Mom Writer's Literary Magazine Celebrates Three Years of Success and Becomes Bi-Annual

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The summer issue of MWLM is chock full of exciting articles starting with the cover feature on singer, songwriter, mother and wife Lori McKenna. This inexhaustible mother of five writes songs that reflect the challenges of real life. She is in demand by country music's elite because her songs speak through honest emotions and genuine experiences. McKenna blends rock, folk and country music in her latest album "Unglamorous."

Mom Writer's Literary Magazine (MWLM) is turning three years old and is celebrating by switching to a bi-annual format that doubles up each issue. New expanded versions of the publication will begin with the more than 100-page fall/winter issue. For now however, the popular summer edition, out June 30, 2008 contains the features, profiles and reviews mom writers have come to expect from the supportive publication.

The summer issue of MWLM is chock full of exciting articles starting with the cover feature on singer, songwriter, mother and wife Lori McKenna. This inexhaustible mother of five writes songs that reflect the challenges of real life. She is in demand by country music's elite because her songs speak through honest emotions and genuine experiences. McKenna blends rock, folk and country music in her latest album "Unglamorous."

Mainstays of MWLM are the profiles of mom writers and the reviews of books by female authors. The summer edition does not disappoint with a profile of actress, writer and single mom Janine Turner. Perhaps best known for her role of Maggie O'Connell in CBS's "Northern Exposure," Turner recently penned "Holding Her Head High," an inspirational book that profiles "12 single mothers who championed their children and changed history." The summer issue also profiles National Geographic Green Guide contributors Wendy Gordon and Alix Clyburn. These two writing moms simplify "going green" for everyday households and explain the easy things we can all do to help the environment.

Who hasn't spent a summer on the beach buried in a Jodi Picoult novel? In "Change of Heart" Picoult mixes religion, the death penalty, prisoner's rights, politics and mother-daughter relationships in a griping and complex story. Also reviewed in the summer issue is Julie Compton's "Tell No Lies." Compton, a wife and mother of two is a lawyer turned writer. The novel tells the story of an ambitious prosecutor, and amplifies the concept that choices have consequences.

Staying true to Mom Writers Literary Magazine's core purpose, the summer edition also reviews "Manuscript Makeover" by Elizabeth Lyon. Lyon spent 20 years teaching, writing and mentoring and during that time she developed tried and true revision techniques. The sixth and final book she has planned for writers, "Manuscript Makeover" provides real, useful tips from a writer who's put them to good use.

Summer is a special time for moms and their children. It's a time to take a break from the usual routine and spend time lounging poolside or on the beach, sitting on a park swing, or hiking through the mountains. During these unscheduled moments, mom writers have the chance to reflect and recharge. MWLM is perfect for these leisurely times because it provides useful information, inspirational stories, and an outlet for the creative juices many moms have bottled up.

Mom Writer's Literary Magazine is much like its contributors and readers -- it continues to change through the stages of life. "By changing our quarterly publication to a bi-annual format we're better able to dive deeper into issues important to women writers. Having more time to prepare each edition and seek out experts in a variety of writing styles, we can offer our readers more in each issue. And, mom writers everywhere will enjoy leafing through more than 100 pages of tips, ideas, revelations and information," said Paula Schmitt, MWLM's founder and publisher.

In addition to all the fantastic essays, MWLM includes an on-line store, and the First-Line writing contest where one talented writer receives $100 for her essay completing a prompt sentence. More information can be found in the publication, or on-line. Mom Writer's Literary Magazine's blog can also be found online at http://www.MomWritersLitMag.com.

About Mom Writer's Literary magazine founder and publisher Paula Schmitt, founder and CEO of Mom Writer's Productions, LLC, is the founding editor and publisher of Mom Writer's Literary Magazine which launched June 2005. The Mom Writer's Literary Magazine honors the fulfilling and tedious work that women do by making their stories visible through print. Paula knows firsthand what it's like to launch and develop a writing career from home while balancing family life.

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