Issa M. Mas

Writer and Editor in New York

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Issa is a born and bred New Yorker in the midst of her next big adventure, Single Parenthood! This busy mama is trying to balance raising her son, a career as a freelance writer and editor, and staying sane, all at the same time.

A passion for writing began early for Issa and she was presented her first award for a piece of her writing at only 7 years old by then-New York City Mayor Edward Koch, as a city-wide winner of a poetry contest. As an advocate for the joys of single parenthood, Issa offers support to newly single parents facing myriad feelings and challenges, as well as to veteran single parents who may have hit a bump in their roads.

Issa is a published essayist; a New York Daily News featured blogger of the now defunct single motherhood blog, Single Mama NYC; writer of children's books for her son; and founder of Your Single Parenting, a resource website inclusive of all single parents. You can find articles commissioned from Issa on iVillage, H&R Block, and Romper, as well as other locations both online and in print. You can watch a clip of her sharing her expertise as a single parent in a WPIX11 news segment here.

You can contact Issa via email at: You can also find Issa on Twitter @IssaMas.