Empty Nest Magazine
Empty Nest evolved from an idea in a magazine publishing class at Rosemont College in 2004 to its third year as a published e-zine in 2009. My endless gratitude to Frank Quattrone and Elizabeth Replogle, my advisors at Rosemont, for helping me develop the first issue for my M.A. thesis (2007). The publication has changed over time and our readership has grown (with as many as 6,800 hits per month). Our mission—to reach out to empty nesters both nationally and globally—is our guide. Along the way, we’ve grown from one editor to two, and from four contributors to many—some seasoned, published writers and some new to the craft, but all with a story to tell:
Jean Barto, Marian Bellus, Donna Blinebury, Bonnie Boehme, Amie Bonner, Anaise Asousa Bonner, Gary Bonner, Sarah Bonner, Marian Buckner, Carol Dorey, Louise Doskow, Donna Faria, Sharla Feldscher, Carol Field, Adele Fine, Clare Gassler Frey, Ellen Britz Gerber, Janette Gerber (pseudonym), Dr. Burt Ginsberg, June Gondi, Dr. Dan Gottlieb, Gretchen and Emilie Haertsch, Leslie Hawke, Carol Holst, Maria “Dancing Heart” Hoaglund, Matt Hugg, Jill Landsman, Jeremy Lifsey, Sandra Long, Lauren McKinney, Juilene Osborne McKnight, Patricia McLaughlin, Tammy Jo Meier, Liz Milner, Helene Moccia, Dana Murray-Resénté, Ellen Newman, Jim Porterfield, Frank Quattrone, Joan Sartor, Chris Slawecki, Maryanne Soper, the Van Anglen family, Connie Wesley, Linda Wisniewski, Alicia Wright, and Dr. Daniel Young.
Special thanks go to Bonnie Boehme, Empty Nest's Associate Editor, who (lovingly) copyedits the pieces included in each issue. Her gift for the written word is amazing. I also thank my husband, Gary (IT Guy), who usually does the photo prep and html coding, and figures out from a technical standpoint how to improve the magazine—with me in the true spirit of empty-nesting. This, of course, frees my time for developing, managing, writing, and marketing.
A Little About Me
Robin C. Bonner
Empty Nest: A Magazine for Mature Families
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