Elizabeth Lyons books about twins targeted to twin moms:
– Holy Sh*t…I’m Having Twins! (third edition of Ready or Not…Here We Come)
– Ready or Not…There We Go!: The REAL Experts’ Guide to the Toddler Years with Twins
– Expecting Twins: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Two
Elizabeth Lyons book for all moms:
What inspired you to write about twins?
When I found out that I was expecting twins, I ran for the parenting section of the bookstore. There were several books available for expectant parents of twins, but none of them was written in a terribly fun, friendly style. I felt as though they were all saying, “Your life is over.” That really bothered me! I wanted a Girlfriend’s Guide to the first year with twins, and that’s how my first book came to be.
Are twin moms your main target group?
Moms have been my main target group up until now. For the first two books (and now Expecting Twins), the target audience is expectant and new parents of twins. When I wrote You Cannot Be Serious: and 32 Other Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom, the target audience was moms seeking permission to do this parenting thing their own way so that they can find lasting joy and fulfillment in the chaos!
What’s your background?
I’ve been writing all my life. In fact, I went to college wanting to be a journalist. I left with a BA in Japanese. That was merely the beginning of my adult life taking interesting turns! When I couldn’t find the book I needed on the shelves, I thought, “This is it! This is when I can turn my love of writing into a book that I HAVE to believe other expectant and new parents of twins are wishing existed as well!
Do you have more books about twins on the way?
My twins are now 16, and I declared years ago that I would write about neither the preschool nor the teenage years raising twins. I just wanted to survive those phases! [So far, so good! insert laughter.] I am working on a new book right now that will be out in a few months called “Enough: How to Have and Be Everything You’ve Ever Wanted.” It’s a guide for perpetually exhausted entrepreneurs.