It’s official!

Today I got an email from the editor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home book that my story, “The Bubble Bath”, was officially selected to appear in it!

Congratulations! Your story The Bubble Bath   has been selected to appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home. The book is now on its way to the printer! Thank you for helping us share happiness, inspiration, and wellness in this book by allowing us to publish your story.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home is scheduled to be available in bookstores May 27, 2014.

I’m over the moon!

I’ve been trying to get something accepted there for years. Finally did it.

Even better, I originally wrote that story for the Washington Centerville Erma Bombeck contest. It didn’t win, place or show, but I thought it was a pretty funny story. And a good one. I wasn’t going to give up on it. I just needed to find it the right home.


Just another example that you really do have to have a “never give up, never surrender” attitude in this writing business, a.k.a. persistent tenacity.

And that, my friends, is one thing I excel at. I’m definitely a stubborn little monkey! (Mostly that’s not a good thing, but there are times, like now, when I’m thankful for my stubborn streak.)


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