Ali Maier’s Award-Winning Children’s Book Captures the Essence of Sibling Relationships

Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer bookSeptember 19, 2014 (CLEVELAND, OH) – Ali Maier’s new children’s book Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer inspires kids to read and journal and highlights the importance of sibling relationships. The title just received the 2014 International Book Awards recognition as the winner in Children’s Fiction and is already highly regarded in its genre. Maier dives into the minds of ten-year-old twins Max and Maggie as they document their summer and try to get along in this candid, journal-style book.
A sister and brother, forced to write in the summer, and share ONE journal? Ugh.
This is exactly what happens to 10-year-old twins Maggie and Max Pruitt. When Mom comes up with a plan for them to keep a summer journal, Maggie and Max can’t believe it. Worse yet, they have to share!
Through their writing, Maggie and Max find out they have very different (and hilarious) views about growing up, family and life – a conclusion they only discovered because, as Max and Maggie say, “Mom Made Us Write This.”
“Funny, tell-all journal entries of ten-year-old twins reveals the inner workings of sibling and family relationships as can only be seen through the eyes of children. Mom Made Us Write This In the Summer offers affectionate and amusing stories as Max and Maggie reveal a greater understanding on one another.” – Maya Fleischmann, Foreword Reviews
Mom Made Us Write This in the Summer is available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The series also includes Mom Made Us Write This: Write Your Own Shared Journal and Mom Made Us Write This Family Quiz Book.
About the Author:
Ali Maier went to John Carroll University and earned a BA in Elementary Education. She lives in a Cleveland suburb with her husband and two children. She loves to read, write and spend time with her family.
Ali chose to write the Mom Made Us Write This series to encourage young readers to do something she loves – to read and write! Ali wanted to write a book series that would allow readers to laugh and encourage them to write and share their own stories.
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For further information, to request a review copy of Mom Made Us Write This in the Summer, or to interview Ali Maier, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at or 805.807.9027.