We interrupt this unsteady stream of postcards for a bit of other news.
Awhile back, I blogged about twin sister and I ending up in the same Chicken Soup title, having no idea that the other one had submitted a story. This book is for writers of all sorts, so that made it extra special.
The folks at Chicken Soup were intrigued by the novelty of having identical twin contributors in the Chicken Soup for the Soul Inspiration for Writers and decided to do a feature about it in their contributor’s communiqué for the month of May.
They asked for a photo of us together with the book, so off we went to comply. As you can see, we attempted to do Texas proud and donned our cowboy/cowgirl hats for the photo shoot. We’re wearing boots, too, for the record.
Anyway, these books were released in stores nationwide yesterday and contain some great inspirational stories for writers and for those who want to write. You can also order online, of course.
And speaking of writing, I was deeply honored and humbled (putting it mildly) to receive my second Amy Writing Award a few weeks ago, this time for my work in the Beaumont Enterprise.
If you aren’t familiar with The Amy Foundation, it is a wonderful organization that recognizes Christian writing in secular publications. Any organization that gives out cash prizes, annually, to writers who present biblical truths, reinforced with Scripture, in a secular publication has my vote. Again, I am so humbled and honored (speechless is more like it) to be one of 15 writers rewarded in this way for the year 2012. To God be the glory! For a list of winners, you can visit the foundation's website.
Until next time, dear friends, stay tuned for a Chicken Soup book giveaway coming soon, both here and on twin sister's blog. Woo-Hoo!