The UPS driver roared up our street and stopped at our driveway this afternoon. I heard the screech of his brakes and then his feet running up the walk. Wham! He dropped a box on the porch and off he went. Ken went out to get the box. "It's your books," he hollered.
I scurried from my office to the kitchen where he was opening the box. And sure enough, there were my ten author copies of a brand new Chicken Soup book titled finding my faith. The book will be on sale in bookstores October 16th, but you can pre-order at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
My story in the book is called The Body Beautiful which may be a strange title for a book about faith, but somehow it was the right one when I started playing around with titles. Most readers don't consider the amount of time and thought that goes into selecting a title for a story or a book.
My friend, Harriet Cooper, has a story in the book, too. I'm Christian and Harriet is Jewish, but faith is not confined to only one religion. Her story is titled Am I Jewish Yet? You may remember a guest blog Harriet wrote for me.
There are other Chicken Soup for the Soul books being released in October, too:
Hooked On Hockey October 2, 2012
The Gift Of Christmas October 9, 2012
The Power of Positive October 23, 2012
It's not too early to start your Christmas or Hanukkah shopping. One of these four books might be just the right gift for someone on your list. Or a hostess gift perhaps. Or gift yourself.
You may wonder what the authors do with ten copies of the book in which their work appears. In the past, I have given mine to family and special friends, but I always keep one for my personal library. This will be #13 Chicken Soup book for me. Even with the Baker's Dozen, it's still a thrill to see my work in a new Chicken Soup book.