Judith Ruskay Rabinor
The Girl in the Red Boots: Making Peace with My Mother
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What is your book about?
This book integrates memoir and self-help and is about the process of resolving mother-daughter conflicts.
What inspired you to write your book?
I wanted to understand and resolve my ambivalent feelings about my mother.
Can you describe your writing process? How did you get your book written and how long did it take?
I wrote pieces of this book on/off for 30 years. Not till my mother passed away did I decide to create a book.
What was your publishing process like? How did you publish your book and how long did it take?
I published with She Writes Press, a hybrid. It took 2 years. It was pretty easy and supportive
How do you hope your book impacts the world?
I hope it helps readers reappraise important relationships. All relationships are imperfect, and holding onto resentment is damaging.
Are there any people and/or books that have inspired you along your journey?
Dozens of Mother-Daughter experts including Hope Edelman Bethany Webster.
What advice would you offer fellow authors who are just getting started?
Keep writing, find a group/class, find a mentor.