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Featured Anthologies: My Mom is my Hero

                                                                         My Dad is my Hero            

                                    edited by Susan Reynolds




Adams Media’s Hero series is designed to honor the everyday heroes in our lives—our teachers, our mothers, our fathers, and even our dogs. My Teacher Is My Hero, launched the series in Spring, 2008. My Mom Is My Hero and My Dad Is My Hero anthologies were released this spring. Each contains fifty true stories that are alternately poignant, sweet, humorous, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. The mothers and fathers captured are uniquely impressive, inspirational, colorful, funny, quirky, outrageous, determined, brave, inventive, imaginative, generous, kind, forgiving, and—above all—memorable. There’s something for every reader and something from a breadth of writers—from young voices to wizened voices.

My Mom Is My Hero
Tributes to the Women Who Gave Us Life, Love,
and Clean Laundry

For the mom who does it all
• A new addition to the My Hero series, which started
with the successful My Teacher Is My Hero
• Everyone knows Mom’s a hero—but this is the first
story collection to put that feeling into words
• Perfect for Mother’s Day

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”
—Robert Browning

This touching collection of stories, written by people of all ages and backgrounds, honors the most important woman in everyone’s life—their mother.

Sons and daughters can show Mom how heroic she is and how grateful they are for her
amazing acts of kindness, guidance, wisdom, and willingness to always put family first.
From a mother who helped her teenage daughter beat depression to one who hand-built a desk from scraps for her aspiring-writer son, My Mom Is My Hero provides plenty of stories to uniquely express one’s gratitude and admiration for their mother, or mother figure, who played a starring role in their
life. Children will be able to give her a gift that touches her heart and that she’ll be proud to display.
Finally, Mom’s everyday heroic deeds will not go unnoticed.

My Dad Is My Hero
Tributes to the Men Who Gave Us Life, Love, and Driving

Who needs Superman when you have dad

• Another new addition to the My Hero series, which started with the successful My Teacher Is My Hero and is sure
to attract more readers
• The first story collection to celebrate Dad for the hero that he is
• Perfect for Father’s Day

“A hero is a man who does what he can.”
—Romain Rolland

Children often have trouble telling their father how much they love him. Fortunately, My Dad Is My Hero expresses those emotions for them. This endearing collection of stories about the everyday heroics of the contributors’ fathers, and father figures, will show Dad how much he means to his children.

From the story of a fly fishing trip that bonded father and daughter to the one that saw a friend’s imposing father turn into the contributor’s own loving father figure, this wonderful book brings together tales of heroic dads from all walks of life, and is a great way for his kids to show him how much they care. And it lets dads everywhere know that they don’t need to be daring to be heroic—that it can be the little things that mean the most to his kids.

Series Creator and Editor, Susan Reynolds authored Everything Enneagram (registered trademark), Change Your Shoes, Change Your Life, The Portable Italian Mamma, Everything Personal Finance for Single Mothers (registered trademark), and One-Income Household. She has also edited numerous nonfiction and fiction books. Ms. Reynolds is currently the creator and editor of Adams Media¹s new Hero series, which includes My Teacher Is My Hero (2008), My Mom Is My Hero (2009), My Dad Is My Hero (2009), and My Dog Is My Hero (Fall, 2009). She recently completed Woodstock Revisited, 50 far out, groovy, peace-inducing, flashback-inducing stories from those who were there to be released in time for the legendary festival’s 40th anniversary. Ms. Reynolds also co-owns Literary Cottage, a literary consulting firm based in Boston.




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