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Jennifer Gilmore
By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I wanted a baby of color, to be honest, because I wasn't attached to the idea that I look like the biological mother. I liked the idea of the adoption being clear; it was and is not something I am interested in hiding.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

The birth mother is placing the baby out of love. I still believe that. Well, the ones weve dealt with who were actually pregnant, anyway.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I think we think that parenthood is confined to the country of mothers, but I think a lot of the men I've spoken to and the men who have read my books - I've been surprised by this actually - have a fierce attachment to being parents and to being fathers. And just as we, a lot of women I know, want this, men too want to pass down what they have to pass down.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I think publishing's strength is also its weakness. It's got such a rich and celebrated history as an industry. For the most part, publishing people are incredibly creative, business is done based on the strength of relationships, and the product being peddled is books.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

My first two novels were set in the past, and that freed me up in a lot of ways; it allowed me to find my way into my story and my characters through research.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I will say in open adoption, all these choices you make about race, about the amount of mental illness you can deal with, about special needs and physical maladies, you have to lay all this out there before you know anybody's story.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

With domestic adoption, you get a form, you fill it out, and there are these boxes: African-American, African-American and Hispanic, and you check the boxes that you're comfortable with. Race is completely open in that regard.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I want to say that, in general, when it works, open adoption is great.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

My father is an economist who specialized in foreign food policy, and my mother worked for AID, a branch of the State Department, so food in regards to world affairs was talked about a lot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I know publishing now more as an author than with occasional peaks inside those elite offices than as an industry insider. It was difficult publishing a novel the first time around, while working behind the scenes, knowing all that has to happen to make a book a success and to still make the leap as an author.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

Idea of the generations continuing is really important. And that's interesting to me. I write about families; I'm interested in families. Even though I think a family can be just two people or two people and a dog, I really wanted children for that reason.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

The process of open adoption is not discussed in the way it should be. Everyone I know who has adopted domestically has at least one tragic story. It was important to me to be able to describe those situations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I'm a morning person: if I don't get up, put the coffee on and get to my desk by 8, the day has already lost a lot of its promise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

History releases me from my own experience and jogs my fictional imagination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I think that when the world feels safe and secure, we probably feel more that way in our personal lives. What goes on in the world affects us, unequivocally.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I feel sometimes like a book tour is a slow series of humiliations and that if you're strong you'll come out of it OK.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

As writers, we don't just need to write about poverty or war or the immigrant experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I really don't feel that writing is therapy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

I feel like if writers used writing as therapy we'd have a ton of happy writers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

Publishing in a way doesn't have a lot to do with writing, and writing doesn't have a lot to do with publishing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

The world is a dysfunctional place in so many ways. It is unstable. So even though that chaos can be reflected in our own homes, I suppose we have to fight that by creating our own versions of safety, which can also turn into ignoring the state of the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jennifer Gilmore

It would be a lie to say that people are coming to adoption with joy at all times. Hope, perhaps, but it would be disingenuous to say that every part coming to an adoption isn't seriously grieving.