Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sharing Success Stories

Today in St. Peters, MO: Party cloudy, high 76. Another lovely day!

My friends are the best! They've encouraged me when I felt like giving up, picked me up when I was down, and shared in my success. I am so pleased when I hear their good news. Here are some success stories to share about a few of my writing friends:

Margo Dill is teaching and on-line course: Writing for Children: Everything You Wanted to Know About Writing Short Stories, Articles, and Fillers through WOW! To sign up for the class, go to this link:

Dianna Graveman recently signed a contract with Whispering Prairie Press (Kansas City Voices) to publish one of her short stories.

Tricia Grissom's essay "Straight to the Bottle," will be included in Dirt is Good For You, which will be released this month.

Advance Reader's Copies of David Lee "Kirk" Kirkland's urban fantasy The Last Dark Elf are out for comments. Expected publication date is this fall.

Doyle Suit memoir, "Sparse Cotton," was published in the September/October 2009 issue of Good Old Days Magazine.

Pat Wahler's true story "Canine Angel" is included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog, published later this month.

Joy Wooderson's memoir, Finding Joy: One Woman's Journey Back to Faith, is scheduled for publication this month.


  1. Thanks for the mention, Donna! What a wonderful list of good news.

    And congrats again on your story accepted for publication in the Irish Anthology-Woo Hoo back at ya!


  2. Always nice to hear of success for others.This list was a wide of assortment of publication places too. Good for those folks! Writers seem to be mighty compassionate for each other, understanding and supportive.

    Now for those of us that do not know about the story for an Irish anthology, can you give details?

  3. Hi Claudia,
    Thanks for asking.
    I'm happy to give details. My essay "Welcome Home" has been accepted in an anthology tentatively titled Irish Inspirations that will be published by Blue Mountain Arts. The publisher hasn't given me a release date yet.

  4. Donna, More good news to add to your list. I just heard that an article I had written, "I Can See Clearly Now", has been accepted for publication in an ezine, You and Me Magazine. It is about my reaction when I was diagnosed with glaucoma. I had written this piece ten years ago to help myself adjust to the news. So it has been hanging out on my disk for all this time. When I came across this site, I tweeked the article here and there, sent in a query, and voila!, it was accepted.

  5. Hi Barbara,
    That's wonderful news! Congratulations. I will add it to the list, and include it on the Saturday Writers website next time I update.
    Way to go!

  6. Thanks for the mention! I keep meaning to send it to you for Saturday Writers, but you know how that goes... Great to see everyone's success.

  7. Thanks for the mention, Donna! And congrats to everyone here who has recently received happy publishing news.


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