The Sacramento Bee ran a great article on Bonnie today! Read more about Bonnie, the editor and publisher at: Sacramento Bee Article
Lodi’s Gayle Romasanta balances home life with job as editor of new magazine
Gayle Romasanta slides a knife into a white, plump loaf of fresh-baked bread. The first piece falls against the cutting board, revealing a spiraling ribbon of cinnamon and sugar. She sits, barefoot, at her dining room table and sips from a mug of French-pressed coffee. Her 2-year-old son, Jude, crawls in and out of her lap. And Lukas, her German shepherd, wanders over for an occasional nuzzle.
This time at home, when morning light filters in and makes everything soft and calming, is part of the life she is creating, this homestead she wants and craves.
But there’s another side to this reformed farmgirl, a side of her that thrives on creativity, business and storytelling.
While at home, she delves into the role of wife and mother wholeheartedly. But she is also a businesswoman who is now editor of the new Sacramento magazine, bonnie. What started as a freelance gig while she stepped back to raise her family and brood of chickens has turned into opportunity to spearhead a magazine for local women.
Now, she gets to live in both worlds, still enjoying the nurturing and tilling of soil at the beginning of a planting season, as well as the fast-paced, high-energy job of writing under deadline and following a production schedule. read more →
Published: December 30, 2012
By Loretto J. Hulse, Tri-City Herald
There are magazines named for home decor divas, talk show hosts and cookbook authors. But in January, Bonnie, named for Bonnie Anthis of Pasco, will join the ranks of the famous, along with Martha Stewart, Oprah and Paula Deen. read more →
Sacramento Business Journal by Kelly Johnson, Staff Writer and Social-Media Strategist
Date: Friday, December 28, 2012, 10:36am PST
Staff Writer and Social-Media Strategist- Sacramento Business Journal
For many professionals, these last few days of the year mean vacation or at least moving at slow speed at the office. Not for Shawn Crary and Gayle Romasanta, who are birthing their latest endeavor.
Crary is the publisher of Bonnie Magazine, a new Sacramento monthly magazine that makes its print debut Jan. 2. Romasanta is the magazine’s editor. read more →
By Claudia Buck
Published: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012
Bonnie, a new monthly lifestyle magazine for women, makes its debut in Sacramento on Jan. 2, publisher Shawn Crary said Wednesday.
Named after Crary’s mother, Bonnie magazine is aimed at women in the 25-to-55 age bracket and will include profiles of “inspiring” women in the Sacramento business and political world, as well as stories on fashion, culture and beauty tips.
“Our mission is to be sophisticated without being snobby, bohemian without being grungy,” said Crary, a graphic designer who’s worked for corporate and weekly newspapers in the Bay Area.
The inaugural issue includes a profile of three local women who’ve faced life challenges, as well as a story on wardrobe malfunctions among Hollywood celebrities.
It will be distributed free at coffee shops, salons and doctors’ offices from Loomis to Davis, as well as on magazine racks in Sacramento’s downtown and midtown areas.
Crary, owner of the Big Monkey Group publishing firm in Stockton, already publishes five other Central Valley community magazines in Stockton, Lodi, Manteca and Lathrop. Bonnie will be printed by Dome Printing in Sacramento.