Jennifer Newcomb Marine (the ex-wife) is an essayist, editor, and a former columnist for AustinMama.com, an awardwinning Web site. She is the mother of two teenage daughters. Carol Marine (the stepmother) is an artist whose work has appeared in numerous magazines. She is the mother of a three-year-old son and stepmother to two teenage girls. Both Jennifer and Carol live near Austin, Texas.
"A really interesting walkthrough; a ten-step plan that's well thought-out and experience-based...a giant step in resolving this problem"- Dr. Phil McGraw, on "The Dr. Phil Show" / December 1, 2009 "Bitch is a worthy, energetic workbook ... Chatty and funny, it provides useful ideas (e.g., make small offerings) and sound how-to (e.g., greet each other when the kids swap houses)." - Library Journal"These straight-shooting, truth-talking, soul-baring women have their priorities right: When mom and stepmom are on the same page everyone wins, most especially the kids! If more parents could do as authors Jennifer and Carol have done, our courts would be far emptier, our kids would be far healthier and and all of our futures would be brighter!"- Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D., www.healthyparent.com, author of Keeping Kids Out Of The Middle