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Tsunami and Me

Tsunami and Me
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday, Monday

"Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be."
--The Mamas and the Papas
Love opening my email on a Monday morning...and here's today's news...two surprises.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven: 101 Miraculous Stories of Signs from Beyond, Amazing Connections, and Love that Doesn't Die, with my story, "The Unforgotten," is a national bestseller! This is the story I read last month at the annual Friends of the Kettle Falls Library Literary Tea! Note the new "national bestseller" banner on the new edition. A friend called me last week to tell me that the Colville WalMart is carrying this book. My late husband, Ken Wilson, would be tickled to learn that his machinations from The Great Beyond are included in a bestseller. This will be good news for his three sons. Ken was a loving Papa, indeed!

Amy Newmark, coauthor of the book and publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul, has been doing a series of radio interviews about the book and this Friday she will be the featured guest on George Noory's Coast to Coast AM show. This Friday night, if you would like to stay up into Saturday morning, you can listen to Amy talk about messages from heaven for two hours, starting at 10 PM Pacific Time (1 AM Eastern Time). 

Coast to Coast is the most popular overnight talk show in North America and is heard on 564 radio stations in the U.S., Canada, the Virgin Islands, and Guam, as well as on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio (XM channel 168). Please click on the link below to find the radio station in your market that carries the show:
I also received a contract from Write Integrity Press with this good news: We are thrilled to inform you that your story, "Tea for Two,"  has been selected for publication in Life Lessons from Moms, which will release May 1st. "Tea for Two" commemorates how Mama convinced me that I'd learned to cook when I was quarantined on Halloween back in the early '40s. The back cover blurb reads:

Mothers are the first to touch our hearts ...

Memories of our moms evoke a myriad of emotions. Happy or heart-breaking, our moms taught us lessons that carry us through life in one form or another. With this book, we honor all the moms who've taught these unforgettable life lessons.  

I've been grumbling about nary a crocus, amaryllis or tulip so far this spring...but Write Integrity Press sent me a bouquet to warm my heart this morning...and I think I'll listen to The Mamas and the Papas as I begin a new story about going back to grad school at the age of 39.


1 comment:

  1. Yes! I recieved a rejection from Integrity, but the same wonderful email from CS. One of these days, we will be hooraying about our NYMB books being best sellers :)