|I'm inside this book in the form of an essay.|
I've considered myself a writer for many years as I churned out stories for newspapers. When I cashed my check from Chicken Soup for the Soul, the bank teller asked, "Are you a writer?" I felt myself blush and I normally don't do that.
"Yes," I said and this time it felt a little different.
This week, the Chicken Soup for the Soul people contacted me (and a gazillion other folks I'm sure) to let me know the book is now available in ebook form. I downloaded a copy for my Kindle. It was fun to see my name in print in an ebook.
If you've ever considered submitting to Chicken Soup for the Soul, it's easy. There's a handy submission form, story guidelines and a list of possible books — explaining the type of stories they want. The current list fits nicely with all of my bloggy friends — independent woman, inspiration for writers, new friends, parenthood and the power of positive. Each topic has a submission deadline.
When I blogged about my contribution to the book, I shared how I wrote my essay so I would have something to share at my Texas writer's group. I looked at the Chicken Soup for the Soul topics page for an idea. I wrote the essay for my group and later revised it for submission. I'm grateful I did.
There are 12 Chicken Soup for the Soul titles now available as e-books and are currently half price at $4.99 at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and through your iTunes account. I don't get a kick back from Chicken Soup for the Soul, but believe any book is good for the spirit.
What book has been good for your soul?
Leave a comment by Saturday, March 24 at midnight MST and to show my thanks to you, I'll enter your name in a drawing for a $10 gift card. I'll give away one from an online retailer of the winner's choice iTunes, Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I believe I can deliver any of those via email. I hope that works, if there is an international winner. If not, we'll talk. I know on Monday we determined we're all flexible.