ABC, Britain’s GMTV, New York Times, Boston Herald, and MSN Turn to Author Jen Singer to Provide Relief for "Desperate Housewives"

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"14 Hours Â?Til Bedtime: A Stay-at-Home MomÂ?s Life in 27 Funny Little Stories" author Jen Singer represents the life of the American housewife and the media is turning to Singer for her commentary on the ABC hit phenomenon, "Desperate Houswives". More than 22 million viewers are tuning in every week to peek into the world of these housewives and the world has been peeking into Jen Singer's life which so closely resembles the show.

On February 9, ABC's World News Now featured "A Day in the Life of a Housewife" with cameras following author Jen Singer through a typically chaotic day. ABC suggested housewives may find relief from their desperation through Singer's web site,, and her hilarious new book "14 Hours 'Til Bedtime".

From "I watch Desperate Housewives largely to see what happens to Lynette, because her life is a lot like mine," says Jen Singer, 37, of Kinnelon, New Jersey, who left a career in advertising to raise her 7- and 6-year-old boys. "Raising children at home can be exhausting, relentless, and depressing. Lynette lets us know that other moms feel the same way and gives legitimacy to our feelings."

On January 16, GMTV, Britain's #1 morning talk show, sent a film crew into Jen Singer’s living room to record her response to the show which so closely resembles her life.

Singer was quoted in The Boston Herald back in October before the housewife hoopla hit its stride:

"Americans love to see privileged people fall, and (now) it's housewives' turn,'' said Jen Singer, author of 14 Hours 'Til Bedtime: A Stay-at-Home Mom's Life in 27 Funny Little Stories (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, November 2004) and creator of

"For the past few years, staying home with your kids has been seen as a privilege,'' she said. "Watching 'Desperate Housewives' lets working women feel relieved that being a housewife isn't what society has held it up to be. And at-home moms want to know that other housewives can be as unhappy or more so than they feel sometimes." Singer’s hot new book with the funny title hit stores last November timed with a mention in Parenting magazine and a stunning two-page excerpt in Parents providing comic relief from the desperation for millions of moms like Jen and the Lynette character on DH.

On December 5, 2004 the New York Times featured Jen Singer's book under the headline "Really Desperate Housewives”. Columnist George James wrote, "A new paperback, 14 Hours ‘Til Bedtime: A Stay at Home Mom’s Life in 27 Funny Little Stories by Jen Singer, pretty much nails down the tribulations and the rewards of stay-at-home motherhood."

Buzz for the book continues to grow with upcoming excerpts and author interviews slated for "American Baby," "Chicken Soup for Every Mom’s Soul," "Pregnancy," "Family CIrcle", "Real Simple," "Ladies Home Journal," "iPregnancy" and more.

For more information on author Jen Singer visit her site Publicity contact: Robin Blakely, Livingston Communications: (660) 707-0700. "14 Hours ‘Til Bedtime: A Stay at Home Mom’s Life in 27 Funny Little Stories" by Jen Singer (ISBN 1932279113, Wyatt-MacKenzie) is available at all major online retailers and by request at your favorite book store. Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing in Deadwood, Oregon has been publishing talented mom writers for over seven years, founder Nancy Cleary is a work-at-home mom to Wyatt (age 7) and MacKenzie (age 6).

Contact Information:

Nancy Cleary 541-964-3314
Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc.

15115 Highway 36

Deadwood, Oregon 97430

FAX: 541-964-3315


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