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Insane and Wonderful

From the Editor
"These are twenty-three essays to be savored, whether you’re up at three in the morning for another feeding, or finding yourself with a precious eleven minutes before the next nap is over."

Introducing our beautiful new baby ... book!

Now available from In Fact Books: OH, BABY! True Stories About Conception, Adoption, Surrogacy, Pregnancy, Labor, and Love more

Blue Pools

"Kassandra. The name sounded big. I felt like an impostor saying it. Had we chosen the wrong one?”

Just Colic

“Having a baby is essentially inviting another person permanently into your family--a person whom you have never met before.”

The Beginning of the World

“‘It’s a girl,’ I heard from somewhere. But I didn’t know what those words meant.”

Parenting Out of the Silo

"Every so often you realize you are somewhere else entirely. Not in babyland but in toddlerhood, not new and unsure but confident—and now unsure about completely different things."

Writing Pittsburgh Update

Creative Nonfiction and In Fact Books are pleased to announce the contributors to the first of three books in the Writing Pittsburgh series. more

Online Classes: Winter Registration Now Open

Advanced Memoir & Personal Essay, Creative Nonfiction Boot Camp, Spiritual Writing, The 30-Minute Memoir & more. more

The Price of Writing

Between the Lines
Why would anyone work for free? It's complicated.

A Real-World Education

Required Reading
Revisiting Studs Terkel's WORKING.