Author and greeting card artist Mary Engelbreit is launching a magazine on home decorating and family. Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion
will debut Sept. 24 and be published five times next year. It will be published by a joint venture that includes Universal Press Syndicate, the Mary Engelbreit Studios and Andrews & McMeel, which produces her "Little Books" and "Main Street Book" series. Publisher is Universal Press executive Tom Stites. Jessie Iverson, former publisher of American Homestyle
, is the associate publisher. Rate base is 100,000; a one-time color page ad costs $6,000.