The punishing schedule of QWF's bi-monthly output just about finished me off once my youngest child arrived in 2002. Sally Zigmond, another talented writer and great friend, helped me enormously, but it all got on top of me and I passed the magazine on to Kathie Giorgio in the USA.
In 2008 when Megan was seven-years-old, I realised how much I missed publishing and editing a literary magazine for women writers, so I founded The Yellow Room Magazine. The Yellow Room had very much the same ethos as QWF and proved instantly popular. However, by 2013 and nine issues later, life took another turn and the effort of keeping a print magazine afloat defeated me once more.
And here we are in 2021 and I'm about to relaunch The Yellow Room Magazine with Issue 10. I think a global pandemic gave us all pause for thought about what was important in our lives. Jane's death prompted me to revisit all those magazines I had published and made me realise how much they meant to me.
Do raise a glass to Jane and to the relaunch of The Yellow Room!
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