I am a published author.
Wait, let me say that again. Let me yell it from the rooftops. I am a published author.
As I mentioned at the beginning of November, a piece I wrote on my blog, of which I am incredibly proud, was chosen as one of the essays to be published in an anthology of essays on female friendship called The HerStories Project: Women Explore The Joy, Pain, and Power of Female Friendships. This book is filled with works on female friendship in its many forms, how it shapes us, changes us, and enriches our lives beyond measure.
Stephanie and Jessica, the editors of the book, have chosen these works with love and care. Every reader will recognize herself in the pages and will find herself, as I did, nodding in agreement, shaking with laughter, and crying tears both happy and sad. I am so honored to have my essay published alongside some truly wonderful writers, and quite literally jumped up and down with glee when my advance copy arrived in the mail two weeks ago.
And today. Today this amazing book is available for sale on Amazon, so you too can read all the beautiful tales of friendship from the heartwarming to the heartbreaking. Click on the Amazon affiliate link below to order your very own copy, and then slip on some comfy clothes, grab a cup of tea, dive right in, and give a moment of thanks for all of the women in your life. I know I will.
This is one of the best things I have ever had the very great privilege to be a part of. To see my name in writing in the pages of a book is indescribable, and to have the connection to the other 49 women whose very moving essays were also included is something I will cherish always.