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Congrats to these LM staffers!

Deesha Philyaw, former LM Columnist: "I'm excited to announce that my ex-husband, Michael Thomas, and I are co-authoring the book Co-Parenting 101: Advice from a Formerly Married Couple on Parenting Across Two Households. It'll be published by New Harbinger Publications in 2013. When Mike and I separated, and later divorced, people who knew us and our kids said we were the "poster children for divorce." Of course, that's not anything anyone aspires to, but we do believe that there are things we and other parents can do to help our children cope with (and not exacerbate) the emotional trauma they experience in the wake of a parental break-up. Creating a civil, respectful, parenting partnership goes a long way in enabling kids to not only survive but to thrive. With our site,, and now the book, we want to encourage and support other parents who are struggling and striving to parent across two households."

Kristina Riggle, Fiction Editor: "I've received several new reviews of Things We Didn't Say, which comes out June 28:"

"She brings us a sympathetic, flawed heroine who finds the strength to speak up for herself and those she's come to care about. An emotionally stirring piece that will resonate long after the last page is read." - RT Top Pick

"The historic home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where most of the book is set, takes on the presence of another character, while the constrained time period adds to the intimate feel of this absorbing novel about a blended family." - Booklist

"An involving portrayal of the obstacles confronting today's families." - Publishers Weekly

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 editor is Bridget Lillethorup; read her bio here

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