Mama's Got a Brand New Job by Janis Powers

Mama’s Got a Brand New Job brings a much needed shot of fun to the op-ed story of the year: how working women are managing the challenges of motherhood.

Meet Maxine Pedersen, the new heroine of contemporary women’s fiction.

Patent attorney by day, cocktail enthusiast by night, Maxine’s key function at work is to fix her boss’s bumbling social gaffes with her wit and charm. Her expertise helps win an account with a French perfume company. Her pregnancy almost ruins her career.

Read how Maxine takes on New York’s corporate culture in this story of personal transformation and triumph – and have some fun along the way!

Janis meets the mayor of Chicago at the Printers Row Lit Fest!


See highlights from Janis’s book signing at Book People in Austin



Meet the Author, Janis Powers

“To be [a working mom], or not to be [a working mom]. That is the question.” No one seems to know the answer.

Finding a solution to the working mother conundrum has been the pursuit of millions of women. Including me. Which is why I wrote Mama’s Got a Brand New JobRead more…

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