring even mean?
You write your one chapter. We take care of all the rest.
"The rest" includes coaching and writing support during the writing phase, education and trainings during and in advance of the launch phase, and ALL PUBLISHING REQUIREMENTS to take your chapter from word document to tangible book.
The publishing process is complex and involves a lot of steps and details. This is all handled for you. Your two main commitments are to 1) write your chapter and submit it by the deadline, and 2) to participate in the group environment and keep up to date with information/project details.

More questions?
Check out this video from LeadHer Publishing CEO, Courtney St Croix.