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Congrats to these LM staffers!

Amy Stockwell Mercer, Columnist (Chronic Mama) and Blog Co-Editor: "I've signed my book deal with Demos Health! I'll be writing a book about women and diabetes, tentatively titled, The Diabetes Handbook for Women: Authentic Advice on Everything from Eating to Dating to Motherhood."

Kristina Riggle, Fiction Co-Editor: "My second novel, The Life You've Imagined, debuts August 17th. It's the story of three friends and a mother connected by a dying family business learning to cope with life as it is, not as they planned. It's been recognized by indie booksellers as an IndieNext Notable pick for September. I'm very excited to send this book out in the world and see how people connect with Maeve, Anna, Cami and Amy."

Jennifer Marie Donahue, Publicity and Marketing Manager:, "My short story, "Resting in Place", appears at Necessary Fiction. This story examines the boundaries of family and forgiveness. The idea for this work developed from a quick ten minute writing exercise -- a good example of how writing practice can help improve your craft and generate new ideas."

Vicki Forman, Reviews Editor and former columnist (Special Needs Mama) writes that she and nine other fantastic bloggers, have been named a Must-Read Mom by BlogHer and Parenting Magazine for 2010. Other Must-Read Moms include Christy Everett from Following Elias, Dawn Friedman from This Woman's Work, Eve Kuckuck from Impersonating Normal, Julie Marsh from The Mom Slant, Linda Sharps from All & Sundry, Liz Dwyer from Losangelista, Lori Holden from Weebles Wobblog, Polly Paganhart from Lesbian Dad, and Ronnie Tyler from Black and Married with Kids.

Christina Marie Speed, Literary Reflections Co-Editor: "My summer column at Moondance has posted."


The Literary Mama Blog Editor searches for mama-centric news you can use — including information about publishing opportunities and literacy efforts; essays and writing prompts that motivate and inspire; and announcements about events, classes, and workshops. The current blog editors are Laura Roberts and Rudri Patel; read their bios here and here.


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