Jan 032018

I recommend everyone write their Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. If you are a teacher, I especially encourage you to read and write Chicken Soup stories.  If you are a student, or a mom of a student, a writer, a business person, a preacher or Sunday School teacher.   Especially if you are a grandmother.  Your stories need to be told.  Even if you don’t sell your stories, if you don’t record them in some way they will be lost forever.  Plus Chicken Soup stories are STAR tests. Personal narratives are often used for testing the student’s writing skills.  They are a chapter in a novel.  This month there are three books to submit to:

The Empowered Woman
Today’s woman. Empowered, self-confident and feisty but at the same time, nurturing, loving and caring. Women are showing the world every day that they are capable and confident. Whether you are single or married, working or retired, widowed or divorced, working or stay-at-home, you are in charge of your life. Your story will help women of all ages feel stronger, more capable, and more confident… more empowered.
Deadline: January 10, 2018

The Miracle of Love ***This title was formerly posted as “Love Stories”***
Tell us how you found love, especially if you have a story that will make our readers say “wow..” New love, old love—please warm our hearts with your stories and poems. Please note this book is for adults, not for teenagers. We’re happy to hear about your high school sweetheart if you ended up together, but we are not looking for stories from current teens about teen relationships. Deadline: January 15, 2018

Christmas and Holiday Stories
The holidays have just ended, so write your stories while they’re still fresh in your minds. We want to hear about your holiday memories and rituals, from Thanksgiving through New Years. Share the funny things too: the ugly sweater, the gingerbread house that kept falling down, and the fruitcake disaster. Keep your stories “Santa safe” so we don’t spoil the magic for our young readers. Deadline: January 30, 2018



Oct 042017
Tips to Write When Life Happens

Well, I just had a life-kick-in-the -pants. A month and a half ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Everyone in my family who had cancer died of it or died of the cure. I immediately thought of all the things I wanted to do, finish, write, publish. Usually the kick brings me clarity. That [read more…]

Oct 022017

Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall gives the reader Real Romance, Great Plots, and  the Best Love. The Hatred between the North and the South builds into a wonderful novel, as Eliza and Blake find love and then loose love. Set on the open seas, the broken bitter southerners battle the forces of Light and dark, [read more…]

Jul 142016
Proud to Be Story of the Day

Scanning  my email this morning, I was about to delete those newsletters and daily items I don’t read while rushing to a full day. Then  the title “What’s So Funny” took me by surprise. I realized that was my title, our wedding story and it was highlighted as the story of the day to their [read more…]

Apr 042016
I love vintage Lisa Wingate

NEW DEAL ON LISA WINGATE EBOOK Free today with ebook Talk of the Town By Lisa Wingate Assistant producer Mandalay arrives in Texas to tape a reality show, only to discover that the finalist is missing. Meanwhile, Imagene Doll wonders if the show could give her life the shake-up it desperately needs. A Christian novel [read more…]

Jan 162016
Writing in to Your Dreams

I am loving not being an editor! I’m enjoying writing and publishing books, Kindles, and this year I plan an audible book. It is a great deal of work, more so than writing and submitting to an editor. However I’m able to reuse so many things I’ve done in the past. An example of repurposing [read more…]

Jan 072016
Birthday Party 2016

I hate birthdays with zeroes in them. They sound so real–decadeish.  That’s really a good thing.Right?  Another decade?  I decided a long time a go to never grow up.  So as I get older, I need to take heed to the words in scripture, “You must become as a little child…”  This applies to birthdays [read more…]