Milestones In My Journey

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2088772    June 30, 2013 – My First Published Short Story Appears in Alphie Dog Ficton – “The Confession”

Today marks my first day as a Published Author.  Wow, the excitement and feeling of accomplishment is overwhelming.

2088772   June 30, 2013 – Created New Blog for Writing Journal – “A Dream Come True”

Lots of work going into this site…but I feel good about how it’s starting to look.  Let’s hope it helps me and my readers!

2088772 July 12, 2013 – Received an acceptance e-mail from Totally 4 Women on my article submission “Different Sides…Different Views.”

I am so thrilled to be accepted as a contributor to this online magazine.  Publication will be in a week or so and it’s great to have another publisher to add to my list!

2088772  July 16, 2013 – “Different Sides…Different Views” appeared in Totally For Women.

The editors like this piece so much they tweeted the President of the U.S. with a copy.  Crazy ladies!  Love them!

2088772  July 28, 2013 – “The Man in the Dark” appears in Alphie Dog Fiction.

2088772  July 29, 2013 – Received my first Rejection Letter from “Another Chicago Magazine.

Yup, they rejected my story “The Plagiarist” but I sat right down and found some other publishers who might consider publishing it.

2088772  July 30, 2013 – “The Night We Knew” appears in Alphie Dog Fiction.

2088772  August 6, 2013 – Received acceptance letter from The Storyteller.  “The Lady and the Con” will be published in their Oct/Nov/Dec issue.

Can’t believe it!  So thrilled I feel like I could burst!  I’ll be published in PRINT for the first time!

2088772 October 24, 2013 – Received acceptance e-mail from Long Story Short.  “My Father, the Plagiarist will be published in the November/December issue.

I had almost given up on this story…it had been rejected by four publishers, but the wait was worth it!  Long Story Short is an E-zine that I love and respect for it’s support of new and emerging writers and poets…so I’m jazzed to be included in their publication!

2088772  November 4, 2013 – Received an e-mail from Long Story Short.  “My Father, the Plagiarist was selected as their November “Story of the Month.”

I was absolutely flabbergasted.  What an honor, one I will treasure forever.  Again, I sent this story to various publishers and received rejections from all until Long Story Short sent me an acceptance e-mail.  Message to all…never give up!


2088772 January 3, 2014 – Received e-mail from Page & Spine Literary Magazine accepting my short story “Snapshots!”

Wow..finally!  A little cha ching for the work I’ve done on a story.  The thrill is intense, the payment small, but the satisfaction is priceless.  What a way to start off 2014!


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