Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sad News for Cup of Comfort Commmunity

At critique group today, Alice, one of my writing buddies, shared some news from the Cup of Comfort blog. Alice and I have been published in the Cup of Comfort series, and she is good about keeping me updated about calls for submissions, contests, etc.

Today she gave me a copy of this blog post from Colleen Sell, who has been the Cup of Comfort editor for the past ten years.

Effective January 1, the Cup of Comfort website became inactive and Colleen retired from her tenure as editor. (Two books scheduled for publication this year will be the last of the series. )

It's an honor to have had three of my true stories in Cup of Comfort books (Cup of Comfort for Women, Cup of Comfort for Christmas, and Cup of Comfort for Military Families). I'm sad, but I guess all good things must come to an end.

So, tonight I'll drink a cup of tea and with a greatful heart re-read "Julie's Gift" about my daughter, "Santa Wore Cowboy Boots" about my son, and "Welcome Home" about my husband, my stories that all part of the Cup of Comfort stories.


  1. Oh geez, Donna. This is a bad surprise. Sometimes I really wonder what is happening in the whole world these days. I never get over one shake up before another hits.

  2. Awww...that is too bad. =( I've had two stories published with the Cup of Comfort series as well (Cup of Comfort for Parents of Special Needs Children and Cup of Comfort for Dads). I guess now it's even more important to keep hold of the books.

    Thanks for the heads up, Donna.


  3. Hi Donna - After an email from Colleen the middle of last year announcing some changes I kind of wondered if this would be an eventuality. I've had two stories published with COC and enjoyed my dealings with Colleen. As you said, all good things come to an end. Ah well...

  4. I was really surprised to hear about this! I kind of sped-read her blog and I didn't get the feeling that it had to do with low sales...but I could've missed it, too. She did say something about no new books.."for now". I'm really glad you got your three stories published, Donna!

  5. Donna,
    Another blow to the industry and freelancers who enjoy writing for anthologies. When one door closes... I am glad you have your books with your precious stories.

  6. Oh,how sad! Your stories will always be there, at least, and always dear.

  7. I hadn't heard that:( I had so wanted to one day get a story in them. The Recession is hitting so many.


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