Stone Soup Magazine
March/April 2017

We have a small staff. All of us do a little bit of everything, but we each have our specialties. Questions about your subscription? Contact our Subscription Department:


gerryGerry Mandel, co-founder and co-editor of Stone Soup, oversees the editing, design, and production of each issue. Direct all editorial questions to Ms. Mandel. She also manages reprint rights and marketing for Stone Soup.

Gerry lives in a Victorian house with her cat, Rosie. She loves classical music and enjoys studying the recorder and the baroque flute.


williamWilliam Rubel, co-founder and co-editor of Stone Soup, had the original inspiration to publish work by young people. William is excited about continuing to develop the digital Stone Soup for web, tablet, and phone.

William is also an author and food historian. Visit his website: He lives in Santa Cruz with his daughter, Stella.


mk_portrait_ss_webMichael King, administration and special projects, handles bookstore/distributor sales, and he assists William Rubel with web and digital-media projects.

Michael is the author of the fantasy novel Lorien Lost, published with St. Martin’s Press in 1996. As a hobby, he has taught English country dancing for many years.


barbaraBarbara Harker, administrative assistant, does a little bit of everything around the office. Contact Barbara if you need general information about Stone Soup.

Barbara and her husband, John, have two grown children, Alex and Brian. Barbara enjoys walking her energetic Brittany, Rowen. She also keeps chickens in her backyard.

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