Meet the 2015 NWI Listen to Your Mother Cast, Part 2

Want to know more about the lovely ladies that will be taking the stage on Friday May 8 for the annual Listen to Your Mother show? Take a look below to see bits of their bios!

To see these women in action, go see the show on Friday at 7pm at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso. Tickets are still available! Click here to get your tickets!

Mary Lu Cowley - The “spare parent” –a phrase she is pretty sure she coined and thoroughly enjoys–to her four favorite children. She remembers writing before she could write any recognizable alphabet letters–memorizing her stories until she learned to print. She drafted her first novel about teenage spies at age 12 on an abandoned Royal typewriter when her mom made her take a “personal” day. Click here to read the full bio!

Jenifer Crane - Wife to one really strong and brave man and homeschooling mom to two kind, witty, beautiful girls ages 15 and 12. She is a transplanted Texan who is still trying to figure out how the heck she lives in the arctic tundra. Click here to read the full bio!

Minister Montia D. Gardner - Teacher, professor, spoken word artist and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, she has been writing poetry and spoken word since age seven. In 2007 she released her first spoken word album entitled “Poetique: Live, Breathe, and Write”. She has 13 years in education and has taught middle school, high school and college. Click here to read the full bio!

Alice Harrington - Hails from Bismarck, ND, but grew up in Logansport, IN. She has lived in Valparaiso for 33 years and recently retired her MD as a pediatrician so she could “do everything I did before but at a slower pace.” An avid art and craft person, she makes jewelry, paints in watercolor and acrylic, makes weird polymer clay lamps of nuns, and writes mostly to amuse her siblings, their families, and her friends. Click here to read the full bio!

Photos courtesy of Beth Fletcher Photography.