Speed Dating for Sperm Donors (Paperback)
Can a lesbian couple find Mr. Right?
Helen and Paige really want a baby. Maybe even two. They've decided they want to use a sperm donor, but because of Paige's own upbringing as an adopted child they want the donor to at least be known to the child. This challenge makes the normally anonymous favour even harder and more intimate than they expected. And then there are the options for donors. Through the fast-paced "dating" of several candidates, all of whom come with their own warning labels, Helen and Paige's relationship is strained to a point where they must remember why they set out on this journey together in the first place.
Natalie Meisner is a widely produced author of stage plays and an award-winning multi-genre author. Her play Boom Baby (about the lives of workers in the Alberta oil patch) won both the Canadian National Playwriting Award and the Alberta Playwriting Award and will debut at Eastern Front Theatre in 2020. Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family topped non-fiction bestseller lists and was a finalist in the Atlantic Book Awards. Her first children's book, My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother & Me, is available from Nimbus Publishing. Meisner is a wife and mom to two great boys and a professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University, where she works in the areas of creative writing, drama, and gender/sexuality studies. She is based in Calgary.