The Plate Spinner Chronicles by Barbara Valentin


The Plate Spinner Chronicles
An Assignment: Romance Nonfiction Collection
Barbara Valentin
Gemma Halliday Publishing
108 pages/Non-fiction/Mom Humor

What working parent hasn't considered delivering a performance review to their child prior to granting a salary, er, allowance increase?
The Plate Spinner Chronicles: A Working Mother's Epic Adventure is a hybrid memoir/how-to guide that is stuffed with multi-tasking advice and relevant, but nostalgic anecdotes, all written in the wry tone of a harried working mother who'd rather laugh than cry over the length of her to-do list.
This book is a compilation of The Plate Spinner columns which originally ran in the Chicago Tribune.
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Barb is a freelance writer, over-scheduled parent, and connoisseur of fine chocolate. A second-generation journalist, her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and its affiliates. The exploits of her five boys provided fodder for her column, The Plate Spinner Chronicles, a long-running feature in the Chicago Tribune, which snagged her a runner-up spot in an Erma Bombeck Humor Contest. A member of RWA's Windy City chapter, she still dreams of the day when her to-do list includes "Send NY Times book critic thank you note" and "Accept Godiva's request to be a taste-tester."

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting Barbara with her new release, the Plate Spinner Chronicles !!

  2. Hi Suzy - Looking at your profile, seems you already have this whole plate spinning thing down! Thanks for the post. I really appreciate the exposure!

    1. LOL, I wish Barb! It's a pleasure hosting you here today. You're welcome any time :)


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