Ever since the first Chicken Soup for the Soul was published, I was hooked. The stories spoke to me, they fed on my appreciation for all that is good and kind in the world, essentially, the human story. Ever since that first book I’ve wanted to write for them.
I finally took the plunge and sent them a story about my crazy, lovable dog, Sitka, for their April 2016 release: Chicken Soup for the Soul – My Very Good, Very Bad Dog. Even though I’ve had four books and more articles published than I can count, when they accepted Sitka’s story you would have thought that I’d been awarded the Pulitzer.
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I’m ecstatic because I am now officially part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul family with multiple stories. Will there be even more? I hope so, because there’s a definite synchronicity between what I like to write about and what they publish.
My second contribution was about a fun time that was very instructive. What does it mean to be an “American”?
Better question: How many people really appreciate the little things that define being “American”?
Seeing someone from a foreign country appreciate a quintessential American tradition was cause for reflection in ‘Grace Visits the County Fair’. Her astonishment at this slice of Americana was truly heartwarming.
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The story of a remarkable cat who developed an uncanny ability to “nurse” his humans. For more information, click here.
A mutual love affair with an unforgettable dog.
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When patients participating in Alzheimer’s research needed comforting, a nation of quilters stepped up. For more information, click here.
An uplifting collection of stories about how love grew out of unusual circumstances. “Meeting Earl” relates the author’s circuitous route to meeting her husband of 26 years. For more information, click here.
The true story of the author’s first married Christmas with her husband. Learning new traditions and that Christmas is not as simple as buying a tree at a neighborhood lot. For more information, click here.
Is it possible to receive a message from the beyond? Indeed it is. In More Than a Dream, writer Jeffree Wyn Itrich tells the story of hearing from her parents after her mother’s death. For more information, click here.