Stepkids Say “Hey, Who’s in My House? for Nat’l Stepfamily Day Sept. 16 Author of First Stepkid Anthology, Erin Mantz, Available to Share Tips & Insights Into How Stepkids Turn Out and Really Feel

WASHINGTON, DC – 9/8/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — More than 50% of Americans will live in a stepfamily at some point in their lives. Hey, Who’s In My House? gives a voice to an integral part of all these changing families – the kids. Erin Mantz, Editor and Contributor of the first stepkid anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out – and a grown stepkid four times over herself – (Motivational Press October 2015) is available to share her’s and her contributors’ candid, inspiring, emotional, surprising and sometimes disturbing perspectives about how stepfamilies and blended families impact kids – straight from her recent book.

To a kid – many already reeling from his or her parents’ divorce – being thrown into a living situation with another family’s children and a new stepparent rocks their lives, shakes their sense of belonging and changes simple things like buying the right snacks and reshuffling bedtime routines. 

Why does it matter? 1300 stepfamilies form every day, and rarely do we hear what the kids have to say. Now, we can listen.

Interviews, publishable excerpts, and review copies available upon request. Contact Erin Mantz at 202.744.4157 or

Book Information:  Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out –

Author: Erin Mantz

Publisher: Motivational Press

ISBN: 978-1628652369

Pages: 84

Price: $15.95

Purchase: Available on   

Erin Mantz is a writer and marketing professional in the Washington, DC area and the mom of two boys, ages 11 and 14.  An only child with nine step and half brothers and sisters, her experiences of stepfamily life offer a unique perspective on how people define home and family.  Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Washington Parent Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul Parenting, The Huffington Post Divorce and Parenting, and more. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College in New York, New York and was born and raised in Chicago in different blended family homes.

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