Moskowitz Bayse is pleased to host a Book Launch party and Reading from SisterWriterEaters, edited by Claire LaZebnik and Anne Brown.

May 21, 2017
3pm - 5pm

Hilarious and heartbreaking essays about love, life, families, and food, accompanied by recipes and written by a curated group of kick ass women. To be released just in time for Mother’s Day. Edited by Claire LaZebnik (author of Things I Should Have Known and Overcoming Autism) and Ann Brown (Dr. Strangemom). Contributors include Merrill Markoe (It’s My F-ing Birthday), Jeb Sharp (PRI’s The World), Carolyn Omine (The Simpsons) and Liza Donnelly (The New Yorker).

Recipes include:, Savory Bitch Ramen, Saffron Hot Chocolate and Roasted Opossum and Chicken Soup A La Bachelor.  Accompanying stories make them come alive– A playwright shares  “Warm Cinnamon Rolls for the Broken-Hearted”  that consoled her the night her boyfriend brought home another woman; a wife describes an elaborate meal bartered for forgiveness after she adopts a dog without her husband’s permission.

Writers, illustrators, performers and poets share their stories, memories, struggles, embarrassing moments–and favorite recipes. “SisterWriterEaters is the literary equivalent of a heart-to-heart over a warm slice of coffee cake,” says LaZebnik.   Adds Brown, “We’re human, and we’re hungry.”  SisterWriterEaters is published by Griffith Moon.



Davis Alexander
Valerie Breiman
Liza Donnelly
Barbara Horowitz
Nina Laden
Lisa Grace Lednicer
Merrill Markoe
Asmita Paranjape
Laurie Sandell
Susan Senator
Caissie St. Onge
Norma Safford Vela
Maiya Williams
Kim Allen-Niesen
Kimberly Brooks
Becky Hartman Edwards
Wendy Kout
Bernadette Luckett
Nell Minow
Claudia Reilly
Alice Scovell
Jeb Sharp
Sarah Thyre
Lunaea Weatherstone
Anna Winger
K. Bidus
May-lee Chai
Leslie Greenberger
Leah Krinsky
Annie LaZebnik
Amy Wang Manning
Carolyn Omine
April Salazar
Nell Scovell
Marcie Smolin
Ellen Twadell
Michele Willens
Kate Fuglei


Claire LaZebnik

Claire LaZebnik has written five adult novels and five young adult novels, including Epic Fail and the recently published Things I Should Have Known (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She is the co-author of Overcoming Autism and Growing Up on the Spectrum and lives in Los Angeles.

Ann Brown

Ann Brown writes about family life for newspapers, public radio and literary magazines. She has a video series on parenting: The Motherload, Not Your Mother’s Parenting Advice, and a blog at: She lives in Portland, Oregon where she only has to shave her legs two months out of the year.