Author Mikki Morrissette is the Choice Mother of two, and a former editor and writer with Time Inc. and The New York Times. She knows thousands of single women who are thinking about this decision or who are active single mothers by choice.
Mikki coined the now widely used phrase “Choice Moms” in her book, Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman’s Guide. Her book was originally self-published in 2005; six publishing houses bid on the rights and Houghton-Mifflin re-published it in 2008.
In her past life, Mikki:
- helped launch Time Inc. Custom Publishing
- was a long-time contributor to Sports Illlustrated for Kids
- produced a CD-ROM about the Vietnam War for The New York Times
- has been a communications consultant for organizations including Girl Scouts of the USA and Wellstone Action
- authored biographies for young readers, including Be the Change: The Paul and Sheila Wellstone Story. Her book about Nancy Kerrigan sold 80,000 copies
- was associate producer of a documentary about the cult of trephination, which aired on The Learning Channel, and involved interviewing people in the U.S. and Europe about why they drilled a hole in their head for “enlightenment.”
Morrissette lived in New York City for 18 years. She returned to her home state of Minnesota when her daughter was 4, where she added to her family with the birth of her son. She is the owner of Be-Mondo Publishing.