Saturday, August 10, 2013


Knocked up and laid off. What else could possibly go wrong?

Kate Martin is about to find out.

Unexpectedly pregnant, facing a huge restructuring at her job and doomed to play bridesmaid for her perfect Barbie sister, Kate Martin's world is in turmoil.

As a happily married, modestly ambitious editor of a you’ve-never-heard-of-it trade magazine, motherhood would seem to be coming at the perfect time for Katie. But she’s just not sure she’s ready for the Mommy-track. She has career aspirations beyond the crappy little magazine where she works, U.S. Water Works, and editing fun and informative articles like ‘When Sump Pumps Go Bad,’ and ‘Wastewater and You: Win-Win or No-No?’

She’s not sure these goals will mesh with diapers and lullabies and the selfless, 24/7 world of being a mom. It’s not that she doesn't want to be a mom; she just doesn’t want to be one right now. Why can’t ovaries have ‘pause’ buttons? Like biological Tivo.

Add to this the horror of the wearing a Barney-purple, Scarlett O-Hara-ready bridesmaid’s dress at perfect baby sister Melanie’s wedding. And the anniversary party for her parents Katie has been saddled with planning. Parents who, like a couple of sullen teenagers, seem most concerned about having an open bar.

But the real question is, will she even have a job? In a time of downsizing and cutbacks, Katie fears that, the larger her belly grows, so does the target on her back.

Q&A With the Author:

When did you know you wanted to become an author?
The first grade. We had to write a story and mine ran book length, five pages. 

Where did you come up with the premise for your book?
I have long be attuned to the unique issues that women face in the workplace. It truly can be a completely different environment from what our male peers experience. Add pregnancy and motherhood to the mix and things get very complicated, very quickly for career-minded women. 

Describe your book in three words.
Knocked-up, fired. 

Three reasons people should read your book?
1.) You'll laugh out loud. 
2.) It takes 'chick lit' a step further into serious issues...but with some funny.
3.) You will think differently about equality. 

What can your readers expect next from you?
An entirely new cast of characters is knocking around in my head. Until then, people can get their fix of Romi writing by going to 

Thank you for stopping by Book Mama Blog, Romi!  Your book sounds really fun!  

Author Bio:
Romi Carrell Wittman is that rarest of creatures, an actual Arizona native. She lives in Tucson with: (1) husband, (3) kids, (5) dogs and (2) goldfish. She is a professional writer with more than 15 years' experience.

No Kidding is her first novel.

Learn more about Romi at her website:
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