Friday, March 4, 2011

Good News and An Opportunity from Silver Boomer Books

Earlier this week, a writer friend and I had lunch with Becky Haigler, one of the principals of Silver Boomer Books. Becky is editor of FLASHLIGHT MEMORIES, a Silver Boomer anthology that accepted my true story "Read Away Vacation," as well as stories from a couple blogger buddies--Linda O'Connell and Cathy C. Hall.

Becky and her husband recently moved to the St. Louis area, so I thought it would be a good idea to welcome her to the writing community. Lunch was entertaining and enlighting. We talked about writing, publishing--and of course family.

Becky is excited about the soon-to-be-released FLASHLIGHT MEMORIES anthology. She told me the anthology should be going to the printer soon. When I asked about the cover, she told me it is a photo her dad took of her reading a book.

Shortly after I got home I searched to find an image of the cover and discovered it (photo above) on, the website of Silver Boomer Books partner Barbara B. Rollins. Isn't the cover wonderful? I can't wait to hold the anthology in my hands!

Becky is also excited about Silver Boomer Books' latest call for submissions. The editors are accepting stories for a Patriotic/Military Anthology to be published later this year. The deadline is March 31.

If you have something that might fit, read the submission guidelines and submit by the end of the month.
If you submit, good luck!


  1. YAY! Congratulations, Donna! Guess what? Silver Boomer Books (Eagle Wings Press) is my publisher for my new memoir, White Elephants!!

    They are THE most amazing group of talented. Their newest project sounds wonderful.

    Thanks for letting us know!!


  2. Hi Chynna,
    That is so AWESOME.
    I saw the cover of your book on Barbara's website and didn't make the conntection to your name.

  3. =) Thank you, Donna! I'm so excited about this book. Barbara is a great person to work with. She's like a mom to me. =)

    (Just realized I haven't kept up with my Write 1 Sub 1...OOPSYS!!! Maybe if I put the logo up on my blog, I'll meet my goal. ;D )

  4. Thanks for the info, I just might be able to write something for this call out.

  5. Congrats!! Love that cover - perfect :)


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