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From the Editor

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For years, Literary Mama has linked all the books mentioned on our site to Amazon, and through their affiliate program the site earns pennies on reader purchases of books via these links. The pennies add up and generate occasional Amazon gift certificates which serve as a token (and thoroughly insufficient) thanks for the volunteer work our editors do.

We're excited to start 2012 by moving from Amazon to an affiliate program with Powell's Books in Portland. The program works the same way - reader purchases of books linked on our site will translate into small gift certificates for our editors - but now we'll be supporting an independent bookstore with unionized employees. I hope you will find the links easy and useful. Please support your fellow writers by shopping Powell's!


Caroline M. Grant served on the editorial board of Literary Mama for over ten years, including five as Editor-in-Chief. She is currently Associate Director of the Sustainable Arts Foundation, which provides grants to writers and artists with children.

She is the co-editor of two anthologies: The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat (Roost Books, 2013) and Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Her column, Mama at the Movies, ran on Literary Mama for six years; she has published essays in a number of other journals and anthologies.

She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons; she writes about food and family on her blog and at Learning to Eat. Visit her website for more information, including clips from her radio and television events.

Caroline is former editor-in-chief for Literary Mama.


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Great idea! So glad, once again, to be part of Literary Mama, a completely volunteer-run organization that models balanced energy in its creative exchange.
Yay! So glad to hear that Literary Mama is supporting a local business. Thank you!!!
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