Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger are the co-founders and co-editors of the HerStories Project, a publishing and writing community for midlife women.
We met online as “blogging friends” and then founded the HerStories Project in 2013. We’ve published five essay collections, led dozens of writing groups, and have taught writing to hundreds of female writers over the past several years. It’s been our joy to work with midlife writers just like you. Our lives of juggling family and jobs and writing are much like yours. We know what it’s like, as midlife women, to want to carve out space in our lives for just ourselves.
JESSICA SMOCK, ED.D.
Jessica Smock is a writer, writing coach, and editor living in western New York with her husband, middle school son, two dogs, a cat, and fourth grade daughter. Before the HerStories Project, she was a teacher, researcher, ghostwriter, and curriculum specialist who received her doctorate in education.
Stephanie is a single mother to 12- and 17-year-old daughters, a writer, producer, podcaster, and music therapist. She is the Executive Producer of Listen To Your Mother Denver/Boulder and co-hosts the Mother Plus podcast. Stephanie writes at Midlife Mommy, for Real on Substack, and is working on a memoir.
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