Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Big News: I'm a published writer!

Image courtesy of Simon and Schuster

As an aspiring writer, (of some kind or another) I can officially say my first piece of work has been published! Yes, I wrote a non-fiction story (although it’s been fairly fictionalized) for the Chicken Soup Books, submitted the story and they actually accepted it! I have been overjoyed that I will see my name in print, but have been so busy the last few months that I have actually forgotten for a while. I didn’t have a clue what the big box from Simon and Schuster was when I got home yesterday, but upon opening I saw the 10 free copies of the book they said I’d receive. Happy early birthday to me! It was exciting and now I’m giving out my free copies to friends and family. If you would like to read my lovely story about the times and trials of adolescents purchase Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teen’s Talk Middle School edition now! (see pic)This is a big accomplishment for me and I hope it opens new doors in the world of writing.


Leah Rae said...


Saucy Suz said...

Hi Amy!

Congrats on your accomplishment! I'm sort of trying to follow a similar path - breaking into the world of writing is quite the challenge, but I'm enjoying putting in the effort and have confidence in something positive happening when all is said & done.

Good luck to you!

-Suz (from CSN)

Lauren said...

Congratulations! That's really exciting!

Susan Johnston said...

Congrats, Amy! I just had a piece come out in Chicken Soup's Getting Into College book. It seems like Chicken Soup is a well known brand, so defnitely include that your query letters!