When Becky Blades graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, she knew two things for sure:
- writing with objectivity is the most important quality of a journalist, and
- she did not want to be a journalist.
Becky likes choosing sides. She likes to make a point, champion a cause, and yes, sell a product she believes in. After a career writing for brands and businesses, Becky now writes to celebrate the causes she loves most: the art of starting, the joy of creative living, and the impact of humor, kindness and community.
Becky collects old typewriters, and sometimes begins writing projects on one of her favorites. Don’t be surprised if you see some of these hand-typed words show up in her art and social media.
Start More Than You Can Finish
Becky’s book, Start More Than You Can Finish, is scheduled for release Nov. 1, 2022 by Chronicle Prism.
Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone
Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening
Her first book, Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone, Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening, which she wrote and illustrated, was named a Best Books of 2014 and one of the Top 100 Indie Releases by Kirkus Reviews. It received the prestigious Kirkus Starred Review and was an Amazon best seller for six consecutive years.
Becky has written articles for Oprah.com, The Huffington Post, Live Happy Magazine, McSweeney’s, Lifestyle Publications, Scary Mommy, Grown and Flown and others.
Wounds We All Walk Around With
Whispers From the Universe That It’s Going to be Okay
The Best Advice You’ve Never Heard
A Guide to Midwestern Conversation: Election Edition
25 Things Everyone Should Know Before Going To College
3 Sacred Rules of College Drop-Off
4 Clean Ways to Care for Your College Kid
How To Make Cash the Perfect Graduation Gift
Five People Who Deserve a Valentine
HUFFINGTON POST SPORTS
10 Messages All Sports Should Leave Behind
GROWN AND FLOWN
Why I Miss My Daughters When They’re Home For the Holidays
The “Floordrobe:” True Confessions from the Walk-On Closet
14 Things Your Daughter Needs to Hear…But Maybe Not From YOU