Thought I would let you know that one of my short stories (1,200 words) has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride. The local newspaper picked it up and asked about the workshops I went to. They took your name and hopefully your name will be published along with my story. This small success has encouraged me to keep on writing.
For information on submitting to Chicken Soup for the Soul, see here.
I really enjoyed your "How to Write a Bestseller" workshop in Peterborough on April 29th. I picked up so many great tips. I started my short story “Imminent Danger” in your workshop and it is being published to CommuterLit.com. Your website is great for finding magazines and contests that are accepting submissions.
After hounding publisher after publisher, agent after agent to take on my novel Recession Proof, I gave up, self-published it, and sent out some queries south of the border for another novel I'd written called The vision.
It's not even humorous, quite dark actually and something that was really not my usual style of writing. To my surprise I was offered a book deal with SynergeBooks from Colombia, TN. Yahoo! It's scheduled for print later this year. I'm writing to thank you for your help.
I'm now writing under a pen name Sharon Clare, but you know me as Sharon Bernas. I've taken all of your classes. You edited a paranormal romance novel for me years ago, Love of Her Lives. I'm thrilled to say I just signed a contract for it with Crimson Romance!!!
I'm quite excited!
Also, Crimson Romance is accepting submissions for romance: Crimson Romance They are fabulous to work with.
Hope all is well with you.
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