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Congrats to these LM staffers!

Kristina Riggle, Fiction Co-Editor: "I received a lovely quote from New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos (Belong to Me, Falling Together), on Keepsake. An excerpt from the quote is going on the book cover. Keepsake will be released on June 26!."

This story of two sisters, each broken in her own way, is as unflinching as it is compassionate. I was pulled in from the first page, as Trish and Mary reckon with the devastations of loss and the bonds of family, and as they make their hard, brave, often funny journeys toward hope and wholeness.

Ginny Kaczmarek, Assistant Editor in Poetry: "I have two poems posting this week on Errant Parent, a hilarious website about parenting. Sailing Back to Singledom and The Unknown Mother are both spoofs of famous poems, from a (tired, cranky) mom's perspective. And check out my recent article Kid-Friendly Fun in the French Quarter on for advice on visiting the Big Easy with kids.

Ericka Lutz, former Fiction Editor, Senior Editor, Columnist (Red Diaper Dharma, Going Solo) and one of LM's founding editors: "My first novel The Edge of Maybe (Last Light Studio) was recently reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle. My favorite parts from the Chronicle review are where the writer calls The Edge of Maybe an "unconventional family drama and sexy satire" and "Readers ... will never forget the distinctive, searching, self-absorbed characters and their very real pain."

Suzanne Kamata, Fiction Editor: "My story "Peace on Earth" and columnist Avery Udagawa's translation of "House of Trust" by Sachiko Kashiwaba appear in Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction: An Anthology of Japan Teen Stories, the proceeds of which will benefit young people affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

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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