Cover Reveal – Piece by Piece

This has been a super fun week as I’m revealing my book cover (illustrated by the amazingly talented Arlene Soto of Intricate Designs) piece by piece… like a puzzle! If you aren’t already, I hope you’ll follow along as I uncover the cover (HA!) at my author Instagram page, @marissabaderwriter. From the initial book idea, […]

Life is My Muse

Earlier this summer, a friend I hadn’t seen in a very long time asked me where I glean my inspiration from. He was referring to my writing. He didn’t want to know about my career–he wasn’t concerned with knowing the publications I write for, or even the type of content I specialize in–he wanted to […]

Identity

I know I’m not the only one who struggles with defining herself as something OTHER than her many roles. Shouldn’t self-definition come from within? Shouldn’t we identity ourselves based on who we are INSIDE – our real, organic self, and not some self we dress up and perform for others? Why is this so hard? […]

Regaining Self

Losing one’s identity can be a difficult part of early parenthood. At least, this has been the case in my experience. Before being a parent, I was so many things and I had enough passion to fill an entire room. That passion is not gone, it’s just channeled into different things – because it has […]