I’ve always written.
As long as I can remember, I’ve put pen to paper.
And now it’s keyboard to computer screen…
I’ve not submitted many of my stories through the years, as I didn’t feel they were ready yet. But a couple of years ago that little voice told me to submit a story, about my dad sending me a message long after he had died, for one of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books. And it was accepted, and it’s in the September book – “Dreams and the Unexplainable.”
There are two other women in the Nashville area who also had stories in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, and I wanted to bring us all together for an event.
So yesterday was the culmination of years of writing, and honing my craft.
I did my first book signing, with Karen Elley and Deb Zemke, at Words of Wisdom Bookstore. Seeing our poster hanging on the door was a welcome sight!
Karen’s story is about a message she received, and how that stranger’s message would become her spiritual mantra.
Deb wrote about how she found her dog, August, during a turbulent time in her life.
We appreciate everyone who came out to join us, to celebrate with us, and to buy some books!
Thank you, Keith Pruitt and Rebekka Pruitt, for taking a chance on us, and letting us get our feet wet at WOW.
Your generosity is priceless, and who knows?
This could be the springboard for other stories, other books, and maybe even getting my own book out there.
The possibilities are endless!.
I’ve been going through boxes of old stuff, purging my house to clear out some space, and look what I found in a box!
I’ve been a fan of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series for many years, and it was a pleasant surprise to see these books in the top of the first box that I opened.
Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul was published in 1999 and Chicken Soup for the Soul of America Stories to Heal the Heart of Our Nation came out in 2002.
I never imagined that, after all these years, I’d be counting the days till the next book is out, with MY story in it!
It’s called Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable. My story, “Reaching Out” is a true story about receiving a message from my dad, long after he’d passed away. Not only did he send me a message, but he also sent the identical message through a friend, to relay to me. It was shocking, and comforting, and completely mind-boggling. And that story is included in this edition. I am simply overjoyed.
The book is available September 26th, and you can order your copy today.
Order it, read it, and let me know what you think!!
I’ll be doing a joint book signing at the Words of Wisdom book store in Hermitage, TN on Sunday, December 10th.
Get all the details at http://www.BlueSouthTalent.com/special-events.