Sunday, December 06, 2009

ISBN Delights


Christmas just came early for me! The gift is seeing my words in print, published in this book (page 22)! I can hold it in my hands, flip the pages, smell its new-book smell, and give my gratitude for all the words inside, all the women who wrote them.

I’m part of a women’s writing group in my hometown. Two visionary women in the group worked long and hard to create this anthology, a collection of pieces from the past 5 years. The stories are diverse: heart-breaking to funny; poetry to prose and in between; by professional writers and women writing for the first time; written from jail cells, states of euphoria, deepest depression, everyday life; from birth to girlhood to motherhood to death.

One of my stories is included. I’m so excited! Heck, we’ve got an ISBN# and we’re on Amazon!

Last night was the book release party. I was honored to read my story from the book at this event. (It's about my first bra.)
My fullest gratitude to A and L for the hard work to make this happen, and always to B for being such a great teacher and facilitator.

Cheers! Stephanie

14 comments:

Marlena said...

Congratulations, that is such good news!

bloomgirl said...

Wow! That's amazing!! We (Lola and I) are so proud of you! I will definitely be ordering a copy!

Love you,
Keri

sweetcakes said...

What a great party! Your reading was wonderful, as always, and the book is fabulous! I highly recommend it to all your readers!

Congrats!

Melanie said...

Congratulations - this is exciting!

Get Natured said...

Congrats, Steph! How super duper exciting!!

parTea lady said...

Congratulations on having your work published.

Anonymous said...

The book event was fabulous and I loved the readings at Rachel's Cafe. I look forward to reading the book.
congrats!

--Keith

Rosemary said...

Congrats Steph! How exciting!

Katrina said...

Wow, Steph. Congratulations! Now we'll keep our fingers crossed to see if we can make you a published author twice-over. :)

Looking forward to reading the book.

artandtea said...

How exciting, Steph! Congratulations!

Shona Cole said...

Steph, congrats, how exciting to have your creative words in print.

Shona

Sheila Cain-Sample said...

How exciting for you, that's wonderful. Congrats.

Angela McRae said...

OK, I had somehow missed this post earlier and just wanted to say congratulations! I am so impressed that your group has produced an anthology, and you must be thrilled to be a part of this!

Kas said...

This is fantastic Steph! We are, as always, so proud of you. Happy Congratulations!!