44. Confessions of a Carb Loving Author


This is a story about how books are born

Christie interviews Lisa-Jo today and takes us all behind the scenes of the writing of Lisa-Jo's new book, The Middle Matters, which is on sale everywhere today!

How she ended up on her own book cover, what people said when she decided to write about her muffin top, and how she turned a collection of stories about completely ordinary life into something every woman (even those like Christie who don't share some of the same sports-parenting narrative) could relate to. 

Did Lisa-Jo's book show up in your house today too? Won't you take a selfie with the book and share it on Instagram and tell @lisajobaker what your favorite story was.

You can hear what other women have said their favorite stories were over here.

This book is a new way to SEE the day. 

Click here to pick up a copy today. It's the perfect way to end your summer and look ahead with fresh eyes!

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  1. Beth Williams on July 24, 2019 at 8:45 am


    I love the cover of the book. It is so you-real, open honest. It does match the book perfectly. The whole book resonated with me. I’m smack dab in the middle (54). Went through job changes (both of us), & aging parents. I so get you about everything-especially the squishy middle. Never thought I’d end up like this. The middle season can be a struggle. it is full of mundane everyday life. No big “ta da” moments. I feel it can be a hard season in life. You have children, jobs, church & sometimes aging parents. Women do cover up the middle. They don’t talk about the middle parts of life. No one focuses on the middle parts of our lives. Like Christie said there is no major drama in the middle parts of life. I, too, would love to see the highlight or movie reel of this book.

    Lisa-Jo you have perfectly captured the middle seasons of life. Each chapter resonated with me. The cover totally shows your personality. Can’t say enough good about the book. You most certainly have your mother’s story telling in you. Each event you see as a story to tell the world. You celebrate life & that’s what makes you a great writer!! Thank you for writing a much needed book. Thank you for allowing me to be on your launch team!! I had a blast going on this journey with you!!

    Blessings 🙂

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