More than a year ago your support helped me win the Notes & Words essay contest sponsored by best-selling author Kelly Corrigan. Last month my essay (as well as 72 heart-changing others, including one by Kelly herself!) was published in the anthology Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life's Transitions. It was such a thrill to be able to hand a copy to my mom over Mother's Day weekend. It was an additional thrill when Maria Shriver's site, "The Shriver Report," choose to run my essay on their homepage!
The contributing authors to the anthology are remarkable women - many of whom, including myself, are members of an online group called A Band of Women. These women are incredibly real and honest. If you check out the anthology, I'm sure you'll agree that their stories are both raw and powerful. And if nothing else, take a moment to check out what's going on at A Band of Women. This brilliant online forum brings together women from all over the country - women who sincerely believe in the importance of supporting and empowering each other. I'm lucky to have found them.
Thanks to everyone whose Facebook vote last spring helped get this essay published. As well as being a huge boost of confidence, it led me to my book agent, and hopefully to a future in book writing!