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Wilton Author Celebrates Mothers in New Book

WILTON, Conn. – After years of juggling six jobs as writer, poet, teacher, artist, mother and stepmother, Wilton resident Marcelle Soviero celebrates them all in her new book, “An Iridescent Life”.

The book hits the shelves in June and is a collection of essays about Soviero’s experiences being a step-parent and parent.

“Not enough upbeat things are written about stepmothers. I wanted to show the rewarding side of being a stepmom as well as a mom," Soviero said. "My aim was to highlight the joy of both callings.”

She said she has always known that she wanted to write. At age 16, Soviero already had a poem published in Cosmopolitan Magazine . Since then she’s been published in The New York Times, National Public Radio, Salon.com, Eating Well, New York Metro Parent, Babble, Literary Mama and Upper East Side Magazine , to name a few.

Soviero studied creative writing at Roger Williams College in Rhode Island, received a B.A. in Creative Studies from Long Island’s Hofstra University and obtained an M.F.A. in English from New York University in Manhattan.

Before moving to Wilton with her second husband, Soviero lived in New Jersey with her three children and then husband. Now, she and her second husband’s five children, aged 10 to 16, live in Wilton, where she offers private coaching and works with the Westport Writers Workshop.

“An Iridescent Life” will be available in e-book and hard copy via Amazon.com . Contact Soviero about private coaching lessons or taking part in her workshops through her website , via email marcelle@marcellesoviero.com or at 203-563-9149.

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