I’m published! *Smile*
A few months ago, Shelley Ring, my good friend and critique partner, emailed me suggesting we both submit devotionals to the Chicken Soup people. They were looking for submissions to fill their Devotional Stories for Mothers project and the deadline was a week (or less?!) away!
So we churned out our stories, and both of them got through all the rounds to the finals! How exciting to be published together, in the same book, for the first time.
My wintertime story detailing a particular home front crisis of “cabin fever emotions” is on page 294 titled, Rebuilding Castle Walls. Shelley’s story, Hug ‘Em and Pray, shares from a step-mother’s heart the struggle to meet the cry of her step-son in his dark hour. You’ll find it on page 90.
Every story in this newly released book is preceded by a scripture verse and ended with a prayer. This encouraging collection of heart-squeezers would be a fantastic gift for the moms on your list!
About the Author
Susan M. Heim is a long-time Chicken Soup for the Soul editor and Christian author, specializing in family-oriented books and women’s issues.
Karen C. Talcott is an author and educator with an expertise in women’s issues, faith, and angels.
Foreward by Lisa Whelchel, best known for her long standing role as “Blair” in the television series, The Facts of Life, is a wife and a home schooling mother of three children. She has appeared in several feature films and is an author, vocalist, Grammy nominated songwriter, and an inspirational speaker at churches and conferences nationwide.